Library picks

The almost moon

The almost moon

— Alice Sebold

This is a portrait of a mother –daughter bond that descends into murder. Clair and Helen Knightly are a parent and child locked in a relationship so unrelenting that they have become the center of each other’s worlds.
Fiction Adults


— M.D. Lachlan

The Viking King Authun leads his men on a raid against an Anglo-Saxon village. Acting on a prophecy – a prophecy that tells him that the Saxons have stolen a child from the Gods, he demands that no child be touched. If Authun raises him as an heir, then the boy will lead his people to glory.
Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy Adults
The Cloud Roads

The Cloud Roads

— Martha Wells

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is - a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. He’s an orphan with only vague memories of his own kind. He soon discovers a shape-shifter like himself, someone who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community.
Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy Adults - Teenagers
Lily’s Crossing

Lily’s Crossing

— Patricia Reilly Giff

Elizabeth Mollahan--the Lily of Lily's Crossing--lost her mom when she was little. Her father and a grandmother are her only family. Every summer the three of them flee sweaty New York City for a beach house in New York's Rockaways. This year though, Lily's father announces that he's enlisted in the Army; days later, he is gone. Alone with her grandmother, Lily sees a long lonely summer ahead.
Fiction - History & Geography Adults - Teenagers
The Glass Demon

The Glass Demon

— Grant Helen

Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterious letter persuades Dr. Oliver Fox that he can be the one to find it—but someone else is determined to ensure that the glass stays hidden
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers - Sci Fi & Fantasy Adults - Teenagers
The Face on the Milk Carton

The Face on the Milk Carton

— Caroline B. Cooney

The picture of a missing child printed on a milk carton attracts the attention of 15-year-old Jane Johnson. A glimpse of the girl's polka-dot dress causes memories to surface, and Jane begins to review her past and question her true identity. It is nearly impossible for Jane to perceive her loving parents as kidnappers; the task of gathering evidence and drawing conclusions proves less difficult than confronting the undeniable truth.
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults - Teenagers
Mandala: Luminous symbols for healing

Mandala: Luminous symbols for healing

— Judith Cornell, PH.D.

The mandala – a sacred circle, symbol of healing and wholeness, has been used from ancient times to the present in spiritual traditions around the globe. Drawing on her worldwide experience in helping people access innate healing capacities, Dr. Judith Cornell presents a dramatically self-empowering approach to well-being and self-knowledge.
Non-Fiction - Religion & Spirituality Adults
How Rude! : The teenagers guide to good manners, proper behavior, and not grossing people out

How Rude! : The teenagers guide to good manners, proper behavior, and not grossing people out

— Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

Nobody’s polite anymore. Why should you be? Because good manners are good for you. They impress people. They build self-esteem. They can help you get what you want from life, friends, fun, success, and respect. And they don’t cost anything. Most etiquette books are preachy and boring. This one keeps you laughing as you learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations, at home, in public, with friends, with strangers,
Non-Fiction Adults - Teenagers
100 ways America is screwing up the world

100 ways America is screwing up the world

— John Tirman

What do Wal-Mart, Gangsta Rap, and SUVs have in common? They’re all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century’s most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/ pro-“Intelligent Design” propaganda.
Non-Fiction Adults
Everyone loves you when you’re dead: journeys into fame and madness

Everyone loves you when you’re dead: journeys into fame and madness

— Neil Strauss

John Neil Straus “The Mike Tyson of interviewers” as he;
•Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Mötley Crüe out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love
•Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother
•Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dogg & prison survival tips from Rick James
Non-Fiction Adults
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