Staff Recommendations

Crazy Brave: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345438
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 29th, 2013

"Harjo's writing is beautifully poetic (she is the current Poet Laureate), you won't want to put it down. Her coming of age narrative is near universally understandable and filled with witty remarks that'll have you grinning from ear to ear one moment and tearing up the next." - Jack at Bank Square Books


This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509912
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Published: Random House - March 24th, 2020

"Love this book! A true story of a woman of amazing resilence and strength during the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Vivid scenes, true humanity and kindness. A really well told story of humanity." - Annie at Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop


She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781982157289
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Published: Scribner - October 13th, 2020

"Calling all Dolly fans! A deeply personal analysis of Dolly's life and the way she represents lower-class women in ways no one else does. Mixed with tales from Smarsh's own childhood. This book screams 'girl power' in the best possible way." - Isabella at Bank Square Books


Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335777096
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 3rd, 2019

"This is a fun story about the upper class in Haiti, a brilliantly down-to-earth girl who visits there and an OLD FAMILY CURSE! Alaine is someone I want to be friends with." - Kate at Bank Square Books


Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust Cover Image
By Hédi Fried, Alice Olsson (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781947534599
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Published: Scribe Us - April 2nd, 2019

"Open and honest answers to questions that need to be examined. Required reading for every member of human race. An amazing account of resilience and compassion." - Tammy at Bank Square Books


The Reckless Oath We Made Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541851
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 25th, 2020

"Zee doesn't fully understand why Gentry is always around, speaking Middle English and calling himself her champion. But when Zee's sister is abducted, she finally realizes that she might need to rely on someone other than herself to get her back." - Evelyn at Bank Square Books


The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780292745483
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 15th, 2015

Before her best-selling cookbook, 'Jubilee,' Tipton-Martin gave faces and voices to the women of color - and their female European overseers - who for decades were responsible for the 'feeding of the South as well as... birthing and nurturing replacement generations.' She shines a new light on these women who created the beloved Southern foodways America now holds so dear." - Jill at Bank Square Books


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385543767
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Published: Doubleday - April 7th, 2020

"An amazing story and emotional journey. Six of the twelve children born into the Galvin family between 1945 and 1965 were diagnosed with schizophrenia. It's non-fiction and reads like fiction. The Galvin's were one of the first families studied by the National Institute of Mental Health so there's a lot of medical and scientific information included. It's heart-breaking but an eye-opener." - Sue Bank Square Books


Dead Style: A Long Strange Trip into the Magical World of Tie-Dye Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419742910
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Published: Abrams Image - July 7th, 2020

"Something's shakin' on Shakedown Street... an in-depth look at the style culture of Dead shows from the very cool, Mister Mort. A must if you like hippie culture, fashion, anthropology or photography." - Anastasia at Bank Square Books


Spark Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358206385
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Published: Clarion Books - June 9th, 2020

"This is the perfect book to inspire any quiet kid to be heard while remaining true to themselves. Quiet kids can change the world without changing who they are intrinsically." - Kate at Bank Square Books


Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
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Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

"A young woman crosses over from one world to another in search of her brother. Poetic and sparse and unforgettable. Makina is a protagonist you will take with you wherever you go. Like, say, the Underworld." - Douglas at Bank Square Books


The Cider House Rules: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345417947
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

"Dr. Wilbur Larch is ahead of his time with his progressive beliefs in female reprodutive health. This story follows his life worling at St. Cloud's orphanage and it exposes the harsh realities of life as a woman, an orphan and a minority from the pre-and-post WWII era." - Katia


A Room Called Earth: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135456
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

Ryan's writing is hard to put down. She loves each of the characters she creates which makes them all the more engaging. Ryan is an autistic author and her protagonist is as well. Their message of self love is one we could all take into our lives and better ourselves because of it. - Jack


The Women in Black: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982134082
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Published: Scribner - February 11th, 2020

“The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up.” —Hilary Mantel

“A deceptively smart comic gem.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Witty and delicious.” –People

The women in black, so named for the black frocks they wear while working at Goode’s department store, are busy


The Slave Ship: A Human History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143114253
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Published: Penguin Books - September 30th, 2008

Humanizes the horrors of the Middle Passage. Illuminates those who fought  back, took part, survived and were lost. Delves into the "floating dungeons" that were slave ships. - Olivia


Enter the Aardvark Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316536158
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 24th, 2020

Hilarious, pre-pandemic, contemporary American political satire with a giant taxidermied aardvark in a pivotal role. If you can still laugh at avarice, self obsessive and aggressive, power hunger disguised as public service, this one's for you. - Jill


