Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Picks




One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
By Bryson, Bill
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780767919401 Check Our Catalog
In "One Summer" Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. …More


Getting to Happy
Getting to Happy
By McMillan, Terry
2010-09 - Viking Books
9780670022045 Check Our Catalog
An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of "Waiting to Exhale"--Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin--15 years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe. …More


Rooms
Rooms
By Oliver, Lauren
2014-09 - Ecco
9780062223197 Check Our Catalog

After a number of highly acclaimed New York Times bestsellers, including the Delirium trilogy and the standalone novels Before I Fall and Panic, Lauren Oliver returns with a spellbinding tale that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Fueled by the same inspired feel for plot and character that drew readers to Oliver's earlier works, Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story …More


Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
By Levitt, Steven D.
Author Dubner, Stephen J.
2014-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062218339 Check Our Catalog
The New York Times bestselling authors of Freakonomics offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. …More


Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
2014-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805096682 Check Our Catalog

Readers around the world have thrilled to "Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy," and "Killing Jesus"--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor," comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: "Killing Patton."
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious …More


The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By Penny, Louise
2014-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250022066 Check Our Catalog

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, " The Balm in Gilead, " in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." …More


The Burning Room
The Burning Room
By Connelly, Michael
2014-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316225939 Check Our Catalog
In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot... very fast.
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the
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The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
By Wecker, Helene
2013-04 - HarperTorch
9780062110831 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Indies Choice Book Awards (2014), Locus Awards (2014), National Jewish Book Award (2013), Nebula Awards (2013)

A marvelous and absorbing debut novel, an enchanting combination of vivid historical fiction and magical fable about two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York. …More