Staff Picks

Some of the books we have enjoyed reading lately; maybe you will like some of them, too !

Deanna’s Picks

Ms. Cortney Recommends:

A Few Of Phil’s Favorites:

New at the library this month is this delightful yet thought-provoking fantasy that echoes the themes of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 with a unique twist.     It also  has hints of Jorge Luis Borges and Terry Pratchett in the mix

Click the link at the left to read the publisher’s summary, and to order the book if it catches your interest.     It surely caught mine !

A noir detective story set in an alternate reality where the postwar Jewish homeland is not Israel but the coast of Alaska.

Never a dull moment !

Though most of the Yiddish words are sort of clear from the context, Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish might make a good companion volume.

I don’t read a lot of graphic novels, but when I happened upon this volume while looking for something else I couldn’t resist ordering it !     A simple and approachable biography.

Richard Feynman, who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1965, was one of the great minds and unique personalities of the 20th century.

He first came on my radar in 1986, when his work on the Rogers Commission investigating the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger changed the entire course of the proceedings with a simple demonstration performed in the hearing room under the eye of the television cameras.

I earnestly recommend pretty much everything he wrote, should you want to learn even more.