Staff Pick

The Metropolitain Museum of Art in NYC is the setting for Metropolitan Stories, and after working there for twenty five years, Christine Coulson knows every underground tunnel and upstairs corridor. She is familiar with the staff cafeteria gossip. She knows the curators, the guards, the wealthy donors, the fundraisers. The result is this slim collection of wonderfully imaginative essays and fables about the Met, where in some cases the art itself is personified. It’s so witty and clever and I doubt you’ll never look at a museum quite the same way again.



Metropolitan Stories: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590510582
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Published: Other Press - October 8th, 2019

Staff Pick

There is a certain personality type who is overconfident, an amazing salesperson and confuses wanting something to be real with it actually being real.  These people turn their convictions into impossible promises, lies and downright fraud.  In the world of Silicon Valley, Elizabeth Holmes is the embodiment of such a person.  The incredible story of her company, Theranos, and its meteoric rise to fame and fortune is told in this true story by the journalist who unraveled it all.  I defy you to put this book down for long once you start it.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524731656
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

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This courtroom drama is set in the very unlikely community of parents of children with disabilities.  The plot centers around a fringe therapy for autism and other conditions called hyperbaric oxygenation (HBOT).  HBOT  is dangerous and experimental so a deadly accident occurs, but how?   The story is revealed through the participants’ heartbreaking testimonies and confessions.  It is clear that Kim knows a lot about the worlds both of autism and lawyers as well as the immigrant experience having moved to Baltimore from South Korea as a preteen.  An excellent who dunit.


Miracle Creek: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374156022
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - April 16th, 2019