Reader's Advisory

January Staff Picks


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The silence of the lambs

By Thomas Harris

Call # Fic HAR

From the publisher: There's a killer on the loose who knows that beauty is only skin deep, and a trainee investigator who's trying to save her own hide. The only man that can help is locked in an asylum. But he's willing to put a brave face on - if it will help him escape.

Todd / Librarian: When it is cold outside I always gravitate towards thrillers. This classic did not disappoint. Hannibal Lector is a terrifying character to get to know and Clarice Starling is a protagonist that you root for throughout the entire book. Pick up this modern thriller masterpiece!

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Rainbow in the cloud

By Maya Angelou

Call # 818.5409 Ang

From the publisher: Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers. A National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee, she lent her signature voice to countless works of literature, her words indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions. Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers more than 200 of Dr. Angelou's most pivotal quotes, organized in themed sections (including America, Love, and Womanhood)--from sage advice and beautiful stanzas to humorous quips and pointed observations--drawn from each of her published works and from her celebrated (and much shared) social media posts. This collection also features special words of wisdom she shared often with her family, handpicked by her son, Guy Johnson.

Mags / Clerk: Culture, family, community, equality, race, values, spirituality, relationships, friendships and humor. This book has poetry and quotes and the spirit of Maya Angelou. Great read!




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