Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Happy and In Love by The Shirelles

These excellent 70's era Shirelles albums have been overlooked for too long. They sound more mature- their beautiful voices even richer. Great covers included, too- I love their take on Marvin Gaye classics in their medley of Mercy Mercy / Inner City Blues / What's Going On. ~Elizabeth, HH

The Art of the English Murder by Lucy Worsley

A great read for people who love true crime as well as detective fiction. This book examines some of England's most notorious murders and the public's fascination with them. Discover how these crimes inspired not only English literature, but all forms of entertainment from the 19th century forward. Learn how writers like Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie turned real-life crime solvers into fictional characters, thereby shaping England's idea of who a detective should be. ~Kristin, CCL

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