Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Vestiges and Claws by Jose Gonzalez

Fans of musicians like Bon Iver, Elliott Smith, Feist, and Damien Rice will love this singer-songwriter's folky album. His ethereal, spare album sounds as he's playing just for you, the only person in the room. His poetic lyrics match the haunting beauty of this album perfectly. ~Elizabeth, HH

Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Two couples meet in an airport, awaiting the arrival of their adopted daughters from Korea. This charming novel follows the ways in which the two families' lives become intertwined over the years, while also exploring what it means to be an American. I highly recommend the audiobook version read by Blair Brown. ~Meghan, HH

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove is the neighborhood curmudgeon in his Swedish community...or is he? Backman continually reintroduces Ove and his neighbors until we begin to understand how hard it is to really know someone, and how wrong it may be to judge him. You will love Ove and his neighbors...just give them a chance. ~Kathryn, CCL

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Merry Barrett was eight years old when her 14-year old sister Marjorie descended into madness, in the middle of the family falling apart due to her father's unemployment. Then the Barretts accept the offer of a reality show focused around Marjorie's "possession" so they can support themselves.  But was Marjorie possessed, schizophrenic, or simply an unruly teen? Even fifteen years later, Merry still struggles to make sense of that moment in time--and this unsettling but suspenseful horror novel will have readers doing the same. ~Debra, CCL

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