Mike's Picks

Mike has worked at Snowbound only a couple years, as he had been previously distracted by tacos.

Do you judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely. The next time I see the back of some trenchcoated orphan staring at the Eiffel Tower I'm going to set something on fire.

Dogear or bookmark?
Bookmark almost 100% of the time. But a bookmark might be a gas receipt.

Monogamist or polygamist reader?
My intentions are good, but I've been led astray from time to time.

Morning reader or night owl?
Why would I choose one if I can have both?

First book that made a big impression on you?
Age 5: Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten
Age 8-10: Lord of the Rings
Age 17: Going to Meet the Man

Do you eat while reading? If so, what's your favorite reading drink or snack?
Coffee, tea, whiskey... whitefish pate or cheeze whiz.

Your mission as a bookseller?
Like I imagine my coworkers would say, connecting the right reader with the perfect book. Also to celebrate the work of living authors, trying to get them paid!

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Pickard County Atlas: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374231255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - January 5th, 2021

"This dark, sly, humorous novel should be absorbed slowly, but I defy you to set it down once you get started." - Mike


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Ruthie Fear: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393635560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

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The Removed: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062997548
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - February 2nd, 2021

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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

I read this twice in two weeks, and I never do that. I can't stop thinking about it. Tragic, hilarious, bizarre...
I wish I could read it again for the first time.


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

I am so glad this book exists-- I actually cried tears of laughter. Tragically endearing. I can't wait to read everything else she's written!


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Shiner: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525533658
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2021

WOW. This book sizzles like a fuse. So much heart and passion. I could not put it down.


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When These Mountains Burn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 18th, 2020

This book rumbles and moves like the Chevy big-block your friend had in high school; it's a little scary but it gets there in a hurry and not without a little noise. His prose swings like a hammer, and it's here that he brings humanity and sympathy to characters others might leave behind to wither and die.


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Stakes Is High: Life After the American Dream Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781568588735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - September 15th, 2020

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Winter Counts: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

Gritty and suspenseful, I could not put this down! Virgil Wounded Horse is the hard-boiled hero I've been waiting for.


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F*ckface: And Other Stories Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250259592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 14th, 2020

These stories are tragic, funny, scary, and a little bit romantic. This collection scarred me, but left me wanting more.


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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062913272
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - March 2nd, 2021

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The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250252685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - July 14th, 2020

Looking for an out-of-the-box crime thriller?
Diamond heist? Check!
High speed chase scenes? Check!
Anti-hero "Bug" will pin you to the back of your seat and keep you there.


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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

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Scrublands Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501196751
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - January 14th, 2020

One shock after another kept my eyes wide and glued to the page. I could not wait to get this onion peeled. One of the best mysteries I've read in years.


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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

The Devil All the Time Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375701894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 17th, 1998

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Deacon King Kong: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

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Southernmost Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616209360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - June 4th, 2019

 
 

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