Ellie's Picks

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426214660
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Published: National Geographic Society - February 2nd, 2016

If you like to read biographies here is a fast glimpse into the lives of twelve celebrated historic icons through the lens of modern psychology. 

Salt to the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399160301
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Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

I'll bet you are not aware of the greatest tragedy in maritime history. It took place during the end of World War II. This story follows four young adults who are among the thousands of desperate refugees who flock to the coast in the midst of the Soviet advance vying for passage aboard the "Wilhelm Gustloff", a ship that promises safety and freedom. So well told!

The Guest Room Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385538893
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Published: Doubleday Books - January 5th, 2016

This page turner is a tale of scandal, shame and suspense as a bachelor party goes terribly wrong! Another riveting novel from a great storyteller.

The Mare Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307379740
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pantheon Books - November 3rd, 2015

Here is a story of an eleven year old girl of Dominican Republic heritage, who is sent from her Brooklyn slum to spend part of the summer in the country with a family that lives near a stable. Can a damaged child and a damaged horse help each other - Maybe!

The Jesus Cow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062289919
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Published: Harper - May 19th, 2015

Michael Perry makes me laugh out loud and not many writers do, unfortunately. This time he has fictionalized all those crazy loveable people from his early non-fiction books on rural life in Wisconsin. On Christmas eve Harley Jackson's holstein cow gives birth to a calf with the face of Jesus on it's side. And while Harley exclaims, "well, thats trouble," it's really where the fun begins. Read, laugh and enjoy!



Nightbird Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385389587
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - March 10th, 2015

Alice Hoffman, known for her beautiful descriptive language in her adult books has written her first book for 9 to 12 year old girls. It is magical and a delight. Hoffman has written a spellbinding story that deals with a young girl (Twig) finding friendship, love and acceptance for herself and her family, despite the curse of having sons who grow wings! I found myself cheering for those night fliers.

One Plus One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127505
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

Here is a fun summer read  by best selling author, Jojo Moyes. It's an unforgettable story of Jess, a single mother, her goth teen son, Nicky and 10 year old math wiz daughter, Tanzie. And, of course, Ed, the tech millionaire, who makes it possible for Tanzie to compete in a math contest in Scotland with the hope of winning a big financial scholarship to the math school of her dreams. But life is not always what one would hope for but sometimes curves in life are better than what one wishes for.  Great fun!

Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439191224
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2015

Although extremely different personalities these two made a forty year political marriage that took them to the height of achievements.

Marcelo in the Real World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545056908
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 1st, 2011

Here we have a coming of age story and a mystery story - Marcelo is a seventeen year old boy who is brilliant, but somewhere on autism spectrum, and an amazingly good person. We follow his summer, as he is forced to work in the mailroom of his father's law office. Much happens!