Staff Picks 2013 to 2015

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All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner Book Company - April 4th, 2017

A moving and amazing story about a blind French girl and her father escaping Paris during WWII and a brilliant German orphan who is sent to a Hitler military academy.

Carol


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The Circle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

An exciting and breathtaking page-turner about a social media-steeped future seemingly only a minute away from now. I keep buying it for friends and family. A quick but provoking read.               

Eva


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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

The story picks up 15 years after a devastating virus.  We follow a band of traveling actors, trying to bring art to the world again.  Loved it!           Carol


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I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

The explosive story of two twins' struggles after their mother dies. The language has its very own flavor, like nothing you've read before. And there is really no reason to keep I'll Give You the Sun on the young adult shelf in the store. It defies genre. One of my favorite reads in years.                         Eva


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The Miniaturist: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062306845
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Published: Ecco - June 2nd, 2015

Intriguing historical fiction set in 1686 Amsterdam.  A wealthy merchant gives his new wife a cabinet house, which a mysterious individual starts to fill with items with eerie parallels to their life.           Carol


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Lost & Found Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780147517739
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Published: Dutton Books - January 26th, 2016

A touching and witty story about Millie, age 7, who is abandoned by her mother after her father dies.  Millie teams up with Agatha and Karl, both in their 80’s, on a quest to find her mum.                 Denise


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Some Luck (Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744807
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Published: Anchor Books - July 7th, 2015

The first of a trilogy about the Langdon family of Iowa from 1920 to 2020.  Each chapter is one year, narrated by different members of the family.  I couldn’t wait to get back to the Langdons each night to see how their lives were evolving.          Carol


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The Girl on the Train Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

You may be up all night reading this story of  page-turning suspense.             

Lisa, Denise, Carol


Big Little Lies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425274866
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Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

Smart, funny, can’t put it down! Story of kindergarten parents behaving badly.                   Everyone!


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One Plus One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127505
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

One of my favorite books!  A funny and tearful read about a mother, her children, her boss, and their huge family dog on a road trip to find happiness.                Denise


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The Winter People Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804169967
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Published: Anchor Books - January 6th, 2015

 A haunting tale that takes the reader back and forth between two eras - filled with folklore, myths, and the secrets of a small town.     Denise   


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The Martian Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

A team of astronauts must  abandon one of their own when he is killed during an emergency departure from Mars…except he isn’t dead.  A heart-pounding story of how he lives alone on Mars in hopes of a rescue.               Carol   


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We Are Called to Rise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476738970
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 28th, 2015

Set in Las Vegas, these are the lives away from the lights of the strip.   A collision of cultures among refugees & soldiers home from war has devastating results.          Carol


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The Hundred-Year House Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127444
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2015

A gothic tale of family secrets, ghosts, and one hundred years of a house.           Carol


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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

Everyone should read this book about how we can best live and die at the end of our lives.               

Carol & Lisa


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Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316227933
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 20th, 2014

Fascinating look at how nutrients have been bred out of our foods and how we can choose fruits and vegetables to gain them back.        Carol


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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2nd, 2014

This little treasure of a novel is big on heart.  A.J. Fikry, bookshop owner, is transformed by an unexpected package left at his store.                  Lisa & Carol


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The Painter Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170154
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

We loved Heller’s Dog Stars, and his newest about a famous painter and the repercussions of his violent behavior does not disappoint.  

Carol & Denise


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The Invention of Wings Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143121701
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2015

Kidd’s very engaging novel follows the lives of 11 year old  Sarah, a plantation owner’s daughter, and the slave girl, Hetty, she is given for her birthday.      

 Everyone at the store!


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The Round House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062065254
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2013

Erdrich won the National Book Award for this, which may be one of her best—about an Ojibwe boy seeking justice for his mother, who was brutally attacked.          Carol    


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Shotgun Lovesongs Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250039828
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 3rd, 2015

The author is from a small town outside Eau Claire, which is where his story of 5 childhood friends is set. A story of a place and  of men coming home, or never leaving, and deciding if their lives so far have gone how they’d hoped.

Carol          


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Sisterland Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812980332
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Published: Random House Trade - May 6th, 2014

A story about twin sisters who have a shared sense of ESP.   When one predicts a massive earthquake, the story begins to unfold.          Denise 


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Gemini Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451627947
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 17th, 2015

An intriguing read about a Jane Doe victim of a hit & run in a coma and the doctor who cares for her.                 Carol


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Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

What a fun & funny read!  Bee is piecing together her brilliant architect mother’s disappearance. Carol


Bark: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307740861
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Published: Vintage - October 28th, 2014

Lorrie Moore never disappoints. In this short story collection she is as witty and sharp as ever. Her writing is incisive and beautiful and her stories make us reflect on our human nature.             Eva


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The Headmaster's Wife Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781250062338
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Published: Picador USA - February 24th, 2015

A story of a Vermont boarding school headmaster—it is a surprising roller-coaster ride and will take you places you had no idea you were going.          Eva & Carol


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How the Light Gets in (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250047274
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 29th, 2014

I’ve come late to the superb Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries set in Quebec.  Do yourself a favor and start at the beginning of this great series!  (this is the 9th)       Carol


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The Other Typist Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425268421
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 1st, 2014

I couldn’t put this down!  It is told through the eyes of Rose, a typist at a local NYC precinct in the 1920’s. A captivating new typist named Odalie is hired, and soon Rose finds herself under her spell.   Denise