Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng's first novel is a hauntingly, beautifully told story of a family in crisis. A teenage girl named Lydia drowns (murder? suicide? an accident?), leaving her parents and siblings looking for answers and wondering if they knew Lydia as well as they had thought. Themes of identity, racism, grief, and sacrifice will keep the reader thinking about the book long after putting it down. ~Meghan, HH

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee's debut novel weaves together elements of historical fiction and adventure into a powerful coming of age tale.  Two young girls living in Missouri, a runaway slave and a convicted criminal, disguise themselves as boys and travel the Oregon Trail.  Along the way, they discover their inner strength, and create bonds of friendship that look beyond race and gender.  Perfect for anyone looking for something with a little adventure, or something with a little girl power! ~Kelly, CCL

Rivers and Tides

This documentary follows artist Andy Goldsworthy as he travels the world creating intricate masterpieces in and with his surroundings. His materials are only those found in nature. It's a mesmerizing and meditative experience to watch his process and see his incredible finished works. ~Elizabeth, HH

The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by Wes Anderson, this comedy/drama centers around an estranged family of former child prodigies who reunite after their father announces a terminal illness. It's quirky, funny, moving, and boasts a killer cast--it's a movie that stays with you. I consider it a classic--one of my favorite movies of all time. ~Elizabeth, HH