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March Staff Picks 2018


If you're like us then you are always looking for your next great read. As always, we're here to help! Once a month we compile weekly suggestions from our staff right here for you. Find out what our librarians are reading, who their favorite authors are (and why) and more! Follow along with #JPLPicks on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and right here on our blog! We'd love to see what you're reading! If you want to share your own #JPLPicks with us feel free to send us a photo of you with your book and tell us why you want to recommend it!


PCRStaffPicks Jackie Spiritas Muriel Barbery The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Jackie from PCR selected "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery for her #JPLPicks. "This story is about an intellectual 13 yr. old girl and the experiences she shares with the other tenants of a Paris hotel. Follow young Paloma as her plans to end her young life are averted. It has laugh out loud moments!" Discover Paloma's journey here:


Terry Fried Green Tomatoes

March right into a new read with #JPLPicks! Terry from Beaches recommends "Fried Green Tomatoes" for an engaging read. "This is one of the great character driven books. I have read, re-read & listened to it several times. If you like the movie, you will LOVE this book. TAWANDA!" Find a copy of Fried Green Tomatoes here:


Hurley Life and Loves of a She-Devil

Hurley at the Main Library recommends the “best feminist revenge story of all time” for her #JPLPicks. “Anyone who loves dark humor will love Fay Weldon’s “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil,” which doesn’t coddle the reader with a happy ending.” If you're brave enough find a copy here:

Marcie Wrinkle in Time

Marcie from Main Children's is thrilled "A Wrinkle in Time" debuts in theaters this weekend! "Madeleine L'Engle does really well at writing from a kids point of view. She describes the alien places and strange creatures so well that I felt like I had been right there with Meg." It holds a place of honor on her bookshelf at home, and now in our #JPLPicks. Find the whole series on a library shelf near you:

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