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Learn about a fascinating Native American city located near what is now East St. Louis that, at its heyday, was home to tens of... more
Join Dr. Purdy as he presents Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethovens sole operatic work. Fidelio is an opera with spoken dialogue in two acts... more
The Adult Readers' Blog
Monty Python’s Financial Obligation Reunion
Is money the root of (mostly) all show business reunions? Probably. The Monty Python troupe makes no secret of the fact that financial need is a major force behind the current re-enactment of their greatest hits: Monty Python Live (mostly). The last show will be broadcast live in some local theaters on July 20.
Monty Python's Flying Circus is part of the cultural memory of my generation. It really was “something completely different” for (mostly) all of us. We didn't see the shows that influenced them, such as The Goon Show or Beyond the Fringe, until much later. Even after forty-five years of hits and misses, The Pythons continue to exert their own influence, and rightfully so. Their very large footprint can be found all over the library. In the television shows, the movies, the music, and the books. Books by and about the group and its members. I don’t begrudge them the money, just as long as it is still funny.
- So Anyway, the long-awaited memoir by the minister of funny walks himself, John Cleese,will be published in November.
- Terry Gilliam's memoir is slated for release in February 2015.
- Monty Python at Work by Michael Palin will arrive in September. It is an updated version of his Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.
A new book about Harper Lee ,The Mockingbird Next Door, will be released next week. Here are the three nominees for the...Read more
"The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.
"The Forgotten Garden: A Novel" by Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden shifts back and forth through time to solve a mystery about a four year old girl Nell; abandoned and waiting alone on a dock in Australia for parents who never come. The only link to her past is a little white suitcase the child carried when she was found.
Nell embarks on an adventure and attempts to piece together the mystery surrounding her past. Her travels lead her to Blackhurst Manor, delving deep into a family's secrets and purchasing a cottage in Cornwall near the Manor. Before she can solve the mystery of her past, Nell dies but her grandaughter Cassandra takes up the quest. This is a fairytale-like novel with old houses and hidden gardens all containing secrets and surprises.
"The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adrianna Trigianni
A novel about Italian immigrants and their lives in northern Italy as well as in America in the early 1900s. Enza and Ciro meet on a moonlit night in the cemetery of Sant'Antonio da Padova in Schilpario, Italy when they are just teenagers. They go their separate ways to new lives in America but they never quite leave behind their beautiful homeland. The descriptions are magically vivid and although it is a love story of sorts, it's also a powerful testimony on the strength of the human spirit and the importance of family.