Book Picks http://wamc.org en Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-open-door-bookstore-24 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at <a href="http://www.opendoor-bookstore.com/">The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery</a> in Schenectady, NY.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">List:<br /><em>The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap</em> by Matt Taibbi<br /><em>Book from the Ground</em> by Xu Bing (also, <em>The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground'</em> edited by Mathieu Borysevicz)<br /><em>The Galapagos: A Natural History</em> by Henry Nicholls<br /><em>Grasshopper Jungle</em> by Andrew Smith<br /><em>The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender</em> by Leslye Walton<br /><em>Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure</em> by Anna Walker<br /><em>Goodnight Songs</em> by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88220 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Open Door Bookstore Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-northshire-bookstore-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's Book Picks list comes from Stan Hynds of <a href="http://www.northshire.com/">The Northshire Bookstore</a>.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Redeployment</em> by Phil Klay<br /><em>Inappropriate Behavior</em> by Murray Farish<br /><em>Make It Stick</em> by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel<br /><em>The Bear</em> by Claire Cameron<br /><em>Constellation of Vital Phenomena</em> by Anthony Marra<br /><em>Tenth of December</em> by George Saunders</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87680 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore Book Picks - Battenkill Books http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-battenkill-books-20 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks of <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/">Battenkill Books</a> in Cambridge, NY.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Frog Music</em> by Emma Donahue<br /><em>The Wives of Los Alamos</em> by Tarashea Nesbit<br /><em>The Guest Cat</em> by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland<br /><em>Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art</em> by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carl Hoffman<br /><em>Lily</em> by Marcia Reiss - <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/index.php/2014/01/curiosity-forumbook-talk-lily-with-author-marcia-reiss-41314/">Event </a>– 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)<br /><em>The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City</em> by Bill Morgan - <a href="http://www.battenkillbooks.com/index.php/2014/01/curiosity-forumbook-talk-civil-war-sites-in-nyc-with-author-bill-morgan-5114/">Event</a> – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)<br /><em>Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems</em> by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87078 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Battenkill Books Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-odyssey-bookshop-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at </span><a href="http://www.odysseybks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Odyssey Bookshop</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in South Hadley, MA.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel</em> by Helen Oyeyemi<br /><em>All Our Names</em> by Dinaw Mengestu<br /><em>Z: A Novel</em> by Therese Anne Fowler<br /><em>The President's Hat</em> by Antoine Laurent<br /><em>The Frangipani Hotel</em> by Violet Kupersmith<br /><em>The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry</em> by Gabrielle Zevin</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86630 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Odyssey Bookshop Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-chatham-bookstore-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dianne </span>Ortmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Thomas </span>Chulak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span><a href="http://www.chathambookstore.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Chatham Bookstore</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>An Officer and a Spy</em> by Robert Harris<br /><em>For the Benefit of Those Who See</em> by Rosemary Mahoney<br /><em>Transcriber</em> by Kristen Witucki<br /><em>Broken Hallelujah</em> by Liel Leibovitz<br /><em>Ask Me</em> by William Stafford<br /><em>Invisible Boat</em> by Eric G. Müller</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86080 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Chatham Bookstore Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-merritt-bookstore-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott Meyer joins us from </span><a href="http://www.merrittbooks.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Merritt Bookstore</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with this week's </span><a href="http://wamc.org/term/book-picks-0" style="line-height: 1.5;">Book Picks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> list.</span></p><p><em>Loud Awake and Lost</em> by Adele Griffin<br /><em>The Ghost of the Mary Celeste </em>by Valerie Martin<br /><em>The Martian</em> by Andy Weir<br /><em>Who Discovered America?: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas</em> by Gavin Menzies<br /><em>All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours</em> by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85563 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Merritt Bookstore Book Picks - The Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-bookstore-14 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today's Book Picks come from </span><a href="http://www.bookstoreinlenox.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Matt Tannenbaum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from The Bookstore in Lenox.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>The Broken Road</em> by Patrick Leigh Fermor<br /><em>Orfeo</em> by Richard Powers<br /><em>The Visionist</em> by Rachel Urquhart<br /><em>The Cool School</em> edited by Glenn O’Brien<br /><em>The Great War and Modern Memory</em> by Paul Fussell<br /><em>Inspiring Generosity</em> by Barbara Bonner</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85065 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Bookstore Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-oblong-books-and-music-11 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Suzanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hermans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us from </span><a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oblong Books and Music</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with this week's Book Picks List.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>Return of a King</em> by William Dalrymple<br /><em>Those Angry Days</em> by Lynne Olson<br /><em>Bark </em>by Lorrie Moore<br /><em>This is Not an Accident</em> by April Wilder<br /><em>One More Thing</em> by B.J. Novak<br /><em>Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done</em> by Stephan Pastis<br /><em>Roomies</em> by Sara Zarr &amp; Tara Altebrando</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84578 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Oblong Books and Music Book Picks - The Golden Notebook http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-golden-notebook-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jacqueline </span>Kellachan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span><a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Golden Notebook </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.</span></p><p>List:<br /><em>All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood</em> by Jennifer Senior<br /><em>The Hobbit</em> by J.R.R, Tolkein with illustrations by Jemima Catlin<br /><em>Love Your Enemies</em> by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman<br /><em>Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America</em> by Jane Allen Patrick<br /><em>Prayers For The Stolen</em> by Jennifer Clement <a href="http://www.goldennotebook.com/event/jennifer-clement-prayers-stolen">(event this Saturday, February 22nd at 2PM)</a><br /><em>Shackleton's Journey</em> by William Grill<br /><em>Josephine Baker</em> by Patricia Hruby Powell with illustrations by Christian Robinson<br /><em>Thirty Girls</em> by Susan Minot<br /><em>The Panopticon</em> by Jenni Fagan</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84073 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - The Golden Notebook Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore http://wamc.org/post/book-picks-northshire-bookstore-19 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's Book Picks list comes from Gail King of The Northshire Bookstore.</p><p>List:<br /><em>Paperboy</em> by Vince Vawter<br /><em>Counting by 7s </em>by Holly Goldberg Sloan<br /><em>Ghost Hawk</em> by Susan Cooper<br /><em>P. S. Be Eleven</em> by Rita Williams-Garcia<br /><em>The Thing About Luck</em> by Cynthia Kadahota<br /><em>Will in Scarlet</em> by Matthew Cody<br />(other books by Matthew Cody: <em>Powerless</em>, <em>Super</em>, and <em>Villainous</em>&nbsp;[Fall 2014])<br /><em>The Water Castle</em> by Megan Frazer Blakemore<br /><em>The Real Boy</em> by Anne Ursu<br /><em>The Center of Everything</em> by Linda Urban<br /><em>Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights</em> by Steve Sheinkin<br /><em>The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing</em> by Sheila Turnage</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82190 at http://wamc.org Book Picks - Northshire Bookstore