Books We Love

By Righton Books

By Righton Books

Swamplandia!

Karen Russell

$16.95 $15.59

Wildly imaginative characters and situations in a shoddy family-run amusement park (gator theme) in Florida.

Ask Again, Yes

Mary Beth Keane

$27.00 $24.30

I was wary of yet another New York City / Irish / immigrant-family-through-the-generations-story, but this book breaks the mold. It starts with a different generation of immigrants; ones that came to this country in the 1970s. The story-telling is detailed and imaginative, and the reader has an opportunity to "get inside" each character, even the ones that are dysfunctional. This empathy for the "bad parent" sets this book apart, and makes it much more intriguing and realistic.I was wary of yet another New York City / Irish / immigrant-family-through-the-generations-story, but this book breaks the mold. It starts with a different generation of immigrants; ones that came to this country in the 1970s. The story-telling is detailed and imaginative, and the reader has an opportunity to "get inside" each character, even the ones that are dysfunctional. This empathy for the "bad parent" sets this book apart, and makes it much more intriguing and realistic.

City of Girls

Elizabeth Gilbert

$28.00 $25.20

What a glorious romp! An imaginative tale that begins as a privileged young woman’s time is deposited into the seedier side of New York’s theater world, as World War II is approaching. Brassy and bold characters, page-turning plot, but plenty of introspection as well.

Solid State: The Story of "abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles

Alan Parsons and Kenneth Womack

$26.95 $24.26

Insanely well-researched book on the recording of this rock masterpiece and the pending breakup of the boys from Liverpool.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota

J Ryan Stradal

$26.00 $23.40

You don't have to like beer as much as I do to love this book. But it helps...

Nothing to See Here

Kevin Wilson

$26.99 $24.29

Laugh-out-loud satire about a young woman from a poor and dysfunctional family who is thrust into an equally dysfunctional, but wealthy, family as the nanny of children who have an extraordinary medical condition. The author shows brilliant insight into class and family issues, and may cause you to read passages aloud to your loved ones.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

J Kenji López-Alt

$49.95 $44.96

This has become my cooking bible. Lopez-Alt has done the hard work of testing every method known to man and presents the results. Every single thing I cook from this book is delicious.

Still Life with Woodpecker (Reissue)

Tom Robbins

$17.00 $15.64

Given to me as a gift forty years ago, I can still recite lines from this hysterical and odd novel. I have read, and loved, every Robbins book, but the Woodpecker is still my favorite. The problem with redheads indeed...

Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Michael Benson

$20.00 $18.00

I'm not sure I have ever read a more finely-researched book about the making of a movie. And 2001 happens to be one of the most impressive cinema undertakings in history. By far. Endless interesting and well worth a read.

The Spellman Files: Document #1

Lisa Lutz

$15.99 $14.71

Lutz's first is her funniest. A laugh-out-loud romp that led to five sequels. I've read it three times just to laugh.

Rules of Civility

Amor Towles

$17.00 $15.64

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

$16.98 $15.62

The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro

$16.95 $15.59

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$16.00 $14.72

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

$17.00 $15.64

Milkman

Anna Burns

$16.00 $14.72

Little

Edward Carey

$17.00 $15.64

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

$16.00 $14.72

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead

$16.95 $15.59

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

$17.00 $15.64

The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

$18.98 $17.46

The Starboard Sea

Amber Dermont

$14.99

Night Film

Marisha Pessl

$18.00 $16.56

The Death of Vishnu

Manil Suri

$14.95

The Sea

John Banville

$15.95 $14.67

The Remains of the Day

Kazuo Ishiguro

$16.00 $14.72

Clock Dance

Anne Tyler

$16.95 $15.59

The Light Between Oceans

M. L. Stedman

$17.00 $15.64

The Lowland

Jhumpa Lahiri

$16.00 $14.72