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Staff Picks

American Daughter: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063054332
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Published: HarperOne - January 12th, 2021

Unbelievable story of a childhood lived in poverty, misery and chaos. The survivor connects with her mentally ill mother, and discovers a family history of prominent forbears. Fascinating collection of many American stories embodied in one woman.

Recommended by Sarah


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Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250213594
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Published: Tordotcom - January 12th, 2021

Short, accessible fantasy novella that manages to touch on being Intersexual, adolescent bullying, intolerance, and hippophilia. Great introduction to the Wayward Children series.

Recommended by Kristine


Better Luck Next Time: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062916365
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Published: Custom House - January 5th, 2021

Puts me in mind of Juliette Fay. Historical fiction based on true events - really fun and poignant story about women in the 30s in Reno to purse quickie divorces. Excellent for the book club crowd!

Recommended by Leslie


The Butchers' Blessing Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793781
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Published: Tin House Books - November 10th, 2020

A well written, well paced novel that weaves together modern (1996) Ireland with the country's older folk beliefs and traditions. Spot on for Ireland in 1996! The characters are complex and will stay in your thoughts long after you finish the book. I was intrigued by this book, found it both romantic and disturbing.

Recommended by Kristine


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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

This book was like personal meditation time. The lessons May shares are lovely and important. The mythology, folklore, natural, and cultural insights are even better. A wonderful book to finish out a crazy year.
Highly recommended - Kristine


Cobble Hill: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982147037
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Published: Atria Books - November 10th, 2020

This tender & contemporary novel will win your heart. Fun, fresh, sassy characters living in the midst of a Brooklyn neighborhood. It's messy but full of LOL moments. Cecily von Ziegesar reminds us why we need human connection.

Recommended by Kathy


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White Ivy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982100599
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

White Ivy will have you hooked from the very beginning. Fabulous character development and clever writing. Yang sucks you in to the inner voice of Ivy who is seeking her ultimate identity as a young Chinese immigrant within the confines of a twisted love triangle. Layers of culture and class sandwich every juncture of this story which leads to unexpected events.

Recommended by Kathy


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Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

What an amazingly brave memoir. Christie Tate has a powerful story to share and graciously shares her most vulnerable thoughts. The writing is raw, funny, shocking, and sometimes, just uncomfortable. "Group: entertains, educates, and provides love where you least expect.

                                   Recommended by Kathy


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The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

This story is sweeping and at the same time, so detailed. Great spin on the lore of witchcraft. Strong, imperfect female characters drive the story forward.

Recommended by Kristine


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Invisible Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982137335
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

A quick paced read set in a contemporary times in a London neighborhood. This psychological thriller offers a good twist on domestic life within a family and interesting side characters with complex issues. A good "go to" for escapism.

Recommended by Kathy