Staff picks for August 2012

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The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

5

Stop what you're doing and read this book right now. You can thank me later. Read more...

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

4

How Will You Measure Your Life offers a unique perspective on charting life's course. Read more...

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The One and Only Ivan

4

The One and Only Ivan tugs at the heartstrings in a way that only a true story can. Read more...

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The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches

4

This is perfect reading for a pennant race. Catch it! Read more...

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Leverage

5

Raw and intense, this book has some violent moments, but it's hard to put down! Read more...

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Dead End in Norvelt

4

This fictional tale of one of Gantos' childhood summers will have you cringing, laughing out loud and perhaps even pondering deep social issues. Read more...

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Pure

4

I read a lot of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books, but this... this was something else. Read more...

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Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

4

After finishing this book, I could not stop thinking about it-- this memoir is both compelling and horrifying. Read more...

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Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More

4

It's summer and a middle-aged man's fancy turns to love...of barbecue. And home fries. And enormous stacks of pancakes. Read more...