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Book Picks was pre-empted this week by special coverage from NPR. James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY sent his Book Picks list for us to post online.

List:
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford
Run: Book One by John Lewis Andrew Aydin, L. Fury and Nate Powell
Crying in the H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
The Music Experience: Playing-Listening-Singing-Moving by Karl Berger and Rick Maurer
Everybody: A Book about Freedom by Olivia Laing
New York Paradise Lost: Bushwick Era Disco by Meryl Meisler

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

List:
Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America by Alex MacGillis
Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall
Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night by Morgan Parker
A Little Devil in America by Hanif Abdurraqib

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  Sharon Wienberg and Amy Zimmerman from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Lala’s Words by Gracey Zhang
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Pleasant View by Celeste Mohammed
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
Darryl by Jackie Ess
Love Like Water, Love Like Fire by Mikhail Iossel
Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen
A Terrible Place by Keith Gessen
Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

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Book Picks come from Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY.

List:

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
Wayward by Dana Spiotta
Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
Falling by T.J. Newman
Finding The Mothering Tree by Suzanne Simard

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      This week's Book Picks come from Mike Hare of Northshire Books in Saratoga Spring, New York and Manchester Center, Vermont.

List:
King Richard by Michael Dobbs
After by Bruce Greyson
The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahari
Ballpark by Paul Goldberger
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

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

List:
"Vanishing Point by Elizabeth Brundage
"Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
"The Overstory by Richard Powers
"Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer
"Letters to Comondo" and "Hare With Amber Eyes" by Edmund de Waal
"The House of Fragile Things" by James McAuley
"The Confidence Men" by Margalit Fox

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

List:
The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
A True History of the United States by Daniel Sjursen
Learning to Talk to Plants by Marta Orriols
Into the Deep by Robert D. Ballard and Christopher Drew
Iron Sharpens Iron by Herb Terns

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

List:
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
The Magician by Colm Toibin
The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
Falling by T.J. Newman
Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

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This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

List:
"The World Gives Way: A Novel" by Marissa Levien
"How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" by Clint Smith
"Early Morning Riser: A Novel" by Katherine Heiny
"The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency" by Tove Ditlevsen
"We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto" by Alice Waters "Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life" by Christie Tate
"Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir" by Ashley C. Ford
"In the Heights: Finding Home" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes and Jeremy McCarter
"The Menopause Manifesto" by Jen Gunter
"A Sunday in Ville-d’Avray" by Dominique Barbéris translated by John Cullen

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       This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

List:
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter
Arsenic and Adobo by Mai P. Mansala
Borges and Me by Jay Parini
The Whispering Dead by Darcy Coates
Enchanted, edited by Jesse Kowalski

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

List:

Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
Persist by Elizabeth Warren
We are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy by Natalie Baszile
"On Juneteenth" by Annette Gordon-Reed
"Teaflet & Roog" by Jeanne Birdsall and illustrate by Jane Dyer

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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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Sharon Wienberg and Thomas Chulak from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Here Lies a Father by McKenzie Cassidy Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
Exhausted on the Cross by Najwan Darwish
Hello World! by Kelly Corrigan illustrated by Stacy Ebert
Free Speech and Why You Should Give a Damn by Jonathan Zimmerman and Signe Wilkinson

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    This week's Book Picks come from Nadja Tiktinsky of Northshire Books in Saratoga Spring, New York and Manchester Center, Vermont.

List:
365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr
The Year I Flew Away by Marie Arnold
The Deepest Breath by Meg Greehan
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Where We Used to Roam by Jenn Bishop
Bloom by Nicola Skinner
The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton

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

List:
Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee
Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
Fulfillment by Alec MacGillis
How to Resist Amazon and Why by Danny Caine
Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

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

List:
Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 Feet DB Cooper and the Missing Money by Tom Sullivan
Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure by Menachem Kaiser
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess and Transformation by Thomas Dyja
Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury by Honor Moore
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song by Kevin Young

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

List:
The Searcher by Tana French
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
We Begin At the End by Chris Whitaker

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

List:
Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina
The Midnight Libraryby Matt Haig
"The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman

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      This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

List:
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Norse Mythology Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) by Neil Giaman and P. Craig Russell
Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill
Later by Stephen King
Galaxy and The Ground Within by Becky Chambers
The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Tim Madigan

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

List:
Transient Desires by Donna Leon
Floaters: Poems by Martin Espada
The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
The Lowering Days by Gregory Brown
The Removed by Brandon Hobson
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

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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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  Sharon Wienberg and Thomas Chulak from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, New York join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Nicky & Vera by Peter Sis
Kate's Light by Elizabeth Spires, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert

      This week's Book Picks come from Green Toad Bookstore in Oneonta, NY 

List:
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Actress by Anne Enright
Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History by Paul Farmer
The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness by Ritchie Robertson

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  This week's Book Picks come from Mike Hare of Northshire Books in Saratoga Spring, New York and Manchester Center, Vermont.

List: Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman
Kill Switch by Adam Jentleson
Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Creativity by John Cleese

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

List:
Land by Simon Winchester
The Good American by Robert Kaplan
Sometimes You Have to Lie by Leslie Brody
Sergeant Salinger by Jerome Charyn
Super Host by Kate Russo
Better Luck Next Time by Julia Johnson

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      This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:
Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster
Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham
The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles M. Blow
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman
Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration by Doyin Richards, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
She Persisted: Claudette Colvin (by Lesa Cline-Ransome) & Harriet Tubman (by Andrea Davis Pinkney)
Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

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  This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

List:
"Summerwater: A Novel" by Sarah Moss
"The Prophets" by Robert Jones Jr.
"What Could Be Saved: A Novel" by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz
"The Mystery of Mrs. Christie: A Novel" by Marie Benedict
"From Archie to Zack" by Vincent Kirsch
"Concrete Rose" by Angie Thomas
"Before the Ruins: A Novel" by Victoria Gosling
"Math Without Numbers" by Milo Beckman
"A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life" by George Saunders
"Amari and the Night Brothers" by B.B. Alston

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     This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

List:
"Hench" by Natalie Zina Walschots
"Butcher's Blessing" by Ruth Gilligan
"All God's Children" by Aaron Gwyn
"Daughters of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor
"Broken" by Jenny Lawson
"Ellie and the Harpmaker" by Hazel Prior
"Killer Come Back to Me" by Ray Bradbury

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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

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

List:
“Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables” by Joshua McFadden
“Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House” by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz
“The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III” by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
“Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life” by Bill Madden
“Dodgers vs. Yankees: The Long-Standing Rivalry Between Two of Baseball's Greatest Teams” by Michael Schiavon
“White Snow, Bright Snow” by Alvin Tresselt, illustrated by Roger Duvoisin (reprint of a 1947 book)
“The Big Snow” by Berta and Elmer Hader (reprint of a 1948 book)
“Cozy” by Jan Brett
“Invisible Ink” by Patrick Modiano
“The Little Book” by Selden Edwards
“Jewish World of Elvis Presley” by Roselle Chartock

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