Saturday, August 17, 2013

check this out: fpl staff picks

Mary Keever, Circulation Manager
The Black Country by Alex Grecian
It's called the "Black Country" for a reason. Bad things happen there. When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village--and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest--the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad. Fresh off the grisly 1889 murders of The Yard, Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith respond, but they have no idea what they're about to get into. The villagers have intense, intertwined histories. Everybody bears a secret. Superstitions abound. And the village itself is slowly sinking into the mines beneath it. . .  from Amazon
Keith Rogers, Cataloging Librarian
Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
I was pleased to discover that Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood) can write! She definitely followed the writing axiom: "write what you know" because the story tells the tale of a young actress finding her way in New York City, something we know Graham is familiar with. This lends credibility to her story, and explains why you can really feel the nervousness and pressure of an audition and can agonize with her character as she tries to decide if she can justify going for her dream any longer when life just keeps putting up obstacles.
---Keith Rogers
Karen Hart, Assistant to the Director

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.  from Amazon
Cliff Duncan, Circulation Staff
The Hobbit by J. R.R. Tolkien
A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.    from Amazon
Donald LeBlanc, Reference Librarian
The Things They Cannot Say by Kevin Sites
In The Things They Cannot Say, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks difficult questions of eleven soldiers and marines, who—by sharing the truth about their wars—display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics.  from Amazon

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