Stacey's Staff Picks

A little about Bookseller Stacey:

Stacey is a bookseller and Events Coordinator at Belmont Books.  This is her second bookstore job (RIP Willow Books).  Stacey has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons, and has done a lot of volunteer work in school libraries, as well as running school book fairs.  She loves to read historical fiction, other fiction with strong female characters, and an occasional biography/memoir or other non-fiction.

These are the books she loves!

Some Places More Than Others Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781681191089
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle-grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.


The Air You Breathe: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211001
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2019

"[A] glorious, glittery saga of friendship and loss... I read The Air You Breathe in two nights. (One might say I inhaled it.)." --NPR

"Echoes of Elena Ferrante resound in this sumptuous saga."--O, The Oprah Magazine


Big Lies in a Small Town: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250087331
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 14th, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes a novel of chilling intrigue, a decades-old disappearance, and one woman’s quest to find the truth…

“A novel about arts and secrets...grippingly told...pulls readers toward a shocking conclusion.”—People magazine, Best New Books


Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250296733
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America

“Courageous, achingly honest."


The Masterpiece: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524742959
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Published: Dutton - August 7th, 2018

In this captivating novel, national bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.


Real American: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250296733
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 21st, 2018

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America

“Courageous, achingly honest."


Watch Us Rise Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547600083
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 12th, 2019

"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power.” --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak


I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062574206
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Published: HarperCollins - December 18th, 2018

I will love you till the cows come home from a trip to Mars through skies unknown, in a rocket ship made of glass and stone… I will love you till the cows come home.

Love knows no bounds in this tender tribute to the depths of family love. For fans of Guess How Much I Love You—only funnier!


Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.


The Only Woman in the Room Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492666868
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 8th, 2019

The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?


The Secrets Between Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062442215
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 25th, 2019

“The women at the heart of this novel inhabit the harsh world of the urban Indian poor, and struggle separately and together for dignity and survival. Thrity Umrigar has written a moving human tale that vividly brings to life both the women and the city of Mumbai.”—Salman Rushdie


The Girls Cover Image
By Lauren Ace, Jenny Løvlie (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984896513
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Published: Rodale Kids - May 21st, 2019

A timeless picture book for friends of all ages, The Girls celebrates kindness, supportiveness, and the power of true friendship.

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Book of the Year 2019

Meet the girls: Sasha, Lottie, Alice, and Leela.


Lost Roses: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524796372
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.


The Stationery Shop Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982107482
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Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

From the award-winning author of Together Tea—a debut novel hailed as “compassionate, funny, and wise” by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls’ Poker Night—comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate.


America for Beginners: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062668769
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 30th, 2019

Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships forged in unusual circumstances.


The Stationery Shop Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982107482
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Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019

From the award-winning author of Together Tea—a debut novel hailed as “compassionate, funny, and wise” by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls’ Poker Night—comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate.


Under the Influence: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062257680
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 22nd, 2016

The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning—and the true price—of friendship.


Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425285190
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 3rd, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.


I Always Loved You: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143126102
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

A story of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas, from the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter

Robin Oliveira’s latest novel, Winter Sisters, will be available in February from Viking


White Houses: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812995664
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2018

For readers of The Paris Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue comes a “sensuous, captivating account of a forbidden affair between two women” (People)—Eleanor Roosevelt and “first friend” Lorena Hickok.


Summer Hours at the Robbers Library: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062678966
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 27th, 2018

From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees.  Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create.


Left: A Love Story Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062678379
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 19th, 2018

In this beautifully crafted novel from the author of the critically-acclaimed Two Sisters, comes the story of a woman who retreats into a fantasy world on New York City’s Upper West Side as she slowly loses her once whip-smart husband to dementia—perfect for fans of Still Alice.


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ISBN: 9781609454371
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Published: Europa Editions - April 24th, 2018

The Philip K. Dick Award-winning sci-fi novel: "A riveting page-turner" about the behavior of primates--human and otherwise--"in a very near and dire future" (The Washington Post).

Winner of the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction

One of The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of fiction in 2018


Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804176774
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 19th, 2018

From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair.


Vox Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780440000785
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Published: Berkley - August 21st, 2018

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S AND SHEREADS' BOOKS TO READ AFTER THE HANDMAID'S TALE

“[An] electrifying debut.”—O, The Oprah Magazine 
“The real-life parallels will make you shiver.”—Cosmopolitan