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Recommended Read – The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman “I really enjoy Alice Hoffman’s stories. This storyline about people who have been “struck” was fascinating with a touch of mystery and the supernatural. I like her characters they are so rich, unique and interesting to imagine.” –Jennifer, Administration Get more staff reading recommendations

Recommended Read – The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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“The main character in this wonderful narrative work of non-fiction is the Los Angeles Public Library, specifically its gorgeous central library. The author interweaves stories of the library’s history, of the catastrophic 1986 fire that nearly destroyed it and the man who was accused of setting that fire, and of the daily life of its […]

Recommended Read – Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff “Cleopatra’s world seems to come to life in the mind of the reader. Geographies and personalities alike are explored in detail. The writing is like that found in a good novel and provides the basis for a unique description of a famous historical figure.” –David, Materials Handling Get more staff reading […]

Recommended Read: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

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The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell “The story is poignant and charming while the illustrations are delicately beautiful. Fans of folk tales, Japanese culture, and Neil Gaiman’s other works will love it.” –Shan, Materials Handling Get more staff reading recommendations

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang “Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn’t help […]

Staff Pick – Oryx and Crake

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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood “This first book in the MaddAddam trilogy can easily be read as a stand-alone. It is is a dark speculative fiction narrative that shifts between a strangely wild present and a technologically marvelous past (a past that is uncomfortably close to our own contemporary America, just a bit more […]