Staff Picks for April

April fiction staff picks

This month we have some interesting titles to recommend; new fiction, young adult/teen fiction, and some thought-provoking nonfiction reads. Thanks to our staff – Kate, Katie, Caileen, and Angelique, for their intriguing book ideas.

First, the Fiction

  • A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
    “…  an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.”
    – Library catalog
  • Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
    “Splendidly eccentric…Hearken ye fellow misfits, migrants, outcasts, squint-eyed bibliophiles, library-haunters and book stall-stalkers: Here is a novel for you.” – Wall Street Journal
  • Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
    “… bestselling young adult steampunk series debut is filled with … saucy adventure and droll humor.” – Library catalog
  • The Serpent’s Secret by Syantani DasGupta
    “Meet Kiranmala, interdimensional demon slayer. (Only she doesn’t know it yet.) On the morning of her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey, until …” – Library catalog
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
    “… what happens when a dream deferred explodes–in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.” – Library catalog

Now, the Nonfiction

April staff picks, nonfiction

  • The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit “In characteristic style, Solnit mixes humor, keen analysis, and powerful insight in  essays on “women who refuse to be silenced, misogynistic violence, the fragile masculinity of the literary canon, and much more.” – Library catalog
  • The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu “… goes behind the headlines, making urgent and personal the violence our border wreaks on both sides of the line.” – Library catalog
  • A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World by Scott Tong
    “Tong explores the moments that have shaped China and its people, offering a compelling and deeply personal take on how China became what it is today.” – Library catalog

Find all our staff picks lists in the catalog