Staff Pick

The Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates is a hefty novel that will keep you engaged from page one. At the heart of the story is Dr. Gus Voorhees, both a beloved and hated abortion provider who is murdered by a pro-life Solider of God member, Luther Dunphy. These men are both martyrs for their beliefs and Oates follows the effects of their deaths on their spouses and children, particularly their daughters. The story unfolds from so many points of view that the abortion issue is covered from all angles.

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ISBN: 9780062643056
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - October 10th, 2017

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This Could Hurt by Jillian Medoff is a perfect novel to escape into the world of corporate America and the lives of those who make their careers there. The story takes you inside the HR department of Ellery Consumer Research in Manhattan, run by a 64 year old tough-as-nails executive, Rosa Guerrero, who is fiercely loyal to her employees.  The people in her department disappoint, dismay and sometimes surprise her as their lives intersect in and out of the office.  There are office crushes and friendships forged.  Sharp and funny, it’s a novel with a lot of heart.  

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ISBN: 9780062660763
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Published: Harper - January 9th, 2018

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So few people can say their father is a Catholic priest out loud. Patricia Lockwood's father is an angry gun-toting, Rush Limbaugh-listening, blustering, Catholic priest who likes to pad around the house in a giant pair of boxer shorts. With a wife and five children, he converted to Catholicism after watching The Exorcist. Her OCD mother is known for wearing a Danger Face, her hatred of nuns and her kindness. Patricia and her husband move in with them after health issues derail their plans and she starts writing.  Her observations are hilarious and her writing is stunning and poetic.

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ISBN: 9781594633737
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017