"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
For Hemingway fans, Paula McLain's "The Paris Wife" is a delightful novel. A first person narrative by Hadley, Hemingway's first wife, explores the Paris bohemian scene, complete with F. Scot Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. It follows Hemingway's development as a writer, including the experiences behind The Sun Also Rises.
Ann Coder, librarian IV, Brookhaven College Library
"11-22-63" by Stephen King
As far as books, I would recommend 11-22-63 by Stephen King. It is a truly intriguing book that explores time travel during the events leading to the JFK assassination. It has incredible details of Dallas including streets, buildings and events. It has to be one of my favorites books of 2012.
Manny Estrella, senior information systems manager, Information Technology
"The Strain" Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
I recommend "The Strain" Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Great vampire thriller with well-developed characters that are easy to like!
Mary Schoals, department assistant, Marketing and Public Information
"Ghost Flower" by Michele Jaffe
The book that I read during the winter break was Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe. I liked it because it started like a fairy tale, but it became a ghost story. I kept thinking about how to solve the mystery, but I couldn't.
Mersedeh Sefidi, adjunct faculty, Mathematics and Science Division