Staff picks

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The Bone Clocks

3

Is "The Bone Clocks" ambitious? Absolutely! Inventive? Without a doubt! Expertly crafted? Yes! A truly great book? Well, that I'm not so sure about... Read more...

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Us Conductors

5

The winner of the 2014 Giller prize for Canadian fiction tells a story of love, espionage and the uncanny singing of the electronic ether. Read more...

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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

5

Do you love running? Do you sometimes hate it a little bit? This book is for you! Read more...

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Blizzard

5

The PERFECT picture book to gift away this blustery holiday season. Read more...

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Acceptance

4

Questions, answers and a creature with a thousand eyes. Read more...

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Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel

4

Lena Finkle dives right into the world of online dating, and tells it like it is for a single mom in this strange new world. Read more...

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El Deafo

5

Able to hear a pin drop (or a teacher in the bathroom) from a mile away-- it's El Deafo! Read more...

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Stories of Your Life and Others

5

Eight tales of mind-bending science fiction and fantasy. Read more...

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Sharp Objects

4

This twisted thriller has more to offer than your typical mystery novel, and it pulls no punches. This small town has lots of dirty secrets to share. Read more...

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Holiday Cheer: Recipes and Decorating Ideas for Your Best Christmas Ever

5

Every year I look for a new cookie recipe to share with the family around the holidays. I found a winner in this book! Read more...