Staff Reading Picks

Eileen

by Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 9781594206627

Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.

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Sweet Caress

by William Boyd
ISBN:9781632863324

Discovering a passion for photography after being given a camera during World War I, young Amory Clay embarks on a search for life and artistic expression throughout subsequent decades before becoming one of the the first female war photographers.

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Avenue of spies :a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France

by Alex Kershaw
ISBN:9780804140034

Documents the story of American doctor Sumner Jackson in Nazi-occupied Paris and his life-risking espionage contributions to the French resistance during World War II.

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The Choice: Embrace the Possible

by Edith Eva Eger
ISBN:9781501130786

A powerful, moving memoir—and a practical guide to healing—written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

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And West is West

by Ron Childress
ISBN:9781616205232

Winner of the prestigious PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, This is an inspired novel about the devastating power of new technology to corrupt innocent lives.

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Astonish Me

by Maggie Shipstead
ISBN:97803079662904

Joan is a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the United States. While Arslan's career takes off, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she marries her longtime admirer, PhD student Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California and watches her son Harry become a ballet prodigy. But when Harry's success brings him in contact with Arslan, secrets are revealed.

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The Secret of Raven Point

by Jennifer Vanderbes
ISBN:9781439167007

Volunteering as a World War II Army nurse after receiving a letter from her missing-in-action soldier brother, Juliet finds her search hindered by field hospital work and the court-martial of a wounded deserter who may hold answers.

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