Chris's Staff Picks
Cicely Tyson has bestowed upon us one last gift before her passing, and has once again immaculately shown us the depths and complexities of human life. Widely renowned for her work in the entertainment industry, Ms. Tyson spares no expense in this memoir, baring her soul in a way that will leave readers utterly entranced by her life and her work.
A direct sequel to Nguyen's "The Sympathizer", The Committed follows our beloved, unnamed narrator to France where he and his brother encounter the brutal reality of living as Vietnamese refugees within the city of Paris. Weaving the story with elements of crime noir, politics, and colonialism, this book remains "committed" to keeping you on your toes while you read it!
This book is a must-read for anyone who considers themself a book or history buff! Based on the real-life American Library in Paris, The Paris Library focuses on the lives of two women, one from Paris and the other from rural Montana and how their shared love for literature gets them through the harder parts of life.
An insightful how-to guide, this is a must read for anyone who is looking to learn more about individuals who use they/them pronouns and how you can be a better ally to those who use them!
Kazuo Ishiguro blends real world concerns about technology and society with amazing storytelling to tell us about the life of Klara, an "Artificial Friend", who longs to love and be loved. Throughout the book we accompany Klara as she navigates what it truly means to be human and to feel emotion for the first time. An amazing read for anyone interested in technology and wanting to feel moved!
As powerful as it is vulnerable, Rebecca Carroll invites us into her world as she navigates how love is love regardless of whether it comes from biological or chosen family.
Simply beautiful, James Baldwin has written an amazing story about two lovers, torn apart by the system who go on a journey that will have you feeling incredibly emotional with each page. This is a must read for anyone interested in James Baldwin's work and feel super emotional by the end.
This collection of cocktail recipes is definitely a must have for Pride! All of the recipes are based off of LGBT icons and are super easy to follow with pretty tasty results! This is also a great recipe collection for anyone who wants to brush up on their bartending skills!
Pablo Neruda is simply one of the most amazing poets to have ever picked up a pen, and this collection of poems proves that. With each poem in this collection, Neruda finds a way to find the beauty of everyday items we would never look twice at, and turns everyday experiences into beautiful memories.
A must-read for film buffs everywhere, this memoir not only tells us about the author's life in eloquent detail, but also how an amazing decade for film shaped his relationship with his mom and how those films continue to impact us to this day.
One hundred ghost stories might seem a little spooky at first, but this collection of stories range from simply sad, to an incredibly meaningful look at the concept of death, and what it ultimately means to live a life.
Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a hauntingly beautiful exploration of the human psyche as he tells us the stories of love gone awry, a guilty conscious, and more in this spectacular collection of his work. A great read for anyone interested in exploring the darker sides of love and life.