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Staff Picks

Each Kindness
STAFF PICK | October

Jacqueline Woodson

“ One read, and the wisdom of this book will stay with you forever! A beautiful reminder – for kids & adults alike – of the power in the smallest action. ”
End Zone
STAFF PICK | October

Don DeLillo

“ End Zone is a funny, visceral, beautifully written little novel about a college football team in West Texas. It is one of of DeLillo's early books, and one of my favorites. If Friday Night Lights and White Noise had a baby, it would look something like this. ”
A Farewell to Arms
STAFF PICK | October

Ernest Hemingway

“ Set on the Italian front during World War I, this novel is one of the best examples of Hemingway's determination and ability to give the feel of a story rather than just tell it. I especially love this edition because it features an appendix of discarded material that offers a glimpse into his painstaking writing process, including the drafts of several very different endings. ”
Under the Sea-Wind
STAFF PICK | October

Rachel Carson

“ Read this if you're tired of books about humans. This is Rachel Carson's first book, and the first volume in her incredible ocean trilogy. She tells the story of a marine ecosystem in beautiful language that reads like a novel, with the creatures of the ocean themselves as the characters. ”
Julie of the Wolves
STAFF PICK | October

Jean Craighead George

“ What little girl (or boy) doesn't fantasize about running away from home and joining a wolf pack? If they didn't before, Kapu and Jello will change that! This is a timeless story of self-reliance and appreciation of the wild. ”
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It
STAFF PICK | October

Maile Meloy

“ Meloy has a real gift for storytelling, and her characters and scenes crackle with such energy that it's no wonder this collection has been adapted into a movie (out this month)! Savor these stories and then go see Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women with Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern -- what's not to love? ”
In the Miso Soup
STAFF PICK | October

Ryū Murakami

“ Horrifically appropriate for an October read. But also, a compelling, damning, and insightful portrayal of modern Japanese society, and cross-cultural perceptions and interactions. ”
The Journey
STAFF PICK | October

Francesca Sanna

“ Spare, poetic language combined with lush, stylized illustrations tell a story of courage under the most dire of circumstances. Especially well-timed with current events, young readers will identify with this universal, yet completely unique, tale of a family's displacement and subsequent journey to find a new home. ”
Aya: Life in Yop City
STAFF PICK | October

Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie

“ Aya is loosely based on author Marguerite Abouet's youth in Côte d'Ivoire in 1978, a time of stability and affluence, as well as one of rapid social change. The story follows a close-knit trio - the titular character, Aya, Adjoua, and Bintou - who navigate the transition from girlhood into womanhood with humor and ingenuity. ”
Every Man Dies Alone
STAFF PICK | October

Hans Fallada

“ A dark, piercing novel of WWII Germany. After a working-class couple learns that their son is killed at the front line, they decide to protest the Nazi regime by leaving anonymous postcards around Berlin denouncing Hitler’s authority. Based on factual events, Fallada's masterpiece is a slow-burn thriller, a love story and an unforgettable depiction of the moral consequences of inaction and complicity. ”