Kate R.

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. 


 

The Life We Bury Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616149987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 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.


The Rosie Project: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476729091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

The international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love.

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s ti


Descent: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204778
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2015

“Read this astonishing novel . . . The magic of his prose equals the horror of Johnston’s story.” —The Washington Post

The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, who are taking a family vacation before their daughter leaves for college.


The Red Notebook Cover Image
By Antoine Laurain, Jane Aitken (Translator), Emily Boyce (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781908313867
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Published: 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


Out of My Mind Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: 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