Staff Picks

I recently finished reading The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister.  I enjoyed it because I love historical fiction and this book put a nice twist on the Arctic expeditions done in the 1850's regarding Lady Jane Franklin's search for her missing husband and crew.

~ Roseann

I recommend The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons.  It is an emotional story about aging, love, death, and unlikely friendships that made me smile, laugh out loud, and cry.  I enjoyed the quirky, loveable characters who have an unexpected effect on 85-year-old Eudora.

~ Noreen

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
By Tembi Locke
A beautifully written book about the power of love in transcending racial and cultural differences.  Passionate prose, culinary delights (with recipes at the end), descriptions of the lush Sicilian countryside – this book really will transport you!

~ Mary

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn.  I have been waiting and waiting for this hold to come through, but thanks to our new Hoopla service I was able to download it instantly!  It's a bit different from the show, the story has more meat and takes a few different turns, but it is just as fabulous.  I'm already on to the next book in the Bridgerton series!

~ Lisa

I would definitely recommend Kristin Hannah's new book, The Four Winds. I enjoyed reading about the infamous "Dust Bowls" that took place in Texas and surrounding states and how the book emphasizes one woman’s strength in keeping her family alive during this tough time. 

~ Joanne

I am reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean.
I enjoyed this book because it is a combination of the history of the Los Angeles library and a mystery as to who set the big fire of 1986 and why someone would do such a thing.

~ Denise