Staff picks for June 2012

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Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

4

This memoir is rambling and child-like and a must-read for OSU hoop fans. Read more...

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A Diamond in the Desert

4

This book explores the hardships in the Japanese-American internment camps during WWII and the enduring spirit of the people who were held there. Read more...

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The Apothecary

4

Meloy's style is classic and timeless, and has an appeal for both kids and adults. Read more...

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The Knife of Never Letting Go

4

Brisk and violent, The Knife of Never Letting Go is an alternate reality that's not for the squeamish. Read more...

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Lola and the Boy Next Door

5

When I finished this book, I hugged it and cried sweet tears of joy. Read more...

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Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

5

Are you looking for your summer road trip book? You've found it. Read more...

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Punching Tom Hanks: Dropkicking Gorillas and Pummeling Zombified Ex-Presidents: A Guide to Beating Up Anything

5

Intrigued by the title, I started reading this book. Pretty soon I was hooked (or would that be a jab?). Read more...

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Bats at the Ballgame

4

This book has entertaining illustrations and fun word play. Read more...

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

3

I heart baseball and had fun reading about the back-office side of the sport. Read more...