Sally's Picks

Sally's Picks

My most absolute favorite genre is incredibly well written narrative nonfiction. The other genre I read the most is literary fiction, both novels and short stories. I'll read a good mystery from time to time (but nothing too scary), and I like to read kids books; I'm particularly fond of books at the middle-reader level (I'm a big Rick Riordan fan) and gorgeously illustrated picture books. I also find it hard to resist books on history and current events and bios/memoirs.

The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780735218727
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 15th, 2018

The Great Believers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679763888
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011

This book wins the trifecta of narrative nonfiction: well-written and organized, on an interesting subject not frequently written about, and beautifully produced. Wilkerson, the director of the narrative nonfiction writing program at Boston University, writes about the migration of blacks from the South to the North and West from WWI to the '70s.


The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from the Best & Worst Year of My Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780998631417
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Published: Two Sylvias Press - August 1st, 2017

Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312267179
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Published: Picador - September 2nd, 2000

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

Calypso Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316392389
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 29th, 2018

Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

Girl Waits with Gun (A Kopp Sisters Novel #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544800830
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

The Rain in Portugal: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982688
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 17th, 2017

Long Love: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781910669273
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Published: Salmon Publishing Ltd. - May 28th, 2018

The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

The Phantom Tollbooth is one of my all-time favorite kids books. It just doesn't get any better than this. If you haven't read it, or know of a kid who hasn't, buy it. In bulk. And read and share.


The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
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Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017