Edinboro Branch Staff Picks

The staff at our Edinboro Branch are excited to share with you some of the best books they’ve read recently. Edinboro’s manager says, “The things that I think make Edinboro special are the warm and welcoming environment and staff. Everyone is willing to go above and beyond to make sure that patrons have a positive experience while they are here.” Take a look at some of the staff’s recent favorites, and make sure to visit this wonderful location soon.

A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he endures life in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.
The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
When her father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season.

Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover

Traces the author’s experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family’s paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

After Anna – Lisa Scottoline

When her daughter Anna is murdered and her new husband Noah is accused of the crime, Maggie searches for the truth, where she uncovers something darker than she could have ever imagined.
Wild Bread: Sourdough Reinvented – Mary Jane Butters
Mary Jane Butters presents a quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique, and demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured–everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat.

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Deciding to collect on the outstanding debts owed her family of moneylenders, a young woman is overheard boasting about being able to turn silver into gold by the creatures who haunt the wood, in a re-imagining of the Rumpelstiltskin story.