Gretchen's Picks

Gretchen is the most recent addition to the Snowbound crew. She joined in the summer of 2020, and has a very handsome dog named Rosie Cotton.

Do you judge a book by its cover?
ALWAYS! I only read books with good covers. I might be missing out on some good reads... but I doubt it.

Dogear or bookmark?
Now I am become death, the destroyer of books--dogear all the way. I've never managed to own a bookmark for more than a few hours.

Monogamist or polygamist reader?
I consider myself a read-onist (reading hedonist), thus the more the merrier!

Any classics you refuse to read?
Camus.

What's your most terrifying book experience?
When I'm reading in bed and drop my book on my face.

Do you eat while reading? If so, what's your favorite reading drink or snack?
I love a good reading beverage. Currently, red wine is my drink of choice.

Your mission as a bookseller?
To find and share great new reads with our community.

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Nightbitch Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385546812
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Doubleday Books - July 20th, 2021

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Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Outlawed is a total blast. I've always loved a good western, and this book checks all the boxes--plus some extra!
This book nicely defies the macho tendencies of its genre--with a sparkling cast of queer & nonconforming characters, and a story revolving around women's reproductive rights. Check it out!


Ring Shout Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250767028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 13th, 2020

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Flyaway Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250260499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 28th, 2020

Perfect goth fairy tale! Good for those who walk in the woods and feel watched...


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The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 29th, 2020

Thoughtful intertwined monologues from a mother, father and son that lead to unexpected places. A slow, simmering burn chock-full of interpersonal drama mixed in. Lovely writing, cool social commentary!


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FKA USA: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250108913
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 25th, 2020

Sweet dystopian future fiction--hits just right if you're stressed out about the state of the world. A great adventure that roams through a corporate-run USA of the future. I'd definitely recommend this book to fans of Douglas Adams.


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The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: May be available in our Warehouse - will ship in 3-7 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

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Biloxi: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631497841
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - June 2nd, 2020

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The Last Taxi Driver Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - April 6th, 2021

This book is INSANE!! In the best possible way. Lee Durkee has written a book that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching. You need to read this book, and then tell your friends to read this book. It's that good.


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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: May be available in our Warehouse - will ship in 3-7 days
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

If you're any kind of romantic, you NEED to read this book. This book will totally sweep you off your feet, and take you to unexpected--and beautiful--places.


Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

Billy Collins' Whale Day is a perfect cure for seasonal depression. His poems are wholesome as can be. Sweet and shimmering with quaint imagery, this book would pair well with a cup of chamomile tea & a cozy chair.


 
 

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