Library Staff Picks 2011






Aslam, Nadeem.  The Wasted Vigil. ASLAM, NADEEM Wasted

Brooks, Geraldine.  Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague. BROOKS (also Library2Go audio book).

Brown, Eleanor.  The Weird Sisters. NEW book BROWN, ELEANOR Weird Sisters

Cook, Robin.   Cure. NEW book COOK, ROBIN Cure (Large Print and CD available)

Doyle, Brian.  Mink River. NEW book DOYLE, BRIAN Mink

Durrow, Heidi.  The Girl Who Fell From the Sky. DURROW, HEIDI Girl

Franzen, Jonathan.  Freedom. NEW book FRANZEN, JONATHAN Freedom

Hannah, Kristen.  Night Road. NEW book HANNAH, KRISTIN Night Road (Large Print and CD available)

Howe. Katherine.  The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. HOWE, KATHERINE Physick

Koslow, Sally.  Little Pink Slips. KOSLOW, SALLY Little

Larsen, Reif.  The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet. LARSEN, REIF Selected

Lynch, Jim.  The Highest Tide: a Novel. LYNCH, JIM Highest (also in CD)

McLarty, Ron.  The Memory of Running. MCLARTY, RON Memory (Also in CD)

Moore, Graham.  The Sherlockian. MOORE, GRAHAM Sherlockian

Pullinger, Kate.  The Mistress of Nothing. NEW book PULLINGER, KATE Mistress of Nothing [Provides a glimpse into upper Victorian English society, as well as Egyptian history and culture at the start of the Suez Canal building project. A real eye opener into the meager life of the British servant class, as well as early Islamic culture.]

Quick, Amanda.  The Arcane Society series. (good on audio too!)

Rosnay, Tatiana de.  Sarah’s Key. ROSNAY, TATIANA Sarah’s (Also in CD)

Shaffer, Mary Ann.  Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. SHAFFER, MARY ANN Guernsey [Highly recommend the audio version]

Stockett, Kathryn.  The Help. STOCKETT KATHRYN Help (Large Print and CD available)

Wilhelm, Kate.  Welcome, Chaos. Wilhelm (also available as a Library2Go audio book)

Zentner, Alexi.  Touch: a Novel. NEW book ZENTNER, ALEXI Touch



Child, Lincoln and Douglas Preston.  Aloysious Pendergast character books (great on audio!)

French, Tana.  Faithful Place. MYS FRENCH, TANA Faithful

Johnson, Craig.  The Walt Longmire mystery series.

Penny, Louise.  The Armand Gamache mystery series.



Butcher, Jim.  Changes: a Novel of the Dresden Files. SciFi/Fant BUTCHER, JIM Dresden Files.. Bk 12

Butler, Octavia E.   Fledgling: a Novel. SciFi/Fant BUTLER, OCTAVIA Fledgling (also Library2Go audio book)

Liu, Marjorie M.  Darkness Calls. SciFi/Fant LIU, MARJORIE Hunter Kiss 2

Martin, George R. R.   The Song of Ice and Fire series.

McCaffrey, Anne.   Catacombs: a Tale of the Barque cats. New books MCCAFFREY ANNE Catacombs

Tobin, Betsy and Davina Porter.   Ice Land. (Library2Go audio book)

NOTE: Some titles may or may not still be considered new. So you may want to check the catalog to check an item’s current placement before searching for it.



Brown, Helen.  Cleo: the Cat Who Mended a Family. 921 BROWN, HELEN Cleo

Browning, DominiqueSlow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas & Found Happiness. 158.1 BRO, Slow

Contino, H. S.  Shipwrecks of Coos County. 979.523 CON, Shipwrecks

Cooper, Gwen.  Homer’s Odyssey:a Fearless Feline Tale About How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat. 636.8092 COO, Homer’s

Duno, Steve.  Last Dog on the Hill: the Extraordinary Life of Lou. NEW book  636.70092 DUN, Last

Flaim, Denise.  Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck, and a Few Turtles. 179.3 FLA, Rescue (also available via Library2Go)

Hull, Lise.  Coos County. 979.523 HUL, 2007

Gleick, James.  The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood. NEW book 303.4833 GLE 2011

Johnson, Wendy D.  Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn. (Library2Go audio book only)

Leavy, Jane.  The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood. NEW book 921 MANTLE, MICKEY Leavy

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach.  The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. NEW book 921 Sediqi, Kamela Tzemach

Muhammad, Mildred.  Scared Silent: the Mildred Muhammad Story: a Memoir. 921 MUHAM- MAD, MILDRED

Rodriguez Deborah.  Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil. 305.48697 2007 (Large Print) [Provides a glimpse inside the real lives and stories of women in Afghanistan and the contrast with an American woman who finds her own way by helping them]

Wallace, Douglas.  Everything Will be All Right. 921 WALLACE DOUGLAS




Anderson, M. T.  The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation. YA Fic ANDERSON M.T. Astonishing Life (also in Books on CD)

Dunkle, Clare B.  The Sky Inside. (Library2Go audio book only)


For Youth

Flinn, Alex.   Beastly. (Library2Go audio book only)

McKinty, Adrian.  The Lighthouse Land: The Lighthouse Trilogy, Book 1 (Library2Go audio book only)