The White Card: A Play Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978396
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 19th, 2019

There could not be a more griping or necessary play for the current age. Rankine examines the true motivations of white upper class philanthropy, specifically an art collector with a penchant for pieces depicting black suffering. - Isabella


Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612197920
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Published: Melville House - August 13th, 2019

Witches, mythical monsters, vampires, oh my! These are all things women have been portrayed as accused of being throughout history. Doyle does a phenomenal job of chronicling these tales/ representations spun by the patriarchy and debunking many of them. A feminist must-read! - Anastasia


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Family Happiness Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780060958978
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 5th, 2000

What is family happiness? Colwin walks in through a family torn apart by the wife's affair and throws out the question - what is family happiness or what you once believed it was? Colwin is her best! - Annie


Modern Fantasy Cover Image
By Rafer Roberts, Kristen Gudsnuk (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781506707518
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Published: Dark Horse Books - January 22nd, 2019

Amazing artwork and a fun concept. Great quick read! - Kate


Cold Storage: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780063023345
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Published: Ecco - July 28th, 2020

Written by the screenwriter for Jurassic Park this book masterfully combines bio-horror and sly humor. This book is a thrill to read! You'll never think about a mushroom the same way after this... - Dakota


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
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Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

When giant robot statues show up in all of Earth's major cities, April Way's video about the phenomenon goes viral and she becomes instantly famous. This book is a commentary on human nature in the digital age with hints of sci-fi. I highly recommend it. - Evelyn


A Taste of Sage: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062974846
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 19th, 2020

Lumi is a chef you will fall in love with! She has the unique ability to taste food and know the emotion of the chef in the moemnt it was made. This works out fine for her... Until she goes to work for the mercurial chef Julien Dax. Lumi vows not to go near his exquisite yet volatile food, but how long can she ignore their intensifying connection? - Abby


The City in the Middle of the Night Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765379979
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Published: Tor Books - February 11th, 2020

On the planet January, each side is constantly in light or darkness. The only way humans have been able to settle is in protected cities, but then Sophie is excluded to the dark outside... and lives. - Kate


Third Policeman (John F. Byrne Irish Literature) Cover Image
By Flann O'Brien, Denis Donoghue (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781564782144
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Published: Dalkey Archive Press - March 1st, 1999

A supremely funny, dark, dreadful, deeply Irish novel unlike anything you've ever read.There are spoilers in the introduction, fair warning. As good as Beckett or Houce if not better. This is my favorite novel of all-time. GO on and properly disarrange your senses." - Douglas at Bank Square Books


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465060689
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Published: Basic Books - September 5th, 2017

A classic and essential reading towards understanding the dynamics of race in America and the psychology behind it. Direct and accessible language makes this a read for anyone and everyone. A must read for anyone struggling to find the language to talk about race. Anti-racism fuel! - Olivia at Bank Square Books


Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290439
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Published: Kokila - September 3rd, 2019

A young woman crosses over from one world to another in search of her brother. Poetic and sparse and unforgettable. Makins is a protagonist you will want to take with you wherever you go. Like say, the Underworld. - Douglas at Bank Square Books


Deja Dead: 10th Anniversary Edition (A Temperance Brennan Novel #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416570981
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Published: Scribner - October 23rd, 2007

The first book of The Temperance Brennan Series - upon which the TV series "Bones" is based - is a tense delicious crime drama that leaves you wanting more. Reichs is a real forensic anthropologist so details and banter with Montreal detectives ring true. Like Jo Nesbo? Then you'll enjoy Kathy Reichs! - Jill at Bank Square Books


Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982139490
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Published: Scribner - July 7th, 2020

The shifting timeline and changing perspectives of this second novel work within a complelling story to explore how we define ourselves and to what extent we will go to alter that definition. - Jill at Bank Square Books


New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers: Tales of Parasites and People Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393304268
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 1987

A humourous and wry read about the intersections of humans, culture, disease, and public health. Each chapter is standalone and Nantucket makes an appearance in Chapter 11. - Dakota at Bank Square Books


Dominicana: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250205933
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 3rd, 2019

Wow! A gorgeous look inside one woman's immigration from the DR to NYC. Vibrant, pulsing, sweet, and gut-wrenching all at once, this book allows readers to feel the simultaneous hope and depsiar of being a young woman in a new country. - Abby at Bank Square Books


Last Couple Standing: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984821065
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 17th, 2020

No one goes into a marriage expecting a divorce but when the Core Four starts falling apart, it is hard to think anyone is safe in their relationship. Life gets interesting real fast in their hilarious story about friends and family and what it means to love. - Megan at Bank Square Books


