Monday, June 27, 2016
Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch
Home | Staff Picks (page 3)

Staff Picks

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

walk in the woods

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann

Villa America

Villa America by Liza Klaussmann When Sara Wiborg and Gerald Murphy met and married, they set forth to create a beautiful world together-one that they couldn’t find within the confines of society life in New York City. They packed up their children and moved to the South of France, where they immediately fell in with a group of expats, including ... Read More »

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman “From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro – “the Father of Impressionism”. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel ... Read More »

DCI Banks: Aftermath

Aftermath

DCI Banks: Aftermath “A young woman is unconscious, bleeding from a head wound. Hiding in the cellar is her husband, ready to wield a knife at anyone who tries to enter, desperate to protect his secret. What happens next leaves one of the officers dead, the other fighting for her career and Inspector Banks with a chilling murder investigation that ... Read More »

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Helen Macdonald wins The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction , the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. “H is For Hawk tells the story of how the death of Helen’s father triggered her to follow a childhood dream and become a falconer, obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk. The book is an unflinchingly ... Read More »

Frida

frida

Complement a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts special exhibit on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Detroit by watching the 2002 film Frida starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina. Nominated for 6 academy awards, including best actress. Read More »

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson “With her freshly painted sunny yellow bedroom in 1962 Denver, Kitty Miller leads a content if solitary life. Running a bookshop with her best friend, Frieda, is a welcome break from teaching school. Everything about Kitty’s life seems benignly commonplace until she begins waking up in another bedroom, in another life: a life in which ... Read More »