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Retired Staff Picks

What are Staff Picks, you ask? Staff Picks are books, books on CD, movies and music that a Falmouth Public Library staff member recommends! The reasons are as varied as we are ourselves; so topics range from the environment and graphic novels to classics and chick lit, to name only a few. The common denominators are high quality and high interest.

If you are looking for your next great read … or movie or music, then peruse this list of retired Staff Picks. By the way, it’s the Picks that are retired, not the Staff! The list is divided into four sections: Fiction, Nonfiction, DVDs and Music CDs, with dates in parentheses indicating when the item was on display. Check the online catalog to see where they are now.

Works of Fiction
Titles A-C
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (July, 2009 - January, 2012)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
(July, 2008 – September, 2010)
The Annotated Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (July, 2009 – August, 2011)
Anyone But You by Jennifer Cruisie
As Meat Loves Salt by Maria Mc Cann (December, 2011 - June, 2013)
Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton (November, 2008 – September, 2010 May, 2013 - November, 2014)
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
Away With the Fairies by Kerry Greenwood
Azumanga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma (April, 2007)
Back Bay by William Martin (March, 2009- January, 2011)
Bad Girl Creek by Jo-Ann Mapson
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (May, 2009 – December, 2010) (May, 2013 - August, 2014) -
Beastly Things: a commissario Guido Brunetti mystery by Donna Leon (April 2013 - November, 2014)
Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie (February, 2011 - October, 2012)
The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy (March, 2012 - August, 2012)
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (August, 2007 – February, 2010)
A Bitter Truth: a Bess Crawford Mystery by Charles Todd (October, 2012 - November, 2013)
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya (September, 2011 0 May, 2012)
The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
Born to Run, a Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race in the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (March, 2010 - April, 2012)
The Bramble Bush by Charles Mergendahl (June, 2010 - April, 2012)
Bread Alone by Judith Ryan Hendricks (September, 2007 – February, 2010)
Brothers: a novel by Da Chen (May, 2913 - November, 2014)
The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe (March, 2013 - November, 2014)
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
Cape Cod by William Martin (June, 2010 – December, 2011)
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley (April, 2007)
Cell by Stephen King (May, 2007 – January, 2010)
Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks (September, 2008 – September, 2010)
Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth (May, 2007 – October, 2009)
Choices by Mary Lee Settle ( August, 2008 – September, 2010 & May, 2013 - November, 2104)
The Christmas Scrapbook by Philip Gulley (December, 2012 & December, 2013)
City of Light by Lauren Belfer
A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow (May, 2007 – January, 2009)
The Collected Stories of Colette by Colette ( February, 2010 – May, 2011)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (August, 2010 - April, 2012)
Corpse on the Cob - Sue Ann Jaffarian (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett
( May, 2007 – February, 2010)
Crazy For You by Jennifer Cruisie (August, 2007 – February, 2010 & May, 2103 - November, 2104)
Crescent by Diana Abu-Jaber (June, 2009 - January, 2012)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
(June, 2007 – February, 2010)
D-F
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl (April, 2012 - May, 2013)
Dark Light: a mystery by Randy Wayne White (May, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Day Before Winter by Elisabeth Ogilvie (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
The Dearly Departed by Elinor Lipman (January, 2009 – January, 2011)
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather (May, 2007 – December, 2009)
Deepsix by Jack McDeVitt (June, 2007 – July, 2009)
A Discovery of Witches: a novel by Deborah Harkness (December, 2013 - June, 2013)
Doktor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (February, 2010 – February, 2011)
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
(July, 2007 – November, 2009 and April, 2010 – September, 2011)
Double Play by Robert Parker (August, 2-09 – December, 2011)
Drawing a Blank by Daniel Ehrenhart (May, 2007 – February 2010)
Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smitt (January, 2011 - February, 2013)
Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray (May, 2007 – February, 2010 & May, 2013 - September, 2014)
The Elephant's Journey by Jose Saramago (January, 2013 - June, 2014)
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas (July, 2009 – May, 2011)
Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman (December, 2010 – November, 2011)
Exley by Brock Clarke (October, 2011 - March, 2013)
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (January, 2010 – May, 2011)
Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie (February, 2010 – September, 2010)
The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter (February, 2010 – December, 2011)
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett (May, 2007 – October, 2008)
Fool’s Puzzle by Earlene Fowler (May, 2009 – August, 2009)
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morten (March, 2011 - March, 2013)
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve (June, 2012 - January, 2014)
Frangipani by Celestine Vaite (April, 2008 – September, 2010)
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
G-I
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (June, 2008 – July, 2009)
Garden of Martyrs by Michael C. White (May, 2007 – February, 2010)
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen (September, 2009 – December, 2011)
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers (February, 2010 - September, 2012)
A God Against the Gods by Allen Drury (June, 2008 – August, 2009)
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (May, 2008 – September, 2009)
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (April, 2007)
Greywalker by Kat Richardson (July, 2007 – January, 2010)
The Group by Mary McCarthy (May, 2008 – November, 2010)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark (Spoken CD) (August, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams (July, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (May, 2008 – August, 2009)
Hard Bottom by G. F. Michelson (September, 2008 – September, 2010)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (Apri, 2010 – May, 2011)
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Heart and Soul by Sally Mandel (June, 2007 – February, 2010)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (August, 2009 - January, 2012)
Heir to the Empire (Volume 1 of a Three-Book Star Wars Cycle) by Timothy Zahn (July, 2011 - August, 2012)
Hell's Corner by David Balcacci (Spoken CD) (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch (August, 2009 – December, 2011)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (July, 2010 - September, 2012)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (May, 2007)
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (July, 2010 - April, 2012)
House Next Door (June, 2008 – July, 2009)
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (July, 2012 - August, 2013)
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard E. Morais (January, 2013 - June, 2014)
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith ( January, 2009 – December, 2010)
The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club by Lauri Notard (April, 2007 – May, 2007)
If Only It Were True by Marc Levy (January, 2012 - October, 2013)
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir (May, 2012- December, 2013)
In Revere, in Those Days: a novel by Roland Merullo ( may, 2013 - November, 2014
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand (Spoken CD) (August, 2012 - December, 2013) J-L
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (February, 2010 – February, 2011)
Joy in the Morning by P.G. Wodehouse (April, 2010 - April, 2012)
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell (November, 2008 – September, 2010)
Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray (June, 2007 – February, 2010)
Juliet by Anne Fortier (March, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett (May, 2008 – September, 2010)
The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant (Spoken CD) (February, 2010 - September, 2012)
The Last Life by Claire Messud (May, 2008 – September, 2010)
The Lavender Hour by Anne LeClaire (March, 2010 - October, 2012)
Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey (October, 2012 - November, 2013)
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (May, 2008 – September, 2009)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (July, 2011 - June, 2012)
Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin (December, 2010 - April, 2012)
The Lilac Bus by Maeve Binchy (September, 2007 – February, 2010)
A Little Love Story by Roland Merullo (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Lolly Willowes or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner (July, 2011 - March, 2013)
Lottery by Patricia Wood (September, 2009 – December, 2011)
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos (May, 2009 – February, 2011)
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (August, 2011 - August, 2012)
Lucia, Lucia by Adrianna Trigiani
Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (Spoken CD) (November, 2013 - November, 2014)
M-O
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (March, 2010 - April, 2013)
The Magic of Ordinary Days by Anne H. Creel (February, 2010 - April, 2012)
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (January, 2010 – July, 2011)
