Month: July 2013

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Joyce’s Pick: Amazing Grace

Joyce Staff Picks photoLooking for a hero? Find one here as Ioan Gruffudd portrays William Wilberforce – a man’s whose passion and perseverance over 26 years culminated in the abolishment of the slave trade in the British Empire. Benedict Cumberbatch plays his friend and ally, William Pitt, making Amazing Grace a sure bet!

Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family

Brothers Emanuel book coverDonna S. of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family by Ezekiel J. Emanuel:

You may know the name, Rahm Emanuel. He worked on the campaign to elect President Bill Clinton, was Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, and is currently the mayor of Chicago – but he is not the only talented Emanuel. Ari is the Hollywood super-agent who inspired the character Ari Gold on Entourage and Ezekiel is one of the world’s leading bioethicists and oncologists. Brothers Emanuel tells the stories of three rambunctious, overachieving brothers growing up Jewish in Chicago during the ‘60s and ‘70s with a civil rights activist mother and an immigrant physician father. It is also an examination of how three such extraordinary go-getters could develop out of a family of modest beginnings.