Recently added Staff Picks

Booked to Die by John Dunning

“Dunning, twice nominated for the Edgar, deserves to win one for this Denver cop-turned-bookman tale- a lively, seductive primer on how to open a bookstore, spot a first edition, warehouse it, price it, and enjoy it for its own sake.”   (Kirkus Reviews)

Recommended By:  Ed Goldberg, Reference Librarian

The Divorce Party by Laura Dave

“A multigenerational novel about love, family, and what it means to build a life with someone, The Divorce Party brings us two immensely appealing women: Gwyn, at the end of her marriage, and her future daughter-in-law, Maggie, at the beginning.”   (From the Publisher)

Recommended By:  Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services Librarian

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

“A stirring tale of lost civilizations, avarice, madness and everything else that makes exploration so much fun… A colorful tale of true adventure, marked by satisfyingly unexpected twists, turns and plenty of dark portents (Kirkus Reviews).”

Recommended By:  Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

Revolutionary Characters by Gordon Wood

Offers a series of brilliantly illuminating studies of the men who came to be known as the founding fathers… Gordon Wood’s wondrous accomplishment here is to bring these men and their times down to earth and within our reach, revealing to us just who they were and what drove them.”   (From the Publisher)

Recommended By:  Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin

“Godwin creates an indelible picture of life in that besieged and battered land. In telling the story of his parents — who after World War II moved from England to Rhodesia — he gives us a searing account of what has happened to Zimbabwe in the last 30-odd years, as bright post-revolution dreams of a multiracial society gave way to bloody racial hatred and strife … ” (New York Times)

Recommended By: Audrey Honigman, Library Clerk

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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