odyssey bookshop

   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.

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