2007 Staff Book Picks

In early 2008, Skokie Public Library staff were asked to select their favorite books read in 2007. Here are the results!

Click on the call number to check the status of the book in the Skokie Public Library catalog. And, in case you missed them, it's not too late to see our Annual Staff Picks for books, films, and music from 2002 to the present!


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Mills, Mark. The Savage Garden. 2007.
Mystery MIL
Mystery MIL Large Type
Mystery MIL CD
Mystery MIL eAudiobook
Raybourn, Deanna. Silent in the Grave. 2007.
Mystery RAY
Mystery RAY eBook
Russo, Richard. Bridge of Sighs. 2007.
Fiction RUS
Fiction RUS CD
Fiction RUS eAudiobook
Fiction RUS Digital Player
Scotch, Allison Winn. The Department of Lost and Found. 2007.
Fiction SCO
Wilson, Andrew. The Lying Tongue. 2007.
Fiction WIL
               Selected by Cecilia C.
     
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Doctorow, E. L. The March. 2005.
Fiction DOC
Fiction DOC CD
Fiction DOC eAudiobook
Haddon, Mark. A Spot of Bother. 2006.
Fiction HAD
Fiction HAD Large Type
Fiction HAD CD
Fiction HAD eAudiobook
MacMillan, Margaret. Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World. 2007.
327.73051 M
327.73051 M CD
Morinis, Alan. Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. 2007.
296.7 M
Roth, Philip. Everyman. 2006.
Fiction ROT
Fiction ROT Large Type
Fiction ROT CD
Fiction ROT Digital Player
               Selected by Cheryl S.
     
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Kagen, Lesley. Whistling in the Dark. 2007.
Fiction KAG
Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. 2007.
930 K
Petterson, Per. Out Stealing Horses. 2007.
Fiction PET
Fiction PET Large Type
Fiction PET CD
               Selected by Doretta F.
     
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De Botton, Alain. The Architecture of Happiness. 2006.
720.1 D
Ferris, Joshua. Then We Came to the End. 2007.
Fiction FER
Fiction FER Large Type
Fiction FER eAudiobook
Fiction FER eBook
Link, Kelly. Magic for Beginners. 2006.
Science Fiction LIN
Modan, Rutu. Exit Wounds. 2007.
741.595694 MOD
O'Malley, Bryan Lee. Scott Pilgrim: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together. 2007.
741.5971 OMA v. 4
               Selected by Jennifer P-B.
     
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Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. 2006.
741.5973 B
Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. 2005.
Fiction GAI
Fiction GAI CD
Fiction GAI eAudiobook
Gaiman, Neil and Terry Pratchett. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. 2006.
Paperback G
Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. 2006.
394.12 P
394.12 P CD
Pratchett, Terry. Going Postal. 2004.
Science Fiction PRA
Science Fiction PRA eAudiobook
               Selected by Joey L.
     
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Franzese, Michael. Blood Covenant. 2003.
364.1092 F
Marks, John D. and Victor Marchetti. The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. 1974.
351.74 M
McDowell, Josh. The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict. 1999.
220.601 M
Moore, Harold G. We Were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang: The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam. 1992.
959.3704342 M
Ninjalicious. Access All Areas: A Users Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration. 2005.
725.4 N
               Selected by Josh E.
     
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Alderman, Naomi. Disobedience. 2006.
Fiction ALD
Fiction ALD CD
Cabot, Meg. Queen of Babble. 2006.
Fiction CAB
Fiction CAB CD
Fiction CAB eAudiobook
Fiction CAB eBook
Patterson, James. Step on a Crack. 2007.
Fiction PAT
Fiction PAT Large Type
Fiction PAT CD
Fiction PAT eAudiobook
Fiction PAT eBook
Ragen, Naomi. The Saturday Wife. 2007.
Fiction RAG
Fiction RAG Large Type
Wolfman, Marv. Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel. 2007.
956.94 W
               Selected by Julie M.
     
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Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns. 2007.
Fiction HOS
Fiction HOS Large Type
Fiction HOS CD
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. The Shadow of the Wind. 2004.
Fiction RUI
Fiction RUI CD
               Selected by Larissa Y.
     
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Cash, John Carter. Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash. 2007.
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Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns. 2007.
Fiction HOS
Fiction HOS Large Type
Fiction HOS CD
Lawson, Mary. The Other Side of the Bridge. 2006.
Fiction LAW
Russo, Richard. Bridge of Sighs. 2007.
Fiction RUS
Fiction RUS CD
Fiction RUS eAudiobook
Fiction RUS Digital Player
               Selected by Laura H.
     
