All Staff Picks

Heaven is for real: a little boy's astounding story of his trip to heaven and back
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If you wonder about the unexplained and extraordinary existence of a God, then you'll enjoy reading about one child's heavenly experience.
I Want My Hat Back
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Bear has lost his hat. He is looking all over the forest to find it. But wait! What if he has missed it somewhere? Join him as he asks all his friends and neighbors if they might have seen his hat. Hilarious, deadpan illustrations make this book one not to be missed.
The Secret History
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Richard Papen finds himself drawn to an elite group of five Greek scholars as he begins studying at Hampden college. As Richard is allowed further into their inner circle, he learns that an unexpected secret binds them together and has changed the course of their lives forever.
Lullaby
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Great for mothers and breastfeeding mothers. Enjoy listening to Jewel's soft, soothing melodies while cuddling with your baby as they fall asleep.
Running The Books
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Avi Steinberg never meant to become a librarian. Unsure what to do after graduating Harvard, floundering as he wrote freelance obituaries, he applied to a job as a librarian in a Boston prison on a whim. Steinberg encounters a wide array of colorful characters and situations – involving both inmates and prison staff – as he learns to negotiate the boundaries of this unusual setting.
The Marriage Plot
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In his third novel, Eugenides explores the lives of three graduates from Brown University and works backward through time to explore the ways their lives have intersected and will continue to do so – particularly as his main character, Madeleine, discovers a secret her boyfriend, Leonard, has been keeping from her through all of their college years.
The Light Between Oceans
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Tom Sherbourne, a World War I veteran and his wife live on an isolated island. Tom is the lighthouse keeper. After four years of marriage and living an isolated life, the couple is still childless. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own. Against his better judgment, he agrees. But, the consequences of their actions may be devastating to all concerned. This is a story about choices and having to live with the consequences of those choices.
Supermarket
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16-year old Pella Suzuki’s world is turned upside-down when she discovers her parents dead in their high-rise apartment. Black-market economies rule the City, overseen by factions of the Yakuza and Swede crime families. Now on her own, Pella finds herself in the middle of their fight, heir to an empire she couldn’t possibly inherit -- but hitmen on either side aren’t about to leave that to chance.
Feynman
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A compelling portrait of a complicated man, this graphic novel biography of physicist Richard Feynman is an extremely quick read. Even if you are not particularly interested in quantum electrodynamics, Feynman’s exploration of the intersections between science and art, his philosophy on teaching, and his many quirks make this an excellent story.
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters
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Do you love your daughter but don't know how to express it? This book is the key. A must-read.
The Visual Miscellaneum
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McCandless, the man behind Informationisbeautiful.net, released several of his beautiful charts, graphs, and other data visualizations in this colorful and fascinating print volume.
Just Go With It
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A womanizing plastic surgeon is forced to take his "ex-wife", her kids, and his bride to-be on a Hawaiian getaway. A very funny movie with some great dialogue!
On the Beach
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If you are a fan of dystopian fiction, look no further than this 1950s-era novel. World War III has devastated the entire world, nuclear fallout is killing all human and animal life – the few individuals left in Australia are left with nothing to do but wait out the inevitable. One of the starkest depictions of apocalypse I’ve ever encountered.
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends In Exile
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What happens when folk and fairy tale characters are driven from their homelands? Where would they turn? Apparently, New York City is the best place to find refuge. Familiar fairy tale characters (Snow White, Prince Charming, Beauty, and the Beast) all make their way into this volume, along with some lesser known characters like Baba Yaga.
WarioWare Smooth Moves
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Designed with comic book-style graphics, “Smooth Moves” features over 200 hilarious microgames. Each microgame lasts only a matter of seconds. You’ll jockey your Wii controller everywhere from the floor to the top of your head! Game challenges include nose picking, being cornered by meowing kittens, and cutting furniture with a samurai sword! Best to play with a friend or group!
A Book Of Sleep
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This book contains wonderfully rich, textured illustrations of a starry night and the animals who inhabit it. Join the wide-awake owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night and discovers the different ways they sleep – until owl can finally get some rest of his own.
The Lover’s Dictionary
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Written from the perspective of a nameless man who has undergone a recent break-up, each dictionary-style entry in this novel defines a word within the context of his relationship. The narrator explores his own shyness and anxiety, his partner’s drinking problem, and the challenges of negotiating one another’s families. The entries range from sweet and romantic, to funny, to incredibly sad.
Man's search for ultimate meaning
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Both disturbing and enlightening, “Man's Search for Meaning” is a personal account of the horrors endured by a prisoner in numerous Nazi concentration camps. Frankl discovers that the key to survival lies in both attitude and chance. In addition the author, also a practicing psychiatrist, provides clear clinical perspectives and deep personal revelations from his experiences.

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