Staff Favorites: Dan

By Cloud & Leaf Bookstore

By Cloud & Leaf Bookstore

Shelter in Place

David Leavitt

$27.00 $24.84

A smart and funny read by a really terrific writer. Recommended to anyone that struggled through the last presidency. Very relatable.

The Night Always Comes

Willy Vlautin

$26.99 $24.83

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

$16.00 $14.72

Now in paperback a terrific story with lots of heart

Hades, Argentina

Daniel Loedel

$27.00 $24.84

Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan: A Novel of a Life in Art

Deborah Reed

$15.99 $14.71

This enchanting book took me by surprise as it brought me to tears several times. A beautifully written and touching story that chronicles 93 year old artist Violet Swan's up and down life. Prepare to be swept away. A must read!

The Paris Hours

Alex George

$26.99 $24.83

Paris in the 1920s is full of artists, writers, musicians, and lots of quirky characters from all over the world. This story is charming while at the same time showing the cruelness of the recent world war. The story takes place in one day in beautifully described Paris locations and comes together at the end of the day with a climax rarely done as well as in this book. You see a bit of an imagined slice of life of many famous persons. In my top 5 for 2020.

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Alex Ross

$40.00 $36.80

Any 19th Century history buff will like this book. Especially because it relates Wagner's music and its influence on politics, thought, and the arts. Not a fast read, but worth every minute.

Vegan Japaneasy: Over 80 Delicious Plant-Based Japanese Recipes

Tim Anderson

$32.50 $29.90

One of the most beautiful cookbooks published today with purple page edges and terrific recipes and pictures.

Edison

Edmund Morris

$22.00 $20.24

Now in Paperback! This is probably the most thoroughly researched book on Thomas Edison to date. The book threw me at first because it is told in reverse chronological order. Once you get use to that the book is full of wonderful insights and tells the history of America's foremost inventor very well.

Small Silent Things

Robin Page

$16.99 $15.63

Hollywood Park: A Memoir

Mikel Jollett

$27.99 $25.75

100 Whites

Kenya Hara

$32.00 $29.44

Summer Snow: New Poems

Robert Hass

$27.99 $25.75

The Bear

Andrew Krivak

$16.99 $15.63

French Exit

Patrick DeWitt

$16.99 $15.63

I read this book in the week after I had just been in Paris for 3 weeks. It completely took me in and the eccentric characters and the outstanding writing made me completely fall in love with the book. The visual writing brought locations I had just seen back to me in vivid detail. A widow, her strange son, and the family cat all provide a story of intrigue and is very enjoyable. Patrick DeWitt is a writer that can say more in fewer words than any other writer I know of. This book will be on my favorite list maybe forever.

The Enchanted

Rene Denfeld

$15.99 $14.71

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck

$18.99 $17.47

The title of this book might lead you to believe it is a history book. But, while it is nonfiction, it is a contemporary story of two brothers recreating the trip from Missouri to Oregon in an exact duplicate of an original covered wagon with mules. A story as much about the brothers relationship to each other and their late father as it is the trip. Some moments in the journey are quite harrowing, others simply beautiful. An amazing book.

The Days When Birds Come Back

Deborah Reed

$14.99 $13.79

The Little Paris Bookshop

Nina George

$16.00 $14.72

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

$15.99 $14.71

Cake: A Cookbook

Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman

$16.00 $14.72

While England Sleeps

David Leavitt

$17.00

The Page Turner

David Leavitt

$15.95