Staff Picks - Nancy


 
Born and raised in suburban Chicago. BA in Liberal Arts. Moved to the Bay Area in 1984 on Election Day. Three adult children and four grandchildren. Played lots of tennis and golf in my life. Lifelong reader!

Ask me about the Fiction tables. So many favorites! 
 

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The Seven Good Years: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594633263
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 16th, 2015

Quite simply the funniest book I have ever read.  --Nancy


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Our Souls at Night Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781101875896
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 26th, 2015

Haruf writes of small town America with spare words, simple plots and small characters. Here are two elderly widowed neighbors who decide to spend their lonely nights together, and the backlash they get from their grown children as well as the townspeople.  -Nancy


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A Little Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385539258
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Published: Doubleday Books - March 10th, 2015

This is one of the darkest books I have ever read. It is also one of the greatest love stories . If you can tolerate the abuse it portrays, the story of male friends over many decades will be its own reward.  --Nancy


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Pieces of My Mother: A Memoir Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781492623113
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Published: Sourcebooks - February 2nd, 2016

I have always been intriqued by mother-daughter relationships. I don't think we inherit the sins of our mothers but we do repeat what we know. here a woman goes to here mother's death bed and discovers a lifetime of unsent letters and life stories.  --Nancy


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Big Little Lies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425274866
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Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

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The Children Act Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101872871
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Published: Anchor Books - April 28th, 2015

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The Lotus and the Storm Cover Image
By Lan Cao
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127611
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Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2015

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One Plus One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127505
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

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Five Days Left Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425277935
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Published: Berkley Books - August 4th, 2015

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307743930
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Published: Vintage - May 26th, 2015

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812976892
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Published: Random House Trade - October 28th, 2014

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125471
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

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Under the Wide and Starry Sky Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345516541
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 23rd, 2014

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Long Man Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307476876
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - December 2nd, 2014