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Librarians' Picks

August 2017

Andrea's Picks:

Cover Image for New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
Cover Image for Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Cover Image for The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
Cover Image for The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of American's Shining Women by Kate Moore
Cover Image for The Widow's House by Carol Goodman

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
Cover Image for Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven
Cover Image for The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
Cover Image for The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Cover Image for Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Cover Image for Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Cover Image for Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
Cover Image for The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal
Cover Image for The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Cover Image for Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Cover Image for Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Cover Image for The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery
Cover Image for The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light by Eleanor Brown (ed.)
Cover Image for Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Cover Image for The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough
Cover Image for The Lightkeeper’s Daughter by Jean Pendziwol
Cover Image for Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Cover Image for Memory's Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia by Gerda Saunders
Cover Image for The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Cover Image for The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Cover Image for This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for 1984 by George Orwell
Cover Image for A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Cover Image for A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Cover Image for Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
Cover Image for The Dry by Jane Harper

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for Four Novels of the 1960s by Philip K. Dick
Cover Image for Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
Cover Image for Middlemarch by George Eliot
Cover Image for The Illustrated A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking
Cover Image for Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Cover Image for Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott
Cover Image for I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
Cover Image for The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
Cover Image for Ties by Domenico Starnone

Susan's Picks:

Cover Image for Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Cover Image for Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
Cover Image for Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
Cover Image for Power of One by Courtenay Bryce
Cover Image for Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

March 2017

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for Dancing Fish and Amonites: A Memoir by Penelope Lively
Cover Image for Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Cover Image for The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories From My Life by John Le Carre
Cover Image for The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Cover Image for To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge by Nick Neely
Cover Image for Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Cover Image for Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman
Cover Image for The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Cover Image for The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for I See You by Clare Mackintosh
Cover Image for I'm still here = Je suis là by Clélie Avit
Cover Image for The Girl Before by JP Delaney
Cover Image for The Soul of an Octopus : A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
Cover Image for Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Cover Image for Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Cover Image for The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
Cover Image for The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
Cover Image for The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Cover Image for And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East by Richard Engel
Cover Image for JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity by Larry Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic
Cover Image for The Aviator's Wife by  Melanie Benjamin
Cover Image for The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
Cover Image for Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Cover Image for Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Cover Image for The Girl Before by JP Delany
Cover Image for The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White
Cover Image for Herzog by Saul Bellow
Cover Image for Infomocracy by Malka Older
Cover Image for The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Cover Image for The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined by Salman Khan

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Cover Image for Sailor and Fiddler : Reflections of a 100-year-old Author by Herman Wouk
Cover Image for The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to Be Complicated by Helaine Olen
Cover Image for The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Cover Image for When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Susan's Picks:

Cover Image for I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Cover Image for My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Cover Image for The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Cover Image for The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
Cover Image for What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

September 2016

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
Cover Image for American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
Cover Image for Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Cover Image for Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Cover Image for Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History: A Quest to Restore a Working Farm at Vita Sackville-West’s Legendary Garden by Adam Nicolson

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Cover Image for Grit: The Power of Presence and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Cover Image for Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Cover Image for Siracusa by Delia Ephron
Cover Image for Vinegar Girl by Ann Tyler

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Cover Image for Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton
Cover Image for I Let You Go  by Clare Mackintosh
Cover Image for Mother, Can You Not?: And You Thought Your Mom Was Nuts... by Kate Siegel
Cover Image for Salt to the Sea by  Ruta Sepetys

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Cover Image for The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis
Cover Image for The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Cover Image for The Other Einstein by Heather Terrell
Cover Image for The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Cover Image for Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
Cover Image for My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Cover Image for The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Cover Image for Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Cover Image for Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Cover Image for Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by  Mary Roach
Cover Image for The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
Cover Image for The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for Daemon by Daniel Suarez
Cover Image for The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable  by Nassim Taleb
Cover Image for The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime by Harold Bloom
Cover Image for The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Cover Image for Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Cover Image for I Refuse by Per Petterson
Cover Image for Resistant by Michael Palmer
Cover Image for The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cover Image for Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell

Susan's Picks:

Cover Image for Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Cover Image for My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Cover Image for Presence: Bringing Your Biggest Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
Cover Image for Symphony for the City of the Dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by Matthew Tobin Anderson
Cover Image for Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See…Ranked by Andrew Bain

March 2016

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for In the Unlikely Event  by Judy Blume
Cover Image for My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Cover Image for The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley
Cover Image for The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
Cover Image for This Old Man: All in Pieces  by Roger Angell

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Cover Image for Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Cover Image for Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
Cover Image for The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Cover Image for Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray
Cover Image for Euphoria by Lily King
Cover Image for Little Black Lies by S.J. Bolton
Cover Image for The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Cover Image for The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for Be Frank with Me by Julia Johnson
Cover Image for Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
Cover Image for The Bronte Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects by Deborah Lutz
Cover Image for The Forgotten Room by Karen White
Cover Image for The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Cover Image for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
Cover Image for The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan
Cover Image for The Happiness Project, or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
Cover Image for The Innocent by David Baldacci

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Cover Image for Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
Cover Image for How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
Cover Image for The Cuckoo's Calling  by Robert Galbriath
Cover Image for The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe
Cover Image for Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Cover Image for On Being Blue by William Gass
Cover Image for White Noise by Don DeLillo
Cover Image for Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement by Jeff Yeager
Cover Image for The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Cover Image for The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir by Maxine Kumin
Cover Image for The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong by David Orr
Cover Image for Work Reimagined: Uncover Your Calling by Richard Leider

