Monday, June 2, 2008

June staff picks

Carol's pick:
The Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

PR 9199.3 .M3855 L54 2001

"I slept in fits that night. Shortly before sunrise I gave up trying to fall asleep again and lifted myself on an elbow. I spied with my little eye a tiger. Richard Parker was restless. He was moaning and growling and pacing about the lifeboat..."

Cory's pick:
Little Things in a Big Country

by Hannah Hinchman

F 739 .A94 H565 2004

"Little Things in a Big Country is charming! Hannah Hinchman shows the magic of nature with detailed watercolors and her sometimes sweet, sometimes plucky journal entries. A treat!"

Kristy's pick:
The Past from Above

by Georg Gerster

CC 76.4 .G4713 2003

"Georg Gerster is "one of the world's finest and best-known aerial photographers." His motto is: 'distance creates an overview of the subject and an overview creates a greater understanding.' This is a fascinating look at archaeological sites as seen from the air. Enjoy!!"

Carlie's pick:
Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

by Louise Erdrich

AMIND PS 3555 .R42 L37 2001

"Louise Erdrich's storytelling is at its finest in The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. Crossing borders of gender and spirituality cause the protagonist, Father Damien, to experience a higher calling in the Church and in the Ojibwe tribe. For Father Damien many mysteries, both internally and externally, are pieced together as he finds his place within the tribe and within the Church. Much like the Chopin Nocturnes that Father Damien loves to play, Erdrich's story draws the reader into a rich display of minor and major keys."

Nicole's pick:
Silence and Solitude

by Tom Murphy

OVERSIZE F 722 .M87 2002

"This book will capture your attention from beginning to end! It appeals to both nature-lovers and city slickers!"

Darby's pick:
Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

PR 4034 .P947 2007

"Jane Austen's timeless romantic classic that will have you begging for more. Go ahead and buy that pint of ice cream and curl up on your couch 'cause you're not gonna want to put this one down. A book every hopeless romantic can enjoy. No sneak peeks in this review, go ahead and read the book to find out for yourself! Enjoy!"

Sterling's pick:
The Annotated Hobbit

by J. R. R. Tolkien

PR 6039 O32 H6 1988

"The Hobbit is J.R.R Tolkien's amazing prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story of Bilbo Baggins' journey to the Lonely Mountain will keep you reading on and on. In this book you find out how Bilbo comes across one small trinket that sets up the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy. I enjoy this book everytime I read it and I hope you do, too."

Candy's pick:
Atlas of Bird Migration

by Jonathan Elphick, Ed.

OVERSIZE QL 698.9 .A89 2007

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."-- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

"The Atlas of Bird Migration traces the migration of birds in North America, and the season weather patterns, and the environmental factors. It has big, colorful pictures, traces the migratory patterns of potentially large flocks of birds. Go ahead, start this new hobby, you won't be disappointed!"