Library Staff Picks

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Biographies

All Creatures Great and Small

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A wonderful memoir from a world-renowned country vet. Warm, wonderful and inspiring.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Angela's Ashes

Author
Frank McCourt

Staff Comment
A remarkable story of overcoming adversity. Told with a lot of humor and charm, the author shows us his impoverished childhood in Limerick. Ireland.

Suggested by
Pat, East Shore Area Library

Breaking Night: A memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard

Author
Liz Murray

Staff Comment
Foraging for food on the streets and completing school assignments in stairwells - the unbelievable & incredible story of going from "Homeless to Harvard."

Suggested by
Christine, East Shore Area Library

Dewey's Nine Lives

Author
Vicki Myron

Staff Comment
Wonderful true stories of cats and how they changed their owners' lives.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

Author
James Herriot

Staff Comment
A wonderful collection of true stories about the experiences of a country vet.

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

Worn Stories

Author
Emily Spivack

Staff Comment
The perfect book for anyone that likes interesting stories. There are dozens in this book and every single one is different. Good for adults, teens, and everyone in between.

Suggested by
Emily Spivack

99 - Stories of the Game

Author
Wayne Gretzky

Staff Comment
EXCELLENT look at hockey through the ages by someone who's lived it (Also available in audio)

Suggested by
Millie, East Shore Area Library

The gratitude diaries : how a year looking on the brightside can transform your life

Author
Janice Kaplan

Staff Comment
Read how the author brought more gratitude & positive thinking into her life.

Suggested by
Ann Marie, East Shore Area Library

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All The wrong People

Author
Nadia Bolz-Weber

Staff Comment
An angry profane stand up comic turned pastor takes readers along on her faith journey with a god who won't leave her alone. Funny and deeply moving.

Suggested by
Millie

Franz Jagerstatter: A Man of Conscience

Staff Comment
This brief documentary is the Catholic equivalent of Protestantism's Dietrich Bonhoeffer - a person whose faith led them to resist the Nazis, and then suffer martyrdom.

Suggested by
Ray, Northern Dauphin Library

In Pieces

Author
Sally Field

Staff Comment
A stunning look at Sally Field's early years.

Suggested by
Ellen, East Shore Area Library

The Boys

Author
Ron Howard, Clint Howard

Staff Comment
Ron and Clint take turns telling the remarkable story of the Howard family, from "Oppie" and "Gentle Ben" to their adult years. Warm, nostalgic and a fascinating look at show business life.

Suggested by
Millie