Staff picks

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We Never Asked for Wings

5

Hold onto your hearts, Diffenbaugh has earned her literary wings in her second masterpiece and she is about to take your breath away. Read more...

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Gorillas in Our Midst

5

Yes, this is a picture book, but grown-up me could not stop laughing! Read more...

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Popular Crime

5

Making the world safe for murder the way he did for on-base percentage. Read more...

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Endless Summer Cookbook

4

This fresh, summer cookbook is sure to include something for everyone! Read more...

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Fish in a Tree

5

"Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid." Read more...

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Debunk It! How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation

4

Fine-tune your baloney detector with this book of strategies, tips and real-life examples for how to identify and debunk misinformation. Read more...

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James

4

What really drives an 82-year-old woman to walk across Canada with a coyote? Read more...

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Review of My Cat

3

At last, a chance to treat our feline "friends" with the same withering disdain they've always shown us. Read more...

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Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It

4

Domestic fiction served with a dark twist. Read more...

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The Pirate Pig

5

This is a high seas caper involvin' a skull-and-crossbones-wearin' pig, a stout captain and t' unwanted attention o' Barracuda Bill. Read more...