Making Toast: a family story by Roger Rosenblatt (January, 2011 - September, 2013)
Marsbound by Joe Haldeman (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
Mars Life by Ben Bova
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (May, 2007 – December, 2009)
The Matisse Stories by A. S. Byatt
Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (May, 2007 – January, 2010)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones ( ? – December, 2010)
Mistral’s Daughter by Judith Krantz (May, 2007 – February, 2010)
The Monk Downstairs/Upstairs by Tim Farrington (February, 2010 – May, 2011)
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
Morgan’s Run by Colleen McCullough (May, 2007 – January, 2010)
Mrs. Kimble by Jennifer Haigh (July, 2008- July, 2011)
The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Myers (January, 2011 - April, 2013)
Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook (September, 2007 – February, 2010)
My Antonia by Willa Cather (September, 2009- February, 2010)
My Dream of You by Nuala O’Faolain (May, 2008 –November, 2010)
My Father's Secret War by Lucinda Franks (Mark, 2011 - April, 2013)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (May, 2007)
Nantucket Nights by Elin Hiderbrand (September, 2010 - April, 2013)
Nation >by Terry Pratchett (June, 2010 - April, 2012)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (June, 2012 - May, 2013)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (November, 2012 - December, 2013)
Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler (May, 2013 - November, 2014)
Odd Girl Out by Timothy Zahn (June, 2012 - October, 2013)
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
The Once and Future King by T. H. White (August, 2012 - December, 2013)
One Day by David Nicholls (May, 2011 - December, 2012)
One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde (March, 2012 -October, 2013)
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (June, 2012 - October,, 2013)
On the Road by Jack Kerouac (September, 2007 - April, 2012)
Ordinary Heroes: a novel by Scott Turow (March, 2010 - October, 2012)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (July, 2007 – February, 2010)
Out of the Blue by Sally Mandel (July, 2007 – February, 2010)
Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons (September, 2008 – September, 2010)
P-R
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich (February, 2013 - September, 2014)
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz (July, 2009 – December, 2011)
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov (May, 2010 – December, 2011)
Passage by Connie Willis
Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvik
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (August, 2007 – January, 2010)
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason ( - April, 2013)
Picking Up the Pieces by Mary Sheepshanks (November, 2008 – November, 2010)
Pillow Talk by Freya North (August, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson (February, 2010 - April, 2013)
Pompeii by Robert Harris (September, 2010 - August, 2012) Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz (May, 2008 – July, 2009)
Prey by Michael Crichton (July, 2007 – October, 2009)
Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz (June, 2009 - July, 2009)
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Nguzi Adichie
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser (January, 2011 - September, 2012)
The Quinn Brothers by Nora Roberts
Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (October, 2012 - June, 2014)
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier (April, 2007 – October, 2009)
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (Spoken CD) ( July, 2010 - July, 2012)
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Return to Thebes by Allen Drury (June, 2008 – August, 2009)
Rough Weather (Spoken CD) by Robert Parker (July, 2011 - April, 2013)
Ruddy Gore by Kerry Greenwood (May, 2007 – December, 2009)
Rules For Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey (August, 2007 – January, 2010)
Run With the Horsemen by Ferrol Sams (April, 2007 – May, 2007)
S-U
Safe From the Neighbors by Steve Yarbrough (December, 2010 - October, 2012)
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan (June, 2010 - June, 2012)
School Days by Robert Parker (on CD) (June, 2010 - January, 2012)
Sea of Lost Love by Santa Montefiore (April, 2013 - March, 2014)
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (January, 2011 - March, 2013)
Seeker by Jack McDevitt
Sentimental Journey by Jill Barnett (July, 2008 – September, 2010)
Setting Free the Bears by John Irving
Short Stories of Saki by H. H. Munro
(June, 2010 – December, 2010 & January, 2011– May, 11)
Soonchild by Russell Hoban (March, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Stand by Stephen King
Shopgirl by Steve Martin (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Simply Unforgettable by Mary Balogh (June, 2009 – February, 2010)
Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme (June, 2010 – May, 2011)
Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
The Snapper by Roddy Doyle (September, 2008 – September, 2010)
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (April, 2007 – February, 2010)
Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
The Source by James A. Michener (May, 2009 – December, 2011)
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar ( October, 2009 - January, 2012)
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (August, 2007 – October, 2009)
Speak to the Devil by Dave Duncan (June, 2011 - December, 2012)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (May, 2008 – September, 2009)
The Stand by Stephen King (September, 2007 – December, 2009)
State of Decay by James Knapp (February, 2011 - April, 2013)
Step. Ball. Change by Jeanne Ray (May, 2007 – February, 2010)
Still Alice: a novel by Lisa Genova (October, 2012 - June, 2014)
Stitches: a memoir by David Small (September, 2011 - May, 2012)
Sultan's Seal by Jenny White (February, 2010 - January, 2012)
Summer Days by Susan Mallery (December, 2013 - September, 2014)
Summer of the Osprey by Elisabeth Ogilvie (April, 2012 - December, 2013)
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume (May, 2008 – November, 2010)
Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh Sweetgrass by Mary Alice Monroe (June, 2009 – January, 2011)
The Tent by Margaret Atwood (August, 2010 - August, 2012)
The Thinking Reed by Rebecca West (July, 2011 - March, 2013)
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (September, 2010 - December, 2012)
The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoile (February, 2011 - December, 2012)
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (February, 2009 – February, 2011)
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell (June, 2010 - April, 2012)
Tim by Colleen McCullough (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Time and Again by Jack Finney (April, 2007 – February, 2010)
Timeline by Michael Crichton (July, 2007 – November, 2009)
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (September, 2007 – February, 2010) ( March, 2011 - December, 2012)
Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell, in his Early Novels and Stories 1938 - 1956 (January, 2012 - June, 2013)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (June, 2009 - January, 2012)
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (April, 2007 – July, 2008)
The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (April, 2007 – November, 2009)
The Truth by Terry Pratchett (June, 2010 - April, 2012)
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (April, 2013 - November, 2014)
V-Z
Valley of Bones by Michael Gruber (July, 2010 - March, 2013)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (February, 2012 - October, 2013)
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani (February, 2010 – December, 2011)
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Vision in White by Nora Roberts (October, 2010- ?)
Vision of Light by Judith Merkle Riley (April, 2007 – November, 2009)
Water, Stone, Heart by Will North
Wedding Ring by Emile Richards (November, 2009 – May, 2011)
Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Cruisie (May, 2007 – November, 2009)
When the Emperor Was Divine: a novel by Julie Otsuka (Spoken CD) (January, 2013 - June, 2014)
The Wilding by C. S. Friedman (May, 2007)
Wish You Well by David Baldacci ( July, 2007 – February, 2010)
Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb (December, 2012 - March, 2013) Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm (May, 2007 – September, 2009)
Works of Nonfiction
A-C
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey (February, 2010 – Decmber, 2011)
After the Diagnosis: transcending chronic illness by Julian Seifter, MD (March, 2012 - October, 2013)
Ageless, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra, MD (April, 2007 – February, 2010)
Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo (April, 2007)
Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre (March, 2009 – January, 2011)
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (June, 2007 – March, 2009)
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (September, 2011 - February, 2013)
Asylum: inside the closed world of state mental hospitals photographs by Christopher Payne, essay by Oliver Sacks (May, 2012 - October, 2013)
Attacks by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (November, 2007 - July, 2008)
Ava's Man by Rick Bragg (June, 2012 - November, 2013)
The Backyard Bartender: 55 Cool Summer Cocktails by Nicole Aloni ( Summers of 2013 & 2014)
The Bear in the Attic by Patrick F. McManus
Between Silk and Cyanide: a codemaker's war 1941-1945 by Leo Marks
Billy Collins Live: a performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space (Spoken CD) (July, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Botany of Desire: a plant's-eye view of the world by Michael Pollan (July, 2011 - October, 2013)
A Bridge Too Far by Cornelius Ryan (April, 2007 – May, 2008)
Buy, Keep or Sell by Judith Miller (April, 2014 - October, 2014)
Candyfreak by Steve Almond (August, 2007 – October, 2007)
Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonnick (? –June, 2009)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth (June, 2008 - July, 2008)
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis (January, 2011 - September, 2012)
Crab Wars by William Sargent (April, 2010 - April, 2012)
D-F
Decorating with White by Victoria Magazine editors (January, 2009 – June, 2009)
The Diaries of the Maryknoll Sisters in Hong Kong 1921-1966
Edited by Cindy Yik-yi Chu
Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams (May, 2007)
Dispatches from the Edge by Anderson Cooper (April, 2007 – January, 2010 & June, 2013 - November, 2104))
Domino: the book of decorating by Deborah Needleman et al. (July, 2012 - January, 2014)
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
(April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Ecological Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (November 2010 - September, 2012)
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (April, 2007 – July, 2009)
Eniac: the triumphs and tragedies of the world's first computer by Scott McCartney (June, 2012 - October, 2013)
Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Connie Fletcher (May, 2007 – August, 2009)
Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman (June, 2008 – November, 2010)
Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas (June, 2010 - January, 2012)
Finest Hour: the battle of Britain by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
For the Time Being by Annie Dillard (May, 2010 - October, 2012 & May, 2013 - November, 2014)
Frost on My Moustache by Tim Moore (July, 2008 – September, 2010 & June, 2013 - November, 2014)
Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromo Arakawa (May, 2007 – May, 2008)
Funny Cide by The Funny Cide Team with Sally Jenkins (July, 2010 – July, 2011)
G-I
The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser (June, 2011 - March, 2013)
Giada’s Family Dinners by Giada de Larentis (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (Septembe, 2008 – September, 2010)
Girl Genius by Phil and Kawa Folio (April, 2007 – May, 2007)
A Girl named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (April, 2007 – January, 2010) (June, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery (May, 2007 – February, 2010)
Grayson by Lynne Cox (August, 2008 – September, 2010)
Here if You Need Me by Kate Braestrup (September, 2008 – October, 2010)
High Score! By Rusel De Maria and Johnny L. Wilson (May, 2007 – September, 2009)
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin (July, 2008 – September, 2010)
The Horse Boy: a Father's quest to heal his son by Rupert Isaacson (March, 2012 - November, 2013)
How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich (Spoken CD) (May, 2011 - August, 2012)

The Inevitable Guest: A Survival Guide to Being and Having Company on Cape Cod
by Marica J. Monbleau (July, 2010 – December, 2011)
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White (June, 2010 - June, 2012)
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (April, 2007 – June, 2009)
J-L
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy interviewed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (July, 2012 - December, 2013)
The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie M. Wiseman
(June, 2010 – December, 2011)
Knitting by Anne Bartlett (October, 2009 – May, 2011)
The Know-It-All by A. J. Jacob
Living in a Foreign Language (April, 2008 – August 2009)
The Long Road Home by G. B. Trudeau (April, 2007 – August, 2009)
The Lost German Slave Girl by John Bailey (April, 2010 - April, 2012)
Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
M-O
Madness Under the Royal Palms by Laurence Leamer (July, 2010 - April,2012)
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (June, 2011 - April, 2013)
Manhunt: the Twelve Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
(June, 2009- January, 2011)
The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester (April, 2007 – December, 2009)
Mike Nelson’s Mind Over Matters by Michael J. Nelson (May, 2007)
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (May, 2007 – November, 2009)
A Natural Woman: a memoir by Carole King (October, 2012 - June, 014)
Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Never Hit a Jellyfish With a Spade by Guy Browning (May, 2007 – January, 2010)
No Bone Unturned by Jeff Benedict (April, 2007 – August, 2009)
Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
The Noticer by Andy Andrews (June, 2012 - January, 2014)
Obsessive Genius: the inner world of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith (January 2012 - October, 2013)
On Writing by Stephen King (September, 2008 - September, 2010)
One Year Off by David Cohen
The Outermost House by Henry Beston (June, 2010 – December, 2011)
Outwitting History: the amazing adventures of a man who rescued a milion Yiddish books by Aaron Lansky (April, 2013 - November, 2014) Over the Mountains: an aerial view of geology by Michael Collier (April, 2012 - October, 2013)
P-R
Passing Strange by Martha A. Sandweiss (November, 2010 - April, 2012)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi ( ? – January, 2011)
