Patrons' Picks

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NONFICTION

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ben Carson, M.D. [2012]

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo  [2012]

BLISS, REMEMBERED by Frank Deford [2010]

BRAIN RULES FOR BABY by John Medina [2010]

A CITY SO GRAND by Stephen Puleo [2010]

DOUBLE CROSS by Ben Macintyre [2012]

EATING ON THE WILD SIDE by Jo Robinson [2013]

FAR FROM THE TREE by Andrew Solomon [2012]

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT WIFE by Wendy Moore [2013]

I KISS YOUR HANDS MANY TIMES by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák  [2013]

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX  by Nathaniel Philbrick [2001]

KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly [2011]

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Katy Butler [2013]

LEAN IN by Sheryl Sandberg  [2013]

MAKING MASTERPIECE by Rebecca Eaton [2013]

MORTALITY by Christopher Hitchens [2012]

MY BELOVED WORLD by Sonia Sotomayor  [2013]

MUD SEASON by Ellen Stimson  [2013]

NEW LIFE, NO INSTRUCTIONS by Gail Caldwell [2014]

ONE SUMMER AMERICA, 1927 by Bill Bryson  [2013]

PROOF OF HEAVEN by Eben Alexander [2012]

READ MY PINS by Madeleine Albright [2009]

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR by Brenda Ashford  [2013]

TAKING THE STAND by Alan Dershowitz  [2013]

THAT WOMAN by Anne Sebba [2012]

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Ann Patchett     [2013]

UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN by Jon Krakauer [2003]

THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS by Isabel Wilkerson [2010]

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE A WOMAN PRESIDENT? by Marianne Schnall  [2013]

 

FICTION

THE 13TH HOUR by Richard Doetsch  [2009]

ABBY COOPER, PSYCHIC EYE by Victoria Laurie     Mystery series [2004]

ADIOS HEMINGWAY by Leonardo Padura     Mystery [2005]

AMY FALLS DOWN by Jincy Willett  [2013]

ALICE BLISS by Laura Harrington [2011]

THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg [2013]

THE ART OF HEARING HEARTBEATS by Jan-Philipp Sendker   [2012]

ASTONISH ME by Maggie Shipstead [2014]

BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter  [2012]

THE BEES by Laline Paull [2014]

THE BIG BOTH WAYS by John Straley     Mystery  [2008]

BLACKOUT by Connie Willis     Science Fiction [2010]

BLOOD AND BEAUTY by Sarah Dunant

BLOOD MONEY by James Grippando     Mystery [2013]

THE BODY IN THE BOUDOIR  by Katherine Hall Page     Mystery series  [2012]

THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron       Mystery series [2014] 

THE BOOK OF LIFE by Deborah Harkness [2014]

THE BOOKMAN’S TALE by Charlie Lovett [2013]

THE BOOTLEGGER by Clive Cussler  [2014]

BOY IN THE TWILIGHT by Yu Hua   [2014] 

BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo [2007]

THE BRIDE BOX by Michael Pearce [2013]

BUFFALO BILL’S DEAD NOW  by Margaret Coel     Mystery series [2012]

CAKE by Dina Keratsis [2013, from Stow!]

THE CHAPERONE by Laura Moriarty [2012]

CHILD OF MY HEART by Alice Hoffman [2002]

THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL  by Jane Maas [2013]

A COLD DAY FOR MURDER by Dana Stabenow     Mystery series [1992]

THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson     Mystery  series [2005]

THE CUCKOO’S CALLING  by Robert Galbraith  (J.K. Rowling)  [2013]

CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese [2009] 

DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts  [2013]

DEADLINE by Sandra Brown [2013]

DOG ON IT  by Spencer Quinn     Mystery series [2009]    Especially good in audio

THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG by Muriel Barbery  [2008]

ETERNAL ON THE WATER by Joseph Monninger [2010]

EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING by Katrina Onstad  [2013]

FACES OF THE GONE by Brad Parks   Mystery series [2009]

