Sue's Staff Picks

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Beartown Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781501160769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - April 25th, 2017

I love Fredrik Backman!  After reading A Man Called Ove, which I completely loved, I vowed to read everyting else he's written.  Beartown is not something I would normally pick up because I'm not that interested in ice hockey but I am intested in small towns and the people inside them, in families and their laughter and heartaches and the way the lives in a small town intersect.  This book has it all and has a twist that you completely don't expect.  It reminds us that there is always two sides to a story!


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If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812980684
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - April 26th, 2011

My Book Club friend decided to pick this because she knows the author and invited her to our montly meeting.  Robin Black is wonderful and so is her writing.  It is always nice to pick up a collection of short stories that is unique and to hear where the authors' ideas have come from.  Hope you enjoy this as much as our group did!  I also enjoyed her other book, Life Drawing!
 


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The Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250080400
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

I can't believe how long it took me to read this book considering how many copies we have sold and how long it's been on the bestsellers list!  This book is wonderful especially if you love a good WWII novel!  She has a great voice and a talent for keeping you interested in her characters and their lives.  I especially loved the relationship between the two sisters and thier love for each other despite being so different.  FYI she has a new book coming out in February!!


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The Rocks Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101983393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2016

This is another book that I've had on my shelf forever and didn't pick up.  I'm so glad I finally did!  I love a book that takes place on the Mediterranean Sea and starts with a mystery and draws you in until you can't stop reading and makes you look forward to it every night.  This is that kind of book!  A perfect summer read!


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Magpie Murders Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

My co-worker gave me this book and told me I would love it!  Then I heard some great reviews and knew I had to give it a try!  The coolest thing about this book is that it is a mystery inside a mystery.  So just when you think it is over there's a whole other mystery that begins and envelopes the first one within it.  Sound confusing?  It's not, you will see!  And you will see just how enjoyable it is!


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This Must Be the Place Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 16th, 2017

Sometimes you just have to put a book on your staff picks that you loved before and don't want readers to miss! This book is worth a second glance!  I loved the writing from page one and said a special prayer of thanks that there were actually some decent books to be read!  And I read alot!!  Please give this a try and become the Maggie O'Farrell fan that I am!


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Jonathan Unleashed Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101980927
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Published: Penguin Books - June 6th, 2017

Ok, if you love your dog as much as I do, and wish to read a book about dogs and love and relationships and working in NYC while at the same time laughing out loud at least 20 times, then this is your book!!  Loved it and am sad that it ended!