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.  
 

Designa (Hardcover)

$20.00
ISBN-13: 9781620406595
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 10/2014
Remember peering through kaleidoscopes making the mundane into fantastic patterns bursting with patterns? Designa, a collection of visual  shapes symbols and its artful math. A lush sourcebook and and bounty of patterns and forms, Designa is a great creative prompt for creativity and beauty. 

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781476727257
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Published: Scribner Book Company, 8/2014
Ever wonder what it takes to perform autopsies for a living? Melinek tells you with grace and humor in her book while she trained in NYC to become a Medical Examiner. This is VERY captivating writing. Her compassion helps you better understand this often shrouded science.

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.

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780307911773
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Published: Pantheon, 2/2015
Wow - an incredible read. I love it, love it! Vietnam a country torn apart, a people finding and mending their broken selves. Just amazing - 

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.

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781101870013
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Published: Pantheon, 2/2015
Read these stories for the perfect beauty of Baxter’s writing.Savor these characters, at once fragile and resilient.These stories are a gift.

$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.