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Staff Picks

July Picks

The Versions of Us

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

A tale of possibilities and consequences that rings across the shifting decades, from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and on to the present, showing how even the smallest choices can define the course of our lives.

Recommended by Sheryl

A Thousand Naked Strangers

A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard

A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe.

Recommended by Gwen

Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes

Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes

This debut cookbook from the highly popular indie food magazine, staying true to bold flavors, shares favorite Asian dishes that occupy the sweet spot of crave-worthy and are simple to make.

Recommended by Alice

Red: Teenage Girls in America

Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up their Lives Today edited by Amy Goldwasser

These collected essays offer a key to understanding one of the most mislabeled and underestimated members of society.

Recommended by Karel

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground (DVD)

An expose of sexual assault on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Recommended by Katie

Redemption Road

Redemption Road by John Hart

This psychological thriller wends through a series of murders and distracted law enforcement who struggle with a possible perpetrator in their midst.

Recommended by Sharon

The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.

Recommended by Jeff

Above the Waterfall

Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

Enduring the mistakes and tragedies that have shaped their lives in contemporary Appalachia, a sheriff on the brink of retirement and a haunted park ranger confront violent forces when an elderly local is accused of poisoning a trout stream.

Recommended by Sheryl

The Sacred Sites Bible

The Sacred Sites Bible: The Definitive Guide to Spiritual Places by Anthony Taylor.

Full-color photographs show each stunning site as it looks today, while illustrations reconstruct the ancient buildings as they would have appeared at their height.

Recommended by Karel

The Excellent Lombards

The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls "a timeless classic...a book you will read and reread."

Recommended by Gwen

City of Thieves

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Having elected to stay in Leningrad during the siege, 17-year-old Lev Beniov is caught looting a German paratrooper's corpse. The penalty for this infraction is execution. But Colonel Grechko spares Lev on the condition that he acquire a dozen eggs for the colonel's daughter's wedding cake.

Recommended by Katie

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

When Reichl took over from the formidable and aloof Bryan Miller as theNew York Times'restaurant reviewer, she promised to shake things up. And so she did.

Recommended by Alice

Humans of New York

Humans of New York, Stories by Brandon Stanton

Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he's had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves. Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs.

Recommended by Karel

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell

A novel about an old murder that sends shockwaves across a group of astonishingly carnal and appetiteful elderly friends.

Recommended by Sheryl

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.

Recommended by Gwen


Buck (DVD)

The true story of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, who overcame a violent childhood to use his skills helping horses and their owners achieve understanding.