Sue's Staff Picks

See what Sue recommends. . .

A Fortunate Age (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781416590804
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Published: Scribner, 2/2010
I can't get enough of Joanna Rakoff's writing (My Salinger Year).  This is a wonderful coming of age novel taking place in NYC filled with a group of post grad friends.  They are trying to find themselves while making mistakes and memories along the way. I love how in-depth she gets with each character and how you truly get to see each point of view.

ISBN-13: 9780385534833
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Published: Doubleday, 7/2014
This almost reads like a young adult novel and is Bohjalian at his best!  Totally original, page turning and hugely sympathetic to what it would be like to be on your own and have to survive without the love of the family you have always known.  Will make you feel grateful for all that you have.

Nora Webster (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781439138335
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Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014
I loved Colm Toibin's Brooklyn and was excited that he had written a new book.  Nora Webster is a lovely character - sad and filled with emotion but at the same time hopeful and strong.  Amazingly descriptive, moody and Irish at heart.

ISBN-13: 9781593859862
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Published: Guilford Publications, 3/2009
I honestly believe that this is something we can all work on whether it is in your own family or with your friends.  It really is an art and something to be concious of.  This book helps you to really think about others and in turn helps all of your relationships.  So take the time to read this and be truly still and listen.

ISBN-13: 9781770893894
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Published: House of Anansi Press, 6/2014
A co-worker suggested this and I was glad I took the recommendation!  This is a lovely memoir highlighting the time between a mother and a son while at the same time highlighting a marriage and what it means to truly be close to nature.  If you are feeling like "you are too much in your head and not enough in your feet" this is the perfect book for you!  I loved that they worked in a book store also!

ISBN-13: 9781476756660
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 8/2014
I had picked up several galleys of books, started them and put them down due to poor writing and inability to grab my attention.  This book got me from the beginning!  I was drawn right into this Irish family's life in NYC spanning the time period between the 1950's and 2011.  So much happens in their quest for the American Dream.  I can see why this is a September Indie Bound Pick!

The Artist's Way (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9781585421466
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Published: Tarcher, 1/2002
THE PERFECT BOOK for anyone stuggling with their creativity and the need to get in touch with it on a deeper level.  I actually took a class where we read this book and did our morning pages, went on our artist dates and began to make time for our art.  It is wonderful guide book to help you do the same!