Staff picks

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President Taft is Stuck in the Bath

5

This book is what you get when you mix "King Bidgood's in the Bathtub" with a bit of history! Read more...

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The Well's End

4

Wowza. This fast-paced sci-fi mystery about a killer virus run amok had me on the edge of my seat! Read more...

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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea

3

A history of the Chelsea Hotel, also known as the coolest building on Earth. Read more...

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Americanah

5

A beautifully-told story about two people born in Nigeria who fall in love, move apart and have to make unexpected choices about their lives. Read more...

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Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

4

An interesting, educational and sometimes humorous look at the American diet (from processed cheese to boxed cereal), and how it got that way. Read more...

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Jane, the Fox, & Me

4

What do "Jane Eyre," foxes and little girls who look like sausages have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. Read more...

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Pure

5

I couldn't stop reading this modern sci-fi classic, and I devoured its two sequels as fast as I could. Read more...

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Better Off Friends

5

Exploring the age-old question: can a guy and girl really be just friends? Read more...

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Sea Creatures

4

"Sea Creatures" examines the strength of parental love, and offers proof of our capacity to correct a course and move forward. Read more...

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Duck, Duck, Moose!

4

Forget the old game of Duck, Duck, Goose, 'cause "Duck, Duck, Moose" is where it's at! Read more...