Book Picks

  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)

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