All Staff Picks

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
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In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking and leads them to save the life of a condemned man.
The Diary of Mattie Spenser
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This is a book full of adventure and unexpected surprises. Mattie leaves Iowa in a covered wagon bound for Colorado with a new husband she barely knows and finds love in ways she never expected.
The Help
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Set in the South during the 1960's, The Help will entertain you, challenge you, and consume you till the last page.
Flowers for Algernon
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Charlie Gordon, a youth with limited mental capabilities, along with a laboratory rat named Algernon become the joint objects of a scientific alteration to see if Charlie can become "normal."
Chocolat
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A movie you can watch over and over. In her chocolate shop, Vianne begins to create mouth-watering confections that inspire the villagers to abandon themselves to happiness!
Persian Pickle Club
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Set in the 1930s, hard times have hit, the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. Add a dark secret and women banding together to support one another. You'll love it!
Room
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Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed.
Feeling Buried Alive Never Die
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Amazing book that not only tells you why you feel the way you do but HOW you can transform these undesirable feelings so they don't hinder you.
The Red Tent
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The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of a Biblical women's society.
The Giver
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Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
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All-Time Favorite! Pope Joan tells of the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter.
The Lost Symbol
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The Lost Symbol is exactly what Brown's fans have been waiting for . . . his most thrilling novel yet.
The Candy Shop War
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When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find that along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.
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1000 white women moving west to intermarry with the Cheyenne tribe. The adventure of a lifetime!
The Mermaid Chair
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The Mermaid Chair is a vividly imagined novel that brings to light a woman's self-awakening with the witt and power that only a writer of Sue Monk Kidd's ability could create.
The Kitchen House
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I couldn't put this book down. It has a rich story told through the eyes of 2 different characters, who will both steal your heart.
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Gritty and fast-paced, this TV series covers the detectives as they investigate crime scenes.
Freaks and Geeks
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We loved watching the day to day antics of these 80's teens. Very entertaining and a great soundtrack.

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