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South Branch Staff Picks

Cam Jansen and The Mystery Writer Mystery

Cam Jansen is on another case!  While visiting her favorite mystery writer, Jim E. Winter, at the school book fair, a parent’s car mysteriously vanishes from the school parking l0t.   Will kid detective Cam Jansen find the car thief or will the skilled mystery writer unravel the mystery first? To find out, read Cam Jansen and The Mystery Writer Mystery by David A. Adler.  

By jperez on August 20, 2012 Categories: Books, Fiction, Youth

Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Perez

 

 

If drama and action are films you enjoy, then these ‘picks’ are for you.  The year is 1944 and the U.S. is at war.  Follow Private James Ryan and his fellow troops in Saving Private Ryan  as they try to survive the invasion of Normandy. 

With a similar title, Saving Private Perez is a Mexican comedy parody of Saving Private Ryan but with contemporary issues like drug trafficking in Mexico as well as the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Join Julian Perez as he treks his way to Iraq to save both his life and his brothers with some unlikely heros. 

 

 

By hmarroquin on August 6, 2012 Categories: Adult, Fiction, Film

Arráncame la vida por Ángeles Mastretta

 

Arráncame La Vida

Arráncame la vida es la historia de Catalina Guzmán de Ascencio, una mujer de Puebla viviendo en México durante los años 1930 y 1940.  Catalina relata sobre su matrimonio a los dieciséis años a un hombre  político veinte años mayor que ella. A través de los años, revela la vida compleja de ser esposa de un hombre ambicioso y la miramos transformarse desde una joven ingenua hasta una mujer madura y sabia. 

 El estilo narrativo de Mastretta toma un ritmo sutil. No es un libro de acción, sino de observación e intriga lenta. En un mundo y época dominado por los anhelos de los hombres, vemos como Catalina y sus amigas van realizando sus deseos.  Sobre todo los de Catalina, que a través de la tragedia se convierte, sin desearlo en una política aun mas sabia que su marido.  

 La película (del mismo nombre) sigue a los eventos principales del libro con gran fidelidad.   ¡Además, conviene verla por el escenario y vestuario magnifico!

By MPPL on July 11, 2012 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction, Film

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

The Vast Fields of Ordinary It’s the summer after graduation and Dade Hamilton is dreading his uninteresting life before he is college bound – from a tedious job to a relationship he must keep secret from his friends, Dade immediately finds  himself struggling with life.  To help him with his struggles, Dade meets Alex, a fry cook who hangs with the wrong crowd but becomes the distraction Dade needs.  But with all good things must come to an end.  To find out what happens to Dade in his emotional love triangle, read The Vast Fields of Ordinary.  Grade 9 and up.

By jperez on August 21, 2011 Categories: Books, Fiction, Young Adult

Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

Silver-sparrow Dana is just six years old when her father tells her that she is a secret. Specifically, she and her mother are a secret from her father’s other wife and daughter who live a few miles away. Even as she has to keep a distance from her sister she grows up in her shadow, always having to enroll at a different school and try to avoid her at social events. As the years go on, curiosity gets the better of her and she meets and befriends her sister, in spite of the potentially devastating effects on both families.

By jchristen on July 20, 2011 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

Las cinco personas que encontraras en el cielo

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Las cinco personas que encontraras en el cielo. Nos cuenta la historia de Eddie,un veterano de guerra al momento de su partida. Este libro toca el tema de la vida despues de la muerte y como todas las personas que tuvieron relacion  en tu vida dejaron huella.

En este libro se muestra como eventos de nuestras vidas, tienen explicaciones, “Las cosas pasan por algo”

By jperez on June 17, 2011 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

El caso de la sirvienta desaparecida

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Este libro describe los casos y problemas que Vish Puri “El investigador más privado de la India” tiene que resolver. El dilema viene cuando encuentra las respuestas a sus preguntas. El caso de la sirvienta desaparecida es una novela de tipo policiaca que nos deleita con sus toques de humor y suspenso.

By jperez on April 15, 2011 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

El vencedor está solo

   El vencedor esta solo
Ni toda la fama o el dinero pueden hacer que Igor, un empresario de origen ruso consiga que su esposa regrese a él. En su locura “Destruirá mundos enteros” por reconquistarla. El vencedor esta solo toma lugar en Francia, durante el festival Cannes, donde varios de los caracteres tendran cita.

By jperez on February 15, 2011 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

AGUA PARA ELEFANTES

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AGUA PARA ELEFANTES nos cuenta la historia de Jacob en su juventud y vejez. Jacob quien decide cambiar de vida totalmente cuando pierde todo drásticamente. Por azares del destino se incursiona en un circo ambulante. En esta trayectoria Jacob conoce gracias y desgracias de la vida diaria de los circos en los difíciles años treinta.

 

By hmarroquin on November 12, 2010 Categories: Adult, Books, Fiction

Pokemon – Pikachu

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“I Choose You!” Join Ash Ketchum in his journey to his dream of becoming a Pokémon Master.  Watch Ash as he battles different Pokémon and Gym Leaders – From Pikachu to Zubat, Ash will have to catch them all.

By jperez on October 31, 2010 Categories: Fiction, Film, Youth