Staff Reading Picks

Seven Year Switch

by Claire Cook
ISBN:9781401341169

After the re-emergence of her husband and the introduction of a new love interest in her life, Jill Murray uses a Costa Rican vacation to figure out what is best for her and her ten-year-old daughter and whether she truly wants to live a man-free life.

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The Council of Dads

by Bruce Feiler
ISBN:9780061826740

The author describes how, after being diagnosed with cancer, he enlisted the aid of six men from key stages in his life, asking this "Council of Dads" to be present at all passages in his daughters' lives, should he not survive, and offers lessons he learned from these six men.

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Agent 6

by Tom Rob Smith
ISBN,/b>:9780446550765

Former secret police agent Leo Demidov is thrown into a foreign conflict and is forced to question and confront everything he ever thought he knew about his country, his family, and himself

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Why Read Moby-Dick?

by Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN:9780670022991

Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world.

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The Boy in the Suitcase

by Lene Kaaberbol
ISBN:9781569479810

Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is drawn into Copenhagen's brutal underworld when she becomes the unwitting caretaker of a three-year-old boy who may be a victim of child trafficking.

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Scorpions

by Noah Feldman
ISBN:9780446699280

"Scorpions" tells the story of four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself, exploring the constitutional battles of the Roosevelt era (1940s and 1950s) and their contemporary relevance.

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When She Woke

by Hillary Jordan
ISBN:9781565126299

In the future, abortion has become a crime as a series of events threatens the existence of the United States. One woman wakes up to discover that her skin color has been changed to red as punishment for having the procedure done. Now she must embark on a dangerous journey in order to find refuge from a hostile and threatening society.

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