Staff Picks - Marilyn

 
For me, a day that I don’t read is a cryin’ shame of a day! It’s as necessary as breathing for me. And since I’m curious about nearly everything, the daily quest for the newest, next beauty is always dangling as a shiny promise just around the corner. Currently I’m excited about “big fiction” - grand, overarching novels; science books about virology and disease; biographies and kids books of all ages.  
 

Gretel and the Dark (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594632556
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 10/2014
Krysta, a precocious little girl, is unruly and troubled as she processes her mother's suicide. Schooled in Grimm's fairy tales, her life becomes a fairy tale filled with elusive beauty and deadly trials. A Holocaust tale that unerringly bites into the edges of darkness and peril. Sometimes I read a book that shimmers in a special way. This is that book for me.

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780761174417
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Published: Workman Publishing, 10/2014
Heroes give meaning to life in unspoken ways through magnificent actions. Here is collection of animal heroes that broaden the idea of heroes that brightens all our lives.

A Christmas Memory (Hardcover)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780679602378
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Published: Modern Library, 11/1996
If you read just one book by Capote, make it this one. A tiny book with with rich characters and wicked humor. A magical, fabulous read.

On the High Line (Paperback)

$29.95
ISBN-13: 9780500291412
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Published: Thames & Hudson, 5/2014
Possibly the greatest walking trip of New York everyone can enjoy - a joyous creation of reclaimed urban space riding the pulse of NYC.

$8.95
ISBN-13: 9781930238473
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Published: Yosemite Association, 6/2014
Yosemite In Pictures is stunning; a great gift; siren's muse; a motivating quest and so much more. Sublime.

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780142422052
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Published: Speak, 10/2012

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780871404206
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2/2013

City of Thieves (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780452295292
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Published: Plume, 4/2009

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781250012210
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 10/2012

The Frozen Rabbi (Paperback)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781616200527
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 6/2011

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780316053570
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 3/2013

$5.99
ISBN-13: 9780399255236
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 8/2012

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780743245463
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Published: Atria Books, 2/2005
If you're naturally competitive but your knees can’t take running anymore, here’s a great new challenge. Obmasick reports from the road on the birdwatchers race to complete the entire big for sightings. This race isn’t for light-weights but it’s quite entertaining.