I'm often asked if I read all the books I recommend. I would love to say YES!! In reality, although it would be incredible to read through everything in our store, it just isn't feasible. Partly because I relish watching a well-fought football game on a brisk fall afternoon; I enjoy an evening relaxing at the theatre or an orchestra concert; and I crave the opportunity to spend time with family. All of which take away from reading time.
In addition to my own reading, I rely on recommendations from customers, friends, fellow booksellers, my publisher reps, and other book reviewers. This is my selection of what catches my eye, what I've enjoyed reading, what other folks have recommended, and what I really want to read, but haven't had the chance to yet.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade
A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Roses comes a gripping new novel about five young spies embedded among the highest Nazi ranks in occupied Paris
$28.95ISBN: 9780385544252Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Doubleday - June 25th, 2019
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Ambitious and brilliantly written."--Jane Smiley, The Washington Post
"Outstanding...[the] literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler."--The Guardian$26.00ISBN: 9780399563058Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pamela Dorman Books - July 23rd, 2019
A National Bestseller!
“The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.”
“[A] charmer of a tale. . . Warm, witty and--like any good craft beer--complex, the saga delivers a subtly feminist and wholly life-affirming message.”
—People Magazine$17.99ISBN: 9780062574206Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018
I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone… I will love you till the cows come home.
Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You—only funnier!$15.95ISBN: 9781616149987Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Seventh Street Books - October 14th, 2014
A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.$14.95ISBN: 9781908313867Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Gallic Books - April 7th, 2015
"Laurain presents the story as if it were reportage, but with the confidence of an age-old storyteller."--San Francisco Book Review$8.99ISBN: 9781416971719Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 2012
Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks.
Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list!
“If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it