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May 2016 Staff Picks

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx

Books for your enjoyment and education as recommended by our staff.

Book review: Upcoming book offers meticulous, “intimate” look at genetics

This book review of "The Gene," by Siddhartha Mukherjee is written by Ron Krall, co-owner of Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book reviews: Fiction, non-fiction books examine war, character, choice

Chris Cleave and Nathaniel Philbrick, two more Literary Sojourn favorites, bring super starts for your summer reading. Both have written books about people chiseled by war and shaped by character and choice and chance.

Book Review: New Novels Great Gift Ideas for Mom

This book review of "The Nest," by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice,” by Curtis Sittenfeld is written by Christ Painter, the library director at Bud Werner Memorial Library. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

April 2016 Staff Picks

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost. April staff picks celebrate the poetry of words and emotion.

We love language: we love its malleability, its diversity, its utility, the ability it provides to speak to one another across millennia… and we savor the work of wordsmiths who elevate language to artform.

Book Review: "The Decent Proposal" by Kemper Donovan

This book review of "The Decent Proposal," by Kemper Donovan is written by Aly Hay, a bookseller at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book review: "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

This book review of "My Name is Lucy Barton," by Elizabeth Strout is written by Jamie Burgess, a bookseller and barista at Off the Beaten Path. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book review: "I’ll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson

This book review of "I’ll Give You the Sun" written by Jandy Nelson is by Michelle Dover, circulation services manager at Bud Werner Memorial Library. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book review: "In Other Words" by Jhumpa Lahiri

This book review of "In Other Words" written by Jhumpa Lahiri is by Victoria Ohegyi, a receiver at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

March 2016 Staff Picks

"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.." – Author Unknown.

March staff picks are here for living.