Lisa's Staff Picks

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The Road (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307387899
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2007

A father and son journey toward the coast through a post-apocalyptic landscape. While the father is a "hero" for staying alive and keeping his young son alive in this harsh, desperate, and lawless new world, his path is the antithesis of a "hero's journey." Powerful, dark, and difficult. A 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner.

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ISBN: 9781501198823
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Published: Atria Books - April 9th, 2019

Imagine being at a quaint Swiss hotel when nuclear bombs are dropped around the world and external communication stops. Enter Jon Keller's world. Would there be enough food? What is that odd taste in the water? Does man have a purpose when the world is ending? And who are these other people at the hotel?

There There Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

This is a first novel by Tommy Orange and is about the experience of being Native in contemporary Oakland, CA. Each character in the story adds a piece to this complicated puzzle until the whole picture is revealed at the book's climactic end. Does the title refer to a place, or is it a phrase of consolation?

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ISBN: 9781538748466
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 19th, 2019

Coben's latest novel explores the lengths a loving father will go to in an effort to save his daughter from drug addiction and an abusive boyfriend. It's also the story of a family attempting to navigate the emotional loss of a beloved daugher and sister.

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ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2015

Caitlin Courtland is a young woman full of promise: smart, determined, and on her way to college with an athletic scholarship for track. During a family vacation in the mountains, Caitlin goes for a run and never comes back. This is a novel about how a family faces the future when they are stuck in the past.  

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ISBN: 9780316379373
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Published: Orbit - May 29th, 2018

The ship The Atargatis is found at sea without any of its passengers or crew. Scientist Victoria Stewart lost her sister on that voyage. A corporation attempting to clear themselves of any responsibility, sends a crew of scientists, including Victoria, to solve the mystery. What they confront is a wonder to some and a horror to all.