A FINE BALANCE by Rohinton Mistry [1996]

FLIGHT BEHAVIOR by Barbara Kingsolver [2012]

THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey [2012]

THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson [2014]

THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by JoJo Moyes [2013]

THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt  [2013]

THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary  [2013]

THE HIRED MAN by Aminatta Forna  [2013]

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET by Liane Moriarty  [2013]

INFERNO by Dan Brown  [2013]

INSANE CITY by Dave Barry  [2013]

THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd [2014]

JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU? by Paula Daly [2013]

THE KITCHEN HOUSE by Kathleen Grissom     Historical Fiction  [2010]

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh  [2011]

THE LAST RUNAWAY by Tracy Chevalier     Historical Fiction  [2013]

LETTERS FROM SKYE  by Jessica Brockmole   [2013 ]

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by ML Stedman    Historical Fiction  [2012]

THE LONG WAY HOME by Louise Penny     Mystery series [2014]

LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft    Mystery [2013]

MAISIE DOBBS by Jacqueline Winspear    Mystery Series [2003]

MASTER AND COMMANDER by Patrick O’Brian   Historical Fiction series  [1970]

ME BEFORE YOU by JoJo Moyes  [2012]

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks [2012]

MISS READ’S CHRISTMAS by Miss Read  [1990]

MRS. LINCOLN'S DRESSMAKER  by Jennifer Chiaverini  [2013]

MRS. POE by Lynn Cullen [2013]          

MURDER AS A FINE ART by David Morrell    Mystery  [2013]

NATURE GIRL by Carl Hiaasen  [2006]    

NEVER LOOK AWAY by Linwood Barclay [2010]

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern  [2011]    

NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT by Derek Miller  [2013]

ORFEO by Richard Powers  [2014] 

THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON by Adam Johnson  [2012]

THE PHYSICIAN by Noah Gordon     Historical Fiction  [1986]

THE POACHER'S SON by Paul Doiron    Mystery series [2010]

PRAYERS FOR SALE by Sandra Dallas [2009]

RED WOLF by Liza Marklund [2010]

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott   [2013]

THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion  [2013]

THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater  [2011]

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes  [2011]

THE SHADOW TRACER by Meg Gardiner  [2013] 

SIX YEARS by Harlan Coben  [2013]

THE SNOW CHILD by Eowyn Ivey  [2012]

A STAR FOR MRS. BLAKE by April Smith [2014]

STILL LIFE by Louise Penny     Mystery series  [2007]

THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult    [2013]

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke [2001]

SUMMER’S CHILD by Luanne Rice [2005]

THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT by Edward Kelsey Moore  [2013]

SWEET SALT AIR by Barbara Delinsky [2013]

SWEET THUNDER by Ivan Doig  [2013]

TAPESTRY OF FORTUNES by Elizabeth Berg  [2013]  

THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield  [2006]

THE TIME KEEPER by Mitch Albom  [2012]    

THE TRAITOR’S WIFE by Allison Pataki [2014]  

A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD by Jennifer Egan [2011]

WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY by Nicci French  [2014]

WE ARE WATER by Wally Lamb  [2013]

WHERE THREE ROADS MEET by Sally Vickers     Historical Fiction  [2007]

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple  [2012]    

WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD by Susan Crandall  [2013]

THE WHISTLING SEASON by Ivan Doig  [2006]

THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbit   [2014]    

THE WINTER SEA by Susanna Kearsley     Historical Fiction  [2010]

YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Jane Hanff Korelitz [2014]

 

CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULT

AMAZING COWS by Sandra Boynton   [2010]

CINDER by Marissa Meyer  [2012]    

DODGER by Terry Pratchett   [2012] 

GERONIMO STILTON series

JAKE AND LILY by Jerry Spinelli   [2012] 

NOTEBOOK OF DOOM series by Troy Cummings

OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper [2010]

WE WERE LIARS by E Lockhart [2014]


Last updated 10/22/14