Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

It's the middle of World War Two and a young British wireless operator has been captured by the Nazis. This book is her confession ... but can she be trusted? The narrators of this audiobook will keep you so wrapped up you won't want to turn it off. Lovers of historical fiction and suspense won't want to miss it. ~Laura, HH

Ghosts:A Natural History by Roger Clarke

Clarke explains what happens when people see a ghost, why people are so fascinated by ghosts, and the technology used in ghost hunting. Anyone with an interest in ghosts, ghost hunting, or the paranormal will enjoy reading this book. ~Barb, CCL

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Foodies and lovers of short stories will want to pick up this gem. A series of vignettes tell the stories of the members of Lillian's cooking class - how they came to be there, their complex relationships, and what they will take away. Don't miss the sequel: "The Lost Art of Mixing." ~Laura, HH

The Paradise (TV Series)

Looking for something new after watching Downton Abbey or Mr. Selfridge?  This BBC historical drama is set at the Paradise, England's first department store.  Follow the characters through stories of love, betrayal, and friendship.  The two season series includes characters to root for and an intriguing blend of history and drama. ~Kelly, CCL

Toumani & Sidiki by Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate

Father and son duo Toumani and Sidiki Diabate have focused their album on little known kora (the ancient 21-string harp/lute of West Africa) compositions from their country, Mali. It's a complex album, at times peaceful, then fiery- always captivating. These stunning melodies are a perfect vehicle for their gorgeous duets. ~Elizabeth, HH