All Staff Picks

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 Happiness Project
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Written with charm and wit, The Happiness Project is illuminating yet entertaining, thought-provoking yet compulsively readable. Gretchen Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project!
Jesus Land
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Julia tells her story with honesty and humor. I was surprised by the lack of judgment in the this memoir. I know that I would angry, confused, and hurt by these experiences and yet Julia shares her story in a way that is honest and accepting. This one will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
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.
Hearts West
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Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives.
Pioneer Woman Cooks
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The usual cookbook is just page after page of boring black and white text. Not so with the Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond combines her love of family, food and ranching in a beautiful homage to the people, places and things that she loves.
Chains
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As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple.
The Husband Project
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In The Husband Project women will discover fun and creative ways to bring back that lovin' feeling and remind their husbands-and themselves-why they married in the first place.
The Personal History Of Rachel Dupree
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Isaac and Rachel move from Chicago to the South Dakota Badlands to take advantage of the Homestead Act. Sickness, drought, a large family and racial issues combine to make this a sad and very interesting novel.
The Pursuit of Happyness
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
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Easy reader edition! This is a great way to introduce a classic episode out of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", when Tom white washes Aunt Polly's fence.
Why Did I Get Married?
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The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a young temptress arrives on the scene.
Flipped
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Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. How these two teens manage to see beyond the surface of things and come together makes for a comic and poignant romance.
Backcountry Roads Idaho
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Some of Idaho's most beautiful sites are hidden, just waiting to be explored. Over 114 photographs, 33 color maps, 31 detailed expeditions complete with GPS coordinates, Backcountry Roads Idaho is an indespensible companion for the road explorer.
My Fair Lady
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A fun adaptation of the Broadway musical about Professor Henry Higgins, who takes a bet that he can transform unrefined, dirty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady, and fool everyone into thinking she really is one, too! He does, and a young aristocrat falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him, and suddenly Higgins realizes he's grown accustomed to her face and can't really live without it.
Catching Katie
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Taking place in 1916 Idaho, Katie Jones has dedicated her life to the campaign for women's suffrage. Until now she has successfully avoided marriage, fearing it would obscure her message. Will her growing love for childhood chum Ben Rafferty compromise her calling?
The Repurposed Library
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You'll enjoy seeing the wonderful creations made from books, and finding new ways to repurpose all those great pages you have collected.

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