Margaret's Staff Picks

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City of Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634734
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 4th, 2019

A delicious, enticing adventure through 1930-1940s New York as young Viv gets sent to her aunt's rundown theatre. She becomes entranced by the glamour and the glitz, all the while ignoring the Second Great War that looms in the background. Soon, she will have to turn and face reality in some of the most profound ways. Gilbert's writing is a delight to read.


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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439156810
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Published: Scribner - July 6th, 2010

An excellent book to read, reread, and check in with on your writing journey, or if you're just curious on what it's all about. You'll be learning from a great master. He is King, after all.


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Sorcery of Thorns Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 4th, 2019

A lighthearted, lovely fantasy story; a carefree adventure into Rogerson's world. Elisabeth is an apprentice at the Great Library, filled with whimsical, sentient books a la Harry Potter. When someone breaks in and steals a particularly powerful grimoire, she embarks on a quest to save not only the library, but the entire kingdom. 


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A New Earth (Oprah #61): Awakening to Your Life's Purpose Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452289963
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Published: Penguin Books - January 30th, 2008

If you seek to be more present, to realign yourself with what matters, to look within, this book serves as a life-changing introduction to such practices. I recommend with my whole heart.


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The Priory of the Orange Tree Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781635570298
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 26th, 2019

If you're looking for a new, self-contained, epic fantasy story, absolutely look no further. Yes, she's a tome, but I adored every single page of this book. Shannon creates a fresh new world with a really unique dragon lore and complex, wonderful characters. The action is non-stop, the twists and turns breathless, and the worldbuilding vivid. I cannot recommend this enough. It's a new favorite, and I hope it becomes yours as well.


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

Sex, drugs, and rock&roll, what more do you need? Told through a really unique, interview-style perspective, this book follows a fictional 70s band as they rise to stardom, grapple with their earned fame, and eventually collapse under the pressure they not only set for themselves, but from what the world asks of them. Join them on the road this summer; it's a fun romp.


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Fox 8: A Story Cover Image
By George Saunders, Chelsea Cardinal (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984818027
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Published: Random House - November 13th, 2018

Charming, moving, sobering. I need not say more; this little book speaks for itself.