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Amick, Steve. The Lake, the River & the Other Lake. 2005.
Fiction AMI
Mullen, Thomas. The Last Town on Earth. 2006.
Fiction MUL
Fiction MUL CD
Spencer, Paula. Momfidence! An Oreo Never Killed Anybody and Other Secrets of Happier Parenting. 2006.
306.8743 S
Weisman, Alan. The World Without Us. 2007.
304.2 W
304.2 W CD
304.2 W eAudiobook
Wolk, Josh. Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor. 2007.
796.54 W
796.54 W CD
               Selected by Laura M.
     
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Ferris, Joshua. Then We Came to the End. 2007.
Fiction FER
Fiction FER Large Type
Fiction FER eAudiobook
Fiction FER eBook
Havazelet, Ehud. Bearing the Body. 2007.
Fiction HAV
Holleran, Andrew. Grief. 2006.
Fiction HOL
Pollitt, Katha. Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories. 2007.
818.54 P7755.Le
               Selected by Lee L.
     
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DeWitt, Helen. The Last Samurai. 2000.
Fiction DEW
Dobyns, Stephen. Eating Naked: Stories. 2000.
Fiction DOB
Jones, Lloyd. Mister Pip. 2007.
Fiction JON
Kerasote, Ted. Merle's Door: Lessons from a Free-Thinking Dog. 2007.
636.70929 K
636.70929 K CD
McCourt, Frank. Teacher Man: A Memoir. 2005.
B M13155.te
B M13155.te Large Type
B M13155.te CD
               Selected by Lukie M.
     
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Murr, Naeem. The Perfect Man. 2007.
Fiction MUR
Sofer, Dalia. The Septembers of Shiraz. 2007.
Fiction SOF
Fiction SOF CD
Fiction SOF eBook
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. 2006.
Fiction ZUS
Youth Fiction ZUS Large Type
Youth Fiction ZUS CD
Youth Fiction ZUS eAudiobook
               Selected by Marilee H.
     
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Ackerman, Diane. Zookeeper's Wife. 2007.
940.5318 A
940.5318 A CD
Colbert, Stephen. I Am America (And So Can You!). 2006.
306.09730207 C
306.09730207 C eAudiobook
306.09730207 C eBook
Kimmelman, Michael. Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa. 2005.
700 K
McEwan, Ian. On Chesil Beach. 2007.
Fiction MCE
Fiction MCE Large Type
Fiction MCE CD
Fiction MCE eAudiobook
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. 2006.
Fiction ZUS
Youth Fiction ZUS Large Type
Youth Fiction ZUS CD
Youth Fiction ZUS eAudiobook
               Selected by Maryann M.
     
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Brooks, Max. World War Z. 2006.
Science Fiction BRO
Science Fiction BRO CD
Clarke, Susanna. The Ladies of Grace Adieu: And Other Stories. 2006.
Science Fiction CLA
Science Fiction CLA CD
Egan, Timothy. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl. 2006.
978.032 E
978.032 E CD
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. 2006.
Fiction MCC
Fiction MCC Large Type
Fiction MCC CD
Fiction MCC eBook
Mallon, Thomas. Fellow Travelers. 2007.
Fiction MAL
               Selected by Michaela H.
     
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Alpert, Stanley N. Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival. 2007.
364.154 A
Buruma, Ian. Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance. 2006.
364.1524 B
Hamilton, Jane. When Madeline was Young. 2006.
Fiction HAM
Fiction HAM Large Type
Fiction HAM CD
Fiction HAM Digital Player
Robinson, Peter. In a Dry Season. 1999.
Mystery ROB
Mystery ROB eBook
Romano, Tony. When the World was Young. 2007.
Fiction ROM
               Selected by Pam W.
     
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Andrews, Donna. The Penguin Who Knew Too Much. 2007.
Mystery AND
Robb, J. D. Innocent in Death. 2007.
Mystery ROB
Mystery ROB Large Type
Mystery ROB CD
Mystery ROB eAudiobook
Sanderson, Brandon. Well of Ascension. 2007.
Science Fiction SAN
Spencer, Wen. Endless Blue. 2007.
Science Fiction SPE
               Selected by Pat Ga.
     
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Boyd, Joe. White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s. 2006.
781.63 B
Kagen, Lesley. Whistling in the Dark. 2007.
Fiction KAG
Lam, Vincent. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. 2007.
Fiction LAM
Malouf, David. The Complete Stories. 2007.
Fiction MAL
Richardson, Robert. William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism. 2006.
B J2936ri
               Selected by Pat Gr.
     
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Eggers, Dave. What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng: A Novel. 2006.
Fiction EGG
Klosterman, Chuck. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto. 2003.
306.0973 K
Shirley, Paul. Can I Keep My Jersey?: 11 Teams, 5 Countries, and 4 Years in My Life as a Basketball Vagabond. 2007.
796.323092 S
Wills, Garry. What Jesus Meant. 2006.
232 W
232 W CD
Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. 2006.
741.5973 YAN
               Selected by Richard K.
     
