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Amesse Leisure Reading Collection: New Arrivals

Amesse Leisure Reading Collection

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Amesse Collection of Popular & Leisure Reading



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New Arrivals: Fiction


  Less - Greer, Andrew Sean       Less by Andrew Sean Greer


 The Silent Patient - Michaelides, Alex        The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides


  Where the Crawdads Sing - Owens, Delia        Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens


 Daisy Jones & the Six - Reid, Taylor Jenkins        Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


 The Island of Sea Women - See, Lisa        Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

New Arrivals: Nonfiction


   Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir - Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto       Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Hindman


  Horizon - Lopez, Barry        Horizon by Barry Lopez


  Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir - Reichl, Ruth        Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl


  Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal - Taylor, Yuval         Zora & Langston by Yuval Taylor

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Featured Items

      Featured New Book
         The Parisian - Hammad, Isabella
            Isabella Hammad
             The Parisian

       Featured New DVD

            Death of Mr. Lazarescu Moartea domnului Lazarescu

     The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, set in Romania, is a sad yet funny film that tells the story of an old man whom no one really knows or cares about. When he falls ill and needs medical treatment, he faces a team of busy doctors who are concerned because they have to be, not because they really care. We see how suffocatingly slow time must seem for Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu), who isn't expecting the best treatment--just any treatment would be nice. With the exception of a conscientious paramedic, there doesn't seem to be much concern whether he lives or dies.

While noble and entertaining, series like ER & Chicago Hope offer less realism than The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, in which lack of funds and staff don't allow time for a suitable bedside manner. No one is vilified, not even some of the hospital staff that are disgusted by the side effects of their patients' illnesses. The story is told in a humane and mesmerizing manner that yanks at the heartstrings while still eliciting a laugh or two. --Jae-Ha Kim, Amazon review