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September Staff Picks


Calling Dr. Laura

Calling Dr. Laura: a graphic memoir

By Nicole J. Georges

Call # 741.5 GEO

From the publisher: "When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. Sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice-- Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source"

Todd / Clerk: This graphic memoir was such a pleasure to read. It is a heartbreaking story while simultaneously being thought provoking. Additionally, this graphic memoir is a fun trip to 1990’s era Portland. 

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer

From the publisherAs London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island.

Mags / Clerk: How a group of people formed a literary society during the German occupation on Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Reading of books helped them get through a time of great struggle. Great read! Get it at your Tehama County Library.









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