Stephanie has understood the magic of books since her father gave her Little House in the Big Woods at age 8.
She is a career bookseller who can't quite believe her good luck.
She believes in people and stories but not always in that order.
She knows that bookstores are cultural institutions meant to serve at the pleasure of their communities.
She dreams of a world where everyone is happy because they only read books that make their hearts sing.
This gorgeous collection of letters and responses has made me laugh, and made me cry, and seen me through some of the worst and best times in my life. I love this book and I promise you will too. --Stephanie
The country has been decimated by a brutal civil war, and the population wiped out by a deadly fever. Our heroine ekes out her living by bartering her letter-writing skills to those who no longer know how, until the day a man comes to her door asking her to write and deliver his letter, and her life is forever changed.
Hagy’s writing is visceral and unsettling (in the best possible way) and the last 10 pages made my heart sing. --Stephanie
Welcome to a world where smart women are looking for the love of a good man. But what does a good man look like? These witty stories perfectly capture the rawness longing and the power of love. Do not be fooled by the title, Huston’s short fiction top tier. --Stephanie
Sure, you’ve read Ann Patchett, but have you read her non-fiction?
Her top-notch writing is on full display in essays on writing, dogs, bookstores, familys, the LAPD, and yes, marriage. Patchett is truly one of our best writers and every piece in this book is an absolute pleasure. --Stephanie