Best of 2011 (Staff Picks) - For Adults

When Tito Loved Clara

By Jon Michaud

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Through brains and determination, librarian Clara Lugo has long since slipped the bonds of her confining Dominican neighborhood in the northern reaches of Manhattan. Now she tries to live a settled professional life with her American husband and son in the suburbs of New Jersey--often thwarted by her constellation of relatives who don't understand her gringa ways. Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears.

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Zombie, Spaceship, Wasteland

By Patton Oswalt

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Best known for his roles in the films "Big Fan" and "Ratatouille," as well as the hit show "The King of Queens," Oswalt has been amusing audiences for decades. Now he offers a fascinating look into his most unusual and lovable mind. Recommended by more than one CRRL staff member.

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