Staff Picks

The Boss

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, 2016 Like Springsteen’s lyrics, this autobiography is eloquent and layered. The easy use of language and the relatable history of the times makes this tome feel very personal and honest, like a late night visit with an old high school buddy. From his caterwauling ...Read More

In the Darkroom

In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi (2016) This well-known feminist author of Backlash: the Undeclared War against American Women, and Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man has written a kind of biography about her father who changed his gender at the age of 76.  Though estranged for years, Steven, ...Read More

The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw by Grill, William (2016). I know a 76-page book is worth its salt when it keeps an entire classroom of fourth graders on the edge of their seats, and brings a tear to the eye of their teacher. The Wolves of Currumpaw accomplished just that during ...Read More

By Hook or By Rook

Rook by Sharon Cameron, 2015 – Imagine a post-apocalyptic world where an eco-disaster turns technology on its head and sends the human race back into an eerily 17th century French Terror realm. The Sunken City, formally Paris, is governed by a regime actively imprisoning any revolutionaries who seek to hoard ...Read More