Book Picks

  This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:
"Good Trouble" by Joseph O’Neill - Event at Merritt Bookstore 7/7
"Invitation to a Bonfire" by Adrienne Celt
"Never Anyone But You" by Rupert Thompson
"Florida" by Lauren Groff
"Things That Make White People Uncomfortable" by Michael Bennett
"Front Desk" by Kelly Yang
"Breakout" by Kate Messner
"Educated" by Tara Westover
"Julian Is A Mermaid" by Jessica Love
"The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stephanie McAnulty

  This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
"Heart Spring Mountain" by Robin MacArthur
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
"Love and Ruin" by Paula McLain
"Order of Time" by Carlo Rovelli
"The Punishment She Deserves" by Elizabeth George
"Grief Cottage" by Gail Godwin

Thomas Chulak and Kara Polito from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster" by Al Roker - event at Chatham Bookstore on June 9
"Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America" by James and Deborah Fallows
"The Ashokan Way: Landscape's Path Into Consciousness" by Gail Straub
"The Spirit Photographer" by Jon Michael Varese
"Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces" by Michael Chabon
"What I Leave Behind" by Alison McGhee

Today's Book Picks come from Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath" by Leslien Jamison
"Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Spring" by Karl Ove Knausgaard
"The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century" by Kirk Wallace Johnson

    This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"My Ex-Life" by Stephen McAuley
"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester
"Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by Jon Mecham
"The Destiny Thief" by Richard Russo
"Tyrant" by Stephen Greenblatt
"The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stacy McAnulty
"Who Was That?" by Olivier Tallec

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“The Overstory: A Novel” by Richard Powers
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories” by Denis Johnson
“The Art of the Wasted Day” by Patricia Hampl
“Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer” by Barbara Ehrenreich
Assorted works of Russell Hoban
“The Secret Lives of Color” by Kassia St. Caire
“Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” by Patrick Syme,‎ illustrated by Abraham Gottlob Werner

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
"The Map of Salt and Stars" by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
"Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
"The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery" by Donna Leon
"Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon
"In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers" by Bernice Yeung

Today's Book Picks list comes from Rachel Person of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
“The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates
“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable” by Michael Bennett
“A Princess in Theory” by Alyssa Cole
“The Serpent's Secret” by Sayantani Dasgupta
“Stray City” by Chelsey Johnson
“Bachelor Girl” by Kim Van Alkemade
“The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang
“The Gefilte Manifesto” by Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Tangerine” by Christine Mangan
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America” by Isaac Butler & Dan Kois
Shattered by Grief: Picking Up the Pieces to Become Whole Again” by Claudia Coenen (Event in Rhinebeck 4/10, 6pm)
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice “Waters Changed Our World” by Andrea Barnet (Event at White Hart, Salisbury, CT, Thurs, 4/19 at 6pm)
Aru Shah and the End of Time” by Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents)
For Every One” by Jason Reynolds
I Have Lost My Way” by Gayle Forman
The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo

Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
“The Sparsholt Affair” by Alan Hollinghurst
“Gun Love” by Jennifer Clement
“Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
“Advice Not Given: A Guide To getting Over Yourself” by Mark Epstein, M.D.
“More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales” by Robery Bly
“Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
“Lament From Epirus” by Christopher C. King
“If I Die Tonight” by Alison Gaylin (Event April 11 at The Colony)

  Giovanni Boivin from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA, joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot
“Bad Kansas: Stories” by Becky Mandelbaum
“Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
“Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories” by Kelly Barnhill
“The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories” by Michael Andreasen
“The Sky is Yours” by Chandler Klang Smith

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
"Winter Sisters" by Robin Oliveira
"Feel Free" by Zadie Smith
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom
"What Are We Doing Here?" by Marilynne Robinson
"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
"People Like Us" by Dana Mele

  Today's Book Picks come from Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:
“Time Pieces” by John Banville
“The Line Becomes A River” by Francisco Cantu
“Good Booty: Love & Sex, Black & White, Body & Soul In American Music” by Ann Powers
“Bunk” by Kevin Young
“Straying” by Molly McCloskey
“Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
“Only Child: A Novel” by Rhiannon Navin
“I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by Maggie O’Farrell
“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable” by Michael Bennett
“LOVE” by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
“The Dangerous Art of Blending In” by Angelo Surmelis
“Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel” by Jonathan Miles
“Islandborn” by Junot Diaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:

