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Staff Favorites: Fall 2022

October 04, 2022

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As the seasons change, so do our favorite books.

We combed our shelves for our favorite cozy, creepy, and compelling reads to recommend to you this fall. Email us or tag us on Twitter with your own favorite autumn reads!

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BrothersK-RebeccaSchwartz.pngThe Brothers K by David James Duncan, Dial Press 

In this a beautiful, tragic, and sometimes hilarious American saga, author David James Duncan weaves a tale of family, religion, Vietnam, resistance, and resilience —and runs bush league baseball through it all like an essential artery. The Brothers K is, like its namesake, a fat and sprawling story, one told with terrifically engaging language and featuring characters you’ll live with long after the last page is turned. This is a most satisfying novel for playoff season – and beyond.

Rebecca Schwartz, Owner, President & CEO

 

FavoriteBooks-RoyNormington.pngDon’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier, New York Review of Books  

“One of my absolute favorites from one of the best storytellers of all time, author of the chilling novels Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and My Cousin Rachel. You may not want to read these macabre gems alone at night, especially her shocking short story, ‘The Birds’—Yes, the tale that inspired the Hitchcock classic film.”

Roy Normington, Senior Customer Service Specialist

 

JurassicPark-EmilyPorter.pngJurassic Park by Michael Crichton, Perfection Learning 

“Not only are there the iconic film scenes laid out in detail, but there is so much more to the story that the film misses­—and honestly the book is much darker. (This includes a swimming T-Rex trying to catch up with the characters as they try as fast as they can escape to safety in their raft.) Entering this dangerous theme park, we get a thrill but also learn more about the characters and monsters that are brought back from the past. A great read to dive into during the fall season!”

Emily Porter, Community & Publicity Manager 

 

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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey Books 

“A small spark of romance procures a meager flame of hope amidst sinister, Cinderella-esque circumstances. The story ends quickly though not painlessly. It’s a quick read, but that might be because I was afraid of drawing out my fear of the dark.”

Gabriella Cisneros, Creative Director

 

 
 

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A Room with a View by E.M. Forster, Warbler Classics 

“In the middle of winter, one of my favorite escapes is traveling to Italy with Lucy Honeychurch in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View. When we are impatient with routine, or made immobile from the cold, Forster takes us on a journey, vigorously engaging our senses — we see, we smell, we hear, we feel. How can you resist this view?”

Sally Haldorson, Managing Director

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