Book Picks

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)

Zazu Galdos-Shapiro from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas

The Fog by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Kenard Pak

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

Fiction:
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre

Stay With Me: A Novel by Ayobami Adebayo

The Fisherman by John Langan (Event Sunday, October 29 3PM)

Music:
Woman Walk The Line: How The Women In Country Music Changed Our Lives edited by Holly Gleason

Never Can Get Enough of NYC Books:
Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919 by Mike Wallace

Going Into Town A Love Letter To New York by Roz Chast

Tenements Towers & Trash An Unconventional History of New York City by Julia Wertz

Vanishing New York: How A Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss

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

List:

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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

List:

Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss

A Brief Stop on The Road From Auschwitz by Göran Rosenberg

The Survivors Club by Debbie Bornstein Holinstat and Michael Bornstein

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory by Michael Korda

Sisters by Lily Tuck

Twelve Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

It’s My Birthday by Julie Fogliano

Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim 

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

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

Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elizabeth Rosner

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Antlered Ship by written by Dashka Slater, illustrated by The Fan Brothers

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow written by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Sydney Smith 

Matt Tannenbaum joins us to present a fine list of books that will have you up all night turning the pages. Matt is from The Bookstore in Lenox, Mass. 

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews

Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruins of Ymr by John Crowley (Oct)

Totalitopia by John Crowley

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

Hats of Faith by Medeia Cohen

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

List:
Before You Know It by John Bargh Ph.D.
The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Trace by Archer Mayor
The Child by Fiona Barton

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

List:
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Released in October)

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Mike Hare of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
1777 by Dean Snow
The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic by Jason Turbow
The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City by Margaret Creighton
The Party by Robyn Harding
American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
Here by Wistala Szymborska
Born on Third Base by Chuck Collins

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

List:
The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Spies on Castle Rock by Justin and Gary Van Riper
Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart
What's Below? by Clive Gifford and Kate McLelland

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

List:
Toscanini: Musician of Conscience by Harvey Sachs
The Noise of Time: A Novel by Julian Barnes
Edith Wharton's Lenox by Cornelia Brooke Gilder
The Violins of Saint-Jacques: A Tale of the Antilles by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

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

List:
The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera by Adam Begley
The Locals: A Novel by Johnathan Dee
Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul by Jeremiah Moss
The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron
The Essex Serpent: A Novel by Sarah Perry

  Zazu Galdos-Shapiro from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Wanderers by Meg Howrey

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Viscera by Gabriel Squailia

The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein

Sleeping Giants and Waking Gods (Themis Files 1 & 2) by Sylvain Neuvel

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

List:
After Anatevka by Alexandra Silber (event in Rhinebeck, Weds, 7/19, 6pm)
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
American Fire by Monica Hesse
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

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

List:
Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection by Medea Benjamin
To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir by Madeleine Blais - July 7 at 7 pm at the Odyssey
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being by Brittany Wood Nickerson - July 13 at 7 pm at the Odyssey
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
The Wonderling written and illustrated by Mira Bartok - Sept. 30 at 4 pm at the Odyssey
Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman

This week's Book Picks come from Kira, Leilani, and Cecily Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:
The Mighty Franks by Michael Frank
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault (The Postman’s Fiancée - sequel being released July 11th)
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (And Life) by Daniel Lerner and Alan Schlechter, MD
Wildman by J.C. Geiger (14 and up)
Let’s Pretend We Never Met by Melissa Walker (10ish and up)
Speed of Life by Carol Weston (12ish and up) 

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Sarah Knight of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Camino Beach by John Grisham
Murder in Saint Germain by Cara Black
Celine by Peter Heller
The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw

Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
Letters to a Young Farmer - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture compiled by Martha Hodgkins
Hop Grower's Handbook by Laura TenEyck and Dietrich Gehring
Liberating Minds by Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - author visit this Saturday, May 27
Red, White and Que by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
One is Not a Pair by Britta Teckentrup
Grow Your Own for Kids by Chris Collins and Lia Leendertz
Out of the Box by Jemma Westing
Walk in the Forest by Maria Dek

 

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

List:
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
House of Names by Colm Toibin
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
God's Red Son by Louis S. Warren
Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi
House of Lord and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson

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

List:
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Widow's House by Carol Goodman
Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York by Justin Davidson
Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford - Event at Open Door - Saturday, May 13
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely - Event at Schenectady High School - Tuesday, May 16
Escargot  story by Dashka Slater, pictures by Sydney Hanson

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

List:
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan
On Night's Shore by Randall Silvis
The Devils of Cardona by Matthew Carr

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

List:
Inspiring Courage by Barbara Bonner
This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley
Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg
For This We Left Egypt?: A Passover Haggadah for Jews and Those Who Love Them By Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach

  

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

List:

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito
Escargot by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Sydney Hanson
Charlie & Mouse by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner, illustrated  by Christopher Silas Neal
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Oblong Will have a Poetry Reading in Rhinebeck on Thursday.

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

List:
American War by Omar El Akkad
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Do Fairies Bring the Spring by Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazel Mitchell

Today's Book Picks list comes from Chris Linendoll  of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel
George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator), Ted Goossen (Translator)

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

List:

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora

Tidy by Emily Gravett

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils - Spotlight Guides by Neil Curtis

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