Staff Picks

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We change out the staff picks monthly so you'll always find something new to read! Do you enjoy thrillers, like Mary? Literary fiction, like Damita? Or non-fiction, like Bill? Find the bookseller that matches your taste and you can be confident that you'll enjoy your purchase. 

This month's Picks are:


 

Angie

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo - "If you loved Me Before You you will devour this well crafted story with a clever twist."

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson - "Fun story of a quirky kid and the adults who love him."

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - "If you loved Gentleman in Moscow give this one a try!"


Bill

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - "Vivid, powerful historical fiction. Unforgettable!"

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight For Freedom  by Thomas E Ricks - "Two men standing alone and defending discredited democracy"

Spain In Our Hearts by Adam Hochschild


Damita - "I primarily read literary fiction and short story collections. I'm also a fan of Southern literature, the darker, the better! I do enjoy reading quality juvenile fiction and young adult books when I can. I have more books in my growing stacks than I'll ever be able to read in this lifetime!"

Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace - "Edsel Bronfman's ordinary life is thrown into a tailspin as he attempts to meet a deadline to find romance. Big Hearted!" 

A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass - "A beloved, yet controversial children's author dies unexpectedly and his estate becomes a hot commodity. Glass is a brilliant writer and this doesn't disappoint! Exquisite!"

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure


Kimberly

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman

The Homecoming of Samuel Lake by Jenny Wingfield

Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Sykes


Mary

The Barrowfields by Phillip Lewis - "A beautifully written novel about two generations trying to escape their roots of a small North Carolina mountain town. You will want to read every single syllable."

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica - "One of my favorite thriller authors nails it again! When she loses her husband, Clara tries to put the pieces together to figure out what kind of man he really was."

The Circle by Dave Eggers - "Imagine a world where an internet company knows everything about you. Everything you post, click on, like, shop for is stored in 'the circle'. Sound a little too familiar? Definitely worth the creepy read."


Julia

Priestdaddy: A Memoir by Patricia Lockwood

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan - "A twisting and turning mystery perfect for book and bookstore lovers. A quick summer read!"

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney - "After years of bad financial decisions and racking up debt, three siblings discover their eldest brother has jeopardized their joint trust fund. Family drama ensues..."


Tracy

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - "Shame on you if you haven't read this yet."

Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong by Paul Offit - "Painkillers, margarine... Started out as good ideas... But both could kill us"

The Birdwatcher by William Shaw - "Great British crime novel"


Beth - "I am mostly a fiction reader, especially literary and historical fiction.  I do not read suspense or thrillers.  Non-fiction favorites are those that are narrative, and I read from all over the store."

The Necklace by Claire McMillan

Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray

Swimming Home by Mary-Rose MacColl


Children's Books

On the Spot: Countless Funny Stories by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach

Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder


Young Adult (YA)

The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfield

The Romantics by Leah Konen