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.

Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays By Barry Lopez, Rebecca Solnit (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Barry Lopez, Rebecca Solnit (Introduction by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593242827
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Published: Random House - May 31st, 2022

Thrust: A Novel By Lidia Yuknavitch Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525534907
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 28th, 2022

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

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593133231
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Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

Lost & Found: A Memoir By Kathryn Schulz Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525512462
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Published: Random House - January 11th, 2022

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

This Time Tomorrow: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525539001
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 17th, 2022

River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile By Candice Millard Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543101
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Published: Doubleday - May 17th, 2022

Heartbroke By Chelsea Bieker Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646221271
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Published: Catapult - April 5th, 2022

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future By Elizabeth Kolbert Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593136287
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2022

What Strange Paradise: A novel By Omar El Akkad Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984899248
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Published: Vintage - June 7th, 2022

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335282408
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 19th, 2021

The Souvenir Museum: Stories By Elizabeth McCracken Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062971258
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Published: Ecco - February 1st, 2022

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

The Night Always Comes: A Novel By Willy Vlautin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063035096
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 17th, 2022

Wayward: A novel By Dana Spiotta Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593312490
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

Damnation Spring By Ash Davidson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982144418
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2022

Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire By Lizzie Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593136409
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Published: Crown - August 16th, 2022

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

Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525557425
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Published: Penguin Books - May 10th, 2022

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West By Lauren Redniss Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589737
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 9th, 2021

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

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

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

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

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw 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 By Danielle Evans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593189450
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 9th, 2021

The Monocle Book of Gentle Living: A guide to slowing down, enjoying more and being happy By Tyler Brûlé, Andrew Tuck, Josh Fehnert, Joe Pickard 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 By Peter Ames Carlin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838407
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing By Jacqueline Winspear Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641292948
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Published: Soho Press - September 28th, 2021

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

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee By Casey Cep Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101972052
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

Miss Benson's Beetle: A Novel By Rachel Joyce 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 By Monica Wood 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 By Kiese Laymon Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

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

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

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

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

The Great Believers: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel By Anthony Doerr 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 By Christopher Ketcham 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 By Isabel Wilkerson 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 By Kate Carroll De Gutes 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 By Kate Carroll De Gutes 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 By Andrew X. Pham 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 By Cheryl Strayed Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307949332
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Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2012

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

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

Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel By Pitchaya Sudbanthad 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 By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by) 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 By Billy Collins Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982688
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 17th, 2017

The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) 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 By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator) 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 By Kathryn Cristaldi, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
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Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Board Book By Kathryn Cristaldi, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062574220
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Published: HarperFestival - December 15th, 2020

Viking in Love By Doug Cenko Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202289
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 14th, 2021

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

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

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

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

A Generous Nature: Lives Transformed by Oregon By Marcy Cottrell Houle 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) By Robert Jackson Bennett Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525573845
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Published: Del Rey - May 21st, 2019

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

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

City of Girls: A Novel By Elizabeth Gilbert 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 By Karen Karbo, Cheryl Strayed (Foreword by) 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 By Brian Doyle Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781933495620
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Published: Sorin Books - November 24th, 2014

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

Home Fire: A Novel By Kamila Shamsie Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735217690
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2018

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

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

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