Wednesday, March 18, 2015

STAFF PICKS

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


Dragonfly in AmberDragonfly in Amber 
By Gabaldon, Diana 
2001-08 - Delta
9780385335973 Check Our CatalogWith her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters -- Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser -- delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander.... 
For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is 
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Station ElevenStation Eleven 
By Mandel, Emily St John 
2014-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385353304 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015) National Book Awards (2014) 

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, "Station Eleven "tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a 
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other StoriesThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories 
By Irving, Washington 
2008-04 - Dover Publications
9780486466583 Check Our CatalogA sage storyteller, Irving created such staples of American fiction as "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." This collection contains dozens of travel essays, tales of romance, and literary musings. Features a new Introduction. Revised reissue. …More
Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit MysteryBryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery 
By Fowler, Christopher 
2014-12 - Bantam
9780345547651 Check Our CatalogLondon's wiliest detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, are back on the case in this fiendishly clever new mystery. And when a cemetery becomes the scene of a crime, neither secrets--nor bodies--stay buried. 
Romain Curtis sneaks into St. George's Gardens one evening with his date, planning to show her the stars. A centuries-old burial ground, the small, quiet park is the perfect place to be 
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As Chimney Sweepers Come to DustAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust 
By Bradley, Alan 
Author Bradley, C. Alan
2015-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345539939 Check Our Catalog"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER 
Flavia de Luce--"part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"" ("The New York Times Book Review")--takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from "New York Times "bestselling author Alan Bradley. 
"Banished " is how 
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PrivatePrivate 
By Patterson, James 
Author Paetro, Maxine
2010-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316096157 Check Our CatalogJack Morgan, a former Marine and CIA agent, inherits his father's renowned security and detective business. Getting to the bottom of an NFL gambling scandal and an unsolved LAPD investigation into 18 school girl slayings would be enough. On top of all that, Morgan takes on solving the horrific murder of his best friend's wife. …More
The RelicThe Relic 
By Preston, Douglas J. 
With Child, Lincoln
1996-01 - Tor Books
9780812543261 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Garden State Teen Book Award (1998) 

Days before a massive exhibition at the New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being murdered. Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. The museum's directors decide to go ahead with the bash in spite of the murders. Now museum researcher Margo Green must find out who or what is doing the killing. Does she have time to stop a massacre? 
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The HarbingerThe Harbinger 
By Cahn, Jonathan 
2012-01 - Frontline
9781616386108 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Christian Retailing's Best (2013) 

Is it possible... 
That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? 
Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient 
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