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Jan 11

Staff Picks - Variety Pack 3

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 1:25 PM by Bobbie Clark

Lewis & Clark Library ~ Staff Picks 

Check out a wide range of reading tastes from the staff at your Lewis & Clark Library! This week you’ll find page-turning fiction, a poignant graphic novel, an informative book on pronoun usage, and a heart-warming picture book. 

Find your next good read here! 


John recommends . . . 


Life after Life 
by Kate Atkinson 

I think the best book I've read in the last ten years has to be Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. It tells the story of a woman born in England before the war and her interactions with her family members, Nazi officials, and British spies. But the story is told over and over again. Each time Ursula is born and lives her life to the end, it begins all over. Does she ever get it right? A very literary Groundhog Day story. The follow up novel, A God in Ruins chronicles the life of Ursula's brother Teddy. It is also well worth reading.   

Find it in the library catalog Here  
Also available in digital format: 
Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook 
Library2Go eBook and eAudiobook 


Bretagne recommends . .  


Bone Gap 
by Laura Ruby 

Epic young and beautiful Roza goes missing, but no one is concerned. They assume she left for a better life. Finn knows the truth, that she was kidnapped from the corn fields by a man whose face he cannot remember. No one believes him, but he must find Roza and bring her back. 

Available in the library catalog Here   
Also available in digital format:  
Axis 360 eBook and eAudiobook 
Montana Library2Go eAudiobook  
Hoopla eBook and eAudiobook 

Bone Gap won the Michael L. Printz award in 2016. For a complete list of all Printz award winners and honor books, click Here 


Eric recommends . . . 


Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio 
by Derf Backderf 

On May 4th, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War, leaving four dead and countless others injured. This investigative graphic novel follows the days leading up this deadly event in American history. 

Find it in the library catalog Here  
Also available on Axis 360 and Hoopla 


Camden recommends . . . 


How to They/Them  
by Stuart Getty 

Gender identity is a vitally important and profound issue in our society.  Stuart Getty addresses these issues and answers vital questions for both cis and trans people alike without judgment and with marvelous humor.  While I was tangentially aware of these issues, this book helped me understand them in a clearer context. 

Available in the library catalog Here 


Beth recommends . . . 


Our Subway Baby  

by Peter Mercurio 

If you like NYC, babies and true stories with happy endings, then this picture book is for you!  Told from the partner’s perspective, (the one who doesn’t find an abandoned baby in the subway), to the child who becomes their son, this is an endearing story full of love, acceptance, and what it means to become a family. This book reminds us, “Where there is love, anything is possible.” 

Available in the library catalog Here 








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