odyssey bookshop

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

List:
Words in Transit: Stories of Immigrants edited by Ilan Stavans
Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart edited by Krista Halverson
Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein, Foreword by Garrison Keillor
Dancers after Dark by Jordan Matter
Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla
Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders

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

List:
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston

 

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

List:
Return by Aaron Becker
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black
Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

  Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in Heat & Light, an ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.

Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas.

Jennifer Haigh will be at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA tonight at 7 p.m.

  Richard Russo is one of America’s most celebrated fiction writers, as well as an acclaimed screenwriter and memoirist. He is one of my favorite guests and favorite writers. The New York Times Book Review has called Russo, “one of the best novelists around.”

He is the author of eight novels, including Mohawk, That Old Cape Magic, and Empire Falls, for which he received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His new novel, Everybody’s Fool, is a sequel to his novel Nobody’s Fool, which was made into a 1994 film starring Paul Newman.

In Everybody’s Fool, Russo revisits the upstate New York setting and characters of the highly-praised Nobody’s Fool. He will be speaking at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at the New York State Writer’s Institute on Friday Night at 8 p.m. at Page Hall.

   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

    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

   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

  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50  books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays including Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, and A Handmaid’s Tale. Her latest, The Heart Goes Last, is a funny disturbing tale about a new future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free.

    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

  Graphic novel author, Marika McCoola joins us this morning to tell us about her debut, Baba Yaga’s Assistant.

In the book - Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances between the modern and the timeless. Emily Carroll is the graphic artist for the book.

Marika McCoola has an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College and is the former children’s department director at the Odyssey Bookshop, where there will be a book launch party tomorrow at 6PM.

  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

    

  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

    

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

   This week's Book Picks come to us from Hannah Moushabeck from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
Journey by Aaron Becker
Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb
Warning Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
Defy by Sara B. Larson
The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

    This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Emily Crowe from The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA - celebrating 50 years of bookselling!

List:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Longbourn by Jo Baker

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

List:
Headhunters On My Doorstep by J Maarten Troost
If You Could Be Mine by Sar Farizan
This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila
A Marker To Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Rathbones by Janice Clark

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

List after the break.

    The co-authors of Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family, join us this morning and they will be speaking at the Gamble Auditorium of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum on April 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The event is presented by Odyssey Bookshop.

Jane Feldman, an award-winning photojournalist, and Shannon LaNier, a descendent of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, will speak on race, family and their complex, shared legacy as Americans. The presentation, titled “Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family, the Journey Continues,” will be followed by a book signing and a chance to meet the authors.

Shannon LaNier, a ninth-generation descendant of Jefferson and Hemings, is a correspondent for the TV show Black Enterprise Business Report and the host of the popular Web series Celebrity Hustle. Feldman is a former New York City fashion photographer and an award-winning photojournalist who has dedicated much of her career to human rights.