Staff Reading Picks

While I'm Falling

by Laura Moriarty
ISBN: 9781401302726

Ever since her parents announced that they're getting divorced, Veronica has had no success with her life: not in her love life, not in her studies, not in her part-time job. Then she gets a strange request from her mother, and Veronica inherits a new set of problems.

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The Cutting

by James Hyman
ISBN:9780312531294

Detective Sergeant Michael McCabe moved from New York City to Portland, Maine, to escape a dark past: both the ex-wife who'd left him for an investment banker, and the tragic death of his brother, a hero cop gone bad. He sought to raise his young daughter away from the violence of the big city. So he's unprepared for the horrific killer he discovers, whose bloody trail may lead to Portland's social elite.

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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

by Mary Pipher
ISBN:9781594488610

The psychologist author shares her journey in pursuit of a meditative life, describing her non-traditional childhood as the daughter of parents who were frequently absent, her struggles with success as an author, and her haphazard entry into the spiritual arena.

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The Lady Queen

by Nancy Goldstone
ISBN:9780802716705

Documents the life and reign of the 14th-century monarch, describing her acquittal after being tried by the papal court for the murder of her husband, the edicts for which she was admired and reviled, and the events that led to her assassination.

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Americans in Space

by Mary E. Mitchell
ISBN:9780312372453

Life is a challenge for 36-year-old Kate Cavanaugh, high school guidance counselor.Two years after finding her young husband dead in bed beside her, Kate’s storybook life has vanished, and she and her two children are still reeling. When a tragedy occurs at the Alan B. Shepard High School, it’s Kate who finds herself in need of counsel and guidance.What she does next catapults her and her family down an unfamiliar road, on a trajectory into space—toward understanding, forgiveness and healing.

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An Edible History of Humanity

by Tom Standage
ISBN:9780802715883

A fascinating account of the history of food and its role in human civilization.

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