Book Picks

   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

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

List:
Exit West by Moshin Hamid
Blitzed: Drugs in The Third Reich by Norman Ohler
South and West by Joan Didion
I Feel Bad. All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander
Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Ekua Holmes

Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America’s Maverick Publisher and His Battle against Censorship by Michael Rosenthal
The Quarry Fox and Other Critters of The Wild Catskills by Leslie Sharpe

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

List:
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
2084: The End of the World by Boualem Sansal
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Gilded Cage by James Vic
100 Plants to Feed the Bees by the Xerces Society
Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter

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

List:
We'll Always have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Wake of of Vultures by Lila Bowen
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford, art by Elizabeth Zunon

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

List:
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos by Clancy Sigal
Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Ed Sorel
The Black Notebook by Patrick Modiano - Mark Polizzotti (Translator)

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

List:
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson
The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe
Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna Seaman (event in Rhinebeck Saturday 2/25, 6pm)
The Women Who Made New York by Julie Scelfo (event in Rhinebeck Wednesday 3/1, 6pm)
Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz & Amy Shrodes, illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro, illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

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

List:
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
A House Full of Females by Laura Ulrich Thatcher
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax
4321: A Novel by Paul Aster
The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

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

List:
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber and Julie King
Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft by Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin
Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh
Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Aubrey Restifo of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Maresi (The Red Abbey Chronicles) by Maria Turtschaninoff
Dan vs. Nature by Don Calame
Caraval by Stephanie Garber (out 1/31/17)
Going Wild by Lisa McMann
The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
Pancakes!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook in a Book) by Lotta Nieminen
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

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

List:
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady edited by Veronica Chambers
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
The Marches by Rory Stewart
100 Weight Loss Bowls by Heather Whinney
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories by Salina Yoon
The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story by Nancy Rose

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

List:
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Bailey
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis (paperback out 1/10)
Exit West by Moshin Hamid (avail in March)
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (avail in May)
A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming (avail in February)
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (avail in February)

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

List:
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones
Finishing School: The Happy Ending to That Writing Project You Can't Seem to Get Done by Cary Tennis and Danelle Morton
Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love by Brad Gooch
Victoria the Queen by Julia Baird
Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thein

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

List:
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer
A History of Sports in 100 Objects by Cait Murphy
Best American Infographics 2016 by Gareth Cook
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
The Noblest Roman by Jerry Kelly & Misha Beletsky
Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook by Jasper Alexander
Encore: Proctors at 90 by Michael Eck and Richard Lovrich
The Wish Tree words by Kyo Maclear, Pictures by Chris Turnham

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Lisa Newman, Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center joins us this morning for a great selection of Hanukkah books.

List:

Modern Jewish Cooking: Recipes and Customs for Today's Kitchen by Leah Koenig 

Stars in The Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing by Mike Silver 

The Parakeet Named Dreidel by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket

Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene by Diana L. Linden

The Abandoned Book and Other Yiddish Stories: An Anthology of Pakn Treger Translations edited by Eitan Kensky

Have I Got A Story For You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward edited by Ezra Glinter

Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking by Michael Solomonov

In Those Nightmarish Days: The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz edited by Samuel D. Kassow and translated by David Suchoff

Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm by Molly Yeh

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

List:
American Cake by Anne Byrn
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Snow White by Matt Phelan
Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard & Tanya Simon
Leaping Lemmings by John Briggs
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling - illustrated edition
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

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

The Last Innocents by Michael Leahy
Have I Got a Story for You edited by Ezra Gentler
How to Grow Old by Cicero
Moscow Nights by Nigel Cliff
Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe
The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts
The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James
Lyrics 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan

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

List:
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, & Ella Morton
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney (book signing in Rhinebeck, 12/10 from 2-3:30)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
The Doll People's Christmas by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin (event in Rhinebeck, 12/3 at 3pm)
Under Water, Under Earth by Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski
Frazzled by Booki Vivat

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

List:

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Girl from Venice by Martin Smith Cruz

 The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart

Brief mentions of the following young readers editions:

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

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

List:
Words in Transit: Stories of Immigrants edited by Ilan Stavans
Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart edited by Krista Halverson
Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein, Foreword by Garrison Keillor
Dancers after Dark by Jordan Matter
Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla
Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders

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

List:
Art of Movement by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Being a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
Gamechangers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot
The Guiniveres by Sarah Domet
Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Steve McCurry: On Reading by Steve McCurry
The Trespasser by Tana French
Real Cowboys by Kate Hoefler, illustrated by Jonathan Bean
Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet

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

Non-Fiction

Marrow: A Love Story by Elizabeth Lesser
Frantumaglia: A Writers Journey by Elena Ferrrante
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

Fiction

The Fall Guy by James Lasdun
Mister Monkey by Francine Prose

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

List:

Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag

The Art of Movement by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

 

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Cathy Taylor of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:

Upstream by Mary Oliver

The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins

The Trespasser by Tana French

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner

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

List:
Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers by Bob Eckstein
Senior Moments: Looking Back, Looking Ahead by Willard Spiegelman
Absolutely on Music: Conversations by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa, translated by Jay Rubin
Little Jewel (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Patrick Modiano, translated by Penny Hueston
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead

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

List:

Mischling by Affinity Konar
Little Labors by Rivka Galchen
Twenty Four Hours in the Life of Woman by Stefan Zweig
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell
History of the Hudson Valley: Civil War to Modern Times by Vernon Benjamin
Substitute by Nicholson Baker
Urban Forests by Jill Jonnes
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
Alexander Hamilton's Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser

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

List:
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Presumption of Guilt by Archer Mayor
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
Blue Monday by Nicci French
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

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

List:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Poet’s Dog by Patricia Maclachlan
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

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

List:
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

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

List:
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Nine Island by Jane Alison
Christodora by Tim Murphy
The History of the Hudson Valley from the Civil War to Modern Times by Vernon Benjamin
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen
String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis
Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

Upcoming events:

Talking Walls: Casting out the Post Contact Stone-Wall Building Myth by Matt Bua - Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 2:00pm

Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman - Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

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

List:
Mr. Eternity by Aaron Thier
Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
Surrender, New York by Caleb Carr
Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrick

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