Natalie's Recommendations

Natalie loves sharing book recommendations with customers.
Natalie loves sharing book recommendations with customers.

Natalie has been with Riverstone since the store’s opening in 2017. When she’s not bookselling, she teaches and performs classical harp. She enjoys running and biking on the riverfront trails, hand embroidering and watching true crime documentaries. Her favorite thing about working in a bookstore is sharing book recommendations with customers. 

Recommendations: 

Klara and the Sun: A novel By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Once in a great while, a book comes along that changes our view of the world. This magnificent novel from the Nobel laureate and author of Never Let Me Go is “an intriguing take on how artificial intelligence might play a role in our futures ... a poignant meditation on love and loneliness” (The Associated Press).


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

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This—a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society

There is a silent epidemic in America: loneliness. Shameful to talk about and often misunderstood, loneliness is everywhere, from the most major of metropolises to the smallest of towns.
 


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

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A marvelous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lowland and Interpreter of Maladies—her first in nearly a decade—about a woman questioning her place in the world, wavering between stasis and movement, between the need to belong and the refusal to form lasting ties.


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color By Ruby Hamad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


A Girl is A Body of Water By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781951142049
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Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

“Makumbi is such an honest, truthful writer. . . . I loved every single page.” —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage

A Best Book of the Year at TIMEThe Washington PostO, the Oprah Magazine; BBC

Winner of the Jhalak Prize


Long Bright River: A Novel By Liz Moore Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525540687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - December 1st, 2020

ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, PARADE, REAL SIMPLE, and BUZZFEED


AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness By Austin Channing Brown Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524760854
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Published: Convergent Books - May 15th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.


Transcendent Kingdom: A novel By Yaa Gyasi Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama
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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142292
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Published: Tin House Books - January 5th, 2021

Winner of the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award, and a Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


The Complete Persepolis: Volumes 1 and 2 (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Marjane Satrapi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780375714832
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Published: Pantheon - October 30th, 2007

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up as a girl in revolutionary Iran. "That Satrapi chose to tell her remarkable story as a gorgeous comic book makes it totally unique and indispensable" TIME


Autumn: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) By Ali Smith Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101969946
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Published: Anchor - October 17th, 2017

MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • The first novel in Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love—and stories themselves.
 


Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544002234
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Published: Mariner Books - April 2nd, 2013

From the New York Times bestselling author of Fun Home, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama is a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

A New York Times, USA Today, and Time Best Book of the Year

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon.


Jane: A Murder By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766580
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Published: Soft Skull - September 13th, 2016

Part elegy, part true crime story, this memoir-in-verse from the author of the award-winning The Argonauts expands the notion of how we tell stories and what form those stories take through the story of a murdered woman and the mystery surrounding her last hours.


The Leavers (National Book Award Finalist): A Novel By Lisa Ko Cover Image
By Lisa Ko
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208042
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 24th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature

“There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more tha


The Ensemble: A Novel By Aja Gabel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735214774
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 25th, 2019

"Pitch-perfect." —People

"You won’t be able to quit these characters." —goop

The addictive novel about four young friends navigating the cutthroat world of classical music and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love intertwine over the course of their lives.


Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America By Beth Macy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316551304
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 6th, 2019

A Hulu limited series inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.

Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into th


Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture By Roxane Gay Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062413512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays from writers including Gabrielle Union, Brandon Taylor, and Lyz Lenz tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.


The Power By Naomi Alderman Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

In this stunning bestseller praised as "our era's Handmaid's Tale," a fierce new power has emerged—and only women have it (Washington Post). 

In The Power, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious


Idaho: A Novel By Emily Ruskovich Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984460
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 7th, 2017

LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER • A stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss—from O. Henry Prize–winning author Emily Ruskovich


Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir By Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357738
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 11th, 2020

A Finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography

"Deliciously bizarre and utterly American.…[A] Coen brothers movie come to life.…I couldn't put it down." —Caitlin Doughty, best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?


Exit West: A Novel By Mohsin Hamid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

FINALIST FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE & WINNER OF THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION and THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE

“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.” —Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review


Orlando: A Biography By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 24th, 1973

“Come, come! I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.”

As his tale begins, Orlando is a passionate sixteen-year-old nobleman whose days are spent in rowdy revelry, filled with the colorful delights of Queen Elizabeth I’s court.


Disappearing Earth By Julia Phillips Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436225
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 2020

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award


Heart Berries: A Memoir By Terese Marie Mailhot Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091603
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Published: Counterpoint - April 9th, 2019

A powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest—this New York Times bestseller and Emma Watson Book Club pick is “an illuminating account of grief, abuse and the complex nature of the Native experience . . . at once raw and achingly beautiful (NPR).


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • 
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award •  Double finalist for the Lambda


Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977887
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell


No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us By Rachel Louise Snyder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635570984
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 9th, 2020

WINNER OF THE HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM, THE HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD, AND THE LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD * A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * ABA SILVER GAVEL AWARD FINALIST * KIRKUS PRIZE FINALIST