Saturday, February 20, 2010

Febuary Staff Picks

Juli's Pick
The Pilot's Wife
By: Anita Shreve
PS 3569 .H7385 P55 1998
Tragedy. Suspense. Romance. Intrigue. Grab a pint of ice cream and enjoy this page turner that makes you wonder how well you know the people you love. Note-I read this before Oprah added it to her book club and before it was a movie.

Kristy's Pick
The Cold Dish
By: Craig Johnson
WYOMING PS 3610 .O325 C65 2005
"With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Morretti, and a cast of characters tragic and humorous enough to fill in the cast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all." Enjoy!!

Dane's Pick
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
By: Dee Brown
AMIND E 81 B75 1971
This is a very depressing book from the perspectives of different Native American tribes about treatment from the U.S. Government. This book helps put in perspective the serious atrocities committed against the Native American people by our govt. and how this shaped Native Americans to what they are today. A very sad book that talks about an important time in American History. You won't be disappointed.

Alex's Pick
Breakfast of Champions
By: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
PS 3572 .O5 1973 C.2
"A little bit 'out there', this classic from Vonnegut will freak you out(in a good way, of course), make you laugh and make you think. Good times and fun to read."

Grey's Pick
Kenya: A Visitor's Guide
By: Arnold Curtis
DT 433.52 C87 1988
Hey! Do you have plans to visit Africa? Then don't hesitate, read this book now! You will know more about the Bantu people or Kenya, their land, food they eat and many more.

Cory's Pick
By: Lisa Jones
AMIND PN 4874 .J656 A3 2009
"An honest tale about Stanford Addison, Arapaho horseman."

Dietrich's Pick
How Can One Sell the Air?
By: Chief Seattle
AMIND E 99 S85 H68 1992
If you are interested in Native American culture then you will really like this book. It is very interesting and gives readers a good understanding of what Chief Seattle's vision was. Chief Seattle had a vision of peace on earth and for everyone to live in harmony. Enjoy reading the relationship Native Americans have as humans on this earth.

Tim's Pick
The Hobbit
By: J.R Tolkien
PZ 7 T5744 HO 1966
The Hobbit is what put J.R Tolkien on the map. This story isn't so much a prequel as it is a story on its own. If you like adventure and fantasy, this is the book for you.