Staff Picks Hall of Fame

We've been doing staff picks lists for our customers for years.  Rather than including all of them here, we've created a "hall of fame" instead.  These are the books that we have most loved recommending over the years, the books that our customers let us know they love, too ("what else is like Shantaram?"), and the books we keep coming back to and are so excited to tell you about when we learn you haven't yet read them.
Shantaram: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780312330538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 29th, 2005

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Gods in Alabama Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780446694537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 13th, 2006

Peace Like a River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802139252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 7th, 2002

Pope Joan: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307452368
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - June 9th, 2009

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001431
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2002

Water for Elephants: A Novel Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781565125605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

Astrid and Veronika Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143038078
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 6th, 2007

We also love Sonata for Miriam by the same author.


Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780060838744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 2nd, 2005

The Power of One: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345410054
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 29th, 1996

Population: 485 Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061363504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 25th, 2015

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307279187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

The Housekeeper and the Professor: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780312427801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - February 3rd, 2009

Open Season Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780425185469
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 7th, 2002

And the entire Joe Pickett series.


The Sparrow: A Novel (The Sparrow Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780449912553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 8th, 1997

Amagansett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425205808
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2005

Mudbound Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565126770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - March 17th, 2009

Bel Canto Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060838720
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 2nd, 2005

And I just finished her newest, The State of Wonder, and loved it.


The Memory Keeper's Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143037149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2006

Boundary Waters Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780671016999
Availability: Special Order is possible. Currently unavailable or possibly out of stock indefinitely. Please contact us before ordering.
Published: Pocket Star - July 1st, 2000

And the rest of the Cork O'Connor series by William Kent Krueger.


The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060786502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Forever: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316735698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - November 3rd, 2003

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375759314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743246989
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone - August 12th, 2003