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Our Staff Pick selections are 20% Off!
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.
Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life by Brigitte Benkemoun - Merging biography, memoir, and cultural history, this compelling book, a bestseller in France, traces the life of Dora Maar through a serendipitous encounter with the artist’s address book.
Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking by Bill Buford - A hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, in the world of French haute cuisine, for anyone whose ever found joy in cooking and eating food with their family
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward - “Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruise: What’s not to love? This novel fell squarely in my wheelhouse and I was delighted anew in every port. The Jetsetters is fun, sexy, and engrossing.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand
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!"
Pride of Eden by Taylor Brown - set on the eroding edge of civilization, rooted in dramatic events linked not only with each character’s past, but to the prehistory of America, where great creatures roamed the continent and continue to inhabit our collective imagination.
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler - A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today—what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?—as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that’s as provocative as it is powerful.
The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith - A blistering novel of violence and deliverance set against the mythic backdrop of the Mississippi Delta.
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."
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi - The Handmaid’s Tale meets Alice in Wonderland in this gripping and imaginative historical novel about a shunned orphan girl in 16th-century England who is ensnared in a deadly royal plot and must turn her subjugation into her power.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune - an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. 1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.
Recursion by Blake Crouch - From the bestselling author of Dark Matter and the Wayward Pines trilogy comes a relentless thriller about time, identity, and memory—his most mind-boggling, irresistible work to date, and the inspiration for Shondaland’s upcoming Netflix film.
Tracy - Her tastes are all over the board; a lover of nature, thrillers, and humor, her picks will keep you on your toes.
Greenwood by Michael Christie - A magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada’s most acclaimed novelists.
Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson - the story of a bookseller who finds himself at the center of an FBI investigation because a very clever killer has started using his list of fiction’s most ingenious murders.
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." Follow her on Instagram @bethlovestoread.
The Operator by Gretchen Berg - A clever, surprising, and ultimately moving debut novel, set in a small Midwestern town in the early 1950s, about a nosy switchboard operator who overhears gossip involving her own family, and the unraveling that discovery sets into motion.
Navigate Your Stars by Jesmyn Ward - A revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two-time National Book Award–winning Jesmyn Ward.
Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl - Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet.