Staff Picks for January 2015

This month, Virgie introduces us to the hero of the movie, Unbroken - Louis Zamperini - who completed his book just two days before his death, at the ripe old age of 97. In his closing statement he wrote that he wanted his life to count up to the very last minute! This book is evidence that he did.

Logan introduces us to Hanya Yanagihara, her debut novel, and her psychologically complex narrator. "You hate him, you curse him under your breath, but you can’t stop reading."

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'Luck Uglies' an adventure!

The Luck UgliesI cannot say enough about this gem of a tale! This is a story full of character, humor, magic and wonder, one that I could not put down until finished, and even then I was aching for more.

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'High Divide' a beautiful historical fiction

"The High Divide" tells the story of an American family and the rift — or divide — that threatens to break their bonds and their lives. This is a modern, literary Western: beautiful, sweeping historical fiction, set in the post-Civil War West, when railways sliced across the plains, when Custer was king and the vast herds of bison nearly had been decimated.

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2014's great picture books to read aloud

Sarah Kostin is the children's librarian at Bud Werner Memorial Library and today she delighted readers of the Steamboat Pilot with this wonderful collection of children's books! Check out her favorite picture books from 2014, and be sure to add your favorites to your wishlist!

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5 books for children and young adults to check out for the New Year

In addition to our picks for adults, we bring your 5 books as chosen by our youngest readers, as featured in the Steamboat Pilot today...

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