Staff Picks

First Frost

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This book contains the characters of "Garden Spells" after a ten year time elapse. One of the best books that this author has written to date. You will not be disappointed with her beautiful character development and her magical story of Claire and Sydney's families. As one interviewer stated" The Waverly Women know that until the first frost comes each year there will be all kind and sorts of drama, but after it's happened everything will fine and they can celebrate." So come to the library and check this book out and be prepared for a wonderful journey into their lives. A Beautiful Read.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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A thoroughly entertaining story with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. An epic tale like “Forrest Gump” or “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” but WAY better. Rollickingly absurd but tender at the same time. A story that shows the importance of a positive attitude! Excellently narrated by Steven Crossley!

The Same Sky

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Jodi Picoult is quoted" The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year-a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. This one is going to haunt me for a long time---and it's going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of social conscious fiction" One of the best books that I have picked up in a long time - The journey of Carla coming to America was heart wrenching along with Alice's and Jake's determination to find that something special missing in their lives.

Begin Again

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From the director that brought us “Once”(the lovely film about two street musicians) John Carney delivers another music themed film. This time, it’s a washed up producer in the midst of mucking up his life who stumbles upon some authentic lyrics sung by a meek young woman. They give each other something to believe in and save themselves. It’s a love story about music but it resists the temptation to become romantic.

Windigo Island

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The award-winning author of the best-selling Cork O'Connor series, William Kent Krueger pens novels with pulse-racing suspense. In Windigo Island, the corpse of an Ojibwe girl washes ashore. What follows is an intense search for young girls missing from the reservation. O'Connor is a former sheriff turned PI with an Irish/Ojibwe heritage. Krueger infuses his novels with a great sense of geography while keeping you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will happen. Excellent narration makes this a good series for listening.

Mermaids in Paradise

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Equal parts fantasy and social commentary. Millet is a female Christopher Moore. Laugh out loud funny and caustic. Honest and heart-breaking. A story about a honeymoon gone haywire - when you plan on a relaxing get-away you just might get the opposite. But, sometimes what you get can be exactly what you need.

13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi

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This is a must read for every American who wants to hear the truth of this horrible attack back on September 11, 2012. "It is a fast paced down to earth account given by the survivors of this attack" said one reader. I must agree as I found the story of these men who survived as our real heroes, not the politicians. They were brave and courageous in the 13 hours of hell that occurred in Libya and I thank them for their bravery. This book gives a very different view from what our government was saying about this event. It is a very good read.

The Book with No Pictures

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You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how book works. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. The book is ridiculously fun for the kids to hear, and the reader won't be able to resist smiling. The kids will beg to hear it over and over! This book will become a staple children's book, you'll be so glad you checked it out!

10:04

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A prize winning poet, essayist and an English professor, Mr. Lerner authors a most unique story in this novel which is "on the edge of fiction." The reader is in the narrator's head (possibly Ben Lerner's....or not) enjoying the trip through a few years of his life in NYC. This novel is like no other that I have read. The author’s language will impress you and hold your interest as he jumps from story to story--you will laugh too.

Lottery

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This is a delightful first novel by Ms. Wood's published in 2008. It is a quick, easy read told in first person through 31 year old Perry Crandall who has a 76 IQ. Perry is raised by his grandmother who has taught him many things-- most importantly, who to trust and how to play the Washington state lottery. After the sad death of his Gram, his mother and other relatives want nothing to do with Perry. That is... until he wins $12 million dollars in the lottery. Will Perry survive against the greed of his family and his many new found friends? Perry Crandall is not to be underestimated! Seeing the world through Perry's eyes, done magnificently through simple metaphors, will delight the reader. Enjoy!