Staff Reading Picks

You are Here: A Portable History of the Universe

by Christopher Potter
ISBN9780061137860

Traces the evolution of the universe as understood by the most cutting-edge scientific minds, covering a variety of interests from quarks and galaxies to the philosophy of science and humanity's role in the cosmos.

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Marriage and Other Acts of Charity

by Kate Braestrup
ISBN9780316031912

As a minister, Kate Braestrup regularly performs weddings. She has also, at 44, been married twice and widowed once, and accordingly has much to say about life after "the ceremony." From helping a newlywed couple make amends after their first fight to preparing herself for her second marriage, Braestrup offers her insights and experiences on what it truly means to share your life with someone, from the first kiss to the last straw, for better or for worse.

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The Bricklayer

by Noah Boyd
ISBN:9780061827013

Someone gives you a dangerous puzzle to solve, one that may kill you or someone else, and you're about to fail. . . . And there is no other option. No one who can help. No one but the Bricklayer.

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Union Atlantic

by Adam Haslett
ISBN:9780385524476

A property rights battle between young banker Doug Fanning and retired teacher Charlotte Graves is marked by Charlotte's bank-president brother, Charlotte's tenacious grip on sanity, and a troubled high school senior.

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