My Librarian Favorites July 2014

Gone Feral
Gone Feral Tracking My Dad Through the Wild By Carpenter, Novella (Book - 2014 ) 306.8742 C296g 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:Carpenter goes on a hunt, literally, to find her skittish mountain man father and reconcile their badly fractured relationship before she starts her own family. Very different from, but just as good as her first book, Farm City. Fast but deep read. I loved it. (Tama's fave)

How to Attract the Wombat
How to Attract the Wombat By Cuppy, Will (Book - 2001 ) 814.5 C974h 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Probably the 30th time I have read it. A funny summer read. Delightful (and scrupulously researched) essays about wildlife, written by a hermit who lived in New York City. (Lisa's fave)

Good Omens
Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2007 ) FICTION GAIMAN 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:From two delightful imaginations comes a comic masterpiece in which the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, the hound of the devil chases sticks, and the end of the world is subject to Murphy's Law. (Heather's fave)

The Plover
The Plover A Novel By Doyle, Brian (Book - 2014 ) FICTION DOYLE 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 17 on 21 copies

Annotation:Declan, who first appears in Doyle's Mink River, goes to sea hoping to escape the demands of others and ends up taking on passenger after passenger. (Karen S's fave)

The Hero's Guide to Being An Outlaw
The Hero's Guide to Being An Outlaw By Healy, Christopher (Book - 2014 ) j HEALY 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don't you? Well, think again. Posters plastered across the thirteen kingdoms are saying that Briar Rose has been murdered—and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects. (Karen S's fave kid's book)

Casebook A Novel By Simpson, Mona (Book - 2014 ) FICTION SIMPSON 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 15 copies

Annotation:The story of an obsessive and anxious boy coming of age in Los Angeles, who sets up a system of surveillance on his parents and caregivers to try to make sense of the adult world. (Alison's fave)

The End of Eve
The End of Eve A Memoir By Gore, Ariel (Book - 2014 ) 306.874 G6661e 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 19 copies

Annotation:Ariel is right where she wanted to be in life, then her mother Eve shows up. (Laural's fave)

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? [a Memoir] By Chast, Roz (Book - 2014 ) GN 920 CHAST 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 236 on 0 copies

Annotation:An unflinchingly honest but hilarious book about aging, dealing with aging parents, and the weird, warped relationships we have with our parents. (Karen E's fave)

Burial Rites
Burial Rites A Novel By Kent, Hannah (Book - 2013 ) FICTION KENT 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 17 copies

Annotation:In the Iceland of the 19th Century, people eat lichen soup and sleep on pillows made of seaweed. Agnes, with her sharp mind and beautiful face, has found life as a servant particularly unpalatable. Now she is awaiting her death sentence for murder. (Rachael's fave)

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Tell the Wolves I'm Home A Novel By Brunt, Carol Rifka (Book - 2012 ) FICTION BRUNT 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Man what a beautiful book! A coming of age story in 1980s NYC involving a quirky teen who 1) would rather live in the Middle Ages and 2) has just lost her beloved uncle Finn to AIDS. A great book for anyone who has experienced a great loss, who has simultaneously loved and hated a sibling with all of their being-- or for anyone who loved The Fault in Our Stars. I think that pretty much covers every human who breathes on Earth. (Darcee's fave)

Poetry of Witness
Poetry of Witness The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (Book - 2014 ) 808.81 P7457 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:A compilation of poems that were written as the poet's personal response to war, injustice and persecution, often during a time when the common person wasn't allow such a luxury. (Susanne's fave)

The Rook
The Rook A Novel By O'Malley, Daniel (Book - 2012 ) FICTION OMALLEY 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy. (Matt's fave)

The Terror
The Terror A Novel By Simmons, Dan (Book - 2007 ) FICTION SIMMONS 2007 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 8 copies

Annotation:This novel is loosely based on the true story of an Arctic expedition that went terribly wrong in the 1840s. No one actually knows exactly what happened to the Franklin expedition in real life, but in this one, there’s a sea monster. (Diana's fave)

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The heat of summer is here and some of us are hiding in the shade with our iced tea. Others are hoppin' planes for a vacation to far away. But we've ALL got a couple or three books in our bag. Here's what we're lovin' right now.


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