Adult

One Last Lunch

Staff Pick Badge
One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us By Erica Heller (Editor) Cover Image
By Erica Heller (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419735325
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

 

You've seen those author interviews where the question is inevitably asked, "if you were to host a dinner party and could invite anyone you wanted who would you invite and why?" In this volume, Erica Heller, daughter of author Joseph Heller, makes it lunch and brings together the responses of 50 notable personalities like Michael Douglas, Daniel Bellow, and Bob Balaban to name a few. Questions one has always wanted answered by a loved one or admired mentor are fully fleshed out over a shared meal. Lovely distracting reading for our current times.

 

Ellen


Odetta

Staff Pick Badge
Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest By Ian Zack Cover Image
$28.95
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9780807035320
Published: Beacon Press - April 14th, 2020

 

The folk revival of the 1950s and 60s didn't just stem from Pete Seeger or Peter, Paul, and Mary. It was built on the back of one of the most famous folk singers of the day who I'd never heard of Odetta. In this thorough biography tells her story, which is fascinating and unfortunately familiar. 

 

Meaghan


We Ride Upon Sticks

Staff Pick Badge
We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel By Quan Barry Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

 

We Ride Upon Sticks is one of my favorite releases of 2020 so far! Quan Berry’s characters are wonderful and real and she absolutely nails the dynamics of high school sports. Though the focus of winning a championship is one many of us can relate to, the thread of supernatural suspense holding this together kept me turning the pages faster than you can say Emilio Estevez!

 

Caleb


Bluebird, Bluebird

Staff Pick Badge
Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Novel #1) By Attica Locke Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

 

Meet Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger tangled in a web of conflicting loyalties--to his job, his wife, his family, his home. After personal allegiance puts Darren's job at risk, he finds himself caught up in a mystery that causes the racial fault lines in a small Texas town to erupt. Bluebird, Bluebird kicks off a series you won't want to miss!

 

Rebecca


Ask Me Anything

Staff Pick Badge
Ask Me Anything By P.Z. Reizin Cover Image
$28.00
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9781538726983
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

 

A hapless millennial's smart appliances decide she needs some help with her career, her love life, and her relationship with her mother. Always listen to your refrigerator.

Sarah


Bluets

Staff Pick Badge
Bluets By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

 

Bluets, an essay of sorts told through 240 loosely-linked prose poems, is an intricate and dreamlike reading experience. At its core, the writing focuses on the author’s attraction to the color blue, the end of a romantic relationship, and the care of a friend who becomes quadriplegic after an accident. These intensely personal experiences—presented alongside the ideas of other writers, artists, and philosophers—create new ways of thinking about perception and personal suffering.

Justin, Writer in Residence for Adults


Parisian Lives

Staff Pick Badge
Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir By Deirdre Bair Cover Image
$29.95
It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Information
ISBN: 9780385542456
Published: Nan A. Talese - November 12th, 2019

 

A National Book Award winner for her much-acclaimed biography of Samuel Beckett, Deirdre Bair tells the story in this engaging memoir of working with two of the 20th Century’s most fascinating, but difficult, personalities.  Lively and well written this book gives important insight to the workings of two great minds.

Nathan


The City We Became

Staff Pick Badge
The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

 

When a city reaches a certain point, it stops being a location on a map and starts being a massive living entity. It's New York's turn now, but nothing is going the way it usually does. The city's six new human avatars need to figure out how to work together and use their powers fast or New York is doomed. A love letter to the weirdness and wonder that is New York City written in N K Jemisin's stunning prose.

Shana


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Adult