Kiley's Recommendations

Kiley admits she used to be a genre snob.  I don't like westerns, she said, but then came The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt.  I don't like Fantasy, she said, but then she read The Magicians by Lev Grossman.  I don't like sci-fi, she said, but Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel would change anyone's mind.  As far as what you'll usually find her reading with a strong cup of tea, it's mostly literary fiction and memoirs by smart, clever people.  And although her two daughters have aged out of picture books, Kiley has not!  Favorites include Oliver Jeffers, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Peter Brown.

Recommendations: 

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

From Laurie Frankel, the New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is, a Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick, comes One Two Three, a timely, topical novel about love and family that will make you laugh and cry...and laugh again.

In a town where nothing ever changes, suddenly everything does...


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

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE & A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021
WINNER OF THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
  
“A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.”New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice


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

Goodreads Choice winner for Nonfiction 2021 and instant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.

“The perfect book for right now.” –People


Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062667649
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Published: Ecco - November 23rd, 2021

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)

One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads


Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction


The Likeness: A Novel (Dublin Murder Squad #2) By Tana French Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143115625
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Published: Penguin Books - May 26th, 2009

New York Times bestselling author Tana French, author of the forthcoming novel The Searcher, is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) and “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker).


Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto By Chuck Klosterman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780743236010
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Published: Scribner - July 2nd, 2004

Over half a million copies sold!

From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s den and your own—covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixi


The Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert DeMott (Introduction by), Robert DeMott (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 28th, 2006

The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

A Penguin Classic


Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened By Allie Brosh Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a


Perfect Little World: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062450340
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Published: Ecco - October 24th, 2017

Wilson’s ambition alone is exciting. . . . [His] writing has a Houdini-like perfection, wherein no matter how grim the variables, each lovely sentence manages to escape with all its parts intact.” —Boston Globe


The Witches Are Coming By Lindy West Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316449861
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Published: Hachette Books - September 21st, 2021

In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.

This is a witch hunt.


A Children's Bible: A Novel By Lydia Millet Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393867381
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction
One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year
Named one of the best novels of the year by Time, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, BBC, and many others
National Bestseller

"A blistering little classic." —Ron Charles, Washington Post


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

A PRINTZ MEDAL WINNER!
A MORRIS AWARD WINNER!
AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARD YA HONOR BOOK!

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.


American Wife: A Novel By Curtis Sittenfeld Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812975406
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 10th, 2009

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gorgeously written novel that weaves class, wealth, race, and fate into a brilliant portrait of a first lady—from the author of Rodham and Eligible

“Terrific . . . an intelligent, bighearted novel about a controversial political dynasty.”—Entertainment Weekly
 


Help! We Need a Title! By Herve Tullet, Herve Tullet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Herve Tullet, Herve Tullet (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780763670214
Published: Candlewick - May 13th, 2014

What if you picked out a book to read, but the characters weren’t ready for you yet? A clever picture book from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Press Here. 


Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters By Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Oliver Jeffers
$26.99
ISBN: 9780399167911
Availability: Backordered
Published: Philomel Books - October 14th, 2014

Perfect for gift-giving, here isTHE alphabet book to top all others, an over-sized work of brilliance from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit!
 
If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters.


Resistance (Scholastic Gold) By Jennifer A. Nielsen Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338148503
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

New York Times bestseller Jennifer A. Nielsen tells the extraordinary story of a Jewish girl's courageous efforts to resist the Nazis.

Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger of being killed or sent to the camps.