Staff picks

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My Salinger Year

4

You don't have to love J.D. Salinger to love this poignant literary memoir. Read more...

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Illusive

4

"Ocean's 11" meets "X-Men?" Sign me up. Read more...

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Landline

5

Georgie isn't looking for magic, but she finds it right when she needs it the most. How fortuitous. Read more...

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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

5

A heart-wrenching tale of a New Orleans girl whose 10th birthday falls the same day Hurricane Katrina destroys the city. Read more...

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Let's Talk About Love

5

An indie music critic decided to write a book about the artist he most despised. What happened next took him on a journey to the end of taste. Read more...

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Outlander

5

War, romance, history and just a dash of time travel made this book one of my all-time favorites. Read more...

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Fourth of July Creek

5

A gritty and gut-wrenching debut novel. Read more...

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Absolutely Almost

5

"I love you, Albie. You are caring and thoughtful and good." And, really, isn't that what matters in the long run? Read more...

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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

4

These funny and irreverent facts are sure to tickle the funny bones of kids and adults alike. If you don't watch out, you might learn something too. Read more...

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Boomerang

4

A sizzling summer read so hot you could fry an egg on it. Read more...