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Staff Picks

Spring 2022


Morgan recommends:

The sunflower cast a spell to save us from the void by Jackie Wang

This collection of poetry can envoke existential feelings, but is somehow strangely comforting. Each poem is a peek into Jackie Wang's personal dream journal.  


Gina recommends: 

Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra

Regina and her siblings survive a tragic childhood, and a broken foster care system, but find ways to perservere.




Colleen W recommends:

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 

This graphic novel tells the story of the author's life as a child during the Iranian Revolution.


Maid bStephanie Land

Before it became a Netflix drama, Maid was the eye-opening memoir from a young mother striving to make a living. It gave me a new perspective of often-unseen domestic workers and the struggles they face while hovering around the poverty line.




 Sarah recommends:

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl

Musician, collaborator, director, producer, dad: We all know Dave Grohl from Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Now he tells stories of the moments he has collected of this singular musical life.  



Marilyn recommends: 

Taste: My  Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

Completely charming and poignantly funny, Stanley intersperses stories of his youth, and career with killer recipes (yes, the martini is amazing).                                                         


Little Sister b Patricia Walsh Chadwick 

Chadwick relates growing up in isolation after her parents fell under the spell of Leonard Feeney, an ex-cmmunicated priest who founded the extremist order of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She never loses her faith and determiniation to succeed after being banished from the center, earning college degrees and attaining personal and professional success.