Mott Library News

February 2016

Votes for Women!

The Friends of the Mott Library invite you to a screening of the film, Iron Jawed Angels.

Katja von Garnier's "Iron Jawed Angels" tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote.

Swank and O'Connor head an outstanding female ensemble, with Julia Ormond, Molly Parker, Laura Fraser, Brooke Smith and Vera Farmiga as a rebel band of young women seeking their seat at the table; and such cinematic icons as Lois Smith, Margo Martindale, and Anjelica Huston as the steely older generation of suffragettes.

There will be two showings on March 2 at 10 am and 2 pm. Please contact Jill Sodt at 20415 for more information or to reserve space for your class.

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February 2015 Bestsellers List

And Again by Jessica Chiarella.
When four terminally ill patients get brand-new, genetically altered bodies that are exact copies of their former selves, giving them each a fresh start at life, they discover that their new reality is far from perfect as they must re-enter their former lives and relationships and try to regain the physical identities that had made them who they once were.

Death's Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living by Brandy Schillace.
A doctor combines her profession along with her love of literature and history, in a scholarly work that examines how humans have dealt with death and mortality throughout time and through changing cultures.

A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson by Candy Carson.
The wife of pioneering surgeon and presidential candidate Ben Carson offers an intimate portrait of her husband as a family man, Christian and patriot that shares insights into his beliefs about how all Americans are capable of remarkable achievements.

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie.
Forcing himself to manage his PTSD when a fellow Marine commits suicide, Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Peter Ash helps his friend's widow and discovers a cache of money and explosives that place him at the center of a wide-scale plot with ties to the world he tried to leave behind. A first novel.

The Force Awakens (Star Wars) by Alan Dean Foster.
An official novelization of the highly anticipated latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, continues the epic story several decades after the events of Return of the Jedi. By the award-winning author of Transformers. Movie tie-in.

For more great titles, visit the FOML Libguide.