Staff picks

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Toy Dance Party

4

If "Toy Story" and "The Velveteen Rabbit" had a book together, it would be just like this. Read more...

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The Deepest Secret

4

Everyone living on this central Ohio cul-de-sac has secrets-- some are much worse than others. Read more...

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Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home

4

This is a great book that illustrates the healing power of food. Read more...

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Six of Crows

4

For months, I couldn't go anywhere without hearing about this book. Now that I've read it, I know why. Read more...

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

4

As soon as I saw the cover of this book, I knew an adventure was going to happen. Read more...

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What She Knew

4

A super-tense psychological thriller about a missing child and a seemingly unhinged mother. You won't put it down until you know whodunit. Read more...

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Did You Ever Have a Family

5

A subtle, quiet and beautifully written novel about life before and after unbearable grief. Read more...

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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

4

At a point equidistant from the historical reverence of Doris Kearns Goodwin and the frat-house buffoonery of "Drunk History," we find Sarah Vowell. Read more...

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What You Can When You Can: Healthy Living On Your Terms

5

Holiday parties? Endless shopping? Cookies for days? These tips on healthy living will give you a few reliable tricks to hide up your sleeve! Read more...

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H is for Hawk

5

A story about grief and gratitude that is both brutal and beautiful. Read more...