Sue's Staff Picks

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The Other Americans: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524747145
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Published: Pantheon - March 26th, 2019

The publishing date was perfect for picking this novel! I really enjoyed this especially because it was told from many characters' points of view.  The mystery of who killed Driss unfolds slowly and weaves a story of race, class and religion.  The characters speak of the past and the present while intersecting with each other's lives.  Somehow despite the horrific event, love overcomes and as always rules the day.


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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716572
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 11th, 2016

My friend Chiyo picked this book for our book club and it led to quite a lively discussion.  You will find this extremely timely, thought provoking and it may lead you to understand the wave of the future and where women stand in it.  It will show you just how far women have come and how much more work we have to do to manage it all.  Times are a changing and it may or may not be for every woman.


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A Woman Is No Man: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062699763
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Published: Harper - March 5th, 2019

This is a current March Indie book and worth reading!  A Woman is No Man is the perfect title for this book and describes the way a woman in the Muslim tradition is treated especially in a household where tradition and religion are extremely important.  It was both eye opening and shocking at the same time and although it is fictional it gave rise to how much harder these women have to work to rise above this.  I really liked the different points of view as well!


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Lilac Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101883082
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Lilac Girls has been on the Bestsellers List for quite some time now!  This is our March book club pick and worth reading if you are a lover of historical fiction!  The beginning of the book was my favorite part when the three women were introduced and you realized how shockingly different their lives were.  At the end you will see just how their lives intersect and just how important love and support are in overcoming even the worst of times.


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Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812981865
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - January 17th, 2017

My friend Robyn picked this book for our February book club choice.  I loved it!  I knew very little about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Steiglitz, the photographer and art connosieur.  The writing was wonderful and the picture Dawn Tripp painted was beautifully descriptive.  It made me want to immediately google both of these famous people and learn even more about their lives.  I want to go to the Met and search out their work and visit Sante Fe and see Georgia O'Keeffe's home and the natural surrounding that inspired her.  She was a very prolific and inspiring woman!


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Peace Like a River Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802139252
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 7th, 2002

All I can continue to say is that Leif Enger is an amazing writer and every time I read him I give a sigh of relief that someone can actually write and do it so well!  I loved his other story Virgil Wander and highly recommend both to be read as soon as possible!  I will pass this on to my husband and plan to choose it when my turn comes up to host book club.


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Speak 20th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250302359
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

With the Me Too Movement in the forefront of the news, I find Laurie Halse Anderson's books to be in perfect timing and deal with such important topics. She recently gave a wonderful interview on NPR . This book is a must to help understand the angst and anxiety teenagers may suffer and a tool to help teenagers to say NO when necessary.  I am really looking forward to her upcoming book, SHOUT!