|Books||Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate.|
|Set in Kathryn Stockett's native Jackson, MS, in the early 1960s, "The Help" adopts the complicated theme of blacks and whites living in a segregated South. In Stockett's narrative, Miss Skeeter, a young white woman, is a naive, aspiring writer who wants to create a series of interviews with local black maids.|
|Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. By Anita Diamant.|
|In "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. A novel by Laini Taylor.|
|Khaled Hosseini's breathtaking "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war. (CD Audiobook)|
|William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941.|
|Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers. Orphaned by their mother's death and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. A novel by A. Verghese.|
|DVDs||Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the 1930's. In "O Brother Where Art Thou?," three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. Directed by Joel Coen.|
|English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. Directed by Peter Weir.|
|In "Shawshank Redemption," two life sentences for a 1947 double murder land an innocent man in a Maine prison. Directed by Frank Darabont.|
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You can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t always predict a person by the books she reads.
Take Jeannie Hunt.
She's a hard-hitting debate coach and political activist who's constantly looking up current events and marketing trends. She reads books like The Help that speak to social issues and watches movies like O Brother Where Art Thou? (remember...George Clooney as the Ulysses who loves Dapper Dan's hair pomade?).
Guess what else Jeannie does? She bakes cakes. That's right. Edible apple baskets, Transformers Bots and lots more. She also likes to:
Might be the reason she always has students hanging out in her office. Pop into the Forensics Office in Orendorff and say hello! to Jeannie.
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