Cheshire Crossing: [A Graphic Novel] Cover Image
By Andy Weir, Sarah Andersen (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399582073
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 9th, 2019

Two phenomenal talents unite to bring us this wonderfully mashed-up world with Dorthoy from Wizard of Oz, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy from Peter Pan. - Kate at Bank Square Books


The Young Elites Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147511683
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Published: Speak - August 25th, 2015

Follow Adelina Amouteru as she discovers and hones her abilities gifted to her through the Blood Fever. Rife with magic, power, darkness, greed and corruption, The Young Elites explores how deep into darkness one can fall and how we all play a part in that journey. - Abby at Bank Square Books


Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

Take a romp in the woods, on a midsummer adventure! This is too hilarious for words. Who knew fairies are so randy? - Carolyn at Savoy Bookshop & Café


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

On an island out to sea, through some dark and twisted woods, is a house on a cliff. It's an orphanage, though it's common knowledge that no one will come here to adopt. These children have been marked as too dangerous, too "other" and they've been registered and tracked from infancy. But I love the, and I bet you will too. - Amy at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374155018
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 29th, 2019

Great! Aciman truly has that rare ability to capture relatable human thought. His suspenseful and intriguing tale of romance especially shines here. If you liked the prequel Call Me By Your Name, this is a must try!! -Dalton at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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The Savage Detectives: A Novel Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780312427481
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Published: Picador - March 4th, 2008

It's really hard to describe this novel. It's a mystery story about a poet who may have only written one illegible poem, but also an oral history of the effects of two vagabonds as they travel the world. If you like this one be sure to check out its spiritual sequel, 2666, my favorite novel of all time. #Latin American! #Epic #Mystery -Dan at Bank Square Books


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The New Iberia Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501176890
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

Latest installment of the Dave Robicheaux saga is RIVETING! Hollywood comes to the bayou and Maltese crosses and tarot symbols start showing up on corpses!! Old Louisiana + Cajun + Creole tale! Brilliant storytelling! Flawed yet compelling characters! Twists and turns and sympathetic to imperfection. -Anna at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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The Parisian Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780802148803
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

The prose alone made me weep! It's a love story, but so much more, in a place I know little of. It is the most remarkable work of art. Please read it! -Carolyn at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

I loved this book so much. It is winter ice, mythic kingdoms falling & rising, defiance in despair -- devils and Russia (or some Tsar-ruled fantasy kingdom) & money lenders and family and story and oh! so good. It is enchanting, & has been loved by even those who don't usually read genre fiction. #fairytale #beauty #BestFantasy #I had a free copy but bought it in hardcover I loved it so much #challengedbyfairies! #otherworlds #silverwinter #hygge -Jess at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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Like Lions: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250206947
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 30th, 2019

Like Lions is a classic 'some become cops and some become 'criminals' story. Drugs, violence, motorcycle clubs and family ties are rotting a community from the inside out and one man struggles to maintain law and order while also protecting his family. Super juicy! Rural Georgia! Compellingly flawed characters! Gang violence! Addiction! PTSD! Families! Domestic violence! -Anna at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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The Flight Portfolio: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307959409
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Published: Knopf - May 7th, 2019

It's a big book but if you're a lover of historical fiction - this is for you! Meticulously researched and based on the true story of Varian Fry, whose mission was to protect artists and writers from being deported to Nazis concentration camps. You will feel like you're on Fry's journey. His moral dilemma of who to save will make you think and you may understand more of the plight of refugees in today's world. -Sue at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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Follow Your Heart Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385316576
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Published: Delta - August 1st, 1996

This is my all time favorite -- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her estranged granddaughter in the US encouraging her to follow her heart. A wonderful gift for all! -Annie, Owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café


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Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Cover Image
By Amy Stephenson (Editor), Casey A. Childers (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781455566426
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 27th, 2016

A wonderfully inappropriate collection of smutty short stories based around characters from beloved classic novels. The Dorian Gray story is my favorite... -Kelsey at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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She Would Be King: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781555978174
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 11th, 2018

A beautiful tale of Libera's beginnings, spun across continents and communities. Three characters linked by a voice on the wind and their mysterious strengths. This book blew me away. -Amy at Savoy Bookshop & Café


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The Peppermint Tea Chronicles: 44 Scotland Street Series (13) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781984897817
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Published: Anchor - December 3rd, 2019


 


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A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube Cover Image
By Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590171653
Availability: Backordered
Published: NYRB Classics - October 3rd, 2005

This beloved account about an intrepid young Englishman on the first leg of his walk from London to Constantinople is simply one of the best works of travel literature ever written.