Kid Picks

Recommendations by staff and readers alike!

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

I do love a murder mystery where nearly everyone has a motive. Glamor couple Will and Jules are throwing a spectacular wedding on a remote Irish island. We know from the beginning that something terrible has happened on the wedding night during the reception. But the...

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Sourdough by Robin Sloan

San Francisco software robotics engineer Lois Clary is the unlikely inheritor of an ancient sourdough starter in this whimsical and thought-provoking novel. Lois is not a baker, but she soon learns, and discovers both that this starter has some strange qualities, and...

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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vignes sisters, identical twins, grow up in Mallard, Louisiana, a town so tiny it is not on any map, populated entirely by light-skinned African-Americans. At 16, they run away from their stifling life to New Orleans, where they eventually part company. Estelle...

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All Adults Here by Emma Straub

This is a novel about three generations of the Strick family, living in a small town in the Hudson valley. When Astrid Strick, the matriarch, witnesses a bus accident that kills a contemporary, it jogs loose a series of memories and sets several storylines in motion....

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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

This book opens when a group of 30-something friends from Oxford get together to ring in the New Year at a private estate in the Scottish Highlands. The group has been getting together for nearly a decade and over the years they have grown and changed, which adds to...

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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie is a 25-year-old Londoner who is going through many crises – her boyfriend asked for a “break” and kicked her out of their home; she had a miscarriage while on birth control; she’s about to lose her job; she keeps going out with the wrong men; and she has no...

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

The book focuses on Marianne and Connell, who attend the same secondary school in Ireland. Connell is popular and captain of the football team but his mother cleans house for Marianne’s mother. Marianne is socially awkward but does very well academically. Marianne and...

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