Sarah's Picks

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574043
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

House of Earth and Blood is a departure from Sarah Maas’ previous books, not just in that it’s her first adult fantasy, but in that it is more of an urban fantasy and, delightfully, references Norse mythology! I’ve enjoyed each of her books thus far and am so excited to share her new series with customers at the store, as well as delight in reading it myself!


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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335005533
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 1st, 2019

Oh how I wish I had gotten to this book sooner. It is absolutely wonderful, a great addition to any sports, sociology, history or women's studies shelf in any bookstore, large or small. What the women of the united Korean hockey team managed to accomplish is absolutely amazing and commendable.


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When We Were Vikings Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982126766
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - January 28th, 2020

I fell in love with Zelda just from reading the back cover (and I'm partial to all things Vikings.) I found myself completely enthralled with her and her life outlook, as well as how she responded to the world around her. Despite all challenges in front of her (namely her brother), she found ways to thrive in her own way. I'm so excited to share this book with so many customers at the bookstore!


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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374278014
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Published: MCD - January 14th, 2020

I was immediately pulled into Anna’s memoir. I’ve never been particularly interested in the tech world of Silicon Valley, but Anna’s literary background made me incredibly curious - why would you leave books for tech? And while I still can’t fathom doing so myself, I found Anna’s reasoning relatable and her personal experiences with the tech bros fascinating.


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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780451495099
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Published: Broadway Books - March 17th, 2020

D-Day Girls first drew me in with its Erik Larson blurb and I stayed for the amazing English and French women who risked so much to relay information to the Allies before D-Day. It strikes me as a nonfiction companion to the story of the younger sister in Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale.


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Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316259637
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2019

I love a good essay collection and when I picked up Make It Scream, Make It Burn, I opened it with great anticipation. It lived up to my expectations and then some. It is by far one of the best collections I have ever read.