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Staff Picks

Ever wonder what the library staff read when they're at home? Check out the Staff Picks cart in the upper lobby to see! (Look for the books with the orange bookmarks.) This collection is so popular that we've gathered the titles here for your perusal.

1 Dead in Attic: after Katrina by Chris Rose

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

The Art of Fielding: a novel by Chad Harbach

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker (Spoken CD)

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig (Spoken CD)

Beautiful Wildflowers: wedding bouquets, arrangements and more from nature's seasonal abundance by Edle Catharina Norman

The Blue Bistro, a novel by Elin Hilderbrand

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christopher

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (Spoken CD)

By Its Cover: a Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

Cambridge: a novel by Susanna Kaysen

The Care and Management of Lies, a novel of the great war by Jacqueline Winspear

Codex 632: the Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus, a novel by Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos

Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders

A Dangerous Place (Spoken CD) by Jacqueline Winspear

Daphne by Justine Picardie

The Daring Ladies of Lowell, a novel by Kate Alcott (Spoken CD)

The Dark Vineyard, a novel by Martin Walker (Spoken CD)

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Defining the World: the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary by Henry Hitchings

Edmund Wilson: a life in literature by Lewis M. Dabney

The Elephant Company: the Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Constantine Croke

Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan

Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, a novel by Rhonda Riley

Enrique's Journey: the story of a boy's dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother by Sonia Nazario

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Firstborn (a novel) by Lorie Ann Grover

Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw

Five Fortunes, a novel by Beth Gutcheon

Flora, a novel by Gail Godwin

Foundling by D. M. Cornish

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes

Friendship Bread, a novel by Darien Gee

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen

Get Inside Your Doctor's Head: 10 Commonsense Rules for Making Better Decisions about Medical Care by Phillip K. Peterson, M.D.

The Giant's House, a romance by Elizabeth McCracken

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons (Spoken CD & Book)

Glittering Images, a novel by Susan Howatch

The Great Marsh: between land and sea photography by Dorothy Kerper Monnelly

Great Smaller Museums of Europe by James Stourton

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, a novel by Joshilyn Jackson

Hesher (DVD)

The House at the End of Hope Street: a novel by Menna Van Praag

The House I Loved: a novel by Tatiana de Rosnay

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, a novel by Mohsin Hamid

The Hungry Ocean: a swordboat captain's journey by Linda Greenlaw

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood

The Knowledgeable Knitter: Understand the Inner Workings of Knitting and Make Every Project a Success by Margaret Radcliffe

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (Spoken CD)

Letters from Skye: a novel by Jessica Brockmole

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Looking for Me: a novel by Beth Hoffman

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris by Ann Mah

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel.

The Morning Line, a novel by Tom Kenny

My French Whore: a love story by Gene Wilder (Spoken CD)

Next Life Might Be Kinder by Howard Norman

NOS4A2 a novel by Joe Hill

Novel Destinations: literary landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West by Shannon McKenna and Joni Rendon

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: a novel by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Spoken CD, read by the author)

Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition by Benjamin Kilham

The Perfect Storm (DVD)

The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higasida

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Returned, season 1 (DVD - TV)

Le Road Trip: a Traveler's Journal of Love and France by Vivian Swift

Russian Winter, a novel by Daphne Kalotay

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill

The Sixth Extinction: an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert

Songs From the Road by Leonard Cohen (music CD)

A Star for Mrs. Blake: a novel by April Smith (Spoken CD)

Still on Top: Greatest Hits by Van Morrison (Music CD)

Still Writing: the perils and pleasures of a creative life by Dani Shapiro

The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adirana Trigiani (Spoken CD)

"The Talented Mr. Ripley" by Patricia Highsmith, one story in the anthology Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950's

That Summer, a novel by Lauren Willig

That's That by Colin Broderick

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Trapped Under the Sea: one engineering marvel, five men, and a disaster ten miles into the darkness by Neil Swidey

Ultimate Cardmaking: a collection of over 100 techniques and 50 inspirational projects by Sarah Beaman

Under the Wide and Starry Sky, a novel by Nancy Horan (Spoken CD)

An Unintended Journey: a caregiver's guide to dementia by Janet Yagoda Shagam

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a novel by Rachel Joyce (Spoken CD)

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Where'd You Go Bernadette: a novel by Maria Semple

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: the education of a craftsman by Peter Korn

The Wild Braid: a Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden by Stanley Kunitz with Genine Lentine

William Morris Decor and Design by Elizabeth Wilhide

The Writer as Migrant by Ha Jin

Updated September 2, 2015