Carol's Picks

Carol works in both our children's and music section. She is comfortable all over the store and very important to us!

Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316246170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 7th, 2016

What a delicious memoir of a New Yorker, now married to a Frenchman and living in the south of France! The couple impulsively buys a quirky old house that belonged to famous poet. They become parents, Gwendal leaves his job, and they open a specialty ice cream shop. This fascinating combination of history, cultures, cuisine (wonderful recipes included) and small town life is at once funny, touching, honest, and totally engaging. I loved it.

The Sittin' Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147514295
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Puffin Books - January 22nd, 2015

It is the summer of 1940 in NC and a beloved elder dies. Twelve-year- old friends take part in a wake for the first time, and show us a community pulling together to bear the grief. Moses tells this touching story with warmth and plenty of humor, richly depicting small town life in NC.

For ages 10-14.

Midwinterblood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250040077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - April 22nd, 2014

The year is 2073 when a visitor comes to a very remote island. It is a stunningly, disturbingly perfect place. No one even ages. In seven stories going back, way back, in time we see a painter, vampire, Viking, and others that are connected to this island and bound in some way by an agonizing love. The writing is breathtaking and powerful art. You won't be able to put this book down or stop thinking of it. Worthy of its 2014 Printz Award. For ages 14 and up.