Valerie's 2021 Spring Picks

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The Exiles: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Custom House - August 25th, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION BY BRUNA PAPANDREA, THE PRODUCER OF HBO'S BIG LITTLE LIES


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Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

People Best Book for Kids of 2020
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2020
A Booklist Editor’s Choice Book of 2020
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020
Shelf Awareness for Readers Best Book of 2020
A New York


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The Switch: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250769862
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 18th, 2020

A grandmother and granddaughter swap lives in The Switch, a charming, romantic novel by Beth O’Leary, who has been hailed as “the new Jojo Moyes” (Cosmopolitan UK)...

When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some long-overdue rest.


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The Push: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984881663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 5th, 2021

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Taut, chilling….Audrain has a gift for capturing the seemingly small moments that speak volumes about relationships.”
New York Times Book Review

 


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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781571311771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub
A Book Riot Favorite Summer Read of 2020
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation


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Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250239266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 26th, 2021

"Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency." --Ron Chernow

In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.


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The Authenticity Project: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984878632
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Published: Penguin Books - December 29th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller

WASHINGTON POST “FEEL-GOOD BOOK guaranteed to lift your spirits”


“A warm, charming tale about the rewards of revealing oneself, warts and all.”
—People


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Raft of Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063031906
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - March 23rd, 2021

“A rousing adventure yarn full of danger and heart and humor.” —Richard Russo


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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


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Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A true (as told to me) story Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525654711
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Published: Knopf - March 17th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
VOGUE • FORBES  BOOKPAGE • NEW YORK POST • WIRED

“I have not been as profoundly moved by a book in years.” —Jodi Picoult


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The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982134198
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller
USA TODAY and Washington Post bestseller


LibraryReads Pick and named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Library Journal and Goodreads

Based on the true World War II stor


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The Survivors: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250232427
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 2nd, 2021

Instant New York Times Bestseller

“As always, Harper skillfully evokes the landscape as she weaves a complicated, elegant web, full of long-buried secrets ready to come to light.”
-The New York Times Book Review

Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences.


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575361
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 9th, 2021

“It was Indiana, it was the dirt she had bloomed up out of, it was who she was, what she felt, how she thought, what she knew.”


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

Now a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection!

A gripping mystery about a woman who thinks she’s found the love of her life—until he disappears.

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her.


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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.