Staff Picks & New This Month

May Theme: Moms!

In honor of Mother's Day, here is a list of books about mothers--the good, the saintly, and the complicated-- and the impact they have on our lives.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Carrie by Stephen King
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Memorial by Bryan Washington
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Beowulf translated by Maria Dahvana Headley
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende

New in May

What to look for on our shelves this month:

Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua   

Yerba Buena by Nina LaCour   

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness: And Other Thoughts on Physics, Philosophy and the World by Carlo Rovelli   

Bitter Orange Tree by Jokha Alharthi   

Either/Or by Elif Batuman   

The High Sierra: A Love Story by Kim Stanley Robinson   

Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris   

This Woman's Work: Essays on Music by edited by Kim Gordon and Sinead Gleeson   

Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays by Barry Lopez   

Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz   

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi   

The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty by Sy Montgomery   

Muse: Uncovering the Hidden Figures Behind Art History's Masterpieces by Ruth Millington   

All the Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami   

Sweet Sweet Revenge LTD by Jonas Jonasson   

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach   

The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz   

Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History by Jeff Nussbaum   

You Have a Friend in 10A: Stories by Maggie Shipstead   

When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill   

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile by Candice Millard

Green Fire: Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking by Francis Mallmann