Valerie's Book Talk Picks

Want to read some of Valerie's favorite books? These are many of the ones she is discussing during her Girlboss talks. Add them to your cart below and choose either in-store pick up or shipping.

 

The Anomaly: A Novel By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781635421699
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Published: Other Press - November 23rd, 2021

A New York Times bestseller and a "Best Thriller of the Year"

Winner of the Goncourt Prize and now an international phenomenon, this dizzying, whip-smart novel blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller as it plumbs the mysteries surrounding a Paris-New York flight.


Fresh Water for Flowers By Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456764
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Published: Europa Editions - May 4th, 2021

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2021
A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE & INDIE NEXT LIST PICK


A #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers is an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.


Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

Shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize

"A hypnotic and electrifying Irish tale that transcends country, transcends time." --Lily King, New York Times bestselling author of Writers & Lovers


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Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593138519
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Published: Crown - January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Our ability to pay attention is collapsing. From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections comes a groundbreaking examination of why this is happening—and how to get our attention back.


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Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982131814
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Engrossing...studded with wisdom about long-held bonds.” —People, Book of the Week
“Enthralling, masterfully written...rich with social and psychological insights.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A magnificent storytelling feat.” —The Boston Globe


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Properties of Thirst By Marianne Wiggins Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781416571261
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2022

A National Bestseller
A New Yorker Best Book of 2022

Fifteen years after the publication of Evidence of Things Unseen, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Marianne Wiggins returns with a novel destined to be an American classic: a sweeping masterwork set during World War II about the meaning of family and the limitations of the American Dream.


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The Change: A Novel By Kirsten Miller Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063144040
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Published: William Morrow - May 3rd, 2022

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK 

Big Little Lies meets The Witches of Eastwick—a gloriously entertaining and knife-sharp revenge fantasy about three women whose midlife crisis brings unexpected new powers—putting them on a collision course with the evil that lurks in their wealthy beach town. 


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Damnation Spring By Ash Davidson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982144418
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named a Best Book of 2021 by Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An incredibly moving epic about an unforgettable fa


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Seven Games: A Human History By Oliver Roeder Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324003779
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2022

A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them.


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

National Bestseller • Wall Street Journal Bestseller • USA Today Bestseller
An NPR Book of the Year
Semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor
Finalist for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Bookpage, Kirkus • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: a “formidable, unapologetic and inspiring” (PARADE) scientist in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking sho


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Marrying the Ketchups: A novel By Jennifer Close Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525658870
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Published: Knopf - April 26th, 2022

An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the deep-fried, beer-battered, cream cheese-frosted love that feeds them all—from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses
 


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Shadows of Pecan Hollow: A Novel By Caroline Frost Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063065345
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Published: William Morrow - February 8th, 2022

Recommended by The Washington Post!