Staff Reading Picks

At Home

by Bill Bryson
ISBN:9780767919388

Explores the ways in which homes reflect history, from a bathroom's revelations about medicine and hygiene to a kitchen's exposure of the stories of trade and nutrition.

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Dog Tags

by David Rosenfelt
ISBN:9780446551526

Dog-loving lawyer Andy Carpenter plunges into a high profile murder case in which a rogue German shepherd police dog may be the only hope for its owner, an Iraq war vet and former-cop-turned-thief accused of murder.

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A Hundred Flowers

by Gail Tsukiyama
ISBN:9780312274818

A tale set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution follows the struggles of Kai Ying to safeguard her family when her teacher husband is arrested and sent to a "reeducation" labor camp for criticizing the Communist Party.

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15 Seconds

by Andrew Gross
ISBN:9780061655975

When a random act of violence plunges him into a nightmarish world, Henry Steadman, a successful surgeon accused of murdering two people, must clear his name and discover who is trying to destroy him in order to save himself and his family.

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The Lola Quartet

by Emily St. John Mandel
ISBN:9781609530792

Returning home to Florida, Gavin Sasaki takes a job with his sister brokering foreclosed properties when he discovers a child who may be his daughter by his ex-girlfriend who fled 10 years ago after stealing money from a drug dealer.

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Norman?

by Jeanette Winterson
ISBN:9780802120106

This memoir is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother by the author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"--winner of the Whitbread First Novel award and the inspiration behind the award-winning BBC television adaptation "Oranges.

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Posted on 04/30/2014

Funny typo on this title!


A Good American

by Alex George
ISBN:9780399157592

The Meisenheimer family struggles to find their place among the colorful residents of their new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

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