2017 Pick of the Year

Braiding Sweetgrass

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ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

A customer recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad. It's a beautiful book and a gift that's meant to be shared. By the end you'll feel centered and like you've made a new friend in Robin Wall Kimmerer and many new friends in your environment. It's also a wonderful reprieve from politics, no matter your stance.


Pogue's Basics: Money

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ISBN: 9781250081414
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 22nd, 2016

Whether it's saving $600 a year buying store brand groceries or $85 a year using hand towels instead of paper towels, buying David Pogue's new book might be one of the best investments you can make.


The Reason You’re Alive

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ISBN: 9780062424303
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Published: Harper - July 4th, 2017

This novel is the perfect antidote to our polarized politics and excessive political correctness. I fell in love with the narrator, a guy I would have been unlikely to want to get to know in real life, and he will stay with me for a long time.


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

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ISBN: 9780812989885
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Published: The Dial Press - March 28th, 2017

After years spent living on the run, Loo moves with her father Samuel to her mother's hometown. There she struggles to fit in and to unravel the mysteries surrounding Samuel's past. A riveting, complicated read.


The Occupation Trilogy

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ISBN: 9781632863720
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 22nd, 2015

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 2014 French author Patrick Modiano’s seductive novels are now being published in English. The Occupation Trilogy consists of three early novels looking backward to World War II.



In the Distance

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ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Through the story of Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to the United States in the mid 1800s, Diaz meditates on the nature of impersonal landscape, explores a life of isolation, and tours through some of characters that carved the identity of the American West. This is a strange and brilliant version of historical fiction, twisting the genre into something unique. For fans of Cormac McCarthy and  Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries.


Apollo 8

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ISBN: 9781627798327
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2017

Going to the moon is not a small undertaking. Imagine, it had never been done before, and the mission was planned & executed in sixteen weeks! Apollo 8 is the story of a “wild crapshoot” that will bring you back to that time or open the door to an accomplishment that included a TV broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.  



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ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD - September 5th, 2017

From the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a book of technology, programming, robotic arms, life-changing artisanal bread, and what makes life worth living. Quirky, with mouth-watering descriptions, pick this up if you like Ready Player One, Jasper Fforde, or Sweetbitter.




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