Book Picks

  Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"Slipper" by Hester Velmans
"Fruit of the Drunken Tree" by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis"
"The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England" by Graham Robb
"A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety" by Donald Hall
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"Third Thoughts" by Steven Weinberg

Event: "Charley's Horse" by Judith Shaw - August 17 at 5:30 p.m.

This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
“Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America” by Beth Macy
“Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History” by Keith O’Brien
“The Collector’s Apprentice” by B.A. Shapiro
“Murder on the Left Bank: An Aimee Leduc Investigation set in Paris” by Cara Black
“Rust & Stardust” by T. Greenwood

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Cathy Taylor of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
"Heart Berries" by Terese Marie Mailhot
"Motherhood" by Sheila Heti
"Asymmetry" by Lisa Halliday
"The Answers" by Catherine Lacey
"Conversations with Friends" by Sally Rooney
"The Seas" by Samantha Hunt
"Neon in Daylight" by Hermione Hoby

   This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
“The Death of Mrs. Westaway” by Ruth Ware
“The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay
“The Family Tabor” by Cherise Wolas
“Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man” by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
“Willa of the Wood” by Robert Beatty
“Possum and the Summer Storm” by Anne Hunter
“In a Small Kingdom by Tomie dePaola and illustrated by Doug Salati

Event: Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m. Eric Rickstad, "What Remains of Her"

  James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"Hope Never Dies" by Andrew Schaffer
"You All Grow Up and Leave Me" by Piper Weiss
"Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation" by Robert W. Fieseler
"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai
"Tin Man" by Saran Winman
"Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense" by Joyce Carol Oates
"Clock Dance" by Anne Tyler
"The Other Woman" by Daniel Silva
"The Secret Life of Cows" by Rosamund Young

 

Today's special edition of Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:

“On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein” by Charlie Harmon

“Famous Father Girl” by Jamie Bernstein

A few by the maestro (Bernstein) himself:

“Joy of Music”

“Infinite Varieties of Music”

“Unanswered Question”

AND:

Peggy Daniels’ “Tanglewood: A Group Memoir”

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:

We Don't Eat Our Classmates” by Ryan T. Higgins
Be Prepared” by Vera Brosgol
Midnight Without a Moon” by Linda Williams Jackson
Bob” by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
Spy School” by Stuart Gibbs
Scythe” by Neal Shusterman
Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson
Neverworld Wake” by Marisha Pessl 

"What to Read and Why" by Francine Prose - Book launch 7/6 at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, and The White Hart Speaker Series 7/12
"The Seas" by Samantha Hunt - Book re-launch 7/10 at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck

   This week's Book Picks come to us from Mark Brumberg of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
"Sex Money Murder" by Jonathan Green - Event at Odyssey 6/27
"Eager" by Ben Godlfarb - Event at Odyssey 7/19
"Florida" by Lauren Groff (Odyssey's July First Editions Club selection - Event 7/24)
"My Year of Rest and Relaxation" by Otessa Moshfegh (Odyssey's August First Editions Club selection - Event 7/27)
"Calypso" by David Sedaris
"There There" by Tommy Orange
"A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza
"Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz
"The Book of Essie" by Meghan Maclean Weir
"Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders
"The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen
"Sing Unburied Sing" by Jesmyn Ward
"Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
"A House Among the Trees" by Julia Glass

  This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:
"Good Trouble" by Joseph O’Neill - Event at Merritt Bookstore 7/7
"Invitation to a Bonfire" by Adrienne Celt
"Never Anyone But You" by Rupert Thompson
"Florida" by Lauren Groff
"Things That Make White People Uncomfortable" by Michael Bennett
"Front Desk" by Kelly Yang
"Breakout" by Kate Messner
"Educated" by Tara Westover
"Julian Is A Mermaid" by Jessica Love
"The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stephanie McAnulty

  This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
"Heart Spring Mountain" by Robin MacArthur
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
"Love and Ruin" by Paula McLain
"Order of Time" by Carlo Rovelli
"The Punishment She Deserves" by Elizabeth George
"Grief Cottage" by Gail Godwin

Thomas Chulak and Kara Polito from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America's Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster" by Al Roker - event at Chatham Bookstore on June 9
"Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America" by James and Deborah Fallows
"The Ashokan Way: Landscape's Path Into Consciousness" by Gail Straub
"The Spirit Photographer" by Jon Michael Varese
"Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces" by Michael Chabon
"What I Leave Behind" by Alison McGhee

Today's Book Picks come from Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath" by Leslien Jamison
"Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Spring" by Karl Ove Knausgaard
"The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century" by Kirk Wallace Johnson

    This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"My Ex-Life" by Stephen McAuley
"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester
"Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by Jon Mecham
"The Destiny Thief" by Richard Russo
"Tyrant" by Stephen Greenblatt
"The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stacy McAnulty
"Who Was That?" by Olivier Tallec

    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“The Overstory: A Novel” by Richard Powers
“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories” by Denis Johnson
“The Art of the Wasted Day” by Patricia Hampl
“Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer” by Barbara Ehrenreich
Assorted works of Russell Hoban
“The Secret Lives of Color” by Kassia St. Caire
“Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts” by Patrick Syme,‎ illustrated by Abraham Gottlob Werner

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
"The Map of Salt and Stars" by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
"Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump" by Michael Isikoff and David Corn
"The Temptation of Forgiveness: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery" by Donna Leon
"Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon
"In A Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers" by Bernice Yeung

