Book Picks

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Stan Hynds of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
I Saw A Man by Owen Sheers
The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus
Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
The High Divide by Lin Enger
The Painter by Peter Heller
Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre

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

List:
Every Father's Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember their Fathers selected and presented by Margaret McMullen, introduction by Philip Lopate
Why Stop at Vengeance by Richard Stevenson
The Love Object: Selected Stories by Edna O'Brien
Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Shakespeare's Star Wars series by Ian Doescher

    

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

List:
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me by David Gates (event at Oblong Rhinebeck, Tuesday, 5/19, 7pm)
The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

    

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

List:
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Reagan: A Life by H. W. Brands
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey by Wendy Trusler and Carol Levine
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy

  Hannah Moushabeck, Children's Director for The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's list.

List:
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brooke Boynton Hughes
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1 by Holly Grant
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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

List:
On The Move by Oliver Sacks
Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchel of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel
The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen (Author event, Saturday, May 2nd, 5PM)
Waking Up To The Dark: Ancient Wisdom For A Sleepless Age by Clark Strand (Author event at Kleinert/James Arts Center, Saturday, May 2, 7PM)
The Secret History of Kindness: Learning From How Dogs Learn by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson (Author event, Saturday, May 9th, 4PM)
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadia Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez
The Farmer and The Clown by Marla Frazee

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

List:
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall
Legend by Eric Blehm
The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
Creation by Bhajju Shyam with Gita Wolf
I Don't Like Koala by Sean Ferrell, pictures by Charles Santoso
Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jess Hanlon of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
El Deafo by Cece Bell

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

List:
Women of Will by Tina Packer
Danger in the Darkest Time (Magic Tree House Super edition) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
The Getaway Car by Donald Westlake
Collected Poems by Michael Gizzi

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

List:
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una Lamarche
Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder by Amy Butcher
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer (event at Rhinebeck store Saturday, 4/11, 7pm)
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
The Keepers: The Box & the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders
Lumberjanes Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (event at Rhinebeck store Sunday, 4/26, 4pm)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (event at Rhinebeck store Sunday, 4/26, 4pm)

  

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

List:
In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment by Scott Carney
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook: Simple, Wholesome Dishes from America's Best Dairy Farms
National Geographic’s Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson 

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

List:
The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Aquarium by David Vann
Long Man by Amy Greene
Thirty Girls by Susan Minot

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

List:
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
A History of Lonliness by John Boyne
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Trigger Warnings by Neil Gaiman
The Whites by Harry Brandt (Richard Price)

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

List:
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine by Paul Offit
After Birth by Elisa Albert
West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan
How We Got to Now - Six Innovations That Made The Modern World by Steven Johnson
Unrequited by Lisa Phillips
The Reluctant Psychic by Suzan Saxman

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

List:
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano
Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano
The Georgetown Set by Gregg Herken
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Publishing by Gail Godwin
Music Under the Moon by John G. W. Mahanna

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

List:
Dead Wake: Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Black River: A Novel by S.M. Hulse
Jaguar’s Children: A Novel by John Vaillant
Jam on the Vine by Lashonda Katrice Barnett
Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding it Will Help Us All by Nancy J. Altman & Eric R. Kingson
American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy

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

List:
Black River by Sarah Hulse
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner [Curiosity Forum talk: The Underground Railroad Revisited, 2/15, 4 pm, Hubbard Hall]
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

    

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

List:
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas
Almost Famous Women: Stories by Megan Mayhew Bergman (event Sunday, 1/25, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
Displacement by Lucy Knisley
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble by Marilyn Johnson (event Saturday, 1/24, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (event Saturday, 2/21, 4pm at Rhinebeck store)
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
X by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon

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

List:
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir by Viv Albertine
Finding Zero by Amir D. Aczel
The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly
One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Tom Lichentheld

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jess Hanlon of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake, Year of the Flood, MaddAddam)
Neverhome by Laird Hunt
The Kept by James Scott
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
The Quick by Lauren Owen
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

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

List:
Descent by Tim Johnston
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl
Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, & Leanne Shapton
101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt, illlustrated by Roz Chast
Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs. by Henry Carroll
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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

List:
Unbroken (Adapted for Childrenn and Young Adults) by Laura Hillenbrand
Rain/Reign by Ann M. Martin
Robert Moses - The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez
Voyage by Billy Collins with Illustrations by Karen Romagna
Eating Delancey A Celebration of Jewish Food edited by Aaron Rezny & Jordan Schaps with An Introduction By Joan Rivers
Prune by Gabrielle Hamilton
Jerry Lee Lewis - His Own Story by Rick Bragg
Penelope Fitzgerald by Hermione Lee
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

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

List:
Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist by Chad Orzel
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Study of Pose by Steven Sebring
What If? by Randall Munroe
Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma
Molecules by Theodore Gray
Living Language: Dothraki by David J. Peterson
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

   Today's Book Picks list comes from Patricia Vunk of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Quest by Aaron Becker
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans
The Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill
Jackaby by William Ritter
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

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

List:
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
Maeve’s Times: In Her Own Words by Maeve Binchy
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
Blizzard by John Rocco

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

List:
The Secret Place by Tana French
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner
Atlantia by Ally Condie
Organic: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley by contributors Francesco Mastalia (photography), Gail Buckland (Intro), Joan Dye Gussow (Preface), Mark Ruffalo (Foreward)

    

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

List:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9 The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (Oblong-sponsored event at Bulkeley Middle School in Rhinebeck, Wednesday, 11/12, 6:30pm)
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Lowriders in Space by Cathy Camper & Raul the Third
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 11/16, 4pm)
How Do You Pray? by Celeste Yacoboni (event at Rhinebeck store, Thursday, 11/6, 7pm)
Peter Paul and Mary: 50 Years in Music and Life by Peter Yarrow (Oblong-sponsored event at Morton Memorial Library in Rhinecliff, NY, Tuesday, 11/18, 7pm)
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

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

List:
All The Truth Is Out by Matt Bai
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman
Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman
The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus
Gus and Me by Keith Richards
Never Can Say Good-Bye: Writers On Their Unshakable Love For New York edited by Sari Botton
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
The Pocket Perkins by Michael Perkins

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

List:
Electric City by Elizabeth Rosner
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History written by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Upper Hudson Valley Beer by Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod
Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jennifer Armstrong from The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Skink -- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
I Wish I Had a Pet by Maggie Rudy
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

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