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RRC Library Staff Picks

May 10, 2016

Contemporary fiction, timeless classics, technical manuals, captivating DVDs and even cookbooks… check out some of the RRC library staff’s recommendations from our collection.

Our staff selected items that they have enjoyed and provided a short summary of why they were chosen.  Stop by and see what we like… and as always, if one of the display books catches your eye you can sign it out on the spot.

Some of the items we have enjoyed include:

all the lightAll the Light We cannot see by Anthony Doerr.  This best-seller about a German orphan boy and a blind French girl who come of age during World War 2 won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.  Marie-Laure and Werner’s lives intersect briefly in the climax of this bittersweet tale which will stay with you for some time.






300 Years of Beer300 Years of Beer by Bill Wright and Dave Craig.  This award-winning book by two Winnipeg authors is truly a remarkable account of Manitoba’s brewing history.  Lavishly illustrated with beer labels, bottles and advertisements it will make you thirsty just looking at it.  Covering both brewing giants and small microbrewer operations, 300 Years of Beer will interest any beer lover.


rebeccaRebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  Rebecca was a run-away bestseller, with almost 3 million copies sold between publication in 1938 and 1965.  The novel has never been out of print and is truly a classic.  It is fondly remembered for its characters and setting.






warWar by Gwynne Dyer.  Dyer, a renowned Canadian military historian wrote War in 1985.  The book documents the history of armed conflicts from ancient times to the 20th century and ponders the sociological issues of war.






SaqiyuqSaqiyuq : stories from the lives of three Inuit women / Nancy Wachowich ; in collaboration with Apphia Agalakti Awa, Rhoda Kaukjak Katsak, and Sandra Pikujak Katsak.  Apphia, Rhoda and Sandra are Inuit women from three different generations with different experiences who struggle to integrate traditional practices of the Inuit into their contemporary lives.