Weekly Gwinnett Staff Picks: Hamilton Mill Branch

The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science by Armand Marie Leroic

The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals. He described them, classified them, told us where and how they live and how they develop in the womb or in the egg. He founded a science. It can even be said that he founded science itself.

Recommended By: Jessica

 

 

 

 

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier.

Recommended By: Heather

 

 

 

 

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Scholar Diana Bishop mistakenly requests a bewitched manuscript for her research. She belongs to a family of witches–but because she’s avoiding using her powers in favor of scientific pursuits, she sends the manuscript back into storage. What she doesn’t realize is, she’s already started down a path toward a life she wants to avoid.

Recommended By: Arlene

 

 

 

 

 

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night).

Recommended By: Dione

 

 

 

 

 

How the West Was Won by Louis L’ Amour

They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like Linus Rawlings, a restless survivor of Indian country who’d headed east to see the ocean but left his heart—and his home—in the West.

Recommended By: Adam