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“Radicalized” By Cory Doctorow “This collection of short stories set in the not-so-distant future touches on capitalism, oppression, racism, and immigration–issues that we’re dealing with today. Thought-provoking, with laughter and a bit of ire.”- Katherine R., Materials Handling Get more staff reading recommendations

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“Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home” By Nora Krug “A fascinating account of a German woman’s adventure into her family history to better understand her roots, her family’s involvement in WWII, and what it’s like to cope with what your ancestors may or may have not done with their lives. I love how […]

Top 10 Checkouts of 2019

1. Normal People by Sally Rooney 2. Wolf Pack by C.J. Box 3. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert 4. A Better Man by Louise Penny 5. The River by Peter Heller 6. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Mary Pipher 7. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 8. The […]

Recommended Read – Good Talk

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob “This is a funny and complex book motivated by questions from the author’s six-year-old son, questions that are sparked in the years leading up to Trump’s election as her son forms his identity as a young brown boy. Throughout this uniquely illustrated graphic memoir, Jacob explores her […]

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo “This novel about Amanda, a trans teen, negotiating a new school was interesting, informative, funny and heartbreaking. Loved it!” –Margie, Resource Services Get more staff reading recommendations

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“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi “‘Children of the Blood and Bone’ is set in Orisha, a fantasy nation with roots in West African mythology. Adeyemi creates a world where magic has been completely suppressed. The main protagonist, Zeile, is born a maji, but must hide her magical powers. I highly recommend this […]

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“There There” by Tommy Orange “A city is a place, is a collection of architecture, is neighborhoods, is happenings, is a multiplicity of voices. In the “There There”, the city is Oakland, CA, and the voices are those of urban (Indigenous) Natives. What starts as individual vignettes ends in a kind of complicated coherence, where […]

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro “A dystopian love story centered around three friends from childhood as they come of age. Wonderfully written and full of twists that will keep you wanting more.” –Cait, Meadows Get more staff reading recommendations

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The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir by Betsy Lerner “The daughter of one of the titular “ladies”, who has played bridge for many years with the same group, observes, plays, and writes about her mother and these women she has known all her life. The author’s observations over time improve her opinion of her mother, her […]

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea “This excellent novel, about a dying Mexican immigrant who throws one last blow-out party to celebrate both his birthday and his life, proves that happy families can be as interesting as unhappy ones. It’s also a solid choice for those looking to add a little diversity […]