Book Picks

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

List:
Painted Horses by Malcolm Brooks
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with the members of the Annex Security Team
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Animalium by Jenny Broom, illustrated by Katie Scott
Healing Within: My Journey with Breast Cancer by Michael Kovarik (Event: 9/26/14)
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz (Event: 10/7/14)

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Chrysler Szarlan of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
The Hawley Book of the Dead by Chrysler Szarlan
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
The Italian Wife by Ann Hood
The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney Lopez
To the Village Square by Lionel Delevingne
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns
Plant Power by Nava Atlas

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

List:
Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero by Tom Clavin
Lucky Us by Amy Bloom
Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Hold the Dark by William Giraldi
365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts by RJ Palacio

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

List:
Getting a Life with Asperger's by Jesse Saperstein (event at Rhinebeck store Fri, 8/29)
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers (event at Rhinebeck store Sat, 9/6)
Bats in the Band by Brian Lies
My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros (launch event at Rhinebeck store Sun, 9/7)
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (event at Rhinebeck store Monday, 9/22)
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

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

List:
A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick by Meryl Meisler
Kingston: The IBM Years by Friends of Historic Kingston
The Short And Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark For The Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of The Woodstock Music Festival, 1969 by Bob Spitz
Woodstock Vision The Spirit of A Generation by Elliot Landy
The Road To Woodstock by Michael Lang
The Giver by Lois Lowery

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

List:
Unmanned by Dan Fesperman
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Paddling the Quiet Waters of Mid-Eastern New York by Russell Dunn
Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
Last Chain on Billie by Carol Bradley
The Zoo's Grand Opening by Judith Drews

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Sarah Knight of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny - Event 7/29 - 6 PM Northshire Manchester
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
The Heist by Daniel Silva
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Junior Bender Series by Tim Hallinan
Fetch the Devil: The Sierra Diablo Murders and Nazi Espionage in America by Clint Richmond

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

List:
The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War by Jacqueline Winspear
A History of the Future: A World Made by Hand Novel by James Howard Kunstler (Event 9/12/14)
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies by Alistair Bonnett
Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black by Chris Tomlinson
Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Conversion by Katherine Howe
Anna & Solomon by Elaine Snyder and illustrated by Harry Bliss (Event 7/31/14)

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

List:
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Invisible Loves by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Marker to Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
How to Speak Droid with R2-D2: A Communication Manual
Lexicon by Max Barry
Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat

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

List:
Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower
Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia
Tween Hobo: Off the Rails by Alena Smith (event at Rhinebeck store, Fri, 7/18, 7pm)
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

    

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

List:
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
Natchez Burning by Greg Iles
The Rise & Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe
The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

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

List:
Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
To Rise Again At A Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
The Truth Is A Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
The History of The Hudson Valley - From Wilderness To Civil War by Vernon Benjamin
Waking The Buddha by Clark Strand
Stay With Me: A Brenna Spector Novel of Suspense by Alson Gaylin
One Hundred Miles From Manhattan by Guillermo Fesser

    

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Christopher Linendoll of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
The Intern's Handbook: A Thriller by Shane Kuhn
Redeployment by Phil Klay
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown
One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B. J. Novak
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pasti
Silo Saga by Hugh Howey

    

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

List:
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Delicious by Ruth Reichl
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
Letters of Note by Compiled by Shaun Usher
The Shelf: From LEQ to LES by Phyllis Rose
The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption by Joe Layden
Swim That Rock by John Rocci and Jay Primiano
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

    

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Chrysler Szarlan of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
All the Light We Can Not See by Anthony Doerr
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
The Garden of Burning Sand by Corban Addison
Love and Fury by Richard Hoffman
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

    

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

List:
The Pilot and The Little Prince by Peter Sis
If This Isn't Nice, What Is? by Kurt Vonnegut
The Black-Eyed Blonde by Benjamin Black
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer
Can't and Won't by Lydia Davis

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

List:
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan
Three-Ring Rascals: The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise & M. Sarah Klise
Waterfire Saga, Book 1: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/4, 4pm)
Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (launch event at Rhinebeck store, Tuesday, 5/6, 7pm)
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)
The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (event at Rhinebeck store, Sunday, 5/18, 4pm)

    

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

List:
Zig Zag - Stories From Here Stories From There by Madison Smartt Bell
Doris' Red Spaces by Gretchen Primack
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn
I Can Hear You Whisper - An Intimate Journey through the Science and Sound of Language by Lydia Denworth
Ruin Falls by Jenny Milchman -- Author Event, Saturday, April 26th - 11am at The Golden Notebook
NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson & Marshall Karp
Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
Collect Raindrops (The Seasons Gathered) by Nikki McClure
Hi, Koo - A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth

    

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

List:
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
Book from the Ground by Xu Bing (also, The Book About Xu Bing's 'Book From the Ground' edited by Mathieu Borysevicz)
The Galapagos: A Natural History by Henry Nicholls
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker
Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists

    

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

List:
Redeployment by Phil Klay
Inappropriate Behavior by Murray Farish
Make It Stick by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel
The Bear by Claire Cameron
Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Tenth of December by George Saunders

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

List:
Frog Music by Emma Donahue
The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, translated by Eric Selland
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman
Lily by Marcia Reiss - Event – 4/13/14, 4 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
The Civil War Lover’s Guide to New York City by Bill Morgan - Event – 5/1/14 – 7 pm, Freight Depot Theater (Curiosity Forum)
Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

    

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

List:
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi
All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Z: A Novel by Therese Anne Fowler
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurent
The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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

List:
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
For the Benefit of Those Who See by Rosemary Mahoney
Transcriber by Kristen Witucki
Broken Hallelujah by Liel Leibovitz
Ask Me by William Stafford
Invisible Boat by Eric G. Müller

    

  Scott Meyer joins us from Merritt Bookstore with this week's Book Picks list.

Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin
The Ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin
The Martian by Andy Weir
Who Discovered America?: The Untold History of the Peopling of the Americas by Gavin Menzies
All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

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

List:
The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Orfeo by Richard Powers
The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart
The Cool School edited by Glenn O’Brien
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
Inspiring Generosity by Barbara Bonner

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

List:
Return of a King by William Dalrymple
Those Angry Days by Lynne Olson
Bark by Lorrie Moore
This is Not an Accident by April Wilder
One More Thing by B.J. Novak
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done by Stephan Pastis
Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

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

List:
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
The Hobbit by J.R.R, Tolkein with illustrations by Jemima Catlin
Love Your Enemies by Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Other People in Norman Rockwell's America by Jane Allen Patrick
Prayers For The Stolen by Jennifer Clement (event this Saturday, February 22nd at 2PM)
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell with illustrations by Christian Robinson
Thirty Girls by Susan Minot
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Gail King of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper
P. S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadahota
Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody
(other books by Matthew Cody: Powerless, Super, and Villainous [Fall 2014])
The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
The Center of Everything by Linda Urban
Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

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

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

List:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Amsterdam by Russell Shorto
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon
A Simpler Way of Life by William Morgan, Photography by Trevor Tondro
The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz
The Best American InfoGraphics 2013 Edited by Gareth Cook, Introduction by David Byrne
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd
Exploralab: 150+ Ways to Investigate the Amazing Science All Around You by The Exploratorium

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