Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Staff Picks

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

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The "Good Parts" Version
By Goldman, William
2007-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
9780151015443 Check Our Catalog
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the
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Panic
Panic
By Oliver, Lauren
2014-03 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780062014559 Check Our Catalog
In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life-- …More


Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
By Mantel, Hilary
2009-10 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805080681 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2010), Costa Book Awards (2009), Indies Choice Book Awards (2010), Man Booker Prize (2009), National Book Critics Circle Award (2009), Orange Broadband Prize (2010), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2010)


In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man, Thomas Cromwell, dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power.
HPL patron:  A personal and in depth treatment of Thomas Cromwell.  From child to adult.  A view more compassionate than history-well researched but still fiction-illuminating about the …More



The Secret Place
The Secret Place
By French, Tana
2014-09 - Viking Books
9780670026326 Check Our Catalog
The sensational new novel from "one of the most talented crime writers alive" ("The Washington Post")
The photo on the card shows a boy who was found murdered, a year ago, on the grounds of a girls' boarding school in the leafy suburbs of Dublin. The caption saysI KNOW WHO KILLED HIM.
Detective Stephen Moran has been waiting for his chance to get a foot in the door of Dublin's Murder