Book Picks

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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


The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam
Crucial Interventions by Richard Barnett
Small Scenes Big Galaxy by Vesa Lehtimaki
Expedition by Chuck Palahniuk
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
The Brothers Vonnegut by Ginger Strand

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

Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Grandma's House by Alice Melvin
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Symphony for the City of the Dead by MT Anderson
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

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

My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
Live to Air by Jeffrey L. Diamond
Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill
Felicity by Mary Oliver
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by JK Rowling; illustrated by Jim Kay
The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

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

The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry
The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words by Bernadette Mayer
The Cretan Runner by George Psychoundakis; translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Simon Says: Tales Told by the Red Lion Inn Ambassador by Jana Laiz and Jayne Church

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

Welcome to the Museum: Historium by Jo Nelson & Richard Wilkinson
The Wonder Garden by Kristjana Williams & Jenny Broom
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
Cabin Porn collected by Beaver Brook
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff
Map: Exploring the World by Victoria Clarke
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, and Future by Lauren Redniss
Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena