Kathy's Picks
9781250236777

With notes of Erin Brockovich & Flint Michigan, this rich evocative tale of triplets strikes the perfect balance between family, cause, passion, and justice. SUBLIME writing! I adored the 3 distinct narrative voices. I whole-heartedly recommend.

9780062838124

This intricate work of fiction would have crumbled in less capable hands. It tickled both brain & senses. Step into a world that's somewhat undefined in location & time. I was ENGROSSED! All of my emotions on high alert. I was NOT ONCE disappointed.

9780374105938

Moss gathers mists & casts them over this collection of vignettes; each a window into individual vacationers on holiday in the Scottish wilderness. Inexplicably, you feel a creeping doom with each turn of the page. Her writing is so subtle and SUPERB!

9780316500241

BAM! From the 1st chapter you're hooked! Finn is easily distracted, even when SO MUCH depends on his focusing on a VERY important mystery. If you waste your life worrying, you'll miss a lot. Maybe even your WHOLE LIFE. This is such a great book!!

9780593355626

A touching memoir of the influential women (and men) in her life, and a thoughtful call to reject toxic 'machismo' and embrace feminism, Allende's latest book may be my favorite. She has a remarkable passion for people, and for life itself.

9781481480215

What a sparkling series premiere!! Witches, ghosts, magic, familiars, the mystical waters, the clouds, moon magic....IT'S ALL HERE!! I'm so excited for book 2!! It will be a DELIGHT!

9781984881663

Omg. Multi-layered. Creepy without being farcical. Eerie and HAUNTING, but not in a supernatural sense. It's a complex and UNFORGETTABLE multigenerational mother/daughter story. I highly recommend.

9780062667632

A friend described this story as "a fever dream" and despite my best efforts, I can't think of a more perfect metaphor to encapsulate it. It's always a bit hazy around the edges. Reality and hard facts seem like intangible items and always jjjjjust out of reach. I can't remember the last time I was so gently lulled through a catastrophe with such excellent, almost ethereal, writing!

9780316422048

What are fairytales but witch's spells renamed...magic lost. You can burn a witch, but you'll never silence her. Maiden, Mother, Crone...3 sisters awaken the "auld" ways and reclaim their power. Harrow delivers another beautifully told tale DRIPPING with magic.

9780316449823

Lindy has terrible taste in movies!!! That said, she sprinkles her reviews with wit, snark, and generous helpings of thoughtful insight. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I rate her book 7/10 signed, first editions of Outlander.

9781529342000

There are few things more charming than two men bantering Scottish history and drinking whisky as they tour the Highlands in a camper bus. It's humorous, engaging, historically accurate, and downright entertaining. It is a MUST for all Scotophiles...and fans of Outlander will simply go ___MENTAL___ for this!!!!

9780593230251

A REMARKABLE book regarding race, class, and America's rarely acknowledged and thoroughly set-in-stone CASTE SYSTEM. This may be the most important book to read, understand, and internalize, in this century!! We must learn, then we must DO something.

9781982151249

Melania & Me – 1. Do NOT feel sorry for Melania. She does exactly what she wants, she knows exactly who she married and they’re well-suited for each other. 2. Keep one eye on Ivanka at all times. 3. The first couple are surrounded by grifters & opportunists.

9780593229316

This is a perfectly timed collection of quotes to inspire every U.S. citizen. Though flawed (let's just agree he was HUMAN) Jefferson remains one of our greatest founding fathers; ever-hopeful, ever-visionary, ever-stressing non-partisan citizenship.

9781567926644

I love Shaun’s writing. Just when I thought I couldn’t love anyone more than the eccentric Nicky, he introduces Emanuella/Granny. Another fantastic escape into the never-dull world of the secondhand book trade.

9781101906323

I thoroughly enjoyed this laugh-out-loud memoir. Jost is an intelligent, thoughtful, witty, downright FUNNY guy. Perhaps something you didn't expect from the "milkiest" member of SNL? And..I didn't want to punch him in the face once, while reading.

9780393358155

The parallels between the current pandemic and this one, are downright uncanny. It's another terrifying look at what happens when ambition, greed, commerce, politics, media, distrust, and rumors cast a shadow of suspicion that clouds the SCIENCE. Apparently, humankind is doggedly insistent upon repeating history.

9780807047415

Have recent events left you feeling helpless and speechless? It’s ok if you can’t find words because NOW is a time to LISTEN. This is the most transformative book about cultural and systemic racism, I’ve ever encountered. It’s time to be _uncomfortable_. Sit. Read. Listen. Change. Practice. Grow.

9781635573220

Does this small colony of settlers deserve praise or criticism? Human nature being what it is, even this group of Puritans/Pilgrims fell victim to greed, violence & prejudice. I've never read a fictionalized account of this era & found it INTRIGUING!

9781982141462

While there is nothing terribly earth-shattering or surprising in this novel, it DOES confirm some of your darker suspicions about Donald Trump and his sociopathy. It IS a very interesting look into the dysfunctional family that gave us our 45th president.

9780062995926

Another beautiful, richly detailed, and evocative story from Parry!! She steps so ENTIRELY into the world of the animals she writes about that you feel yourself sitting on the shoulder of a young wolf, or gliding on the back of an orca wayfinder. Readers navigate the perils of a changing environment, the dwindling food chain, mans' often dangerous interference, loss and separation alongside powerful Vega and her little brother Daneb. Such a STUNNING novel.

9780525509288

Ibram gives a powerful dissertation on the differences between NOT being a racist and being an ANTIracist. It's a complex subject that deserves personal study and reflection. When we know better, we do better. There's literally no better time to read this book than RIGHT now.

9780525521143

The pace of Mandel’s latest novel is intentional & precise. Her cast of characters emerge in conjunction with the crashing of a massive Ponzi scheme. Who gets out? Who stays too long? What are the payoffs? What is sacrificed? What an EXCELLENT book!

9780316486637

A tale as old as time; men in positions of power & the influence of money over justice. He who controls the news, controls the story. Farrow's pursues accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein that begins a domino effect exposing powerful men.

9781538746592

What a satisfying sequel! It’s an anthem to goodbyes & the promise of tomorrows; a heartfelt exploration of hope, goodbye, & an encouragement to KEEP GOING. “Rock bottom can actually be a springboard. That’s where we find most of life’s treasures.”

9781984801258

Glennon is a thought leader, a speaker, and activist. There’s a reason Jesus only wrote in sand and not stone. We’re MEANT to erase and reinvent. She is past ‘the making’ and is now 'MADE'. She's a gd CHEETAH! Glennon Doyle is UTTERLY life-changing.

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