Even More Staff Picks

Eruption: the Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

An account of the largest volcanic eruption in American history—and much more. A history of logging in the Pacific Northwest, personal accounts of victims and survivors, and a look at the resulting push for conservation are also included.

Eruption: the Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson
363.3495 Ols

An account of the largest volcanic eruption in American history—and much more. A history of logging in the Pacific Northwest, personal accounts of victims and survivors, and a look at the resulting push for conservation are also included.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

Interesting in its approach as a true crime investigation as well a study of the author himself—the process, motivation, intentions, and doubts regarding the writing of this book.

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

James Renner
363.2336 Ren

Interesting in its approach as a true crime investigation as well a study of the author himself—the process, motivation, intentions, and doubts regarding the writing of this book.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

A Little Life

The power of friendship and its limits is explored through the successes and failures of four college friends after graduation. The story centers on Jude, a fierce litigator scarred by a brutal childhood.

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara
Yanagih

The power of friendship and its limits is explored through the successes and failures of four college friends after graduation. The story centers on Jude, a fierce litigator scarred by a brutal childhood.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

If I Was Your Girl

A fantastic opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a transgender girl who just wants to live a life free from harm. Empathetically and realistically written.

If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo
Y Russo

A fantastic opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a transgender girl who just wants to live a life free from harm. Empathetically and realistically written.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

Barkskins

Proulx’s books are always wonderful reads—and this one’s no exception. A work of historical fiction that feels absolutely true in its tales of people and forests throughout our nation's history of land use and abuse.

Barkskins

Annie Proulx
Proulx

Proulx’s books are always wonderful reads—and this one’s no exception. A work of historical fiction that feels absolutely true in its tales of people and forests throughout our nation's history of land use and abuse.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

What is Not Yours is Not Yours: Stories

Short fiction set in a magical world of stopped clocks, locked gardens, lost libraries, and marshlands of the dead. Interconnected by a cast of recurring characters, the stories show us how to find the fantastical in the everyday.

What is Not Yours is Not Yours: Stories

Helen Oyeyemi
Oyeyemi

Short fiction set in a magical world of stopped clocks, locked gardens, lost libraries, and marshlands of the dead. Interconnected by a cast of recurring characters, the stories show us how to find the fantastical in the everyday.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

The Singing Bone

A professor’s carefully constructed life is threatened by a documentary about a prisoner and his Manson-like cult, where a young girl’s quest for freedom turns into a terrifying descent into abuse and violence. Suspenseful and thought-provoking.

The Singing Bone

Beth Hahn
Hahn

A professor’s carefully constructed life is threatened by a documentary about a prisoner and his Manson-like cult, where a young girl’s quest for freedom turns into a terrifying descent into abuse and violence. Suspenseful and thought-provoking.


Staff Picks - Recommended Reads from 2016

The Six: the Lives of the Mitford Sisters

This group of wealthy, upper-class British sisters prove that nurture does not dominate our life choices. Two became extremely conservative—one befriended Hitler, for example, while the other married a Fascist during World War II.  Jessica became a communist.  Another, Nancy, became a famous author. Discover this fascinating family and learn what made them all—despite political differences--charming and confident.

The Six: the Lives of the Mitford Sisters

Laura Thompson
920 Mitford Tho

This group of wealthy, upper-class British sisters prove that nurture does not dominate our life choices. Two became extremely conservative—one befriended Hitler, for example, while the other married a Fascist during World War II.  Jessica became a communist.  Another, Nancy, became a famous author. Discover this fascinating family and learn what made them all—despite political differences--charming and confident.

Family: Books about Kith and Kin

The Light of the World: a Memoir

This moving memoir tells the story of a family in crisis. A few days after his fiftieth birthday party, chef Ficre Ghebreyesus died on a treadmill in the home he shared with his wife, a poet, and their two young sons.  This book shares Elizabeth’s memories of Ficre, their co-parenting, and the life they forged together centered on love, family and delicious food.

The Light of the World: a Memoir

Elizabeth Alexander
800.82 Alexander Ale

This moving memoir tells the story of a family in crisis. A few days after his fiftieth birthday party, chef Ficre Ghebreyesus died on a treadmill in the home he shared with his wife, a poet, and their two young sons.  This book shares Elizabeth’s memories of Ficre, their co-parenting, and the life they forged together centered on love, family and delicious food.

Family: Books about Kith and Kin

The Glass Castle

This memoir describes Jeannette’s childhood in a nomadic, dysfunctional family who wandered through the Southwest, and eventually came home to West Virginia where they could rely on the help of her parent’s families.  Both of Jeannette’s parents were brilliant, and her mother was artistic, but they did not have a clue about raising children or even providing them with food and guidance.  Jeannette describes how she and her siblings helped each other reach adulthood and learn to live in this world.

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls
921 Walls Wal

This memoir describes Jeannette’s childhood in a nomadic, dysfunctional family who wandered through the Southwest, and eventually came home to West Virginia where they could rely on the help of her parent’s families.  Both of Jeannette’s parents were brilliant, and her mother was artistic, but they did not have a clue about raising children or even providing them with food and guidance.  Jeannette describes how she and her siblings helped each other reach adulthood and learn to live in this world.

Family: Books about Kith and Kin

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Even More Staff Picks