Category Archives: Recs from the Desk

Recs from the Desk 03/31/14 – 04/05/2014

Holy Hamlet, Batman! This week, patrons are loving…

In the Sea There are Crocodiles – Fabio Geda      In the Sea There are Crocodiles cover

The Queen’s Dwarf – Elia March Case

Catch Me – Lisa Gardner

The Silver Star – Jeannette Walls

The Gods of Guilt – Michael Connelly        Gods of Guilt cover

Someone – Alice McDermott

Enon – Paul Harding


Recs from the Desk 03/23/14 – 03/29/14

Mmmm!! This week, patrons are eating up…

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski

Gattica – (film)

Never Let Me Go – (film)

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress – Ariel Lawhorn

Shrink – (film)

Downfall – Terri Blackstock

The Death of Bees – Lisa O’Donnell

death of bees

No Way Home: A Dancer’s Journey from the Streets of Havana to the Stages of the World – Carlos Acosta

The Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert

Recs from the Desk 03/09/2014 – 03/15/2014

This week, patrons love…

That Part was True – Deborah Mckinlay

Patron Review (That Part was True): “A sweet novel – small in scope – but the characters are finely drawn and very engaging.” – Sharon

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

Fruitvale Station – (film)

The Colors of the Mountain – (film)

Dust – Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Blindspot – Jane Kamensky

Treasure Hunt (Inspector Montalbano, # 16) – Andrea Camilleri

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel – Ari Shavit

Recs from the Desk 03/02/2014 – 03/08/2014

This week, patrons are loving…

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Steve Earle

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

Back to the Garden – documentary film

Mrs. Queen Takes the Train – William Kuhn

Niceville – Carston Stroud

When Will there be Good News? – Kate Atkinson

Parade’s End – BBC miniseries

Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart

The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd

Patron Review (The Invention of Wings): “This book is a masterpiece and a revelation. It’s filled with horror and wonder and bravery beyond comprehension in the face of brutality and suppression. Thank you Sue Monk Kidd for bringing to light and life the Grimke sisters from obscurity. Their selfless and inspiring works should stand alone with the better known crusaders for abolition and suffrage.”

The Flamethrowers – Rachel Kushner

Moonstruck – (film)

Newsroom – (television show)

Bad Monkey – Carl Hiaasen (audio CD)

The Art Forger – B. A. Shapiro