Staff Picks April 2018

 

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

It was really good, but definitely for teens. About two buddies trying to get scholarships. it’s racially balanced, coming of age book. A good way to get inside the mind of a teenager, especially a guy. #harshlanguage

Vanessa C.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff

In one of the most controversial political books of our time, Michael Wolff gives us his interpretation of the actions (and inactions) of those cohorts working inside the Trump campaign and White House during the past year.  The closest analogy is a group of puppet masters fighting over which one is allowed to control Donald Trump at any given time.  Most useful to the reader is a description of the various influential figures in the White House, their philosophies, and how they came to be there.  Obviously, those with a left-leaning point-of-view will applaud Wolff’s description of the chaos, perhaps be troubled by the revelations; those on the right will justify and deny the possibility that Trump’s White House could be that bad.  Certainly, this book only adds fire to the fury of the current political climate in Washington.

Robin H.

I just read The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian.  It kept my interest although it was a difficult read as it was a novel about sex trafficking

Cheri S.

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce. A feel-good tale that has the love of music ringing throughout without the snarkiness of High Fidelity. I like how the author takes her time unveiling the protagonist’s character, keeping you guessing about the plot until the end. For fans of British fiction, feel good stories, men and women relationships fiction. A light read.

Jenneffer S.

Leonardo, da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson, is a masterpiece about a master artisan.  I am listening to the CDBK read by Alfred Molino.  It’s a large amount of information about the famous Leonardo yet flows easily from one life event to the next and you find yourself waiting for more.  It’s interesting and fascinating just like Leonardo himself.

Sandra Y. 

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