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

“The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail” by Tim Voors
“Feast Your Eyes” by Myla Goldberg
“Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants” by Jacob Shell
“Flight Portfolio” by Julie Orringer
“Reckoning The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment” by Linda Hirshman - Event 7/16

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

"Because" by Mo Willems
"When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree" by Jamie Deenihan
"To Night Owl From Dogfish" by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
"The Cold Is in Her Bones" by Peternelle van Arsdale
"Once & Future" by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
"Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land
"The Weight of a Piano: A Novel" by Chris Cander
"The Age of Light: A Novel" by Whitney Scharer
"Falter:Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" by Bill McKibben
"Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story" by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Amy June Bates

This week's Book Picks come from  Joan Grenier and Kinsey Foreman of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

“Gone So Long” by Andre Dubus III
“One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy” by Carol Anderson
“The Art of Feminism: Images That Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857 – 2017” by Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson, and Amy Tobin
“Ultraviolet” by Suzanne Matson
“The Darkest Star” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Here to Stay” by Sara Farizan
“Little” by Edward Carey

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

“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 come to us from Mark Brumberg of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

"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 to us from Joan Grenier of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

"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

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

“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 to us from Joan Grenier at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean

Savage Country by Robert Olmstead

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews 

The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016

The Naturalist’s Notebook for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich

The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant that Revolutionized Eating in America from The Moosewood Collective

Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman

Thomas Moore is the author of the bestselling book Care of the Soul and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and the arts.

His new book is Ageless Soul. He'll be at The Odyssey Bookshop at 7 p.m. tonight and at The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT on November 10th. 

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

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Released in October)

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

Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection by Medea Benjamin
To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir by Madeleine Blais - July 7 at 7 pm at the Odyssey
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being by Brittany Wood Nickerson - July 13 at 7 pm at the Odyssey
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
The Wonderling written and illustrated by Mira Bartok - Sept. 30 at 4 pm at the Odyssey
Sparkle Boy by Leslea Newman

Jacqueline Sheehan is the acclaimed author of The Center of the World and other bestselling novels. In addition to being a fiction writer and essayist, she is also a psychologist. She lives in Western, MA.

In her new book, The Tiger in the House, Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine's child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She's ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery, celebrating and serving life's sweetness for a change.

Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess.

The Tiger in the House is Odyssey Bookshop’s “Open Fiction Book Group” book this month and there will be a discussion about the novel on Monday, April 17th at the bookstore in South Hadley, MA.

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

American War by Omar El Akkad
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Do Fairies Bring the Spring by Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazel Mitchell

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

Words in Transit: Stories of Immigrants edited by Ilan Stavans
Shakespeare and Company: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart edited by Krista Halverson
Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores by Bob Eckstein, Foreword by Garrison Keillor
Dancers after Dark by Jordan Matter
Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla
Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
Our Revolution by Bernie Sanders

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

Barkskins by Annie Proulx
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
The Making of Donald Trump by David Cay Johnston


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

Return by Aaron Becker
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Murder on the Quai by Cara Black
Girl in the Afternoon by Serena Burdick
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

  Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town at the center of her iconic novel Baker Towers in Heat & Light, an ambitious, achingly human story of modern America and the conflicting forces at its heart—a bold, moving drama of hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families.

Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away like a bar of soap. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas.

Jennifer Haigh will be at Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA tonight at 7 p.m.

  Richard Russo is one of America’s most celebrated fiction writers, as well as an acclaimed screenwriter and memoirist. He is one of my favorite guests and favorite writers. The New York Times Book Review has called Russo, “one of the best novelists around.”

He is the author of eight novels, including Mohawk, That Old Cape Magic, and Empire Falls, for which he received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His new novel, Everybody’s Fool, is a sequel to his novel Nobody’s Fool, which was made into a 1994 film starring Paul Newman.

In Everybody’s Fool, Russo revisits the upstate New York setting and characters of the highly-praised Nobody’s Fool. He will be speaking at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at the New York State Writer’s Institute on Friday Night at 8 p.m. at Page Hall.

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

Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh
Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship by Katherine Towler
The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an America Hero by Timothy Egan
Dingers: The 101 Most Memorable Home Runs in Baseball History by Joshua Shifrin and Tommy Shea
Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman & New England Wild Flower Society
Lighthouse Handbook New England by Jeremy D'Entremont - Historian, American Lighthouse Foundation

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

Tokyo Digs a Garden written by Jon-Erik Lappano and illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka
Quickest Kid in Clarksville written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Frank Morrison
The Opposite Zoo written and illustrated by Il Sung Na

Middle grade novels:
To Catch a Cheat: A Jackson Greene Novel by Varian Johnson
Wonder Woman at Superhero High by Lisa Yee

YA novels:
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

Shelter by Jung Yun - event 3/15

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

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (out in January)
American Housewife by Helen Ellis (out in January)
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin (YA)
Descent by Tim Johnson
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (out in January)
how to be both: a novel by Ali Smith

  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50  books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays including Cat's Eye, Alias Grace, and A Handmaid’s Tale. Her latest, The Heart Goes Last, is a funny disturbing tale about a new future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free.

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

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy
Soup for Syria; Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad
God’s Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
City on Fire
by Garth Risk Hallberg
George by Alex Gino
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The Marvels written and illustrated by Brian Selznick
Loe, A Ghost Story written by Mac and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

  Graphic novel author, Marika McCoola joins us this morning to tell us about her debut, Baba Yaga’s Assistant.

In the book - Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances between the modern and the timeless. Emily Carroll is the graphic artist for the book.

Marika McCoola has an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College and is the former children’s department director at the Odyssey Bookshop, where there will be a book launch party tomorrow at 6PM.

  Emily Crowe, Children's Director for The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's list.

Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella
Up In the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Almost Famous Women by Meghan Mayhew Bergman

  Hannah Moushabeck, Children's Director for The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's list.

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brooke Boynton Hughes
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1 by Holly Grant
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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

The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Aquarium by David Vann
Long Man by Amy Greene
Thirty Girls by Susan Minot

  The Odyssey Bookshop is hosting the book launch for Ellen Meeropol's new novel this coming Tuesday in South Hadley, MA. The new novel is called: On Hurricane Island.

Told over the five days approaching the anniversary of 9/11, by varying voices on both extremes of the political divide, the novel is both a fast-paced political thriller and a literary examination of the sociopolitical storm facing our society.

How far should government go in the name of protecting our national security? What happens when governmental powers of surveillance and extra-legal interrogation are expanded? How free are we?

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

Dead Wake: Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Black River: A Novel by S.M. Hulse
Jaguar’s Children: A Novel by John Vaillant
Jam on the Vine by Lashonda Katrice Barnett
Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding it Will Help Us All by Nancy J. Altman & Eric R. Kingson
American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy

  In Descent: A Novel by Tim Johnston, the Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation before their daughter begins college. For eighteen-year-old Caitlin, the mountains loom as the ultimate test of her runner’s heart, while her parents hope that so much beauty, so much grandeur, will somehow repair a damaged marriage. But when Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic, as suddenly this family find themselves living the kind of nightmare they’ve only read about in headlines or seen on TV.