Thursday, July 12, 2012

Read and Greet

Our warm welcome goes out to PCPL’s newest branch - Oro Valley Public Library. What better way to meet the staff than to learn their reading tastes? So check out their picks and get to know the Oro Valley team.

Amy recommends Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson.         
Marianne travels to join her twin sister in Edenbrooke for the summer, and discovers romance and adventure when she meets the dashing Sir Philip.

Betty recommends Pip’s Trip by Janet Stoeke. 
After failing to convince her fellow hens to join her for a ride, adventurous Pip climbs inside the farmer's truck only to realize there is no place like home.

Julie recommends The Dictionary of Worthless Words: 3,000 Words to Stop Using Now by Dave Dowling.
Discover 3,000 unessential and pointless words and phrases that lead to clumsy writing and the concise alternatives to turn your text from vapid to vital.

Jane recommends The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.
Fans of baseball and good writing will enjoy a tale of friendship, love and heartbreak, and wins, losses and errors. This first novel received numerous awards and was bought up by HBO before the book was even released.

Kurt recommends Imperfect: An Improbable Life by Jim Abbott.
In 1993, while a New York Yankee, Jim Abbott pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians. That's pretty remarkable considering it was the eighth in Yankee history. Oh, and by the way, also it's remarkable because Abbott was born without his right hand.

Mary Kim recommends The New Republic by Lionel Shriver.
Booklist gave this character-driven thriller a *Starred Review*, stating it has a "wondrously fanciful plot, clever and cynical dialogue, and a comically brilliant imagined land."

Natasha recommends The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
This award winning Japanese novelist blends a unique mix of fantasy and reality with a cast of colorful characters and multilevel plot lines, but begins his long work with a small disappearance - one day Toru's housecat Noboru Wataya is nowhere to be found.

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