The tiger's wife: a novel by Téa Obreht — Natalia, a young doctor, arrives in a Balkan country on a mission of mercy. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. But Natalia is also confronting a private mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel. Searching for clues, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. "These stories," Natalia comes to understand, "run like secret rivers through all the other stories" of her grandfather's life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.
The school of essential ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Dying for chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Elza's kitchen: a novel by Marc Fitten
Devil's food cake murder by Joanne Fluke
The Recipe Club: a tale of food and friendship by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel
Edible stories: a novel in 16 parts by Mark Kurlansky
Star seeker: a journey to outer space by Theresa Heine, Victor Tavares
Stars! Stars! Stars! by written and illustrated by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Full Moon and star by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrated by Marcellus Hall
How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffers
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray and ; [illustrated by] Marla Frazee
The Paris wife: a novel by Paula McLain
The art of racing in the rain: a novel by Garth Stein
Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
The language of flowers: [kit] a novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Rockefellers: an American dynasty by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
A collection of fictional biographies, War of 1812, baseball and Jackie Robinson, the Stanley Cup, and satire...
Aloha, lady blue by Charley Memminger
Dante's wood: a Mark Angelotti novel by Lynne Raimondo
Good man Friday by Barbara Hambly
The guilty one by Lisa Ballantyne
What darkness brings: a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by C. S. Harris
Dodsworth in New York by written and illustrated by Tim Egan
Cork & Fuzz by Dori Chaconas ; illustrated by Lisa McCue
Iris and Walter by written by Elissa Haden Guest ; illustrated by Christine Davenier
Houndsley and Catina and the birthday surprise by James Howe ; illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
Mouse and Mole, fine feathered friends by Wong Herbert Yee
A bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban
Star Wars, the clone wars: the secret villain by Rob Valois
Pearl and Wagner: four eyes by Kate McMullan ; pictures by R.W. Alley
Elvis the rooster and the magic words by Denys Cazet
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish ; pictures by Fritz Siebel
I married you for happiness [kit] Lily Tuck — Slender, potent, and engaging, the book unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden death is the reason for her lonely vigil. She remembers defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a mathematician-a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories-real and imagined-Tuck reveals the intimacies, secrets, and joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.
Splat the cat sings flat by Rob Scotton
Go away, crows! by [Harriet Ziefert] ; pictures by Santiago Cohen
Pete's party by written by Jon Scieszka ; characters and environments developed by the Design Garage: David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon
Diego saves a butterfly by adapted by Lara Bergen ; illustrated by Warner McGee
Word Bird's shapes by Jane Belk Moncure ; illustrated by Chris McEwan
Amy's big race: the sound of long A by Cecilia Minden and Joanne Meier
Bob Books listen and read 1. Set 1, Beginning readers 1- 4 by text, Bobby Lynn Maslen ; pictures, John R. Maslen
Biscuit plays ball by story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli ; pictures by Pat Schories
Clifford's best friend by Norman Bridwell
Guppy up! by Jonathan Fenske
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss — A Dr. Seuss classic.
Have you seen my cat? by Eric Carle — An easy reading version of Eric Carle.
The big, red blanket by Harriet Ziefert — Harriet Ziefert's easiest readers.
A mop for pop by Foster & Erickson ; illustrations by Kerri Gifford Russell
Fish and Frog by Michelle Knudsen ; illustrated by Valeria Petrone
You can also look for more in the series:
Below are the results of a survey of CPL staff on the books that made them laugh. You might have to put some on hold, they are very popular!
Forrest Gump: a novel by Winston Groom
One for the money by Janet Evanovich and the rest of the Stephanie Plum series
The color of magic by Terry Pratchett
The rest of her life by Laura Moriarty
The midwife's confession by Diane Chamberlain
Before you know kindness: a novel by Chris Bohjalian
The weight of silence by Heather Gudenkauf
The false prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The chaos code by Justin Richards
The scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien-Jones
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
Antiques disposal by Barbara Allan
A killer in the wind by Andrew Klavan
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), think about reading an Irish author or about Irish history.