Directed by a master of the Yugoslov Black Wave movement, Marble Ass explores LGBTQ experience—in a part of Eastern Europe, moreover, often very hostile to non-normative identities and lifestyles—with an empathy and dignity rather ahead of its time. The film is also just a boisterous, darkly funny, and very satisfying watch.
Posts on June 2021
from Lost in the Stacks
In Blood Sisters, historian Marilyn Yalom tells the story of the French Revolution through the perspective of women’s memoirs. She studied the memoirs of over eighty women, of various ages and social classes, who lived through the French Revolution. Many of them were aristocratic or upper-class women, because they were more likely to be literate, but she also writes about memoirs by poor or working-class women that were dictated to someone else. All of the memoirs make for compelling stories.
Over the next couple of months, I’m going to post some new additions to the Library’s OverDrive Collection. Enjoy some summer rest and relaxation reading with the following books.
The Satapur Moonstone is a mystery featuring Perveen Mistry, a female lawyer in 1920s India. Perveen travels through the jungle to the princely state of Satapur to settle a dispute between the mother and grandmother of the ten-year-old maharaja over the boy's education. While there, she discovers a web of intrigue. The maharaja's mother thinks that someone is trying to poison her son, and that his older brother's death was no accident. Perveen confirms her suspicions, and...
June is Pride Month! Check out some of the LGBTQA+ books in the Library's OverDrive Collection.