Virgie's Top Books to Give 2020

Virgie is a pillar in this bookstore, she raises all of us up and her taste in books is phenomenal. She is a historical fiction, travel, and literary fiction lover. You've probably heard us say "oh, Virgie liked this one, so you should read it", so you should probably read or gift all of these. 

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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

 This is a story of migrants crossing the US/Mexican border, fleeing violence, poverty and gangs more powerful than their own government. The reader can better understand the dilemma currently occurring at our southern border crossing.

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ISBN: 9781616208189
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 17th, 2020

The Mountains Sing tells the story of the Tran family to personalize the painful challenges faced by the Vietnamese people from the 1920’s to 1980’s. 

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ISBN: 9780778309451
Published: Mira Books - March 3rd, 2020

The Henna Artist provides a look into the interesting roles women played in the Indian culture, during the 1950’s.

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Apeirogon: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400069606
Published: Random House - February 25th, 2020

This novel, based on a true story, sheds light on the complex country of Israel, conveying a thought-provoking perspective of the Israeli and Palestinian Dilemma. 

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

For those of you who want a clearer understanding of what the “Black Lives Matter” is all about, then you MUST read this book! This is a  true account of a young, passionate, Black lawyer who defends those most desperate; poor people of color, men, women, children and those on Death Row.