Jayne's Picks

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War Dances Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802119193
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - October 1st, 2009

I'm amazed how Sherman Alexie can invest himself so convincingly into his characters.  This is a fictional collection of short stories of ordinary men struggling to hold on to their normalcy, the path that their life has taken, and for whom one single moment will change everything.  Among these stories is the “Ode To Mix Tapes” which sums up the book very well.

Muddy's Chronicles: Memoirs from the Last Great Coffeehouse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933618401
Availability: Special Order
Published: Centipede Press - April 1st, 2009

Captivating stories from a time when lots of coffee and cigarettes were still healthy and an important part of an edgy, intellectual diet.  Muddy's is a coffeehouse in Denver during the beat era.  These memoirs highlight the author's love of the establishment and the effect of the business on the community and individuals as well as the positive aspects of communal thought.  Interesting people with great stories through changing times make this book a wonderful and pithy read.

Linger (Shiver, Book 2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545123280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - July 13th, 2010

Sam and Grace are back and they are both ready for their 'happily ever after', but they are not there yet.  The new wolves bring new stories and new mysteries.  What is Sam's new role?  Is his cure permanent?  This is the sequel to Shiver, and very hard to put down.



Jayne's Past Picks

It Feels So Good When I Stop Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594488740
Availability: Special Order
Published: Riverhead Hardcover - August 6th, 2009

I walked away from this book with a raw and uncomfortable glimpse into that place that we all find ourselves in. The place where everything normal,everything that we surround ourselves with, and everything that we have created to define our lives is over and we can't move on-not just yet. We are stuck between regret and excitement for the future. This is a very honest portrayal of a snapshot of life. It is written in an unfiltered guy's voice. This book is very harsh and crude but very real.

Going Away Shoes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565126329
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - September 1st, 2009

An honest look at relationships and how women perceive themselves through their relationships.  Short stories of humorous insight. Look for this when it comes out in September!