Miki Recommends

Austenland by Shannon Hale

"This book was such a fun read. I loved the Pride and Prejudice references. I also enjoyed the awkwardness and hilarity of a modern woman in Austen society. Jane shows that it might not be so easy for us modern women to survive in the fantasies that so many of us have." ~Miki


The Apprentices by Maile Meloy

 "This is not just a kids book. This is a book that is enjoyable for any age as long as the reader has a little imagination and enjoys a little excitement.  Meloy made it easy to dive right into the sequel and I am desperately hoping she is busy writing a third installment." Miki


Z by Therese Anne Fowler 

"This novel explores the desperation and the charm, the lunacy and the understanding, the genius and the naivety. I don’t know how Fowler managed to get all of this and more into one character, but somehow she does it masterfully. I recommend this book for any fan of “The Lost Generation,” but this is a perfect companion to The Paris Wife by Paula McLain." ~Miki


The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set by David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris

"[David] Sedaris has always been able to invoke loud chuckles and chortles from me as I attempt to read silently on buses, airplanes, or book stores. Listening to him narrate his own books is an entirely different beast....I don’t know that I have ever laughed as hard or as often as I did during my time with this audio collection." ~Miki  


The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

"One of my favorite things in the world is a great book that thrusts me into another world. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan does just that." ~Miki


The Silence of the Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski

"This novel was absolutely fantastic. It took me quite some time to get over the fact that this book had ended. I did not want to leave the world that Rita Leganski had created...I repeat, absolutely fantastic!" ~Miki


The Black Box by Michael Connelly

"...Connelly has not only written another heart-racing novel, but he has written one that made me really think about many diverse topics after I turned that last page." ~Miki


Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

"Wow, am I glad this book landed in my lap! This was my first experience with a work by Tom Wolfe.  I was totally amazed..."  ~Miki


The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell

"This book was very different than anything else I have read.  Although the characters are gritty and a little hard to love, somehow they become very endearing. I loved O'Donnell's writing and I can't wait to tell customers about it." ~Miki

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Austenland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620404867
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - July 2nd, 2013

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By Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399162459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - June 4th, 2013

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250028655
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 26th, 2013

The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set: Cover Image
By David Sedaris, David Sedaris (Read by), Amy Sedaris (Read by)
ISBN: 9781594836343
Availability: Special Order
Published: Warner Adult - November 20th, 2006

The Painted Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594486241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - January 10th, 2013

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062113764
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 26th, 2013

The Black Box Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316069434
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - November 26th, 2012

Back to Blood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316036313
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 23rd, 2012

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ISBN: 9780062209849
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - January 2nd, 2013