When I was a child, I read books. I had them stashed all around the house in case of a reading emergency, perfected the art of reading while walking, and even spent an entire Minnesota Twins game reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I preferred magical lands to middle school and reading to sleep - and some things never change. I live amongst stacks of books on every surface, to the point that when we first started dating, my husband asked if I knew that I had an abnormal amount of reading material.
As well as working as the frontline manager at Dragonfly Books, I can be found crafting all kinds of things, eating my husband's cooking, and chasing my toddler around trying to clean hummus off his face. And, of course, staying up too late to read.
Favorite genres: Mysteries, Middle Grade, True Crime, Parenting Memoirs
Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home.
Selected as One of the Best Books of the Year by: National Public Radio, Esquire, Bustle, Refinery29, Thrillist, Electric Literature, Powell's, Autostraddle, BookRiot, Women.com"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition."$15.99ISBN: 9780062659064Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business daysPublished: Harper Perennial - August 7th, 2018
A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl.
"Where are you, Madison Culver? Flying with the angels, a silver speck on a wing? Are you dreaming, buried under snow? Or—is it possible—you are still alive?"$17.99ISBN: 9780763694746Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018
When a family buys a house in a struggling town for just one dollar, they’re hoping to start over — but have they traded one set of problems for another?$17.99ISBN: 9781250080554Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business daysPublished: Flatiron Books - May 8th, 2018
"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —The New York Times
“A True Crime Masterpiece” – Vogue
Entertainment Weekly "Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far
Real Simple's Best New Books
Guardian Best Book of the Year
Lambda Literary Award Winner