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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

2 A. M. at the Cat's Pajamas, a novel by Marie-Helene Bertino

Alongshore by John R. Stilgoe

Andrea's Complete Wine Course for Everyone (DVD)

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig (Spoken CD)

Ask the Passengers a YA novel by A. S. King

At Home: a Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

The Blue Bistro, a novel by Elin Hilderbrand

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (Spoken CD)

Breathe, (DVD) a film by Melanie Laurent

The Bridge, series 2 (DVD)

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

Callander Square by Anne Perry (Spoken CD)

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

Corelli's Mandolin, a novel by Louis De Bernieres

The Country of Ice Cream Star, a novel by Sandra Newman

A Dangerous Place (Spoken CD) by Jacqueline Winspear

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

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

Die Again, a novel by Tess Gerritsen

The Docent, a novel by Tom Kenny

The Dogist by Elias Weiss Friedman

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

Everything Everything, a YA novel by Nicola Yoon

Firstborn (a novel) by Lorie Ann Grover

Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw

Five Fortunes, a novel by Beth Gutcheon

Foundling by D. M. Cornish

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

Glittering Images, a novel by Susan Howatch

Great Smaller Museums of Europe by James Stourton

The Heretic Queen, a novel by Michelle Moran

History of the World in Photographs

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

Illuminae: the illuminae files - 01 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The King's Speech (DVD)

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 Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Mapmaker's Wife: a True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a YA novel by Jesse Andrews

Meet the Patels (DVD)

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

A Moveable Feast: the restored edition by Ernest Hemingway, edited by Sean Hemingway

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

The Next Always (Book 1 of The Inn Boonsboro trilogy) by Nora Roberts

Next Life Might Be Kinder by Howard Norman

NOS4A2 a novel by Joe Hill

Nothing to Envy: ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

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 by Neil Gaiman (Spoken CD, read by the author)

On the Run: fugitive life in an American city by Alice Goffman The Perfect Storm (DVD)

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that cant' stop talking by Susan Cain

The Returned, season 1 (DVD - TV)

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Selected Poems by John Updike

Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill

The Sixth Extinction: an unnatural history by Elizabeth Kolbert

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

Station Eleven, a novel by Emily St. John Mandel

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)

Sycamore Row a novel by John Grisham (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

The Theater of War: what ancient Greek tragedies can teach us today by Bryan Doerries

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

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)

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

While I Was Gone, a novel by Sue Miller

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

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Writer as Migrant by Ha Jin

Updated May 17, 2016