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STAFF PICKS

Staff-recommended reading for MARCH 2019. 

Check back each month for a new list.  Also check out our Goodreads Group for reviews, online bookclubs, and more!

 

This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation.

In the face of chaos and turmoil in Europe, Wilson was determined to move America away from the isolationism that had defined the nation's foreign policy since its inception and to embrace an active role in shaping world affairs.

In 1939, the Oregon Webfoots, coached by the visionary Howard Hobson, stormed through the first NCAA basketball tournament. Seventy-five years later, following the tournament's evolution into a national obsession, the first champions are still celebrated as "The Tall Firs." 

The novel unfolds in 2006, at the end of the money-for-nothing years, as a chance meeting leads to an awkward tryst and James tries to make sense of a relationship where "no" means "maybe" and a "yes" can never be taken for granted.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history.

This comprehensive handbook of organic gardening techniques is full of practical information on sowing and growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and other plants. 

Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert--together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations.

Whether you're a beginner and determined to make the most of limited space with a truly unique and heirloom harvest, or a seasoned grower looking to spice up your cooking with gourmet flavors, the step-by-step instructions give you the confidence to grow some unusually tasty crops.

PREVIOUS STAFF PICKS

  • February 2019
    • First 15 Lives
    • Life After Life
    • The 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
    • The President's kitchen cabinet
    • Ultimate insiders
    • Jefferson's daughters
    • The runaway wok
    • Young China
    • The 12 Chinese animals
  • January 2019
    • 100 yr man
    • 121 First Dates
    • Thousand Beginnings
    • First in Line
    • First Things First
    • Never Too Late
    • January Window
    • Two Faces
    • Three Days
  • December 2018
    • Nos4A2
    • True Love
    • One Day
    • Pete
    • Hanukkah
    • Christmastown
    • Sweet
    • Harlem
    • Kiss Me
    • Mr. Miracle
  • November 2018
    • Ghost
    • Bury
    • Chester
    • LaRose
    • Chukfi
    • Power
    • Ghost Hawk
    • Earth Weeping
    • If I ever
  • October 2018
    • Prayers
    • Frida
    • Crux
    • Marcus
    • Aristotle
    • Unknown
    • Undocumented
    • Tia
    • Bodega
    • Wild
  • September 2018
    • Cage
    • Cat
    • James
    • Wallflower
    • Jane
    • Indian
    • Mountain
    • Hate
    • Tango
    • Separate
  • July-August 2018
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    • Fog
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    • War
    • Second
    • Less
    • wrong
    • good thing
    • Trevor
    • Summer
  • June 2018
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    • Eleanor and Hick
    • The gods of tango
    • Julián is a mermaid
    • They both die at the end
    • Speak now : marriage equality on trial
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