Staff Picks November 2014

Library Closing for Thanksgiving

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

By: Colfer, Chris, 1990- author.
After thirteen-year-old Conner returns to the Land of Stories and reunites with his twin sister, Alex, who is training to become the next Fairy Godmother, war breaks out in the fairy-tale world.
By: Ackerman, Diane
Explores how human beings have become the dominant force shaping Earth's future by subduing three-quarters of the planet's surface, tinkering with nature, and altering the climate.
By: Pratchett, Terry.
Finally finding the mecca of isolation in a distant region known as the High Meggas, Larry Lynsey, a recluse who is aggressively protective of his singular solitude, finds his quiet existence shattered by the arrival of two accidental tourists and will do everything in his power to make them leave.
By: Krissoff, Liana, author.
With recent nationwide health initiatives, we all know that vegetables need to be the main focus of our diet. The number of vegetarians and vegans in the United States is growing every year, and, even for the omnivorous, cooking and eating more vegetables is the new normal. Vegetarian for a New Generation celebrates modern-day vegetable cookery with dishes that are fresh, uncomplicated, flavor-packed, and, as it happens, entirely gluten free.
By: Haskell, David George.
Reveals what can be understood about the natural world through the author's year-long observation of a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest, explaining the scientific ties binding all life and how the ecosystem has cycled for millions of years.
By: Atkinson, Kate.
Follows the experiences of a woman who, after being born on a snowy night in 1910, repeatedly dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and ultimately save the world.
By: Finch, David
A full-length account based on a popular New York Times article traces the author's battle with Asperger Syndrome, describing his adult diagnosis and the painstaking and often whimsical exercises he uses to preserve his family and build social skills.
By: King, Heather
Chronicles the twenty years the author spent as an alcoholic, detailing her early drinking as a young teenager, descent into a lifestyle of dive bars, and the life-saving intervention of her family which enabled her to overcome her addiction.
By: King, Heather
Traces the author's midlife decision to join the Catholic church after years of alcoholism and prolific sex, in a personal account that also describes her unfulfilling legal career, battle with breast cancer, and devastating family losses before her conversion.
By: Howey, Hugh
In a future toxic landscape, a community that lives in an underground silo is rocked by the desire of Sheriff Holston, who has upheld the group's rules for years, to go outside, setting in motion events that kindle the fire of revolution.
By: Patchett, Ann, author.
Inviting readers into her personal life, the New York Times bestselling author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto shares the stories of the people, places, ideals and art to which she has remained indelibly committed.
By: Hemingway, Ernest
Story of an old fisherman's struggle against natural obstacles that hinder the catch of a huge marlin.
By: Quick, Matthew
Embracing a philosophy that life is a movie produced by God, neural health patient Pat Peoples endeavors to win back his estranged wife by making strategic sacrifices and coordinating their communications through a depressed widow.