RECOMMENDATIONS

ROCHESTER RECOMMENDS - PICKED FOR YOU, BY YOU

 
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Eleanor Rigby is the story of Liz, a self-described drab, overweight, crabby, and friendless middle-aged woman, and her unlikely reunion with the charming and strange son she gave up for adoption. His arrival changes everything, and sets in motion a rapid-fire plot with all the twists and turns both funny and heartbreaking.

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Eleanor Rigby

by Douglas Coupland

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

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The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years…but it’s real. Desperate to learn the truth about where she’s been and what has happened to her, Caitlin embarks on a search for the truth —a truth she can’t quite remember yet can’t completely forget.

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The Prettiest One

by James Hankins

From the...author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and La's Orchestra Saves the World, a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set during World War II, in which a British farm girl, an American pilot, and a German soldier are brought together by an unlikely hero: a (very cute) border collie.

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The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

by Alexander McCall Smith

The Basilisk Station is where fools and failures end up. Commander Honor Harrington is sent to the forlorn outpost as punishment for making enemies in high places. But instead of remaining out of sight, Harrington, along with her vessel, the Fearless, will attempt to stop a foreign takeover of a major space station.

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On Basilisk Station

by David Weber

A fictional portrait of outcast May Dodd as she leaves the East Coast asylum to which she had been committed by her high-society family, heads west and, with the help of a government program called "Brides for Indians", ends up marrying a chief of the Cheyenne nation.

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1000 White Women

by James Fergus

NON-FICTION

NON-FICTION

 
 

You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester--and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she? Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Bronte, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

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My Plain Jane

by Cynthia Hand

YOUNG ADULT

Bowen is a minister with a very simple message: quit complaining. If you do, you'll be happier and healthier. Hence his Complaint-Free World challenge; the goal is to stop for 21 consecutive days. Why 21? That's how long it takes to break a habit, according to Bowen, who has appeared on Oprah and The Today Show discussing his challenge. And while there's no scientific proof his program works, he includes testimonials from people who've stopped their chronic carping and now lead more positive lives. 

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A Complaint Free World

by Will Bowen

Why is it so hard for men and women to understand each other—and what can we do about it? These are the kinds of questions that are resolved at last by Dr. Marianne Legato.  She confirms that men and women are different, but she uncovers the neuroscientific reasons behind the age-old disputes between the sexes, while providing a groundbreaking, authoritative, and reader-friendly guide to resolving them.

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Why Men Never Remember & Women Never Forget

by Marianne J. Legato

MUSIC

 

Grouplove follow up their breakthrough 2011 debut with a sophomore album that finds soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems that lead listeners through a powerful journey.

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Spreading Rumours

by Grouplove

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AUDIO

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Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanishNyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she's in love with her best friend, Dahlia. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn his colony’s darkest secret. During one twenty-seven-hour night, these four runaways must stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, or the things they fear most will be all that's left.

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27 Hours

by Tristina Wright

DVD

 

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph.

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Game of Thrones

Television Series

A death row inmate in a Southern prison possesses the unusual gift of healing. A guard discovers the inmate's miraculous power and begins to question the man's guilt.

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The Green Mile

Movie

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

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Phantom Thread

Movie

An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

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The Shape of Water

Movie

A drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, this film shows the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.

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Gosford Park

Movie

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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The Mountain Between Us

Movie

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.

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Ponyo

Movie

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

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Spider-Man 3

Movie

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