April Staff Picks!

Hello readers!

Since we know how much you all love staff picks, we have decided to feature our monthly picks in a more accessible way for those of you shopping from home! You might remember this display from the very front of the store, the shelves greeting you as you walk in the door–but if you’re staying safe and home and missing the monthly favorite book recommendations from the staff, here we are! Bringing them to you!

Allison’s Pick: All the Murmuring Bones, by Angela Slatter
A rich Gothic fantasy set in the same world as Slatter’s amazing short fiction. The last scion of a crumbling noble house is forced on the run and away from an arranged marriage. Dark magic, gross mermaids, and a murdered man or two abound.

Elliot’s Pick: Fugitive Telemetry, by Martha Wells
I really really loved this one. It might be tied for my favorite Murderbot book. Murderbot helps to solve a locked door mystery and Murderbot has plenty of feelings about that. This was exactly what I needed right now. Suffice to say: it is wonderful and you need it in your life ASAP.

Megan’s Pick: Desdemona and the Deep, by CSE Cooney
An atmospheric, slightly unsettling, misty, summer afternoon, but bound in a book. It’s frenetic and achy, fierce and full of heart, sharp and delicate. It’s fae, but done correctly–all sharp edged smiles and sleepy questions and thorny claws. It’s a slow fall from the real world into something new, dark and sepia-toned and gorgeous.

Revati’s Pick:The Killer Across the Table, by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker
I’m back to reading murder books but it’s very satisfying to read how killers get caught. These stories offer insight into high-profile case procedures. Also possible closure and answers for victims’ families.

Teresa’s Pick: Kink, by R.O. Kwon & Garth Greenwell
A stunning collection of stories from some of today’s best writers that opens the door on desire. Kink, BDSM, love and longing are just some of the aspects that are explored…a book that I didn’t want to put down.

Tara’s Pick: The Ex Talk, by Rachel Lynn Solomon
A fun and light romance that follows two coworkers who pretend to be exes for their new talk radio show.

Julie’s Pick: A World Lit Only by Fire, by William Manchester
I have watched a few too many films and series over the last year based on history, but always found myself looking for the historical facts afterwards, so I looked for book suggestions and stumbled on this one. It would seem readers either hate it or love it, so have a peek and see if you might be entertained as I have been!

Danny’s Pick: Anodyne, by Khadijah Queen
Poems that give a clear-eyed look at motherhood, joy, and art in the context of an environment more and more under threat.

Logan’s Pick: The Bone Fire, by György Dragomán
A young girl moves in with her mysterious grandmother after her parents die in a car accident. Magical realism meets post-communist Romania. Gritty stuff but reads like a fairy tale.

Kelvin’s Pick: Fulfillment: Winning and Losing In One-Click America, by Alec McGillis
McGillis examines Amazon’s role in enabling, sustaining, and increasing economic disparity in America.

Remember, all of these books are available online by clicking their titles above! Curbside pick up and home delivery are both available!
Happy reading!

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