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Nicole's Picks for Grown Ups

Nicole's Picks for Grown Ups

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James

James

Percival Everett

$28.00 $26.04

Clear

Clear

Carys Davies

$24.00 $22.32

Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden

Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden

Camille T. Dungy

$19.99 $18.59

Until August

Until August

Gabriel García Márquez

$22.00 $20.46

This Is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained

This Is So Awkward: Modern Puberty Explained

Cara Natterson and Vanessa Kroll Bennett

$28.00 $26.04

The Vaster Wilds

The Vaster Wilds

Lauren Groff

$28.00 $26.04

Calling for a Blanket Dance

Calling for a Blanket Dance

Oscar Hokeah

$17.99 $16.73

A Single Rose

A Single Rose

Muriel Barbery

$16.95 $15.76

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Gabrielle Zevin

$28.00 $26.04

You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir

You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir

Maggie Smith

$28.00 $26.04

My favorite book of 2023.

I Have Some Questions for You

I Have Some Questions for You

Rebecca Makkai

$28.00 $26.04

My favorite book of 2022.

What Strange Paradise

What Strange Paradise

Omar El Akkad

$18.00 $16.74

My favorite book of 2021.

A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki

$19.00 $17.67

My favorite book of 2020. Now in my top five novels of all time. Thanks to my longtime friend and sales rep Tom Benton for insisting on it after all these years. As a bookseller, I felt I had to focus on forthcoming titles, couldn’t go back to read something I missed. As a writer, I’m rediscovering and appreciating backlist. A Tale for the Tine Being is an especially perfect book. It explores the generational and cultural intersections between the Pacific Northwest and Japan, the coastal wild and the urban jungle, the spiritually lost and the creatively stunted. It partially takes place on Cortes Island, just next door to Read.

The Great Transition

The Great Transition

Nick Fuller Googins

$27.99 $26.03

Everyone But Myself: A Memoir

Everyone But Myself: A Memoir

Julie Chavez

$17.99 $16.73

The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

$15.99 $14.87

Come and Get It

Come and Get It

Kiley Reid

$29.00 $26.97

Salt the Water

Salt the Water

Candice Iloh

$18.99 $17.66

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies

Tsering Yangzom Lama

$18.99 $17.66

When You Know What I Know

When You Know What I Know

Sonja K Solter

$7.99 $7.43

Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Joy Harjo

$25.00 $23.25