Need a suggestion for something to read or watch from the library this weekend? Maybe you'd like to check out an ebook or audiobook? Try some of our Staff Picks, to find what some of the other people in our parish are enjoying.

We know that not every staff pick will appeal to every patron, but not to worry! If you need help selecting something, we have online tools like Book Browse and our Online Catalog, or you can ask one of our friendly staff members to help search for you.

The Clearing by Tim Gautreaux

Dark, brooding and sinister...and that is just the landscape. Travel to a sawmill town deep in the Louisiana swamp where two brothers struggle with their demons and with the brutality of life. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it paints an evocative picture of life for those who worked at the mill.

If you love books with tense family ties, danger, and gut-wrenching realism, this is the book for you. While relatively short, the novel’s impactful descriptions and loaded narrative make for a memorable read.

If The Clearing interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.