Staff: JOEY'S PICKS

JOEY'S PICKSJoey likes fiction, thrillers, mysteries. memoirs, historical fiction and even horror.

OCTOBER 13, 2020:  Joey recommends the author A.F. Brady.  Joey loves this author! She read her latest book “Once a Liar“ and could not put it down . Very suspenseful and edgy and full of twists and turns . If you love thrillers then you’ll love A.F.Brady Joey also highly recommends The Blind which was her first Brady book to read and she read that in 24 hours . Unputdownable! Try her

OCTOBER 8, 2020: Joey’s pick this week is Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by  Kathe Moore.  For our younger readers there is the young readers' edition, The Radium Girls: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People GLOW in the Dark.  This has been in the news more lately as there’s a new movie coming out soon about this unbelievable story . Joey could not put this book down .

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020: Joey’s pick this week is Monogamy by Sue Miller.  This review says it all about this great read: "A haunting meditation on love, marriage, fidelity, betrayal, and loss...Miller's work is magnificent and moving. Consider it for your next book club." --AARP Magazine Fall Preview

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020: Joey’s pick this week is from the awesome author Fredrik Backman, “Anxious People “ Joey loves this author and has enjoyed many of his books.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020: Joey’s pick this week is The Institute by Stephen King now in paperback! She enjoyed this thoroughly and it reminded her of The show Stranger Things. Unputdownable as they say!

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute “is another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable, all at once” ( The Boston Globe). #stephenkingbooks #stephenking #theinstitute

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020:

Joey’s pick this week is Louise Penny’s “ Still Life “ the first in an absolutely wonderful series.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.  Still Life introduces an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces---and this series---with integrity and quiet courage.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020:

Joey’s pick this week is “Show Me a Sign” by Ann Claire LeZotte age 8-12

Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves a riveting Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in the early 19th century.

Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage.

But recent events have delivered winds of change. Mary's brother died, leaving her family shattered. Tensions over land disputes are mounting between English settlers and the Wampanoag people. And a cunning young scientist has arrived, hoping to discover the origin of the island's prevalent deafness. His maniacal drive to find answers soon renders Mary a "live specimen" in a cruel experiment. Her struggle to save herself is at the core of this penetrating and poignant novel that probes our perceptions of ability and disability. It will make you forever question your own ideas about what is normal.

August 25, 2020:

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Hardcover) By Holly Jackson  In this YA, 15 & up crime thriller tells the story of Pip who feels that the while the case of the murder 5 years ago of a high school friend is now closed, the supposed resolution doesn't quite add up. She is determined to find the real killer.  Not everyone wants her looking into this case.  Twists and turns with an ending you will never forget! YA and adults will enjoy this book.  Joey certainly did and highly recommends it.

August 18, 2020:

This is Joey's pick this week . This book is amazing and everyone should read this!  The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell is a book that tells the story of a young boy bullied in school, protected by his mother, made to be a man by his father, and loved by his true friends. I found it unique that it was a story told by the main character in both the present time and the past. Amazing book !

August 11, 2020:

This week I am sharing two of my favorite YA books . I am so thrilled that I discovered this author , #nancyrichardsonfischer , these books are amazing . I know some of you adults read YA and I highly recommend these titles . I always try to recommend these to the teens that come into the store along with the adults . They do have a love interest but it’s done very tastefully and real . Your teen will love them . Nancy , we can’t wait for the next one !

The Speed of Falling Objects (Hardcover) By Nancy Richardson Fischer and When Elephants Fly (Hardcover) By Nancy Richardson Fischer

August 4, 2020: playing NICE(hardcover) by JP Delaney

July 28, 2020: Home Before Dark:A Novel (hardcover) by Riley Sager

July 23, 2020: Dear Edward: A Novel (Hardcover) By Ann Napolitano
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell (Paperback) By Robert Dugoni
Something in the Water: A Novel (Paperback) By Catherine Steadman
 

July 14, 2020: 
The Mother-in-Law: A Novel (Paperback) By Sally Hepworth
The Other Mrs. (Hardcover) By Mary Kubica

Once a Liar Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778369974
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

The Blind Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778369806
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 2-7 Days from Warehouse
Published: Park Row - July 31st, 2018

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary But True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728209470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - September 8th, 2020

Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
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Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

The Institute: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982110581
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Published: Gallery Books - September 1st, 2020

Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312541538
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 30th, 2008

Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984896360
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 4th, 2020

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781503948976
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - April 24th, 2018

When Elephants Fly Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335012364
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Published: Harlequin Teen - September 4th, 2018

The Speed of Falling Objects Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335928245
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 1st, 2019

Playing Nice: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984821348
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 28th, 2020

Home Before Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524745172
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Published: Dutton - June 30th, 2020

Dear Edward: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984854780
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 2-7 Days from Warehouse
Published: The Dial Press - January 6th, 2020

Something in the Water: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524797676
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

The Mother-in-Law: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250120939
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 10th, 2020

The Other Mrs. Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778369110
Availability: Not in Store - Usually Ships in 2-7 Days from Warehouse
Published: Park Row - February 18th, 2020