Rob Picks

 

As the manager of the Clinton Book Shop, I make it a personal mission to make sure that each book I put into the hands of a reader is one that they will enjoy.  One of my greatest pleasures is when one of our customers come into the shop, after having read a book that I recommended, to tell me they loved it and want another.  Below are just a few of my favorites. 

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316315432
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - November 29th, 2016

Redemption Road Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250132116
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - May 16th, 2017

Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250111173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

History of Wolves Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125873
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

I'm Thinking of Ending Things Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781501126949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 21st, 2017

Everybody Sees the Ants Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316129282
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2011

A.S. King is one of the best Y/A/ authors that I have ever read. Fully engaging, creative, and gutsy.


The Astral Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385530910
Availability: Special Order
Published: Doubleday - June 14th, 2011

I cannot wait to read everything that Kate Christensen has written.


The Fates Will Find Their Way Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780061996054
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecco - February 1st, 2011

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Absoutley the BEST book I have ever read


The Illumination Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780375425318
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pantheon - February 1st, 2011

Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program [With Audio Download] Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761159254
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - December 29th, 2010

Just Kids Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780060936228
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco Press - November 2nd, 2010

Horns Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061147968
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 8th, 2011

Fragile Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307394002
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - May 17th, 2011

Jeannette Walls can write a book that we all will love.  This is the book that you would expect from the author of The Glass Castle.


The Prince of Mist Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316044776
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2010

The Ghosts of Belfast Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781569476000
Availability: Special Order
Published: Soho Crime - October 1st, 2009

Brilliant!  Absolutely Brilliant...


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565126053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - April 22nd, 2008

Never underestimate the power of a young adult novel.  This is a great book.


An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781565126145
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 2nd, 2008

Mudbound Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781565126770
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - March 2009

While reading this novel, I could not get Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, out of my head


The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780786888764
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hyperion Books - August 2006

If you loved The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, you want to read this book. 


Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak Cover Image
By Jean Hatzfeld, Linda Coverdale (Translator)
$19.49
ISBN: 9781590512739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Other Press (NY) - October 15th, 2007

Difficult to read and even more difficult to put down.  This book will remain with you.  I believe that every teen, over the age of 16, must read this book.


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389046
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Departures - May 3rd, 2011

Edmund White is the best author that too few read.  One of America's greatest authors.


Be Near Me Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9780156033961
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvest Books - April 1st, 2008

This is a stunning novel that evokes every emotion that one book can.  Beautiful!


Walking the Perfect Square Cover Image
By Reed Farrel Coleman, Megan Abbott (Foreword by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780979270956
Availability: Special Order
Published: Busted Flush Press, LLC - June 1st, 2008

Fans of great detective stories will LOVE Coleman's Moe Prager series. I came across this after listening to NPR's Maureen Corrigan review. Corrigan praised Coleman, with just cause.


World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307346612
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - October 16th, 2007

Child 44 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780446402392
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 1st, 2009

Tom Rob Smith has written what is as close to a perfect thriller as an author can get.  Soon to be a major motion picture.


The Lacuna Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060852580
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 2010

Exley Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781565126084
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - October 1st, 2010

Hector and the Search for Happiness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143118398
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

The Tao of Pooh Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140067477
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 1983

Put down the self-help books and allow Pooh to teach you all that you need to know.


The Buddha and the Terrorist Cover Image
By Thomas Moore (Foreword by), Satish Kumar, Allan Hunt Badiner (Afterword by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781565125209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 2006