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Staff Picks

Owl Moon
STAFF PICK | February

Jane Yolen

“ Lit only by the winter moon, a nighttime walk through the woods is the setting for this classic children's picture book. ”
Mary
One Love
STAFF PICK | February

Cedella Marley

“ Cedella Marley has adapted one of her father's most popular songs and you can't help but feel all right when reading it aloud! And with great illustrations to accompany the lyrics, the song jumps right off the page. ”
Mary
Hadji Murat
STAFF PICK | February

Leo Tolstoy

“ I began this novella on the recommendation of a customer who called it the perfect introduction to Tolstoy. She was absolutely right. If our current partial winter doesn't put you in the mood for Anna Karenina or War and Peace, begin Hadji Murat. In many ways, and regardless of your history with Tolstoy, a rich reading experience. ”
Melinda
Being Dead
STAFF PICK | February

Jim Crace

“ If you’re looking for a traditional love story, you may want to continue the search a little longer. Veiled behind a conventional beginning, Being Dead appears to be a tragic murder mystery. But read a little further and at its core, you’ll find a singular novel about a deep, committed love and the respect it is capable of commanding in life and death. ”
Melinda
STAFF PICK | February

Edward P. Jones

“ In honor of Black History Month I'm recommending this unusual and gripping story set in pre-Civil War Virginia. Jones's beautiful writing about characters born into the inhumanity of slavery won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2004. ”
Mary
Interstellar Cinderella
STAFF PICK | February

Deborah Underwood

“ This is an awesome take on the traditional story of Cinderella. With great illustrations and a pretty cool twist to the original ending, I highly recommend you pick up this book. ”
Bethany
Follow My Leader
STAFF PICK | February

James B. Garfield

“ This is a fantastic story about a boy who must come to terms with his lost sight after an unfortunate firework accident. As he learns about all the adjustments he must now make, he acquires an invaluable friend and learns some important life lessons. ”
Bethany
Regarding the Fountain
STAFF PICK | February

Kate Klise

“ This is a great book written in the form of letters about the designing of a drinking fountain for an elementary school with an intertwined mystery about the disappearance of the spring for which the little town was once known. ”
Bethany
No Place for an Angel
STAFF PICK | February

Elizabeth Spencer

“ This novel reads like a movie, with two fashionable couples traversing the U.S. and Europe in the high style of the Kennedy era. Life isn't all martinis and and parties with the rich, famous, and powerful, however. Spencer deftly reveals that in this glitzy world of prosperity and ambition, a person's (and the country's) fortunes can be reversed when least expected. ”
Sophie
STAFF PICK | February

Ann Petry

“ Ann Petry was raised in small-town Connecticut, but upon moving to New York during the Harlem Renaissance she was energized, creatively and politically, by the beauty and strife of the neighborhood. The Street is the story of a young woman trying to make a better life for herself and her son, but her talent, ambition, and hard work collide with racism and sexism at every turn. ”
Sophie

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