Book Picks

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

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

List:
Out of the Dark by Patrick Modiano
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe
Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding by Douglas Brooks
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

List:
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes
The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich
Departure by A.G. Riddle
Dragonfish by Vu Tran
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten

  

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

List:
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted
Bogs & Fens: A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada by Ronald B. Davis
Invisible Kingdom by Rob Ryan
My Favorite Pets (by Gus W. for Mrs. Smolinski’s Class) by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

 

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

List:
Return by Aaron Becker
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black
Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

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

List:
HHhH by Laurent Binet
Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Arthur Lubow
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee

Upcoming author events:
LIFE Story by Gerald Moore
Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allison Gilbert

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

List:
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
Free Days with George by Colin Campbell
How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
A Child's First Book of Trump written by Michael Ian Black, Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

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

List:
The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline
SweetBitter: A Novel by Stephanie
The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Joe Gould's Teeth by Jill Lepore
Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering The Fantastic edited by Vizcaya Museum and Garden/The Monacelli Press

Events:
"By The Book"with Marshall Karp, Joe Donohue and James Conrad - June 29, 7PM
The Mommy Group by Elizabeth Isadora Gold - July 2, 4PM
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti - July 3, 3PM

 

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

List:
They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha (to be released 7/5)
Just My Luck by  Cammie McGovern
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubraker Bradley

 

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

List:
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden by James Schlett
The Silenced Child by Claudia Gold, M.D.
Young Once by Patrick Modiano
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction by M.A. Orthofer
Jewish Noir edited by Kenneth Wishnia

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

My Holiday in North Korea by Wendy E. Simmons
Shrill by Lindy West
Just Life by Neil Abramson (event in Rhinebeck Thurs 6/2, 6pm)
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

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

List:
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddharta Mukherjee
Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian

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

List:
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Copper

Event: Sendak Fellows Panel - 6/2, 7 pm - Yuyi Morales, Elisha Cooper and Jenni Desmond

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

List:
Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship by Katherine Towler
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an America Hero by Timothy Egan
Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History by Joshua Shifrin and Tommy Shea
Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman & New England Wild Flower Society
Lighthouse Handbook New England by Jeremy D'Entremont - Historian, American Lighthouse Foundation

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

List:
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America by Douglas Brinkley
Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table—An American Story by Ellen Wayland-Smith
What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas
Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

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

List:
The Man Who Invented Fiction by William Egginton
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed, edited by Caleb Smith
The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander
The Lost Celt by A. E. Conran
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

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

List:
When We Collided by Emery Lord
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
Scar Girl by Len Vlahos
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins

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

List:
The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
Lust & Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma (event in Rhinebeck, Tues 4/5, 6pm)

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

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar are having a 40th Anniversary Celebration all day on Friday, April 1st.

List:
Really the Blues by Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe (Author)
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
In the Café of Lost Youth by Patrick Modiano
Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations by Roy F. Blount, Jr.
Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story by Jessica Ahlberg
You Never Heard of Casey Stengel!?! by Jonah Winter (Author), Barry Blitt (Illustrator)

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

List:
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad – Author visit and book club discussion on Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm
The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm by Imen McDonnell
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan
Spot, the Cat by Henri Cole
Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Other Upcoming Events:
Author Event: No Experience Necessary: The Redemption of a Bohemian Zero with Jim Gedney Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm
Plant identification workshops for kids coming in April and May with local mushroom expert Sue Van Hook

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

Picturebooks:
Tokyo Digs a Garden written by Jon-Erik Lappano and illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
Quickest Kid in Clarksville written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Frank Morrison
The Opposite Zoo written and illustrated by Il Sung Na

Middle grade novels:
To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel by Varian Johnson
Wonder Woman at Superhero High by Lisa Yee

YA novels:
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

Adult:
Shelter by Jung Yun - event 3/15

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

List:
Bright Scythe: Selected Poems of Tomas Tranströmer translated by Patricia Crane; event 3/12
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
Little One by Jo Weaver
The Race to Save the Lord God Bird revised ed. by Phillip Hoose
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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

List: Music Four Ways
Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin In The Wild Years of Woodstock by Barney Hoskyns
What Happened To Miss Simone: A Biography by Alan Light
Kill 'Em And Leave: Searching For The Real James Brown by James McBride (On Sale April 5)
Perfectly Broken by Robert Burke Warren. Event, Saturday, March 5 7PM Kleinert/James Center For The Arts Woodstock, NY

Boulevard of Broken Dreams...and Bodies!
West of Eden by Jean Stein
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin

Picture, Middle Grade, and YA New Books!
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems For All Seasons by Julie Fogliano
Mercy: The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA And Friend To Animals by Nancy Furstinger (On Sale Date April 5)
Booked by Kwame Alexander

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Leah Moore of The Northshire Bookstore.

Pugs of the Frozen North by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Princess In Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon Hale, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
Brambleheart by Henry Cole
Lilliput by Sam Gayton, Illustrated by Alice Ratteree
Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles DeLint and Charles Vess
The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Illustrated by Keith Thompson
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Illustrated by William O'Connor

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

List:
Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and the Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann
Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA and Me by John Hadden
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a 30 Year Journey Through Romania by Robert Kaplan
Bob Dylan: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Phillipe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster

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

List:
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
River Road by Carol Goodman (event Tues 1/19, 6pm, Rhinebeck)
The Apple Family by Richard Nelson
Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (book group at Oblong Rhinebeck in Feb & March)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson 

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

List:
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
The Hummingbird by Stephen Kiernan
Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers edited by Tom Jackson
Soup for Syria collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Real Tigers by Mick Herron

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

List:
The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter Kick
The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The Only Child by Guojing
Two upcoming author events at Battenkill Books:
Live to Air with Jeffrey Diamond - Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune with W. B. Belcher, Thursday, January 28th at 7 p.m.

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

List:
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (out in January)
American Housewife by Helen Ellis (out in January)
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin (YA)
Descent by Tim Johnson
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (out in January)
how to be both: a novel by Ali Smith

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

List:
Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock N Roll by Peter Guralnick
The Band Photographs: 1968-1969 by Elliott Landy
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired Stagolee, John Henry and Other Traditional American Folk Songs by Richard Polenberg
Sharon Tate: A Life by Ed Sanders
City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
Fun City: John Lindsay, Joe Namath and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s by Sean Deveney
Lucky Peach presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach
The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

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