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Nancy’s Book Recommendations

Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

The true story of a young British woman who, on a whim, enters the Mongol Derby, the cross country endurance ride recreating Ghenghis Khan's route across Mongolia. Clever and very upbeat. Her nemesis is, of course, a Texan. One of our Signed First Editions selections.


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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781400069996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2019

Ruth Reichl never fails to delight and entertain with her funny and occasionally irreverent story telling. This book details her ascendance to the position of Editor of Gourmet when it was THE supreme food magazine. A must for anyone who appreciates the art of cooking and the business around it. 


Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812994766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - March 5th, 2019

The true story of the French woman who ran the largest underground spy ring for the Alliance during World War II. Her courage and intelligence helped change the tide of the war. 
 


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

If you have not read this yet, you are in for such a pleasure! A riveting story with great twists and turns, beautifully descriptive nature writing, and very appealing characters. Our #1 fiction best seller for Year 2!


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524731656
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

You may think you know the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, but this account by the Wall Street Journal writer who broke the story is a page turner. A true crime story that you won't be able to put down.


Today Will Be Different Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316403450
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Back Bay Books - June 27th, 2017

Fans of WHERE'D YOU GO BERNADETTE are in for another treat with Semple's newest comic novel about the day in a life of artist Eleanor Flood. Clever writing and unexpected layers of poignant observation add depth to this fun read.


News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

Here is Texas history, beautiful language and a poignant, thoughtfully written tale describing the journey of a former Texas Ranger who is now a traveling reader of the news in areas where news of the world is scarce. His life changes dramatically when he feels duty bound to return a young girl, recently rescued from the Kiowa, to her relatives in South Texas.


A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

This historical novel is wildly popular, and for very good reason. Count Rostov is a Russian aristocrat who is placed under house arrest at the Metropol Hotel during the Russian Revolution of 1917.  Unexpected plot twists and friendships enliven this tale as the Count accepts his loss of freedom with dignity and good cheer.


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062300546
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

This riveting autobiography demonstrates the power of a well told story to illuminate and awaken one's understanding of a culture vastly different from one's own. Vance's description of his childhood in Appalachia sheds light on the vast differences in our country and how we can hope to bridge some of the educational and social gaps.


The King Who Made Paper Flowers Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780881465662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mercer University Press - April 1st, 2016

A group of homeless street people in Savannah, Georgia create a charming family of misfits and become a strong force for good in the community. My friend, Marie, discovered this novel at the Savannah Book Festival and shared it with me.  It is a delightful and uplifting story that serves as a reminder that goodness and kindness can come from very unexpected places.


The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553418798
Availability: Not in store - usually arrives in 3 - 5 business days
Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

Come aboard the "Literary Apothecary", a floating book shop whose proprietor instinctively knows which book to prescribe to heal a customer's psychic woes. You will love the journey through the French countryside and through a tenderly rendered range of human emotions.


When Breath Becomes Air Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

A beautifully descriptive and gentle end of life autobiography by a brilliant neurosurgeon who diagnoses his own terminal cancer and knows what awaits him.