Staff Picks

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Reservoir 13

Jon McGregor
2017
ISBN: 9781936787708

A teenage girl has gone missing and everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the English moors as the police set up roadblocks and news reporters descend. Meanwhile, there is still work that must be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart.

When : the scientific secrets of perfect timing

Daniel H. Pink
2018
ISBN: 9780735210622

Illuminates the scientific factors that shape the hidden patterns of a day and challenge scheduled activities, drawing on research in the disciplines of psychology, biology, and economics to share practical advice and anecdotes for promoting a richer, more engaged life.

Samarkand : recipes & stories from Central Asia & the Caucases

Caroline Eden & Eleanor Ford ; food photography by Laura Edwards
2016
ISBN: 9781909487420

The trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend ; illustrated by Jim Madsen
2017
ISBN: 9780316508889

"A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society"-- Provided by publisher.

Strange weather : four short novels

Joe Hill
2017
ISBN: 9780062663115

"Snapshot" is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by "The Phoenician," a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda


2018
ISBN: 9780062792167

This special edition of the highly acclaimed novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda features art from the major motion picture starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel, which hits theaters on March 16, 2018.

Astrophysics for people in a hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson
2017
ISBN: 9781538408018

What is the nature of space and time? How do people fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within them? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Historic Denali National Park and Preserve

Tracy Salcedo
2017
ISBN: 9781493028917