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Staff Picks: July 2022

Are you wondering what the librarians of the Topsfield Town Library are reading? Wonder no more! Here is a short list of favorites from our staff at the Topsfield Town Library in July!

Roz’s Choice:

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay

This memoir is as brilliant as it is brutal; as triggering as it is illuminating; and as informative as it is human. Roxane Gay is a phenomenal writer who bravely shares her story of how her relationship to her body changed as a response to a brutal trauma in her youth. She also explores the experiences of being a large body in a world not designed for or particularly kind to bodies like hers. Trigger warning: sexual assault.

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Becca’s Choice

Norse Mythology
by Neil Gaiman

With the new Thor movie coming out, are you looking for more stories of Thor, Odin, and Loki? Look no further, because this book of Norse myths is an exceptional collection of stories, deftly woven together by Neil Gaiman. Not only that, but the audio version (linked here) is read by the author and is absolutely perfect in every way!

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Anna’s Choice

Things to Look Forward To: 52 Large and Small Joys for Today and Every Day
by Sophie Blackall

I get to process the “holds” arriving from other libraries on many days, and this one jumped out at me as a must-borrow (or maybe purchase), and a great gift! An uplifting Picture Book for grown-ups by award-winning children’s author Sophie Blackall.

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