Book Picks

 

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

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

List:

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.

List:
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.

List:
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.

List:
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

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

List:
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
The Lake House by Kate Morton
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

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

List:
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy
Soup for Syria; Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad
God’s Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
City on Fire
by Garth Risk Hallberg
George by Alex Gino
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The Marvels written and illustrated by Brian Selznick
Loe, A Ghost Story written by Mac and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

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

List:
The Catskills: Its History and How it Changed America by Stephen Silverman and Raphael Silver
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Myttting
Growing Tomorrow: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat by Forrest Pritchard (event November 1st, 2pm and 6pm)
Compost City by Rebecca Louis (event November 1st 2 pm and 6pm)
The Cocktail Party: Eat, Drink, Play, Recover by Mary Giuliani (event October 30th at 6 pm)
The Other Paris by Luc Sante (event November 21st at 4 pm)
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
M Train by Patti Smith

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

List:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
Felicity by Mary Oliver
The Jump Book by Philippe Halsman
Joy Ride by John Lahr
Trace by Lauret Savoy
The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos

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