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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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      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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    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

      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 Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

List:

"Perestroika in Paris: A Novel" by Jane Smiley
"A Promised Land" by Barack Obama
"A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection" by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss
"Skunk and Badger" (Skunk and Badger 1) by Amy Timberlake
"Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House" by Rachel Maddow
"What Kind of Woman: Poems" by Kate Baer
"Interior Chinatown: A Novel" by Charles Yu | Winner of the National Book Award
"Homeland Elegies: A Novel" by Ayad Akhtar
"Cat Kid Comic Club: From the Creator of Dog Man" by Dav Pilkey

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

List:
“His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” by Jon Meacham and John Lewis
“Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gysai
“What Are You Going Through” by Sigrid Nunez
“Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell
“Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante
“Big Friendship” by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
“Three Keys” by Kelly Yang
“Experience and Education” by John Dewey
I Give It to You” by Valerie Martin
"Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure"

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

List:
"Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Memorial Drive" by Natasha Trethewey
"Dewey Defeats Truman" by A.J. Baime
"Breath" by James Nestor
"The All-Night Sun" by Diane Zinna
"Cardboard Gods" by Josh Wilker

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

List:
"That Time of Year" by Marie NDiaye
"Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey" by Kathleen Rooney
"The Party Upstairs" by Lee Conell
"The Cold Vanish" by Jon Billman
"Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw" by Charles Leerhsen
"Vesper Flights" by Helen Macdonald
"All the Devils are Here" by Louise Penny
"The Nesting Dolls" by Alina Adams

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

List:
“Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry
“This is Happiness” by Niall Williams
“10 Minutes 38 Seconds In This Strange World” by Elif Shafak
“The Crime Of Being” by Alice Lichtenstein
“Driving While Black” by Gretchen Sorin

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

List:
“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green
“Whiskey When We're Dry” by John Larison
“Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge” by Susan Hand Shetterly
“Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters” by Anne Boyd Rioux
“She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah)” by Ann Hood
“History As They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color” by Wolfgang Wild
“A House That Once Was” by Julie Fogliano

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

  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

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

List:

What Girls Are Made Of by Elana K. Arnold

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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

List:
After Anatevka by Alexandra Silber (event in Rhinebeck, Weds, 7/19, 6pm)
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
American Fire by Monica Hesse
A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby
Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

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

List:
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America by Douglas Brinkley
Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table—An American Story by Ellen Wayland-Smith
What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas
Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

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