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 - Our resident children's book expert, also enjoys literary fiction. She is an admirer of quality writing.

The Editor by Steven Rowley - From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus comes a novel about a struggling writer who gets his big break, with a little help from the most famous woman in America.

Lovely War by Julie Berry - A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.

The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick - She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone.


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!"

Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli - An emotionally resonant, fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity.

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami - From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje - From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.


Mary - "I am a sucker for a good thriller, or Sci-Fi but occasionally I will cleanse the pallet with a great literary fiction or biography. I also enjoy books that have a little fantasy or paranormal aspects to them. Just enough to make it slightly otherworldly."

The Wall by John Lanchester - ...a taut, hypnotic novel of a broken world and what might be found when all is lost. The Wallblends the most compelling issues of our time--rising waters, rising fear, rising political division--into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.


Kimberly

Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day by Clemency Burton-Hill - A unique celebration of classical music that showcases one inspirational piece each day of the year, written by an award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personality

Trees: A Rooted History by Piotr Socha - This expansive volume takes a holistic approach to the topic of trees in nature, history, and the imagination


Tracy - Her tastes are all over the board; a lover of nature, thrillers, and humor, her picks will keep you on your toes. 

Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.

Run Away by Harlen Coben - A perfect family is shattered in RUN AWAY, the new thriller from the master of domestic suspense, Harlan Coben.


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."

 

Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts - This richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.

Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl - A must for any food lover . . . Reichl is a warm, intimate writer. She peels back the curtain to a glamorous time of magazine-making. You’ll tear through this memoir.

The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica by Laurie Shapiro - The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the most remarkable feat of science and daring of the Jazz Age, The Stowaway is “a thrilling adventure that captures not only the making of a man but of a nation