Staff Picks

February Staff Picks

Shannon

New York Times Bestseller - A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice - Winner of the Alex Award- Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction - NEA Big Read Selection  

"Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet." So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. 

Gail

"A TOUR DE FORCE." --Kirkus (starred review)

Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America's last true frontier.

Sue

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
**The Guardian Best Books of 2017 * December Indie Next Pick * PEOPLE Magazine BOOK OF THE WEEK**

"Beguiling . . . A lyrical and mythic work . . . Mozley's sheer storytelling confidence sends the reader sailing." ─The New York Times

"A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable." ─The Economist

"Excellent . . . Brims with primal, folkloric power." ─Wall Street Journal


As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty.

Renee

 From the sensational #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, a new book featuring her iconic heroine of Me Before You and After You, Louisa Clark    Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on.  

Linda

Everything you need to know about life, according to the fearless wisdom of The Golden Girls' Dorothy, Rose, Sophia, and Blanche. More than thirty years after it first aired, The Golden Girls retains a steadily growing cult following. The show ran for seven seasons, and over the years, this hit comedy about four fierce and sassy broads sharing a house in Miami charmed millions of viewers with its wit and verve and, most of all, the strength and quality of the friendship between its four iconic characters.

Teen Staffer Elsie

 Meet Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead.

Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies.
It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life, until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life. 

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