Staff Picks


ISBN-13: 9781594488412
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 3/2012
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Anne Lamott

How do I love Anne Lamott?  Let me count the ways.  So funny and irreverant.  Very smart and insightful. Above all spiritual and loving with in-depth observations of her family and community, in fact the wide world.  - Gina

State of Wonder (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial, 5/2012

State of Wonder

   By  Ann Pachett

Once again Ann Pachett weaves storylines both personal and universal in a seamless and engaging tale that transports you from a pharmaceutical company’s executive directives to deep in an untamed South American jungle where researchers look for miracle drugs.  This book is full of love on many levels as well as some unexpected insights and adventuresome twists along the way.  -  Gina

ISBN-13: 9780399536700
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Perigee Trade, 6/2011

Wave Watcher’s Companion

   By Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Captivating exploration of our physical world with the observation of wave patterns of all kinds and how they reveal a deeper understanding when examined in further detail.  Royal Society 2011 science book of the year, this book is enjoyable and full of educational facts that are astounding!   - Grover

Beat the Reaper (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780316032216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 9/2009

Beat the Reaper

   By  Josh Bazell

If you like a book like an old sweater, all warm, fuzzy and comforting, stay far, far away from this one! On the other hand, if you don’t know the meaning of the word squeamish, if you prefer your dog book dripping rabid foam, your pride & prejudice with a side of zombies, your girl with a dragon tattoo … then this one is for you.  Be prepared for a story that will smack you upside the head, grab you with sharp teeth and shake you until you’re dizzy.    -  Christine

ISBN-13: 9780805093070
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Published: Henry Holt and Co., 9/2011

Killing Lincoln

   By  Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

The author provided me with a front row seat to a time in history - from the defeat of the Confederate army; the riotous victory celebrations in Washington, D.C.; the careful planning of John Wilkes Booth and his vengeful co-conspirators; the shocking assassination of president Abraham Lincoln; the frantic manhunt that followed – I highly recommend this book to everyone as a must read and promise you will share this book with your friends!  -  Elaine