September 2020 Staff Picks


September 2020 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2020/09/10

Brenda’s Pick: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese This novel appeared over 10 years ago. Written by a doctor, the story follows the lives of identical twin boys, Shiva and


February 2019 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2019/02/20

Brenda’s Pick: My brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante This novel introduces the full depth of friendship that develops between two young girls born in Naples, Italy: Lila and Lenù. Growing up in


April 2018 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2018/04/11

Brenda’s Picks – “I am not your negro” DVD by  James Baldwin; Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates These two items provide a deep insight into racial politics in the US,


October 2017 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2017/10/25

Andrea’s Pick: Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs by Heather Lende How does an active athlete and newly published writer from tiny Haines, Alaska respond after a near-fatal


August 2017 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2017/08/09

Becky’s Pick: Wild Robot by Peter Brown Can a robot learn to speak to animals? Can a robot experience the joy of new friends? Roz the robot, through her adventures with


May 2017 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2017/05/30

Angela’s Pick: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons I found this book googling “If you like David Sedaris…” Published in 1932, it’s a comic parody of the “rural novels” of the


January 2017 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2017/01/28

Brenda’s Pick: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett I picked the right book to start the New Year…Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. This is her most recent story and it rolls along effortlessly


September 2016 Staff Picks

Last Updated 2016/09/22

Brenda’s Pick: Isabella : the warrior queen by Kirstin Downey For anyone with an interest in history and specifically Spanish history, this book is a fascinating biography of Isabella of Castile, who became