Steph's Picks

Steph's Picks Banner

Staff Pick Badge
Felicity: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128762
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems


Staff Pick Badge
Cutting for Stone By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375714368
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.


Staff Pick Badge
Bitter Orange By Claire Fuller Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793606
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Tin House Books - October 22nd, 2019

An NPR Best Book of the Year

"Unsettling and eerie, Bitter Orange is an ideal chiller." —Time Magazine

 From the author of Our Endless Numbered Days and Swimming LessonsBitter Orange is a seductive psychological portrait, a keyhole into the dangers of longing and how far a woman might go to escape her past.

 


Staff Pick Badge
The Mercies By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316529235
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Back Bay Books - February 23rd, 2021

The women in an Arctic village must survive a sinister threat after all the men are wiped out by a catastrophic storm in this "gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt. . . . Beautiful and chilling" (Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe).

When the women take over, is it sorcery or power?
 
Finnmark, Norway, 1617.


Staff Pick Badge
Open Water By Caleb Azumah Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802157942
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - April 13th, 2021

WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
A NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION 5 UNDER 35
WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION

A stunning first novel about two young Black artists in London falling in and out of love by a new literary virtuoso and finalist for the BBC Short Story Award, twenty-six-year-old writer and photographer Caleb Azumah Nelson


Staff Pick Badge
84, Charing Cross Road By Helene Hanff Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140143508
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Penguin Books - October 1st, 1990

"Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road." -- Medium.com

A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books


Staff Pick Badge
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats: A Novel By Jan-Philipp Sendker Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781590514634
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Other Press - January 31st, 2012

A sweeping, emotional story of a daughter’s search to understand why her father left.

Fans of Cutting for Stone will like this!


Staff Pick Badge
The Silence of the Girls: A Novel By Pat Barker Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525564102
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

If you liked the Song of Achilles (Miller), read this one next! This story is told from a woman’s perspective. Brutal at times, but such an interesting comparison!