All for Nothing” by Walter Kempowski, translated by Anthea Bell

Freshwater” by Akwaeke Emezi

The Friend, A Novel” by Sigrid Nunez

Eternal Life: A Novel” by Dara Horn

The Great Alone: A Novel” by Kristin Hannah

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by Maggie O'Farrell

Catnip: A Love Story” by Michael Korda

The YES Brain” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Big Bed” by Bunmi Laditan, illustrated by Tom Knight

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:

"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

"The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn 

"Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces" by Dawn Davies

"This Will Be My Undoing" by Morgan Jerkins

"James Wright: A Life in Poetry" by Jonathan Blunk (event Thurs 2/1 @ 6pm Rhinebeck)

"Rot, the Cutest in the World" by Ben Clanton

"The Gauntlet" by Karuna Riazi

"Love, Hate and Other Filters" by Samira Ahmed

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Sam Baker of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
“Great Questions of Tomorrow” by David Rothkopf
“Women & Power” by Mary Beard
“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon
“Brave Enough” by Cheryl Strayed
“Ikigai: Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Hector Garcia
“How Art Can Make You Happy” by Bridget Payne
“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Disagree About Religion and Politics” by Jonathan Haid
“Make Your Bed” by Admiral William McRaven

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:

"The Good People" by Hannah Kent
"The Dry" by Jane Harper
"The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica" by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
"Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts" by Alexander Langlands
"Love" by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
"Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream for You" by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by James E. Ransome
"A Place to Start a Family: Poems about Creatures that Build" by David L. Harrison, illustrated by Giles Laroche

    This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
"The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery
"Varina" by Charles Frazier (April 2018)
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom (March 2018)
"Only Killers and Thieves" by Paul Howarth (February 2018)
"The Italian Teacher" by Tom Rachman (March 2018)
"The Flight Attendant" by Chris Bohjalian (March 2018)
"A Midsummer’s Equation" by Keigo Higashino

James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" by Margareta Magnusson
"The Book of Resting Places: A Personal History of Where We Lay the Dead" by Thomas Mira y Lopez
"The How Not to Die Cookbook" by Michael Greger
"The Perfect Nanny" by Leila Slimani
"Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical" by Jacqueline Jones
"The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World" by Jeff Goodel
"Call Me by Your Name" by André Aciman

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:

"First Women" by Kate Andersen Brower
"Orphan X" by Gregg Hurwitz
"Wandering Home" by Bill McKibben
"1776" by David McCullough
"Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
"Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen
"Long Night Moon" by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Mark Siegel

     Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"The Mouse and His Child" by Russell Hoban
"Devotions" by Patti Smith
"Spy of the First Person" by Sam Shepard
"Good Things Happen Slowly" by Fred Hersch
"Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters"
"Women and Power" by Mary Beard
"Silence In the Age of Noise" by Erling Kagge

Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and Thomas Chulak from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Great Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald
Muddy by Michael Mahin with illustrations by Evan Turk
Hunter of Stories by Eduardo Galeano 
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
It's All Relative by A.J. Jacobs
American Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

Giovanni Boivin from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA, joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

Paper Girls Deluxe Edition Vol 1 by Brian K. Vaughn

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben

Ansel Adams: National Parks Service Photographs (Revised) by Ansel Adams and an introduction by Alice Gray

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire (will be at Rhinebeck store on Saturday, 12/2 at 8pm)

The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben

Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

Annie Leibovitz will sign copies of her new book Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 at Oblong Books and Music on December 9th at 6pm. 

This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:

Young Jane Young ​by Gabrielle Zevin

A Column of Fire ​by Ken Follett

Circe by Madeline Miller

Points North by Howard Frank Mosher

The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad

If I Die Tonight ​by Alison Gaylin

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:
The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman

The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean

Savage Country by Robert Olmstead

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews 

The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016

The Naturalist’s Notebook for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich

The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant that Revolutionized Eating in America from The Moosewood Collective

Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman

This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The Visitors by Catherine Burns

Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twin, Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead

Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares

Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

Sheri Bauer-Mayorga and Thomas Chulak from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
What I Found in a Thousand Towns by Dar Williams (Hachette)

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks (Knopf)

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter (Simon & Schuster)

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers & Shawn Harris (Chronicle)

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer (Penguin)

Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin (Norton)

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