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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.

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Agent Garbo: the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day by Stephan Talty

Alive: the story of the Andes survivors by Piers Paul Read

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

The Amber Room: the Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy

The Art of Fielding: a novel by Chad Harbach

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

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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

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

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Congratulations, By the Way by George Saunders

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Death at a Funeral (DVD)

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

Editing Made Easy: simple rules for effective writing by Bruce Kaplan

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

Eight Girls Taking Pictures: a novel by Whitney Otto

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Elsewhere: a memoir by Richard Russo

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 Feast of Love by Charles Baxter

Finders Keepers: a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession by Craig Childs

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Firstborn (a novel) by Lorie Ann Grover

Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw

Flora, a novel by Gail Godwin

For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose

Foundling by D. M. Cornish

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

Gap Creek: the story of a marriage by Robert Morgan

The Garden of Martyrs by Michael C. White

Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the journey of a generation by Sheila Weller

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid

Great Smaller Museums of Europe by James Stourton

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

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Spoken CD)

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

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

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

Incognito: the secret lives of the brain by David Eagleman

Island Beneath the Sea: a novel by Isabel Allende (Spoken CD)

I've Got Your Number: a novel by Sophie Kinsella (Spoken CD)

Jack in the Pulpit: a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Cynthia Riggs (Spoken CD)

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood

The Last Letter From Your Lover: a novel by Jo Jo Moyes

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

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch

Looking for Me: a novel by Beth Hoffman

Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James. L. Swanson (Spoken CD) /p>

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

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin

Monster: Living Off the Big Screen by John Gregory Dunne

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: a novel by Robin Sloan

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

The Nature of Cape Cod by Beth Schwarzman

Nobody's Perfect: writings from the New Yorker by Anthony Lane

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

O.J. in the Morning, Spirited Dispatches on Aging with Joie de Vivre by A. E. Hotchner

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

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (Spoken CD)

The Postmistress: a novel by Sarah Blake (Spoken CD)

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

Queen of the Night: a novel of suspense by J.A. Jance (Spoken CD)

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higasida

The Returned, season 1 (DVD - TV)

The Road to Ubar: finding the Atlantis of the sands by Nicholas Clapp

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

Russian Winter, a novel by Daphne Kalotay

Sacred Hearts: a novel by Sarah Dunant (Spoken CD)

Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White (Spoken CD)

Scandinavian Christmas Stockings: classic designs to knit for the holiday by Mette Handberg

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Scoundrels (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn

Sea Change: Alone across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat by Peter Nichols

Songs From the Road by Leonard Cohen (music CD)

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

Star Island: a novel by Carl Hiaasen (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

Stoner by John Williams

Taking Chance (DVD)

That's That by Colin Broderick

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre by the National Gallery of Art (DVD)

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

The Typewriter Girl: a novel by Alison Atlee

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

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

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Michael J. Neufeld

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

William Morris Decor and Design by Elizabeth Wilhide

With My Body by Nikki Gemmell

The Writer as Migrant by Ha Jin

Updated November 25, 2014