Staff's Picks


Tina Fey

Recommended by: Sheila U

Tina Fey is easily one of the funniest women in television, and is well-known for her work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock."  In this book, she recounts stories of growing up in Philadelphia, her beginnings in comedy as an improv player in Chicago, and her work on Saturday Night Live.  The stories are witty, self-effacing, profane, and laugh-out-loud funny; and Fey's reading on this audiobook is wonderful.  Her comic timing serves the stories well.

Lou's Dirty Dozen

Grady, Ranny

Recommended by: Nancy B

"Lou's Dirty Dozen" is about a woman, Lou Crandall who, by herself, raised twelve children during the great depression and dust bowl years. She used the bible, Websters Dictionary and McGuffeys Reader, plus her own ingenuity to raise her kids from babies to adults.

Crunch Time

Diane Mott Davidson

Recommended by: Ellen P

This another winner in an outstanding mystery series.

The Wild Hog Murders

Bill Crider

Recommended by: Earnestine B

Blackin Couunty Texas is being overran by feral hogs. Sheriff Rhodes has his hands full. He is trying to keep peace between the hog hunters and a local animal shelter who are trying to save said hogs. On top of everything else, he has 2 murders to solve.

This is the 18th in this series. It has colorful characters with a hometown feel.


Cynthia Harrod Eagles

Recommended by: Earnestine B


I'm always looking for new mystery authors and I've found Cynthia Harrod Eagles. If you like English mysteries then I recommend this author.  Her main character is Detective Inspector Slider. He has to find out why a good girl from a strict Christian family ended up dead in an area of London.