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- Henri Frederic Amiel
Previous Staff Picks
By Curtis SittenfeldRecommended By Amy B., Children's Librarian
When her husband is elected president of the United States, Alice Blackwell finds her new life as first lady increasingly tumultuous as she recalls her early life, her courtship and marriage, and the crisis that nearly destroyed their relationship and reflects on the privileges and difficulties of her position as her private beliefs conflict with her public responsibilities.
By Jim ButcherSeries Dresden FilesRecommended By Megan Kass, Systems Manager Presents an urban fantasy-story collection starring Windy City wizard Harry Dresden and featuring an assembly of famous guest editors, in an anthology that includes the original novella, "Zoo Day."
By Jose Antonio VargasRecommended By Neela Vass, Head of Acquisitions The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration-rights activist presents a debut memoir about how he unknowingly entered the United States with false documents as a child.
By Susan Jane GilmanRecommended By Lisa Hollander, Readers' Services Librarian
Leaving behind her family and her suburban home when her world implodes, forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski sets off on a road trip to rebuild her life.
By Rainbow RowellRecommended By Nathalie Levin, Librarian Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words and worrying about her fragile father.
By George R. R. MartinSeries History of House TargaryenRecommended By Meghan F., Children's Services Librarian
The first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones and answers key questions about the dynasty's origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.
By Casey CepRecommended By Ed Goldberg, Head of Reference
Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.
By Bruce HolsingerRecommended By Pam Martin, Assistant Library Director The students and parents of a tight-knit community find their bonds nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens nearby, in a story told from both adult and child perspectives.
By Nora RobertsSeries Guardians TrilogyRecommended By Stacey Mencher, Readers' Services Librarian Continuing the hunt for the Star of Ice in Ireland, the immortal Doyle confronts his tragic past while the archaeologist Riley immerses herself in local history and finds herself targeted by a dark goddess.
By Anne BogelRecommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian Popular blogger and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast offers a charming, relatable, and highly readable essay collection for book lovers everywhere, examining the magical and maddening aspects of the reading life.
By Jillian CantorRecommended By Amy B., Children's Librarian
In a reimagining of the life of Anne Frank's sister Margot, Margie Franklin, working as a secretary at a Jewish law firm in Philadelphia, finds her carefully constructed life falling apart when her sister becomes a global icon.
By Dave EggersRecommended By Ralph Guiteau, Readers' Services LibrarianWith Ralph Guiteau, Readers' Services Librarian
Traces the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni-American in San Francisco, and his dream of resurrecting the ancient art of cultivating, roasting, and importing Yemeni coffee, an endeavor that is challenged by the brutal realities of Yemen's 2015 civilwar.
By Sally HepworthRecommended By Stacey Mencher, Readers' Services Librarian, Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide.
By Louise PennySeries Chief Inspector Gamache NovelsRecommended By Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian When a young boy prone to crying wolf goes missing, village newcomers Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache join a frantic search for the child only to stumble on a community secret about a long-ago betrayal and murder.
By Sarah WatersRecommended By Donna Burger, Readers' Services Librarian A tale set in World War II London finds a rescue worker struggling for composure after a bombing, a young woman longing for her soldier lover, and a convict who watches a battle through the bars of his window.
By David McCulloughRecommended By Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.
By Lesley KaraRecommended By Nathalie Levin, Librarian Hearing rumors that a dangerous ex-con has moved into town under an assumed name, an obsessed single mother goes to reckless lengths to determine the facts, subjecting her loved ones to dangerous retaliation.
By Mary Kay AndrewsRecommended By Lisa Hollander, Readers' Services Librarian, Pam Martin, Assistant Library Director Reluctantly accepting a job at her estranged father's law firm in the aftermath of her mother's passing, Drue is tangled in a decades-old mystery that threatens everyone she loves.
By Layne FargoRecommended By Jessikah Chautin, Community Engagement Specialist Ambitious Chicago theater actress Kira Rascher finally lands the role of a lifetime, but if she takes it, she must work with Malcolm Mercer, a mercurial director known for pushing his performers past their limits—onstage and off.
By Etah RumRecommended By Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers' Services Librarian, Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers' Services, Lisa Hollander, Readers' Services Librarian, Neela Vass, Head of Acquisitions, Donna Burger, Readers' Services LibrarianWith Lisa Hollander, Readers' Services Librarian
Three generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy, and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.