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 and gorgeously illustrated picture books. I also find it hard to resist books on history and current events and bios/memoirs.

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

How I Became a Tree Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300260441
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Published: Yale University Press - August 31st, 2021

What Strange Paradise: A novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525657903
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Published: Knopf - July 20th, 2021

The Souvenir Museum: Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062971289
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

The Night Always Comes: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063035089
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Published: Harper - April 6th, 2021

Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Divided City Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781612199429
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Published: Melville House - September 7th, 2021

Wayward: A novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593318737
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Published: Knopf - July 6th, 2021

Damnation Spring Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982144401
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136386
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Published: Crown - August 17th, 2021

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing: Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780593080764
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2021

Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Heroes in World War II Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525557401
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Published: Viking - May 11th, 2021

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062969668
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2021

Our Wild Tails: The Adventures of Henry and Baloo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423654056
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Published: Gibbs Smith - September 29th, 2020

If I Had Two Wings: Stories Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393867404
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 10th, 2021

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594487330
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

The Monocle Book of Gentle Living: A guide to slowing down, enjoying more and being happy Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780500971109
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Published: Thames & Hudson - January 5th, 2021

Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records, from Hendrix to Fleetwood Mac to Madonna to Prince Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250301567
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - January 19th, 2021

This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292696
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Published: Soho Press - November 10th, 2020

The Great Offshore Grounds: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899576
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780307911797
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

Miss Benson's Beetle: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812996708
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - November 3rd, 2020

Ernie's Ark: The Abbott Falls Stories Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781567926682
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 29th, 2020

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501131738
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Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

Pelosi Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798459
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Published: Picador - April 6th, 2021

The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524760793
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501173219
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Published: Scribner - April 4th, 2017

This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption Are Ruining the American West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220997
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Published: Penguin Books - July 21st, 2020

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Cover Image
$17.95
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.


Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781940906126
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Published: Ovenbird Books - April 2nd, 2015

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 - September 1st, 2017

Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780312267179
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Published: Picador - September 2nd, 2000

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

The Golden State: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250238115
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Published: Picador - September 3rd, 2019

Run Me to Earth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501154058
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 19th, 2021

Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534778
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

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

The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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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

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
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Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501132742
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020

A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780870719790
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Published: Oregon State University Press - November 15th, 2019

Foundryside: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525573845
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Published: Crown - May 21st, 2019

The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062436672
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 24th, 2020

Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357660
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 7th, 2020

City of Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634741
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules Cover Image
By Karen Karbo, Cheryl Strayed (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781426220890
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Published: National Geographic - February 4th, 2020

A Book of Uncommon Prayer Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781933495620
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Published: Sorin Books - November 24th, 2014

The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735219458
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Home Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018

Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

Black Light: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563501
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Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019

Greenwood: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984822017
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Published: Hogarth - February 9th, 2021