Melanie Recommends

Melanie has been a bookseller for 6 years with The Book Stall, where she has shared her love for history, fiction, political, science, nature, and biographies with customers. Outside of reading, Melanie spends time golfing, gardening, and cooking (ask her about her Christmas Casserole!). On top of all that, Melanie is also a certified Industrial Engineer!

Staff Books: 

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Summerwater: A Novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374105938
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 12th, 2021

A BEST BOOK OF JANUARY: O Magazine

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR in the UK: The Guardian, The Times


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Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)

One of Barack Obama's Summer Favorites


A Saint from Texas Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635572551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 4th, 2020

From Edmund White, a bold and sweeping new novel that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood.


Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020!

NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020

PEOPLE MAGAZINE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF 2020

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020


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The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819888
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a new historical novel: the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives.


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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington Post