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
The Portable Dorothy Parker edited by Marion Meade (October, 2012 - April, 2014)
The Primary Colors by Alexander Theroux (April, 2007 – July, 2009)
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Rambunctious Garden: saving nature in a post-wild world by Emma Marris (April, 2013 - November, 2014)
Read It Before You Eat It by Bonnie Taub-dix (June, 2011 - December, 2012)
Real Simple: 869 New Uses for Old Things edited by Rachel Hardage and Sharon Tanenbaum (June, 2011 - March, 2013)
Ring Around the Punchbowl by George L. Moses (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Roosevelt's Secret War by Joseph E. Persico (August, 2012 - December, 2013)
Round Ireland With a Fridge by Tony Hawks (April, 2007 - January, 2010)
S-U
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson 9 March, 2012 - June, 2012)
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel (April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (October, 2011 - December, 2012)
Sit on a Potato pan, Otis by Jon Agee (May, 2007)
Small Miracles: Extraordinary Coincidences From Everyday Life
by Y. Halberstam (April, 2007 – February, 2010)
Star Maps for Beginners by I. M. Levitt and Roy K. Marshal (June, 2012 - September, 2013) Staying Put: Making a Home in a Restless World by Scott Russell Sanders
(April, 2007 – January, 2010)
Stiff by Mary Roach (April, 2007 – December, 2009)
Still Life With Chickens: A Memoir by Catherine Goldhammer
January, 2007 – February, 2011)
Super Mario: How Nintendo conquered America by Jeff Ryan (October, 2012 - January, 2014) Swimming to Antarctica by Lynee Cox (September, 2010 - October, 2012)
Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed by Richard Roeper (May, 2007)
Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
The Terrible Hours by Peter Maas (April, 2007 – February, 2010)
That Quail Robert by Margaret A. Stranger
Thirty Minute Meals by Rachel Ray (May, 2007 – January, 2010)
The Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (June, 2007 – July, 2009)
Travels and Other Writings by William Bartram (August, 2011- July, 2012)
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Two Old Women by Velma Wallis (July, 2008 – October, 2010)
Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer (July, 2012 - May, 2013)
Up Till Now: the autobiography by William Shatner (May, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Ultra Secret by F. W. Winterbotham (March, 2012 - October, 2013)
V-Z
Walden Pond, photographs by Bonnie McGrath, reflections by Henry David Thoreau (November, 2011 - March, 2013) West with the Night by Beryl Markham (June, 2009 – August, 2009)
What It Means To Be 98% Chimpanzee by Jonathan Marks
(October, 2007 – December, 2009)
What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (December, 2011 - June, 2012)
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (March, 2010 - March, 2013) Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About It
by Studs Terkel (June, 2009 – August, 2009)
Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma (July, 2007 – May, 2008)
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (November, 2012 - May, 2013 & January, 2014 - November, 2014)
DVDs
5 Films about Christo and Jean-Claude (September, 2011 - September, 2012)
Akeelah and the Bee (January, 2011 - October, 2012)
Blue Valentine (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Chihuly (May, 2013 - November, 2014)
Clatterford, season 1 (May, 2013 - November, 2014)
The Horse Boy (March, 2012 - October, 2013)
The Maltese Falcon (February, 2011 - October, 2012)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (June, 2013 - November, 2014)
No Reservations (May, 2011 – December, 2011)
Spellbound (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
The Tudors (Television Program, season 1) (June, 2012 - December, 2013)
Twelve Angry Men (? - January, 2011)
The Up Series (September, 2010 – December, 2011)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (January, 2011 - October, 2012)
Wool 100% (May, 2011 - December, 2012)
MUSIC CDs
Animal Years by Josh Ritter (May, 2011 - August, 2012)
Blue Again by the Mick Fleetwood Band (February, 2011 - October, 2012)
Cost of Living by Delbert McClinton (April, 2011 - October, 2012)
Country Music by Willie Nelson (June, 2011 - March, 2013)
Elvis Gospel by Elvis Presley (August, 2011 - December, 2012)
I Learned the Hard Way by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (September, 2010 - April, 2012)
Leave Your Sleep by Natalie Merchant (May, 2011 - March, 2013)
Live at the Troubadour by Carole King and James Taylor (July, 2012 - December, 2013)
Revival by Gillian Welch (March, 2011 - August, 2012)
Santiago by The Chieftains (May, 2011 - December, 2012)
Soul of the Tango, the music of Astor Piazzolla, played by YoYo Ma
(July, 2010 – December, 2011)
Tango: Zero Hour by Astor Piazzolla (music CD) (July, 2010 – December, 2011)
Vampire Weekend (April, 2013 - November, 2014)
View From the Root by the Adam Ezra Group (February, 2011 - October, 2012)
Updated November 21, 2014