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: 

Great Circle: A novel By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
Availability: Not on hand, usually available within 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • The unforgettable story of a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost: an “epic trip—through Prohibition and World War II, from Montana to London to present-day Hollywood—and you’ll relish every minute” (People).


Summerwater: A Novel By Sarah Moss Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250829511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Picador - January 11th, 2022

A Best Book of January at O, The Oprah Magazine
A Best Book of the Year at The Guardian, The Times (London), and The Irish Times


Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062667649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ecco - November 23rd, 2021

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)

One of Barack Obama's Summer Reads


A Saint from Texas By Edmund White Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635577051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 25th, 2022

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 By Sue Miller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062969668
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Perennial - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book NPR Best Book of the Year People magazine Top Ten Books of the Year • BookPage Best Book of the Year • Good Housekeeping Best Book of the Year


The Book of Lost Friends: A Novel By Lisa Wingate Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984819901
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books - June 29th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel 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.


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

An instant New York Times Bestseller

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

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