November Staff Recommendations

Come on by your favorite MPL location and enjoy the latest selection of books, CD’s and DVD’s recommended by our dedicated staff!

November Staff Recommendations


  • Old Black Magic, by Ace Atkins. [Lark Branch] “Atkin’s other Spenser novels have been very enjoyable.” ~Sean
  • The Caveman’s Valentine, by George Dawes Green. [Main Library] “A mystery story with a unique perspective – the detective in this case is a homeless man with schizophrenia who has to separate the clues he finds from his own hallucinations.” ~Robert B.
  • How It Happened, by Michael Koryta. [Lark Branch] “I enjoyed some of his other book and the plot of this one looks interesting.” ~Sean
  • Mexico, by James A. Michener. [Palm View Branch] “A historical fiction about the history of Mexico as told by a Mexican-American journalist reporting on a duel between two celebrated bullfighters.” ~Rolando
  • There There, by Tommy Orange. [Palm View Branch] “A vampire themed mystery story set in Victorian times following a former spy who has been tasked to discover who has been murdering the vampires of London.” ~Robert B.


  • Train Your Dog Now!, by Jennifer L. Summerfield. [Palm View Branch] “You’ll find simple, actionable training solutions whether you are training a new puppy, an older dog, or tackling specific problem behavior.” ~Veronica H.

Children’s Nonfiction

  • Absolute Expert: Soccer, by Eric Zweig. [Lark Branch] “It has a nice layout and has a lot of information about soccer. There is a chapter about soccer in North America.” ~Sean

Young Adult Fiction

  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen. [Main Library] “If you like romance & are looking for a good classic, this is the best book for you! It tells the story of Elizabeth Bennett, a witty young woman & her budding relationship with Mr. Darcy. Told through letters & dialogue, this novel keeps you entranced.” ~Joann
  • Caraval, by Stephanie Garber. [Main Library] “Great story with beautiful descriptions of characters and places.” ~Bianca
  • It’s Not Like It’s a Secret, by Misa Sugiura. [Palm View Branch] “This story deals with issues of young adult LGBTQ as well as racism.” ~Veronica H.
  • The Hate You Give, by Angie Tomas. [Palm View Branch] “Life changing, smooth reading and page turned. You can’t just read one chapter a day.” ~Adriana

Children’s Easy Books

  • Biscuit Loves the Library, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. [Palm View Branch] “Biscuit visits the library and has a great time!” ~John D.
  • Thanksgiving Mice!, by Bethany Roberts. [Palm View Branch] “A children’s book with Thanksgiving theme.” ~Joanna B.


  • Lone Star Nation, by H.W. Brands. [Palm View Branch] “An epic historical fiction of the fight of Texas’ Independence from Mexico.” ~Rolando
  • Cloud Atlas, by Tom Tykwer, Wachoski siblings. [Lark Branch] “A collection of deep stories that intertwine together through amazing editing. Incredible makeup and acting range too!” ~Katya

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