Today's Book Picks list comes from Rachel Person of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
“The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates
“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable” by Michael Bennett
“A Princess in Theory” by Alyssa Cole
“The Serpent's Secret” by Sayantani Dasgupta
“Stray City” by Chelsey Johnson
“Bachelor Girl” by Kim Van Alkemade
“The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang
“The Gefilte Manifesto” by Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
Tangerine” by Christine Mangan
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America” by Isaac Butler & Dan Kois
Shattered by Grief: Picking Up the Pieces to Become Whole Again” by Claudia Coenen (Event in Rhinebeck 4/10, 6pm)
Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice “Waters Changed Our World” by Andrea Barnet (Event at White Hart, Salisbury, CT, Thurs, 4/19 at 6pm)
Aru Shah and the End of Time” by Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents)
For Every One” by Jason Reynolds
I Have Lost My Way” by Gayle Forman
The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo

Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
“The Sparsholt Affair” by Alan Hollinghurst
“Gun Love” by Jennifer Clement
“Ghost Boys” by Jewell Parker Rhodes
“Advice Not Given: A Guide To getting Over Yourself” by Mark Epstein, M.D.
“More Than True: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales” by Robery Bly
“Baby Monkey, Private Eye” by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
“Lament From Epirus” by Christopher C. King
“If I Die Tonight” by Alison Gaylin (Event April 11 at The Colony)

  Giovanni Boivin from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA, joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot
“Bad Kansas: Stories” by Becky Mandelbaum
“Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
“Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories” by Kelly Barnhill
“The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories” by Michael Andreasen
“The Sky is Yours” by Chandler Klang Smith

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
"Winter Sisters" by Robin Oliveira
"Feel Free" by Zadie Smith
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom
"What Are We Doing Here?" by Marilynne Robinson
"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
"People Like Us" by Dana Mele

  Today's Book Picks come from Jim Havener of Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:
“Time Pieces” by John Banville
“The Line Becomes A River” by Francisco Cantu
“Good Booty: Love & Sex, Black & White, Body & Soul In American Music” by Ann Powers
“Bunk” by Kevin Young
“Straying” by Molly McCloskey
“Solar Bones” by Mike McCormack

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
“Only Child: A Novel” by Rhiannon Navin
“I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by Maggie O’Farrell
“Things That Make White People Uncomfortable” by Michael Bennett
“LOVE” by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
“The Dangerous Art of Blending In” by Angelo Surmelis
“Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel” by Jonathan Miles
“Islandborn” by Junot Diaz, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore.

List:

All for Nothing” by Walter Kempowski, translated by Anthea Bell

Freshwater” by Akwaeke Emezi

The Friend, A Novel” by Sigrid Nunez

Eternal Life: A Novel” by Dara Horn

The Great Alone: A Novel” by Kristin Hannah

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death” by Maggie O'Farrell

Catnip: A Love Story” by Michael Korda

The YES Brain” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Big Bed” by Bunmi Laditan, illustrated by Tom Knight

Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:

"An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

"The Woman in the Window" by A.J. Finn 

"Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces" by Dawn Davies

"This Will Be My Undoing" by Morgan Jerkins

"James Wright: A Life in Poetry" by Jonathan Blunk (event Thurs 2/1 @ 6pm Rhinebeck)

"Rot, the Cutest in the World" by Ben Clanton

"The Gauntlet" by Karuna Riazi

"Love, Hate and Other Filters" by Samira Ahmed

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Sam Baker of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
“Great Questions of Tomorrow” by David Rothkopf
“Women & Power” by Mary Beard
“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon
“Brave Enough” by Cheryl Strayed
“Ikigai: Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” by Hector Garcia
“How Art Can Make You Happy” by Bridget Payne
“The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Disagree About Religion and Politics” by Jonathan Haid
“Make Your Bed” by Admiral William McRaven

  This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:

"The Good People" by Hannah Kent
"The Dry" by Jane Harper
"The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica" by Laurie Gwen Shapiro
"Craeft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts" by Alexander Langlands
"Love" by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
"Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream for You" by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by James E. Ransome
"A Place to Start a Family: Poems about Creatures that Build" by David L. Harrison, illustrated by Giles Laroche

    This week's Book Picks come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
"The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery
"Varina" by Charles Frazier (April 2018)
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom (March 2018)
"Only Killers and Thieves" by Paul Howarth (February 2018)
"The Italian Teacher" by Tom Rachman (March 2018)
"The Flight Attendant" by Chris Bohjalian (March 2018)
"A Midsummer’s Equation" by Keigo Higashino

James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" by Margareta Magnusson
"The Book of Resting Places: A Personal History of Where We Lay the Dead" by Thomas Mira y Lopez
"The How Not to Die Cookbook" by Michael Greger
"The Perfect Nanny" by Leila Slimani
"Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical" by Jacqueline Jones
"The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World" by Jeff Goodel
"Call Me by Your Name" by André Aciman

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:

"First Women" by Kate Andersen Brower
"Orphan X" by Gregg Hurwitz
"Wandering Home" by Bill McKibben
"1776" by David McCullough
"Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
"Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen
"Long Night Moon" by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Mark Siegel

     Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
"The Mouse and His Child" by Russell Hoban
"Devotions" by Patti Smith
"Spy of the First Person" by Sam Shepard
"Good Things Happen Slowly" by Fred Hersch
"Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters"
"Women and Power" by Mary Beard
"Silence In the Age of Noise" by Erling Kagge

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