Staff's Picks


Folk Shawls: 25 knitting patterns and tales from around the world

Cheryl Oberle

Recommended by: Sheila U

Lately, I've been fascinated by lace knitting.  Folk Shawls is a wonderful source of beautiful pattern ideas for lace work, and stories about the areas and people who created them.  Another place I've found great lace information is one of the new digital magazines offered by the library, through Zinio (http://www.scpls.org/zinio).  The magazine Piecework is a great source of information about lace-making in various forms, including knitting.  


Bad Monkey

Carl Hiaasen

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    Andrew Yancy on suspension from the Monroe County Sheriff Department, is asked by the Sheriff to go to Miami to retrieve an arm that was caught in the ocean. Yancy thinks it was a boating accident. Thats when the trouble starts.

    While he is temporarily working as the County Health Inspector, he tries to find out how the victim was killed.

     This is a new author for me and I found it entertaining. Give it a read


THe Highway

C. J. Box

Recommended by: Nancy B

If you are a C.J. Box fan, you will be quite surprised at the story line. It is different, quite exciting and will keep you on the edge of your chair. I can not say more without giving some of the plot away. Read it.


Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

Fluke, Joanne

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner in Fluke's Hannah Swensen series.  If you like cozies, this is for you.


Me Talk Pretty One Day

David Sedaris

Recommended by: Sheila U

A friend recently told me he wanted to start reading David Sedaris, but wasn't sure where to start.  As someone who has read every book Sedaris has published, it was a tough call.  But "Me Talk Pretty One Day" is probably my all-time favorite and a great one to start with.  You'll meet Sedaris' quirky family and enjoy his wonderful stories.  


Smarty Bones

Haines, Carolyn

Recommended by: Ellen P

Another winner in the Sarah Booth Delaney mystery series.  If you like cozies, this is for you.


Joyland

Stephen King

Recommended by: Earnestine B

    Devin Jones is a college student in 1973. For that summer, he worked at a small amusement park located in S.Carolina. He was trying to get over a broken heart and learning a new way of talking, carny.

    He also finds out that a horrible murder took place on one of the rides. Horror House is considered haunted by the ghost of the young woman who was brutally murdered and left there. The killer has never been found.

    Stephen King is a master in storytelling. A great book of coming of age and confronting evil.


Don't Go

Scottoline, Lisa

Recommended by: Nancy B

Scottoline has done her research on the lives of soldiers who are in a war zone and the family they leave behind. The story is well written and touches the heart.  It is a story of reality that should appeal to both men and women.


While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

Wax, Wendy

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is a good chick lit novel.  If you like the show, you'll enjoy the book.


While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

Wendy Max

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is a good chick lick novel.  If you like the show you will like the book.

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