Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Staff Picks

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



Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
Falling in Love: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery
By Leon, Donna
2015-04 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802123534 Check Our Catalog
Donna Leon s "Death at La Fenice," the first novel in her beloved Commissario Guido Brunetti series, introduced readers to the glamorous and cutthroat world of opera and one of Italy s finest living sopranos, Flavia Petrellithen a suspect in the poisoning of a renowned German conductor. Years after Brunetti cleared her name, Flavia has returned to Venice and La Fenice to sing the lead in "Tosca." …More


Map: Collected and Last Poems
Map: Collected and Last Poems
By Szymborska, Wislawa
Author Szymborska, Wisawa
Translator Cavanagh, Clare
2015-04 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544126022 Check Our Catalog
A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize winning poet that includes, for the first time in English, all of the poems from her last Polish collection
One of Europe s greatest recent poets is also its wisest, wittiest, and most accessible. Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska draws us in with her unexpected, unassuming humor. Her elegant, precise poems pose questions we never thought to ask.
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Almost Famous Women: Stories
Almost Famous Women: Stories
By Mayhew Bergman, Megan
2015-01 - Scribner Book Company
9781476786568 Check Our Catalog
From the acclaimed author of "Birds of a Lesser Paradise," a dazzling new collection that explores the lives of unforgettable women in history.
The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman's new stories are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless decisions. In "The Siege at Whale Cay," cross-dressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs seduces
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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words
Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words
By Binchy, Maeve
2014-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385353458 Check Our Catalog
Five decades of selected writings from the "Irish Times" by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans.
Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone who fell off a chair not long ago trying to hear what they were saying at the next table in a restaurant, I suppose I am obsessively interested in what some might
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Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
By DK Publishing
2014-05 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781465419569 Check Our Catalog
Take your kids from browsing to building the web with the latest in DK's award-winning Help Your Kids series: "Help Your Kids With Computer Coding." Computer programming is one of the fastest-growing industries and highest paid college degrees, and learning to code promotes a way of thinking helpful for every budding brain. Yet 9 out of 10 schools don't even offer computer science classes to …More


From Barcelona, with Love
From Barcelona, with Love
By Adler, Elizabeth
2011-06 - St. Martin's Press
9780312668358 Check Our Catalog

The author of the bestselling "It All Began in Monte Carlo" returns with favorite characters Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly, who take readers from the Hollywood hills to the streets of Barcelona in this stunning beach read.
HPL patron: Filled with Adler's trademark lush descriptions, twisty plots, and decadent luxery, 'Drom Barcelona, with love' will transport you. …More


Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
By Sandford, John
2009-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399155987 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Minnesota Book Award (2010)

Rich with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are Sanford's hallmarks, "Rough Country" is another immensely satisfying tale that features Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers. …More


Haunted Bowdoin College
Haunted Bowdoin College
By Francis, David R.
2014-09 - History Press (SC)
9781626196100 Check Our Catalog
Bowdoin College boasts two centuries in higher education, and that rich history is laden with curious tales and ghostly happenings. Eerie legends about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Joshua Chamberlain and other distinguished graduates are still whispered in the halls of their alma mater. A dungeon complete with skulls and skeletons hidden beneath Appleton Hall plays to society's …More


Second Life
Second Life
By Watson, S. J.
2015-06 - Harper
9780062060587 Check Our Catalog

From the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep, a sensational new psychological thriller about a woman with a secret identity that threatens to destroy her
She loves.her husband.
She's obsessed by a stranger.
She's a.devoted mother.
She's prepared to lose everything.
She knows.what she's doing.
She's out of control.
She's innocent.
She's guilty as …More


The Beginner's Goodbye
The Beginner's Goodbye
By Tyler, Anne
2012-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307957276 Check Our Catalog
A wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel about how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances. A beautiful, subtle exploration of loss and recovery, pierced throughout with Tyler's humor. …More