Andrea Recommends

Andrea is our gift buyer, responsible for our lovely card selection, and various non-book items. 

As a former literature major, middle school English teacher, editor, and then managing editor, I now find that my reading is, thankfully, just for fun!  I simply love to immerse myself in a great story with unforgettable characters.

Favorite Genres: Fiction, Autobiography, and Art Books

5 Most Recent Books:

5 Favorite Books:

5 Favorite Children's Books:

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The Couple Next Door Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9780735221086
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - August 23rd, 2016

Recommended by Andrea


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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) Cover Image
$10.79
ISBN: 9781594749025
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Published: Quirk Books - August 2nd, 2016

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Children's Books (YA)


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Truly Madly Guilty Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781250069795
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 26th, 2016

Recommended by Andrea


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The Girl on the Train Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

Recommended by Andrea


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Our Souls at Night Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101911921
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 2016

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Books


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The Thing about Jellyfish Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316380867
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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The Hired Girl Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780763678180
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 8th, 2015

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Children's Books (YA)


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Frog on a Log? Cover Image
By Kes Gray, Jim Field, Jim Field (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545687911
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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Leaving Time (with Bonus Novella Larger Than Life) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780345544940
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 2015

Now out in paperback:

"Fascinating studies of elephants in the wild, clues overlooked in a long forgotten case file, this is an intense story about feisty 13 year old Jenna Metcalf in search of her mother, inexplicably gone since she was 3. Enlisting the unwitting help of a lapsed psychic and a down-and-out detective finding his own way, they set out to discover her truth. Throw into the mix an elephant sanctuary in New Hampshire, a story of elephant rampage (or was it murder?) and you have Jodi Picoult’s newest great read. This haunting novel about observation is, perhaps, more importantly, a novel look at observation."


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Big Little Lies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425274866
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Published: Berkley Books - August 11th, 2015

Schoolyard scandal is only the beginning.  Little lies grow, the mood escalates, adults take parenting way too seriously, and something murderous is going to happen.

 


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The Husband's Secret Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425267721
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Published: Berkley Books - March 3rd, 2015

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Books

A letter to Cecelia, written by her loving husband, lies hidden for years.  The letter, not meant to be read, changes everything.  The power of the secret will keep you riveted until the very end.  I just loved this!


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Searching for Grace Kelly Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9780544313545
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Published: Mariner Books - January 27th, 2015

If you weren’t lucky enough to be a young, single woman in Manhattan in 1955, just open the pages of this enchanting story by Michael Callahan, contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His first novel is an accurate and charming portrayal of the expectations, mores, and conventions of the era through the experiences of three young women from different backgrounds, but now each residing at the prestigious Barbizon Hotel for Women on E. 63rd Street. Anxious for new experiences in an alluring world, Laura, Dolly, and Vivian become unlikely friends, while trying to find themselves. In the 50’s, that meant finding a suitable husband. The men they meet, glamorous, secretive, and even dangerous, change them in unexpected ways. These are women in search of Grace Kelly, who in myth and reality, played the game at the Barbizon brilliantly, and won the grand prize.


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Someone Else's Love Story Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9780062105660
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 5th, 2014

21 year old Shandi Pierce is moving to Atlanta with everything stuffed into her VW Bug: her 3 year old son, Nathan, all their belongings, and her best friend, Wolcott. Life has not been easy for this single mom trying to finish college while raising her very gifted,
adorable “Natty”, the result of a “miracle” virgin birth, who was conceived on a terrible night she can hardly remember.

On their way, they step inside a Circle K gas station in rural Georgia. Also shopping is William Ashe, suffering on the anniversary of a horrible car accident involving his wife and their 2 year old daughter. Suddenly, there is a holdup, and William heroically steps between Natty and the gun. And so the love story begins; but it is someone else’s.

Joshilyn Jackson has given us a warm, witty tale of friendship, love, family, and miracles, with deftly drawn characters you won’t soon forget. This was a wonderful read.


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The Alchemist Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062315007
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Published: HarperOne - April 15th, 2014

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Books


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The Dinner Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780385346856
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Published: Hogarth Press - October 29th, 2013

Five courses are skillfully served in a chic Amsterdam restaurant to two brothers and their wives, who have come to discuss their teenage sons, whose act of senseless violence could soon topple the family, as well as the country’s upcoming election for Prime Minister.

Haunting, chilling, disturbing, The Dinner is a surprising meal, accompanied by a dark, smart look into madness. This is a suspenseful story of family secrets told by a narrator you won’t soon forget. Bon appetit!


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Lean in: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Cover Image
$22.46
ISBN: 9780385349949
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 11th, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg is one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business; Time calls her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her new and controversial work, Lean In, is part memoir, part thoughtful treatise, and aims to inspire those who read it to take a careful look at power and women.

It encourages and inspires women to be “leaning in” in their lives, both professional and personal, while encouraging men to help them achieve that goal. Readable and relatable, Sandberg knows about women in the workplace. We share authentic moments of overcoming doubt and pressures as she is a student at Harvard, a VP at Google, Chief of Staff at the U.S. Treasury Department, and ultimately COO at Facebook, and see her struggling and succeeding as a wife and mother. Whether or not you see her as a hero, this is a book worth reading and a conversation worth having.


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Cutting for Stone Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780375714368
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Books


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The History of Love Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393328622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Books


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Little Bear Cover Image
$3.95
ISBN: 9780064440042
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2003

One of Andrea's 5 Favorite Children's Books


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