January 25, 2012
Student assistant, Rachel T. chose East of Eden by John Steinbeck as one of her favorite books. The library owns a copy of the book and DVD for your reading and viewing pleasure. First published in 1952, the novel brings to life the intricate details of the Salinas Valley and follows the interwoven stories of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons.
Rachel also recommends The Virgin Suicides, a 1999 dramatic film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. IMDB describes the storyline as “a group of male friends become obsessed with a group of mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents after one of them commits suicide.”