With Staff Picks, we would like to offer recommendations from our staff to you. These picks will be from a variety of reading, listening or viewing tastes. You might find stuff you've checked out before, or you might be intrigued enough to find a new favorite.

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

This is a story of family, a story that questions the ethics of scientific study. This is a story of loss and one of gain. It is the story of one chimpanzee's impact on a mid-western family.

If looking for a novel that makes you feel and simultaneously question societal "norms," check out We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Fowler's easy-to-read novel packs a punch covering intense topics.

If this book interests you, feel free to request and check it out. We'll be back next Wednesday with a different Staff Pick.