September 2015

Andrea's Picks:

Cover Image for A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die (Local Foods Mystery #1) by Edith Maxwell
Cover Image for Abandoned Planet by Andre Govia
Cover Image for How to Raise a Wild Child: the art and science of falling in love with nature by Scott Sampson
Cover Image for Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art by Alan Cowsill
Cover Image for Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids by Meghan Daum

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Cover Image for Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris
Cover Image for H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Cover Image for How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Cover Image for Portrait of a Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Lillian on Life by Alison Jean Lester
Cover Image for Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Cover Image for Outline by Rachel Cusk
Cover Image for This Is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want by Michael Roizen
Cover Image for Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
Cover Image for My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Cover Image for The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
Cover Image for Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
Cover Image for Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Cover Image for Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Cover Image for Let Me Die in His Footsteps by Lori Roy
Cover Image for The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Cover Image for The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett
Cover Image for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by  Maya Angelou
Cover Image for Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Cover Image for The Gift of Rain  by Twan Eng Tan
Cover Image for The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
Cover Image for Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Cover Image for The Likeness by Tana French
Cover Image for The Peripheral by William Gibson
Cover Image for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for Art: A New History by Paul Johnson
Cover Image for Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Cover Image for Neuromancer by William Gibson
Cover Image for The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne
Cover Image for You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman
Cover Image for Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Cover Image for Of Time and the River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth by Thomas Wolfe
Cover Image for Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Cover Image for The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money by Carl Richards

Susan's Picks:

Cover Image for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Cover Image for Blood on Snow  by Jo Nesbo
Cover Image for Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Cover Image for Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Cover Image for My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

March 2015

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Hector Tobar
Cover Image for Honeydew: Stories  by Edith Pearlman
Cover Image for Lila  by Marilynne Robinson
Cover Image for The Hollow Land  by Jane Gardam
Cover Image for The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Florence Gordon  by Brian Morton
Cover Image for Redeployment  by Phil Klay
Cover Image for The DASH Diet Younger You: Shed 20 Years – and Pounds – In Just 10 Weeks by Marla Heller
Cover Image for The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Cover Image for Us  by David Nicholls

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for Rose Under Fire  by Elizabeth Wein
Cover Image for The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Cover Image for The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness  by Frank Lipman
Cover Image for The Perfect Mother  by Nina Darnton
Cover Image for Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for A Spool of Blue Thread  by Anne Tyler
Cover Image for Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Cover Image for Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness  by Susan Smalley
Cover Image for Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Cover Image for The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Cover Image for By Its Cover by Donna Leon
Cover Image for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by May Angelou
Cover Image for The Gift of Rain by Twan Eng Tan

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’  by Cary Elwes
Cover Image for Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandell
Cover Image for The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Cover Image for The Peripheral by William Gibson
Cover Image for Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alastair Bonnett

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for Blackout by Connie Willis
Cover Image for Churchill : A Biography by Roy Jenkins
Cover Image for How to Read and Why by Harold Bloom
Cover Image for Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Cover Image for Reckles$ Endangerment : How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon  by Gretchen Morgenson

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for  Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse
Cover Image for In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari  by Fabio Geda
Cover Image for Resistant  by Michael Palmer
Cover Image for The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee  by Marja Mills
Cover Image for The Trial by Franz Kafka

November 2014

Beth's Picks:

Cover Image for All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
Cover Image for Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life by Kate Braestrup
Cover Image for Can't We Talk About Something More PLEASANT? by Roz Chast
Cover Image for Euphoria by Lily King
Cover Image for Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

Carolyn's Picks:

Cover Image for Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt  by Michael Lewis
Cover Image for Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
Cover Image for Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Cover Image for The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
Cover Image for The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Karen's Picks:

Cover Image for A Man Called Ove  by Fredrik Backman
Cover Image for Code Name Verity  by Elizabeth Wein
Cover Image for My Wish List by Gregoire Delacourt
Cover Image for Never Enough  by Joe McGinniss
Cover Image for We Were Liars  by E. Lockhart

Lauren's Picks:

Cover Image for And the Dark Sacred Night  by Julia Glass
Cover Image for China Dolls  by Lisa See
Cover Image for Death of Lucy Kyte by Nicola Upton
Cover Image for The Arsonist  by Sue Miller
Cover Image for What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

Mary Anne's Picks:

Cover Image for I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban  by Malala Yousafzai
Cover Image for Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal
Cover Image for The Circle by Dave Eggers
Cover Image for The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
Cover Image for The Signature of All Things  by Elizabeth Strout

Melissa's Picks:

Cover Image for By Its Cover  by Donna Leon
Cover Image for Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Brenzen
Cover Image for The Dinner  by Herman Koch
Cover Image for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  by Gabrielle Zevin
Cover Image for Think Like A Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Michael's Picks:

Cover Image for Act of War  by Brad Thor
Cover Image for How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why it Happens by Benedict Carey
Cover Image for Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine  by George M. Taber
Cover Image for The Leopard  by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa
Cover Image for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Rick's Picks:

Cover Image for Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Cover Image for Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman
Cover Image for Hiroshima by John Hersey
Cover Image for The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World by Greg Ip
Cover Image for Wonder by R.J.Palacio

Sue's Picks:

Cover Image for In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto  by Michael Pollan
Cover Image for Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
Cover Image for Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Cover Image for The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Cover Image for The Queen of the Tearling  by Erika Johansen

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