Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Staff Picks

We like to read, and we like to share what we read! This is a list of recent favorites.
STAFF PICKS



In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
By Sides, Hampton
2014-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385535373 Check Our Catalog "New York Times" bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the
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Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins
By Walter, Jess
2012-06 - Harper
9780061928123 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Indies Choice Book Awards (2013)

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later. …More


Two Graves
Two Graves
By Preston, Douglas J.
Author Child, Lincoln
2012-12 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446554992 Check Our Catalog After his wife, Helen, is abducted, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels, NYPD Lieutenant …More


The Good Luck of Right Now
The Good Luck of Right Now
By Quick, Matthew
2014-02 - Harper
9780062285539 Check Our Catalog From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The Good Luck of Right Now, a funny and tender story about family, friendship, grief, acceptance, and Richard Gere--an entertaining and inspiring tale that will leave you pondering the rhythms of the universe and marveling at the power of kindness and love. …More


The Art Thief
The Art Thief
By Charney, Noah
2007-09 - Atria Books
9781416550303 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Charney crafts an intellectual masterpiece in this work that sweeps through three of the world's most art-filled cities. This novel is a witty, fast-paced page-turner full of artistic symbolism and insider knowledge about legendary art thefts, forgeries, and secret engravings.
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And When She Was Good
And When She Was Good
By Lippman, Laura
2012-08 - William Morrow & Company
9780061706875 Check Our Catalog A brilliant new stand-alone novel from "New York Times"-bestselling author Lippman. A suburban madam, a convicted murderer whose sentence is about to be overturned, and the child who they will both do anything to keep. …More


Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk
By Gaiman, Neil
Illustrator Young, Skottie
2013-09 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780062224071 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Great Stone Face Book Award (2015), Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2015)

Newbery Medalist Gaiman teams with artist Young for a hilarious story of time travel. While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Illustrations. …More