Staff Reading Picks
Ike: An American Hero
by Michael Korda
An account of the life and career of the thirty-fourth president presents an analysis of his character as drawn from letters, diaries, historical documents, and other sources, in a volume that discusses his pivotal contributions throughout World War II.
by Chelsea Cain
Addicted to painkillers and still bound to Gretchen Lowell, the beautiful serial killer who had abducted and tortured him before turning herself in, Portland detective Archie Sheridan is caught in another deadly duel with a murderer targeting teenage girls.
by Ann Hood
"Since the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter has been unable to read or write, unable to pursue the activities that used to be her primary source of comfort. At her mother's suggestion, she takes up knitting as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. And she reluctantly joins a knitting circle in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island - not knowing that it will change her life." Book Jacket
Dark Cosmos: In Search of Our Universe’s Missing Mass and Energy
By Dan Hooper
Explores the nature and composition of dark matter and dark energy, discussing how they function to hold together and expand the universe, and introduces the modern theory of particle physics as it pertains to the cosmos' dark areas.
by Richard Powers
A psychological thriller, Echo Maker is the story of a man with traumatic brain injury who does not recognize his sister and caregiver and the resultant storyline twists and turns as his attempts to investigate his accident and recover his past with the help of a world renowned neurologist and writer.
by Michael Lowenthal
"Charity Girl examines a dark period in our history when fear and patriotic fervor led to devastating consequences. During World War I, the U.S. government waged a moral and medical campaign, incarcerating and quarantining fifteen thousand young women who were found to have venereal disease." Book Jacket