Jennifer's Picks

Jennifer's back! You may remember her from her time here 2015-2021, and we're delighted to have her back on the weekends.

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Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World By Mary Beard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871404220
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 24th, 2023

Emperor gives new meaning to "behind the scenes." From wives and lovers to slaves and soldiers, Beard illuminates seldom seen components of the lifestyles of ancient Rome. Meals, entertainment even vacationing capture the imagination. Fun, interesting, educational read! I enjoyed it. -- Jen

Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063327528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

Unique perspective on American history. Railroads cometh - how to aesthetically meld and manage nature and progress? Nascent suburbia, Yosemite and train stations. Captivating. Loved it! -- Jen

Rhubarb: New and Classic Recipes for Sweet and Savory Dishes By Søren Staun Petersen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771514040
Availability: Not in-store, but we'd be happy to order one for you.
Published: Touchwood Editions - May 9th, 2023