Staff Picks

Howl : of woman and wolf

Howl : of woman and wolf Book Cover

Local author, raised in Summit Park and currently lives in Salt Lake City. Bird shares her intimate thoughts about her relationship with wolves.

Hillbilly Elegy

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A must read for those interested in the social economic struggles of the Midwest and Bible Belt of the United States.

Lilac girls

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I read this in a week! Could not put it down…as it exposes the happenings of Hilter’s only female concentration camp during WWII.

Z : a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z : a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Book Cover

Although fictional, this book offers a deeper insight into Zelda Fitzgerald's (F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife) tumultuous life.

The Girl With Seven Names

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A true, sad, unbelieveable story of a young girl's experience defecting from North Korea. She left her family not comprehending the risks. Often I found myself second-guessing her and wondering "how can this really be true?" I'm recommending this book because it opened my eyes to the horrors of dictatorship.

I remember you : a ghost story

I remember you : a ghost story Book Cover

When I 'found' this new author from Iceland, I was very excited to find another woman author in the horror genre. This is a scary, moody ghost story. It won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key Award.

The Troop

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A truly creepy, jolt-you-out-of-your-seat scary tale about a camping trip! It won The James Herbert Award for Horror Writing.

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary

Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Book Cover

A classic cookbook for every kitchen – as sacred as your grandma’s church cookbook. I go back to this book often to look up foods that I’m not familiar with in the “Know Your Ingredients” section – and to compare recipes if I’m trying something new. If I don’t use it for a while and go back to it, I always think – why didn’t I look this up in the Joy of Cooking!? One of my favorite recipes is Brownies Cockaigne (page 762) – which has been in every edition since the original in 1931.

Starter House

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This book was the debut novel for Sonja - she joins the ranks as another wonderful author in the horror genre. Great Haunted Ghost Story...

Cooking Light Global Kitchen

Cooking Light Global Kitchen Book Cover

A beautiful cookbook that might inspire you to expand your home menu. This book is full of pictures and a variety of foods, which is an essential for a good cookbook. When done you are done browsing through this cookbook, you are bound to have a couple of recipes to try! The Shrimp Fried Rice (page 33) is a now a frequent dish at our house.