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         This week's Book Picks come from Heather Boyne and Eve Macneill of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London’s Lost Treasures by Jason Sandy and Nick Stevens
Cook, Eat, Repeat : Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories by Nigella Larson
Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe by Katrina Rodabaugh
Nothing Personal by James Baldwin with Foreword by Imani Perry and Afterword by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (paperback out 5/25)
The Tree in Me by Corinna Luyken

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

List:
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman
Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
The Boy Whose Head Was Filled With Stars: The Life of Edwin Hubble by Isabelle Marinov, illustrated by Deborah Marcero
The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom by Lita Judge
The Oak Papers by James Canton
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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

List:
"The House on Vesper Sands" by Paraic O’Donnell
"The Devil and the Dark Water" by Stuart Turton
"The Liar’s Dictionary" by Eley Williams
"The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic" by Selected by the editors at the New York Times
"Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times" by Katherine May
"The Way Past Winter" by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
"Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance" by Nikki Grimes

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

List:
"Island Child" by Molly Aitken
"Flyaway" by Kathleen Jennings
"Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke
"Sisters" by Daisy Johnson
"Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains" by Kerri Arsenault
"World of Wonders" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
"Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy: A Cookbook" by Mimi Thorisson

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

List:
"The Party Upstairs" by Lee Conell
"Survivor Song" by Paul Tremblay
"Rotherweird" by Andrew Caldecott
"The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America’s Wildlands" by Jon Billman
"Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World" by Olga Khazan
"The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea" by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
"A Peculiar Peril" by Jeff VanderMeer

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

List:
“Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles
“Sea Wife” by Amity Gaige
“Beheld” by Tarashea Nesbit
“Notes from an Apocalypse” by Mark O’Connell
“Bird Therapy” by Joe Harkness
“Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes: A Cookbook” by Alison Roman
“Echo Mountain” by Lauren Wolk

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

List:
"The Innocents" by Michael Crummey
"Kingdomtide" by Rye Curtis
"Ghost Wall" by Sarah Moss
"An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East" by Levison Wood
"Where’s Baby" by Anne Hunter
"Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis" by K. R. Gaddy
"Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet" by Veronica Carratello "The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington" (Young Readers edition) by Brad Meltzer
"Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II" (Young Readers edition) by Liza Mundy

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

List:
“Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
“Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo
“On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey” by Paul Theroux
“How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature” by Marc Hamer
“Marley” by Jon Clinch
“Home in the Woods” by Eliza Wheeler
“The Hundred-Year Barn” by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Kenard Pak
“Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist” by Julie Leung, illustrated by Chris Sasaki

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

List:
"Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War" by Antonio and Jonna Mendez
"Outpost" by Dan Richards
"A Better Man" by Louise Penny
"Tidelands" by Philippa Gregory
"Hollow Kingdom" by Kira Jane Buxton
"Lawrence in the Fall" by Matthew Farina, illustrated by Doug Salati – Event Tuesday, September 24, 10 a.m. at Cambridge Public Library
"The Quicksand Book" by Tomie dePaola
"Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children" by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Teresa Flavin
"Pumpkin Heads" by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks

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

List:
“Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead
“A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World” by C. A. Fletcher
“Big Sky” by Kate Atkinson
“Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff” by Anthony McCann
“Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss” by Margaret Renkl
“A Stitch in Time” by Daphne Kalmar
“The Someone New” by Jill Twiss, Eg Keller

Upcoming event: "Dannemora" by Charles Gardner - Wednesday, 7/24 at 7 p.m.

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

List:
“The Library Book” by Susan Orleans
“Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell
“Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton
“Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller
"A House that Once Was" by Julie Fogliano illustrated by Lane Smith
"A Home in the Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown illustrated Jerry Pinkney
"Bridge of Clay" by Markus Zusak

   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"

"Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting" was conceived when Patricia Nugent realized, at her mother’s funeral, that she knew very little about her mother’s life before her mother was her mother. She’d never asked; her mother had never offered. Nugent deeply regretted missing the opportunity to know her mother more fully. To inspire other families to share personal histories, she compiled this anthology of real-life stories about women before they were mothers.

In addition to deeply evocative first-person accounts, "Before They Were Our Mothers" offers readers a personal glimpse of world events from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, as written in that moment by current-day descendants. We are joined by Patricia Nugent (editor), Sue Van Hook (author) and Crystal Hamelink (author). There will be a reading from the book at Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY on Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

  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 Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The Visitors by Catherine Burns

Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine by Mark Twin, Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead

Red & Lulu by Matt Tavares

Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by David Litchfield

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

List:
The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Spies on Castle Rock by Justin and Gary Van Riper
Can an Aardvark Bark? by Melissa Stewart
What's Below? by Clive Gifford and Kate McLelland

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

List:

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora

Tidy by Emily Gravett

Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils - Spotlight Guides by Neil Curtis

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

List:

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Girl from Venice by Martin Smith Cruz

 The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland by Rory Stewart

Brief mentions of the following young readers editions:

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

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

List:
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Poet’s Dog by Patricia Maclachlan
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

  

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

List:
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It by Larry Olmsted
Bogs & Fens: A Guide to the Peatland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada by Ronald B. Davis
Invisible Kingdom by Rob Ryan
My Favorite Pets (by Gus W. for Mrs. Smolinski’s Class) by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Harry Bliss
Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke

  The Maurice Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week retreat for artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in Cambridge, New York.

Battenkill Books is Cambridge will be presenting an exciting panel discussion with the 2016 Sendak Fellows: Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales that Joe Donahue will moderate.

This year’s fellows are Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales.

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

List:
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Atomic Weight of Love by Elizabeth Church
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
8: An Animal Alphabet by Elisha Copper

Event: Sendak Fellows Panel - 6/2, 7 pm - Yuyi Morales, Elisha Cooper and Jenni Desmond

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

List:
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Lie in Wait by Eric Rickstad – Author visit and book club discussion on Thursday, April 7th at 6:30 pm
The Farmette Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures from My Life on an Irish Farm by Imen McDonnell
In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan
Spot, the Cat by Henri Cole
Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Other Upcoming Events:
Author Event: No Experience Necessary: The Redemption of a Bohemian Zero with Jim Gedney Thursday, March 31st at 7 pm
Plant identification workshops for kids coming in April and May with local mushroom expert Sue Van Hook

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

List:
The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter Kick
The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The Only Child by Guojing
Two upcoming author events at Battenkill Books:
Live to Air with Jeffrey Diamond - Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune with W. B. Belcher, Thursday, January 28th at 7 p.m.

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

List:
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
The Lake House by Kate Morton
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

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

  We learned this morning that one of our first Book Picks independent booksellers and friend, Scott Meyer of Merritt Books, passed away after a long fight with cancer. Before we share this week's Book Picks - we remember Scott and send his family and friends our condolences.

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

List:
The Hand that Feeds You by A. J. Rich
Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Lee Anthony White

    

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

List:
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Reagan: A Life by H. W. Brands
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey by Wendy Trusler and Carol Levine
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy

  

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

List:
In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment by Scott Carney
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook: Simple, Wholesome Dishes from America's Best Dairy Farms
National Geographic’s Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson 

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

List:
Black River by Sarah Hulse
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner [Curiosity Forum talk: The Underground Railroad Revisited, 2/15, 4 pm, Hubbard Hall]
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

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