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?  Find the bookseller that matches your taste and you can be confident that you'll enjoy your purchase. 

This month's Picks are:

Kimberly Our manager and a voracious reader who reads all over the store.

 

Cokie by Steven V. Roberts

The extraordinary life and legacy of legendary journalist Cokie Roberts—a trailblazer for women—remembered by her friends and family.

The Storyteller by Dave Grohl

Sixteen-time Grammy-winner Grohl cranks the story of his life to full volume in this exciting debut chronicling his rock 'n' roll career. 


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

 

It’s Getting Dark by Peter Stamm

The dozen stories in this introspective and gloomy collection from Stamm (The Sweet Indifference of the World) all have a latent uneasiness to them, making the reader turn the pages both quickly and apprehensively. Standout stories build within this tense atmosphere either by revisiting characters' potentially fateful decisions made in the past or by watching as they unfold in real time.

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller

In a bleak, unforgiving landscape, Sven is able to discover found family and grow as a person, while offering hard-won insights about human nature that’ll leave you breathless.

The Anomaly by Herve Le Tellier

Revolves around passengers of a flight who believe they lead double lives, and discover they have doppelgängers. It is perfect for fans of shows that explore "hiccups" in reality, like LostBlack Mirror, and The Leftovers.


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!"

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

 Beginning in Nebraska during the summer of 1954, following the death of his father and the subsequent farm foreclosure, 18 year old Emmett is released from his sentence on a work farm to retrieve his 8 year old brother. The plan is to head west on the Lincoln Highway for a fresh start. This is thwarted by two friends who escaped from the work farm who have other ideas. So begins an incredible odyssey blown completely off course heading east on the highway, hopping freight trains, and encountering Americana. Filled with retribution, heartache, empathy, and humor, Towles delivers a rich and powerful novel with deeply developed characters.

 

These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

Patchett reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


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."


Beth - Our Book Club Manager is always looking for books that provoke good discussions for book clubs.  She enjoys literary and historical fiction and does not read suspense or thrillers.  Non-fiction favorites are those that are narrative, and she reads from all over the store.  Follow her on Instagram @bethlovestoread.

 

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

It is 1985 in a small Irish town. During the weeks leading up to Christmas, Bill Furlong, a coal merchant and family man faces into his busiest season. Early one morning, while delivering an order to the local convent, Bill makes a discovery which forces him to confront both his past and the complicit silences of a town controlled by the church.

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Picoult's beguiling page-turner revisits the premise of two alternate worlds, as explored in 2020's The Book of Two Ways, this time with the Covid-19 pandemic as a backdrop. 

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Albom

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be “the Lord.” And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.


Tracy

 


Jenna – A strong Young Adult fantasy and science fiction reader. All of the books she reads have to have a little romance thrown in somewhere within in the book to satisfy her hopeless romantic side.

Crave by Tracy Wolff

Twilight for a whole new generation, Crave is a romantic and lush tale of what happens when the one you crave is the one who could get you killed.

Serpent Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, this steamy debut novel will leave readers burning for more.