October: Judy Taylor and Students

This past May, Judy Taylor took 10 of her art students to sketch, tour and study in Southern Sicily, from volcanoes to ancient Greek Ruins, hillside towns to stunning seaside villages. Judy and her students are exhibiting work in the

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NONFIC: Robin by David Itzkoff

October: NonFiction Pick This is a biography about Robin Williams.  It describes his privileged childhood but distant parents. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled  with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews and with

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NONFIC: Educated by Tara Westover

October: NonFiction Pick This was fascinating, an autobiography about a woman who was brought up in the Mormon Tradition with a father who was bi-polar.  She had no schooling but ended up with a PhD from Cambridge University and a

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FIC: The Ensemble  by Aja Gabel

October: Fiction Pick This book is about a string quartet, about the relations among the members of the group, from the time before they become successful, into their middle age.  Like a marriage among four people, so closely tied, who

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FIC: How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson

October: Fiction Pick This is an antidote to the more serious politically theme based books we have been posting.  If you like chick lit (sorry guys), this book is for you. The author hits the nail on the head when

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