odyssey bookshop

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

List:
Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella
Up In the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Almost Famous Women by Meghan Mayhew Bergman

  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

  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

  The Odyssey Bookshop is hosting the book launch for Ellen Meeropol's new novel this coming Tuesday in South Hadley, MA. The new novel is called: On Hurricane Island.

Told over the five days approaching the anniversary of 9/11, by varying voices on both extremes of the political divide, the novel is both a fast-paced political thriller and a literary examination of the sociopolitical storm facing our society.

How far should government go in the name of protecting our national security? What happens when governmental powers of surveillance and extra-legal interrogation are expanded? How free are we?

  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

  In Descent: A Novel by Tim Johnston, the Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines or seen on TV.

  Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore’s new book is The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Lepore will be in South Hadley, MA tonight for an Odyssey Book Shop event at Mount Holyoke College to discuss Wonder Woman. So, why is a History Professor writing about Wonder Woman. Well, it happened by accident.

The book is a work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story--and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history.

    

  Set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, The Story of Land and Sea a debut novel by Katy Simpson Smith, follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters who yearn for redemption amidst a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.

  One of the best sportswriters working today, Mike Lupica, joins us this morning to talk about his new book, Fantasy League and about the current state of the NFL.

Lupica will be at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA on Thursday.

  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

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