2021 Bookseller Favorites

When it comes to recommending how to spend your money and your time, Riverstone booksellers take things very seriously. As such, we wholeheartedly endorse the books listed below as some of our favorites of 2021. 

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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

Recommended by Barbara, Riverstone Books Owner


Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir By Brian Broome Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358439103
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 18th, 2021

Recommended by Barbara, Riverstone Books Owner


Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob By Russell Shorto Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245585
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Recommended by Barbara, Riverstone Books Owner


Stalin's War: A New History of World War II By Sean McMeekin Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781541672796
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

Recommended by Chris, McCandless Crossing Store Manager


A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey By Jonathan Meiburg Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

Recommended by Chris, McCandless Crossing Store Manager


Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) By Martha Wells Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250765376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - April 27th, 2021

Recommended by Chris, McCandless Crossing Store Manager


Whereabouts: A novel By Jhumpa Lahiri Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593318317
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Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021

Recommended by Nat, Squirrel Hill Store Manager


The Sentence By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

Recommended by Nat, Squirrel Hill Store Manager


Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Kristen Radtke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon - July 13th, 2021

Recommended by Nat, Squirrel Hill Store Manager


The Lost Apothecary By Sarah Penner Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778311010
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Published: Park Row - March 2nd, 2021

Recommended by Carrie


The Four Winds: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250178602
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 2nd, 2021

Recommended by Carrie


Hour of the Witch: A Novel By Chris Bohjalian Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385542432
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Published: Doubleday - May 4th, 2021

Recommended by Carrie


Pony By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

Recommended by Melanie, Riverstone Children's Manager


Cat Problems (Animal Problems) By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593302132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Studio - August 3rd, 2021

Recommended by Melanie, Riverstone Children's Manager


The Kitchen Front: A Novel By Jennifer Ryan Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780593158807
Published: Ballantine Books - February 23rd, 2021

Recommended by Melanie, Riverstone Children's Manager


One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

Recommended by Mia


Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

Recommended by Mia


The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

Recommended by Mia


The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel By Laura Dave Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501171345
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

Recommended by Annette


Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Recommended by Annette


Once There Were Wolves: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250244147
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2021

Recommended by Annette


A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

Recommended by Beth


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

Recommended by Beth


The Witch's Heart By Genevieve Gornichec Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780593099940
Published: Ace - February 9th, 2021

Recommended by Beth


Rabbit Island By Elvira Navarro, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781949641097
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Published: Two Lines Press - February 9th, 2021

Recommended by William


Trafik By Rikki Ducornet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781566896061
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 13th, 2021

Recommended by William


Stranger to the Moon By Evelio Rosero, Anne McLean (Translated by), Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Evelio Rosero, Anne McLean (Translated by), Victor Meadowcroft (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811228626
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Published: New Directions - September 7th, 2021

Recommended by William


No One Is Talking About This: A Novel By Patricia Lockwood Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189580
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 16th, 2021

Recommended by Kiley


One Two Three: A Novel By Laurie Frankel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250236777
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 8th, 2021

Recommended by Kiley


The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet By John Green Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9780525555216
Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

Recommended by Kiley


Hot Stew By Fiona Mozley Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643751559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - April 20th, 2021

Recommended by Eowyn


The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780593085684
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Recommended by Eowyn


We Play Ourselves: A Novel By Jen Silverman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399591525
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

Recommended by Eowyn


The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Recommended by Marisa


Deacon King Kong: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735216723
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

Recommended by Marisa


We Begin at the End By Chris Whitaker Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250759665
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 2nd, 2021

Recommended by Kristin


On Animals By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982181536
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 12th, 2021

Recommended by Kristin


Heard It in a Love Song: A Novel By Tracey Garvis Graves Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250235688
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - November 9th, 2021

Recommended by Kristin


These Silent Woods: A Novel By Kimi Cunningham Grant Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250793393
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 16th, 2021

Recommended by Matthew


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel By Anthony Doerr Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

Recommended by Matthew


Billy Summers By Stephen King Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982173616
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Recommended by Matthew


The Maidens: A Novel By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

Recommended by Jodi


Rock Paper Scissors: A Novel By Alice Feeney Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250266101
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

Recommended by Jodi


Faye, Faraway By Helen Fisher Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982142674
Published: Gallery Books - January 26th, 2021

Recommended by Jodi


Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524798659
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 1st, 2021

Recommended by Elle


People We Meet on Vacation By Emily Henry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

Recommended by Elle


Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park By Conor Knighton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984823557
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Published: Crown - April 6th, 2021

Recommended by Jeff


Peril By Bob Woodward, Robert Costa Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982182915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 21st, 2021

Recommended by Jeff


Heart and Steel By Bill Cowher, Michael Holley (With) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982175795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - June 1st, 2021

Recommended by Jeff