Staff Picks November 2014

Holiday Library Closure

All locations of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.

By: Perkins, Stephanie.
A conclusion to the trilogy that began with Anna and the French Kiss finds hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh embarking on their senior year in France and confronting the painful possibility that their relationship may end.
By: Lepore, Jill
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story.
By: Tripp, Ben
Donning his wounded master's riding cloak to seek help in 18th-century England, young Kit Bristol is mistaken as an outlaw and catapulted into a world of magic, imperiled princesses and dark omens. A first young adult novel by the author of Rise Again.
By: Hill, Joe.
After his childhood sweetheart is brutally killed and suspicion falls on him, Ig Parrish goes on a drinking binge and wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and a new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.
By: Telgemeier, Raina.
A companion to the Eisner Award-winning Smile finds Raina's disappointing bond with a cranky, independent younger sister further challenged by the arrival of a baby brother and an estrangement in their parents' marriage.
By: Aronsson, Wendy
The life phase that begins in preparation for an "empty nest" and continues until parents re-feather the nest has no official name, yet it represents a profound shift from the rigors of daily parenting to a period of self-reflection and reorientation. Here, Wendy Aronsson centers on that experience, capturing the realities of the emotions and life changes that come on gradually, and sometimes proceed in fits and starts. Refeathering the Empty Nest is for any parent preparing for the departure from home of their youngest child. These stories provide hope and guidance to anyone whose nest is about to empty as well as those whose nests already are.
By: Hart, Hannah, author.
Introducing home cooks to the hilarious world of tipsy cooking, the creator of the YouTube sensation "My Drunk Kitchen" presents a must-have collection of stories, drawings, drink recommendations, cooking tips and recipes to make and enjoy between drinks.
By: Gibbons, Stella
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith; Amos; their sons, Seth and Reuben; and Aunt Ada Doom. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people.
By: Lamott, Anne.
Anne Lamott writes about community, family and faith in essays that are wise, irreverent, funny and poignant - a style that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott has once again written a brilliant and insightful book that offers a message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardships and pain may be small, they may be infrequent, but they keep us going and they often come from the most unexpected places: within ourselves. Lamott shows how we can forgive thoughtless family members; spotlights the value of turning toward love even in the most hopeless situations (the death of a loved one, a cancer diagnosis), and shows how to find the joy in getting lost in traffic while racingto the aid of a sick friend. Insightful and irreverent, the stories in Small Victories are proof that the human spirit is resilient and irrepressible.
By: Bolaño, Roberto
Chronicles the strange journey of two Latin American poets, Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, as seen through the eyes of the people whose paths they cross in Central America, Europe, Israel, and West Africa.
By: Metaxas, Eric
Shares compelling case studies that support theories about the plausibility of miracles to discuss what they are, why they happen, and how they can be understood.
By: Katz, Jon
Describes how the author rescued and fell in love with a neglected donkey who proved a loyal listener and companion, prompting the author to confront personal challenges and learn new lessons about compassion.