We take great joy in picking out what we hope is an appealing selection of books. And we love making recommendations to customers. If only we had time to read them all!
Here are some of our recent staff favorites.
Wow. First, you're reading a satire of an upper middle class Brooklyn family on vacation, then it becomes something else when a couple knocks on the door of their air bnb in the middle of the night, claiming to be the owners, then it becomes something even more disturbing, and you've read all 241 pages without being able to put it down!
A good resource to keep next to your binoculars and learn about the behaviors of birds. Did you know a chickadee can stash thousands of seeds and remember where it stashed them?!
Another horrifying chapter in the treatment of Native Americans, about which I had never heard. Engaging and constructed as a good mystery.
This is the first of a trilogy that transports the reader to the time of horses & carriages and to the lives of women making their way in an unwelcoming business world. You'll hate to say goodbye to the well-developed characters.
Because of the troubling story on which this novel is based, I probably wouldn't have read it if someone hadn't put it in my hands. What a powerful and beautiful read.
Carol & Eva
A fun take on Pride & Prejudice, set in the Muslim community in Toronto.
If you're interested in the Vikings and just want a good story, this is the series for you. Half-Drowned King is the first book in the Goden Wolf Saga.
Absolutely fascinating. And puts our time on earth in perspective.
Beautiful writing...you'll find yourself wanting to share little nuggets with others.
I have so much going through my mind after finishing this book! The author imagines Jesus' life and gives voice to women during that time through Ana, the wife of Jesus.
This book made me laugh and cry--and want to throw it! So many feelings in one book.
Miriam Toews is a brilliant writer. She can take a difficult subject and write with humor and love. I was sad to finish it.
A new pick from Kathy
Love, love, love this novel, featuring a 1970's rock 'n' roll band--written in a fascinating interview style!
Migrations is an entrancing, yet unsettling novel. Set in a near future of climate change and mass species extinction, Franny decides to follow the last migration of the Arctic Tern. I found myself wondering if we have waited too long to do anything to stop what may be inevitable.
A 1940s story of adventure and glamour of life behind the scenes of show girls and theater in NYC.