Monday, October 28, 2013

Staff Picks

A grieving college professor finds solace in composing the biography of a silent film star who disappeared at the beginning of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  Imagine the author’s surprise when the actor he and everyone else presumes is dead, insists on a meeting. 

Is it a hoax?  Where has the actor been hiding for the past sixty years?  And why is he revealing himself now?

Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions uses stories within stories to trace a life spent both in and out of the spotlight and contrast two lives marred by tragedy.  Film aficionados and fans of mystery will love this intriguing novel.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist