Jane's Staff Picks

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Ten Prayers That Changed the World: Extraordinary Stories of Faith That Shaped the Course of History Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781426216442
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Published: National Geographic Society - March 1st, 2016

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Echo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

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All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765379948
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

A fascinating mash up of science and magic.  Great debut for this author.


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We Never Asked for Wings Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780553392319
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 18th, 2015

A sensitive look at the various complications of immigration issues.  Diffenbaugh puts a face on the people who live in the shadows.


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Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594204333
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2015

Thought provoking read about "do gooders", their place in the world, and how the rest of us cope with those sorts of personalities.  A great book for discussion.
 


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Circling the Sun Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345534187
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 28th, 2015

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Between the World and Me Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

This is a book everyone should read, and then come in to The Bookstore and discuss it with me.


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The Road to Character Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993257
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Published: Random House - April 14th, 2015

I loved this book. It is a nonfiction sketch of several historical figures and what shaped their characters and made them who they were.  A powerful read.


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The Nightingale Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312577223
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 3rd, 2015

Set in occupied France during World War II and focused on two sisters and their very different responses to the occupation, this is among my favorite books of the last couple of years.


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A Spool of Blue Thread Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781101874271
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 10th, 2015

A very typical Anne Tyler.  If you read a book for character development and want to take people who you will remember years later away with you , this is a book for you.  Great read.
 


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Kitchens of the Great Midwest Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525429142
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 28th, 2015

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The Marriage of Opposites Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781451693591
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

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The Book of Speculation Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250054807
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 23rd, 2015

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The Invasion of the Tearling Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062290397
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Published: Harper - June 9th, 2015