Lisa's Staff Picks

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Animal Dreams: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062278500
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2013

This beautiful story of a father and daughter reconnecting is told from alternating perspectives--that of Codi, the daughter, and her aging and memory challenged father. Kingsolver incorporates, into all of her writing, symbols from the natural world and her take on political issues.

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The Music Of Dolphins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780590897983
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1998

This is a story of growing up, of discovering another way of life, and ultimately choosing what is the right path for you. It is a moving middle-grade novel that is powerful for readers of any age. Keep a tissue handy at the end.

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Trans-Sister Radio (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375705175
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Published: Vintage - August 14th, 2001

One of Bohjalian's ealier works, Trans-Sister Radio is also one of my favorites. What do you do when the person you have fallen in love with decides, in the spirit of being true to themselves, that they need to make some drastic changes?

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The Hunger Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735212534
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019

Katsu has put a monstrous spin on the already tragic tale of the Donner Party. Deliciously creepy.

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The Dinner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385346856
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Published: Hogarth - October 29th, 2013

This psychological thriller centers around a dinner shared between dramatically different brothers and their wives. "We need to talk about our sons. Intrigued?

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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this book is filled with brief, gentle thoughts--some humorous, some poetic, some inspiring--to begin and end your day. Would make an excellent graduation gift.

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The Good Girl: An Addictively Suspenseful and Gripping Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778317760
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Published: Mira Books - February 24th, 2015

If you liked Gone Girl, this twisty suspenseful novel will by right up your alley. Lies and truth, good and bad, lost and found are like dice that are shaken in a cup and thrown on a game board--the trick is making order out of chaos.