Kristin's Recommendations

Kristin has been a voracious reader ever since she was introduced to Ramona Quimby in first grade
Kristin has been a voracious reader ever since she was introduced to Ramona Quimby in first grade

Kristin has been a voracious reader ever since she was introduced to Ramona Quimby in first grade.  She has been with Riverstone since the store was founded in 2017.  As the book buyer for the store, Kristin loves to learn about all of the new books publishing each month, and she enjoys helping customers meet their newest favorite book.  Her reading tastes usually trend toward fiction, women's history, and humorous picture books.  

Recommendations: 

Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety.


Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316491556
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 7th, 2020

A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her—at any cost (Sally Mann, author of Hold Still).

Now with a New Afterword

When Notes on a Silencing hit bookstores in the summer of 2020, ev


Premeditated Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 1) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209186
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

A 2021 Edgar® Award Winner, Best Juvenile
A BookPage Best Book of 2020: Middle Grade
A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year

Introducing Myrtle Hardcastle, your favorite new amateur detective: a wickedly smart twelve-year-old with a keen interest in criminology and a nose for murder.

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle


Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781501197628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2019

From beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have long fascinated him.

Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world.


Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller! “Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls.


This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780452296367
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - July 6th, 2010

A riotously funny, emotionally raw New York Times bestselling novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not.


The Alice Network: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654199
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

An NPR's Best Book of the Year 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick!

The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub


Speak No Evil: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061284939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 5th, 2019

Winner of the Gold Nautilus Award for Fiction | A Lambda Literary Award Finalist | A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Finalist | An Indie Next Pick | A Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month | A Library Journal Best Book of the Year


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller


Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

"Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")


The Great Alone: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229533
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 24th, 2019

In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

#1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018)
A People “Book of the Week”


Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 10 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese’s Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - September 3rd, 2019

*Finalist for the National Book Award*
*Finalist for the Kirkus Prize*
*Instant New York Times Bestseller*

*Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, New York Post, BuzzFeed, Shelf Awareness, Bustle, and Publishers Weekly*

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that


Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781328519030
Published: Mariner Books - October 15th, 2019

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Exquisite and harrowing.”
New York Times Book Review

“This electrifying, gorgeously written memoir will hold you captive until the last word.” —People

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2019 BY
NPR * BuzzFeed * Slate * Chicago Public Library * 


Reputation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524742904
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Published: Dutton - December 3rd, 2019

In this perfectly-paced new novel from Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars, the women of a tight-knit college town learn through gossip, scandal, betrayal, and even murder, who their neighbors and husbands really are.


Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062688903
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 27th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter delivers her first ever collection of essays—funny, poignant, deeply personal and sharply observed pieces, drawn from three decades of writing, which trace girls’ and women’s progress (or lack thereof) in what Orenstein once called a “half-changed wo


Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632863140
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 28th, 2017

More than forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The far-reaching legacy of that rift is still felt today.

One of Smithsonian Magazine's “Ten Best History Books of the Year”


The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need from Grownups Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143129981
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Published: Penguin Books - February 7th, 2017

“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.”
 --Washington Post


Song in a Weary Throat: Memoir of an American Pilgrimage Cover Image
By Pauli Murray, Patricia Bell-Scott (Introduction by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781631494581
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Published: Liveright - May 8th, 2018

THE STORY BEHIND THE DOCUMENTARY MY NAME IS PAULI MURRAY

A prophetic memoir by the activist who “articulated the intellectual foundations” (The New Yorker) of the civil rights and women’s rights movements.


Winter Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316376105
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - October 13th, 2015

In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.

Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience.


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250077028
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestseller

In Furiously Happy, a humor memoir tinged with just enough tragedy and pathos to make it worthwhile, Jenny Lawson examines her own experience with severe depression and a host of other conditions, and explains how it has led her to live life to the fullest:


Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060572150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2005

"A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” --People

New York Times Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first work of nonfiction chronicling her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.


Straight Man: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo.
 


Maine (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307742216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2012

This breakout New York Times bestseller from the celebrated author of Commencement and The Engagements, introduces four unforgettable women and the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back, every summer, to Maine and to each other.
 


Heat and Light: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061763496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2017

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR


Men We Reaped: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781608197651
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 16th, 2014

Named one of the Best Books of the Century by New York Magazine

Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones, Sing, Unburied, Sing) contends with the deaths of five young men dear to her, and the risk of being a black man in the rural South.


America's First Daughter: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062347268
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 1st, 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE • The riveting history of how Pauli Murray—a brilliant writer-turned-activist—and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt forged an enduring friendship that helped to alter the course of race and racism in America.