Sherry's Picks

Sherry, a former social worker and educator, finds that its hard to read while knitting and cooking, but she does manage to read memoirs, relationship fiction, middle-teen, non-fiction travel, cooking, and handcraft titles.  Outside of the store the plays with and cares for two dogs, five grandchildren, three sons and daughters-in-law, her mother, an 85 year old house, and Dean. 

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735220683
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - May 9th, 2017

Eleanor is a quirky, socially awkward woman who spent the majority of her life in foster care and institutions because of her mother’s physical and psychological abuse. With each chapter, like peeling an onion, she reveals a little more of her story which will draw you in and hold your interest to the final page. Amazing debut.

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The Mermaids of Lake Michigan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942545590
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Published: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing - February 14th, 2017

Set in Grand Haven, MI, 17 year old Elise Faulkner comes of age in the shadow of her scandalous great grandmother, thwarted former beauty queen mother,  more vivacious younger sister, shyness and 1970’s view of  women’s role in society. Amidst it all, she befriends worldly Chiara who introduces her to vintage, hooky and dream-worthy love, all of which change her life.

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The Book of Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250070623
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - May 9th, 2017

Summers spent at Cliff House since 1939 are about to end, the house being claimed by the Atlantic. Daughter Bess has been dispatched from California to convince her mother Cissy to leave the house. Based on real-life erosion at Sankaty Bluff, (Sia)sconset, Nantucket, this is the perfect summer read: a multi- generational family saga, old and new relationship stories, a beach town, community politics, WWII. Pull up your beach chair.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250075734
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 12th, 2017

A book about self-trust and overcoming what appear to be insurmountable personal challenges and coming out on the other side whole and strong, Glennon chronicles her bulimia, insecurities, alcoholism, marriage and love challenges. “You can be shattered and then you can put yourself back together piece by piece.”  This is her journey of the human heart told with humor, insight and inspiration.

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The Charm Bracelet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250071330
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Published: Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - January 3rd, 2017

Taking his grandmother’s name as his pseudonym and her charm bracelet for inspiration, memoirist Wade Rouse has created a beach and book club-worthy story about 3 generations of women in a family. The memories shared, created and memorialized by their bracelets remind us that family stories, unless shared, will be lost. Go find your bracelet and remember with someone.

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My Mother's Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and the Meaning of Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805093308
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 4th, 2017

Judy Gethers, cook, cookbook author, teacher, friend and colleague of Wolfgang Puck, and Peter’s mother, is 93 and recovering from a profound stroke, when her son recreates her favorite meals and memories. “Food conjures up sense memory unlike anything else except, possibly, music.” A bite can transport us to a time and place, and the people and tastes, which is successfully achieved in this highly readable and tasty memoir.

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If I Forget You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250072788
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 14th, 2016

Told in alternating voices of Henry, a poet & college professor, and Margot, a painter & housewife, flashing to and from 1991 & 2012, is the complex story of love lost and found again. In a chance encounter the two cross paths in NYC where the memories of their passionate college love affair, tragically cut short by family and circumstance, rekindle in the present. Does love endure?

Highly readable.

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