Staff Choices: Holiday Books 2016
ABSOLUTELY ON MUSIC
Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa
A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony.
HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES
This international best-seller will convince you that the forest is a social network by describing how trees are like human families and are able to communicate with each other. A walk in the woods will never be the same.
BORN TO RUN
Much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir, it is a book for workers and dreamers, lovers and loaners, artists, freaks or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the river of rock and roll.
THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE: AN OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO THRIVING IN THE AGE OF ACCELERATIONS
Thomas L. Friedman
The award-winning New York Times columnist’s most ambitious book—and an essential guide to the uncertainty of the present and future.
THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL
Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann
With more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, and unpublished historical photos and documents, this stunning gift book celebrates the history, beauty and importance of the West Coast’s most iconic hiking trail.
William Shakespeare’s The Tempest retold by the winner of the Man Booker Prize.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
A magnificent tour-de-force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. A National Book Award finalist and an Oprah Pick.
A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, brimming with intrigue and a glittering cast of characters—lots of interesting Russian history and vastly entertaining.
The beloved, best-selling author tells the story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. It is a story of divorce, blended families, pain, courage and, most of all, the love and endurance of family.
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT
If you are looking for well-written, escapist fiction, this novel is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood and how, sometimes, it takes facing up to our former selves to truly begin living.
GERTIE’S LEAP TO GREATNESS
Spunky and optimistic, Gertie is determined to be the greatest 5th grader in the universe. However, she meets with numerous obstacles along the way. For middle grade readers.
in the city of Canaan, every 12 years, each person’s entire memories are lost unless they have been written and recorded in a book. Only Nadia retains her memories…and the truth. For teens.