Jane's Staff Picks
An intellectual and thoughtful look at Jesus and his relevance in today's world. Thoughtful, powerful, and helpful in realizing one can be a believer without setting intellect aside.
This book starts in 1984 and takes the to reader 2043. Incorpating everything from teen angst to grandmotherly worries, this a book you will want to share with a friend, so you can discuss it. Thought-provoking, brilliant writing.
Violent, disturbing, provocative, thought-provoking -- this is a book you'll want to talk about. It raises fascinating philosophical questions for which there are no easy answers. I can't stop thinking about it.
Brilliant writing and clever structuring. A stand out in postapocalytic writing. Great read.
If you love all of Mitford's people, you will love this installment in the continuation of Father Tim and Cynthia's story.
If you loved "What Alice Forgot," you'll love this one too! Intriguing plot, great characters; interesting twists. The suburbs of Sydney, Australia, feel much like Glen Ellyn! Loved it!!
A beautiful story set in Chicago in the Jazz Age. Rose wants to be a "good girl" but yearns to sing more than just church music. Powerful story excellently told.
A great mystery!
I love Neil Gaiman and this is thought provoking in many ways. Loved it!