June 2019 - Staff Picks!

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This June, the Year in Reading theme in staff picks! These are the gems our librarians love! Give them a try, and let us know what you think.


Agatha Christie, Richard E. Grant, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
Description: After wealthy financier Rex Fortescue's sudden death, grains of rye are inexplicably found in his pocket. The coroner's verdict is death by poisoning, yet only one of the dead man's relatives seems upset. The others all have motives to want the old man dead. When two more members of the Fortescue household are murdered, Miss Marple enters the case. But is one bizarre clue--the pocket full of rye--enough to solve the strangest case of her career?
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Courtney Summers
Description: After being assaulted by the sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, Romy Grey was branded a liar and bullied by former friends, finding refuge only in the diner where she works outside of town, but when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing and news of him assaulting another girl gets out, Romy must decide whether to speak out again or risk having more girls hurt.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, Kresley. Warlord wants forever Cole, Larissa. Forsaken by night Ione
Description: The Warlord Wants Forever: Vampire Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. He can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, a beautiful Valkyrie, awakens him, body and soul. She has eluded him for years, but he finally has power over her. Now, he will make her pay for the agonizing lust she subjected him to for half a decade...But is it really a punishment for Myst, or a fulfillment of her own deepest wants?Forsaken by Night: Tehya has spent the last twelve years as an accidental wolf, but is truly a vampire at heart. When she gets injured, Lobo takes her inside MoonBound's headquarters and nurses her back to health. But when Tehya wakes up and returns to her original form, it sets off a dangerous chain of events that may very well end in the death of the vampire she loves--but who thinks of her as a complete stranger.Dark Swan: Lilica Swan isn't quite human or otherworlder; she is the best--and worst--of both. She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bond her life to his...effectively wedding him. But without consummation, the bond will fade. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?
Call Number: FIC Blo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Roger Crowley
Call Number: 945.311 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Tedd Arnold
Description: When Buzz captures a fly to enter in The Amazing Pet Show, his parents and the judges tell him that a fly cannot be a pet, but Fly Guy proves them wrong.
Call Number: Ei Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
M. C Beaton, Davina Porter, AudioGO (Firm)
Description: Having fallen hopelessly in love with local gardener George Marston, a shameless Agatha Raisin donates the money for a charity ball in the hope of dancing with him, only to discover that he has been murdered by a killer who caused him to be bitten by a poisonous snake.
Call Number: FIC Bea
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 22, 2019
John Irving
Description: In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them in this tale that spans five decades.
Call Number: LP FIC Irv
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Scarlett Thomas
Description: "Meg Carpenter is broke. Her novel is years overdue. So when a book called The Science of Living Forever lands on her desk, she jumps at the chance to review it, starting on a labyrinthine journey that takes her from mysterious beasts of the moor to forest fairies to ships in bottles, New Age theories of everything to physics to narrative theory, and forces her to ask: Does anyone really want to live forever?"--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Liz Braswell
Description: What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? It's been five years since the infamous sea witch defeated the little mermaid...and took King Triton's life in the process. Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica, while Ursula runs Prince Eric's kingdom on land. But when Ariel discovers that her father might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world--and a prince--she never imagined she would see again.-- from book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Catherine Banner
Description: Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a cafe draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children - three sons and an inquisitive daughter - grow up and struggle with both humanity's cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Tyler Anne Snell
Description: When Rachel Roberts is nearly abducted, she makes a panicked call to the one man she can trust. Lawman Dane Jones will do anything to protect his best friend's widow. Plagued by the guilt he bears over the man's tragic death and his undeclared love for Rachel, Dane must confront his past in order to stop a madman. Their lives - and their futures - depend on it.
Call Number: FIC Sne
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Louise Erdrich
Description: In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home.
Call Number: J FIC Erd
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Sabrina Mahfouz
Description: From established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken word artists, the writers in this collection blow away the narrow image of the 'Muslim Woman'. Hear from users of Islamic Tinder, a disenchanted Maulana working as a TV chat show host and a plastic surgeon blackmailed by MI6. Follow the career of an actress with Middle-Eastern heritage whose dreams of playing a ghostbuster spiral into repeat castings as a jihadi bride. Among stories of honour killings and ill-fated love in besieged locations, we also find heart-warming connections and powerful challenges to the status quo. These stories transcend time and place revealing just how varied the search for belonging can be.
Call Number: 820.9 Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Nova Ren Suma
Description: Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: May 22, 2019
Caitlín R Kiernan
Call Number: FIC Kie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Jon Krakauer, Scott Brick
Call Number: 289.33 Kra
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 24, 2019
Leif Enger
Description: Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is "cruising along at medium altitude" when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered and he emerges into a world no longer familiar to him. Awakening in this new life, Virgil begins to piece together his personal history and the lore of his broken town, with the help of a cast of affable and curious locals--from Rune, a twinkling, pipe-smoking, kite-flying stranger investigating the mystery of his disappeared son; to Nadine, the reserved, enchanting wife of the vanished man; to Tom, a journalist and Virgil's oldest friend; and various members of the Pea family who must confront tragedies of their own. Into this community returns a shimmering prodigal son who may hold the key to reviving their town.
Call Number: LP FIC Eng
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 24, 2019
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A Pocket Full Of Rye [Audiobook]
Agatha Christie, Richard E. Grant, Inc Blackstone Audio, Harper Audio (Firm), Inc Recorded Books
FIC Chr
The House At The Edge Of Night: A Novel
Catherine Banner
FIC Ban
All The Rage: A Novel
Courtney Summers
YA FIC Sum
The Negotiation
Tyler Anne Snell
FIC Sne
Blood Red Kiss
Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, Kresley. Warlord wants forever Cole, Larissa. Forsaken by night Ione
FIC Blo
The Porcupine Year
Louise Erdrich
J FIC Erd
City Of Fortune: How Venice Ruled The Seas
Roger Crowley
945.311 Cro
The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write
Sabrina Mahfouz
820.9 Thi
Hi, Fly Guy!
Tedd Arnold
Ei Arn
The Walls Around Us Nova Ren Suma.
Nova Ren Suma
YA FIC Sum
Hiss And Hers [Audiobook]
M. C Beaton, Davina Porter, AudioGO (Firm)
FIC Bea
Threshold: A Novel Of Deep Time
Caitlín R Kiernan
FIC Kie
Last Night In Twisted River [Large Print]
John Irving
LP FIC Irv
Under The Banner Of Heaven: A Story Of Violent Faith [Audiobook]
Jon Krakauer, Scott Brick
289.33 Kra
Our Tragic Universe
Scarlett Thomas
FIC Tho
Virgil Wander [Large Print]
Leif Enger
LP FIC Eng
Part Of Your World: A Twisted Tale
Liz Braswell
YA FIC Bra