Sue's Staff Picks

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Reasons to Be Cheerful Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316309370
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 23rd, 2019

Nina Stibbe is the one author that consistently makes me laugh out loud when I am reading her books (and I have read them all!) Love her! I just happened to be having all kinds of dental issues while I was reading this and it made me feel much better.  Lovely, British coming of age story and prepare to be cheerful!

Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101965122
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Published: Bantam - June 23rd, 2015

My sister gave me this which I love because sometimes other people's recommendations really get you outside your box.  Another coming of age story that is very timely and beautifully written! What could be better than having courage and being true to yourself!

The Giver of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562488
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 8th, 2019

Several staff members have picked this new novel by Jo Jo Moyes which says a lot considering how much we read.  Also on the Indie and Bestsellers lists! Beautiful setting and story of friendship and love and persistence during hard times told by one of our favorite storytellers.

Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

Reading Jacqueline Woodson is a gift, an education and a lesson in art of the well written word. It is amazing how a dress can mean so much more than a dress and can bring forth memories and signifcant events and feelings and points of view.  I highly recommend reading this novel and all her others.  My book club would agree!

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Last month our book club read this very poetic novel and all agreed that it was Gorgeous.  This novel reads like a memoir from the point of view of several family members and deals with the coming of age of a gay man, trauma from war and abuse but also the power of love and family and truth.

Euphoria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802123701
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 2015

For lovers of historical fiction and anthropology, This is a book that will transport you back to the 30's and the lives of those that braved everything to study different tribes and cultures.  I recently read a Lily King book that will come out in January called Lovers and Writers and hope that everyone becomes as big a fan of her as I am!

The Possible World: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501166150
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Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

I really enjoyed this page turner!  Told from three different points of view with the characters lives converging at the end, this novel is one that will keep you reading into the night.  You will fall in love with the young boy, come to understand what it's like to be an ER Doctor and see a nursing home from the resident's point of view all with love and understanding.  So original and well done!