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McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. 2006.
Fiction MCC
Fiction MCC Large Type
Fiction MCC CD
Fiction MCC eBook
 
Mortenson, Greg. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations - One School at a Time. 2006.
371.82209549 M
371.82209549 M CD
371.82209549 M eAudiobook
371.82209549 M Digital Player
Patterson, Richard North. The Exile. 2007.
Fiction PAT
Fiction PAT Large Type
Fiction PAT CD
Fiction PAT eAudiobook
Stott, Rebecca. Ghostwalk. 2007.
Mystery STO
Mystery STO CD
Mystery STO eAudiobook
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. 2006.
Fiction ZUS
Youth Fiction ZUS Large Type
Youth Fiction ZUS CD
Youth Fiction ZUS eAudiobook
               Selected by Ricki N.
     
Cover  
Ellis, Joseph J. His Excellency: George Washington. 2004.
B W318el
B W318el Large Type
B W318el CD
Pierce, Tamora. Terrier: A Tortall Legend. 2006.
Youth Jr Hi Fiction Fiction PIE
Youth Jr Hi Fiction Fiction PIE CD
Winik, Jay. April 1865: The Month that Saved America. 2001.
973.7 W
973.7 W Cassette
               Selected by Ron O.
     
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Doty, Mark. Dog Years: A Memoir. 2007.
636.70887 D
636.70887 D eBook
Fleming, Anne. Anomaly. 2005.
Fiction FLE
Irani, Anosh. The Song of Kahunsha. 2007.
Fiction IRA
Matar, Hisham. In the Country of Men. 2006.
Fiction MAT
Murr, Naeem. The Perfect Man. 2007.
Fiction MUR
               Selected by Roseann S.
     
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Fforde, Jasper. First Among Sequels. 2007.
Science Fiction FFO
Science Fiction FFO CD
Goodman, Carol. The Sonnet Lover. 2007.
Fiction GOO
Fiction GOO CD
McCall Smith, Alexander. Love Over Scotland. 2007.
Fiction MCC
Fiction MCC CD
Novik. Naomi. Empire of Ivory. 2007.
Science Fiction NOV
Science Fiction NOV CD
Science Fiction NOV eAudiobook
Silva, Daniel. The Secret Servant. 2007.
Fiction SIL
Fiction SIL Large Type
Fiction SIL CD
Fiction SIL eAudiobook
               Selected by Sharon W.
     
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Alarcón, Daniel. Lost City Radio. 2007.
Fiction ALA
Fiction ALA eBook
Ardizzone, Heidi. An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene's Journey from Prejudice to Privilege. 2007.
B G7992.ar
Matar, Hisham. In the Country of Men. 2006.
Fiction MAT
Thubron, Colin. Shadow of the Silk Road. 2007.
915.8 T
Trillin, Calvin. About Alice. 2006.
B T8293tr
B T8293tr CD
               Selected by Sheila D.
     
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Fadiman, Anne. At Large and at Small: Familiar Essays. 2007.
814.54 F1454.at
Mak, Geert. In Europe: Travels through the Twentieth Century. 2007.
940.5 M
Schama, Simon. The Power of Art. 2006.
709 S
Stott, Rebecca. Ghostwalk. 2007.
Mystery STO
Mystery STO CD
Mystery STO eAudiobook
Winik, Jay. The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800. 2007.
909.7 W
909.7 W CD
               Selected by Steven J.
     
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Arana, Marie. Cellophane. 2006.
Fiction ARA
Hellenga, Robert. Philosophy Made Simple. 2006.
Fiction HEL
McEwan, Ian. Saturday. 2005.
Fiction MCE
Fiction MCE Large Type
Fiction MCE CD
Wolitzer, Meg. The Wife. 2003.
Fiction WOL
Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. 2006.
Fiction ZUS
Youth Fiction ZUS Large Type
Youth Fiction ZUS CD
Youth Fiction ZUS eAudiobook
               Selected by Terry R.
     
Cover  
Chandrasekaran, Rajiv. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. 2006.
956.704431 C
956.704431 C CD
Díaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. 2007.
Fiction DIA
Fiction DIA Large Type
Fiction DIA CD
Fiction DIA eAudiobook
Evans, Justin. A Good and Happy Child. 2007.
Fiction EVA
Fiction EVA CD
Sheffield, Rob. Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time. 2007.
791.64092 S
Venkatesh, Sudhir Alladi. Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor. 2006.
330 V
               Selected by Toby G.