Lainey’s Picks

Lainey, who works in Library Marketing, loves these books and thinks they make great gifts.

  • A Woman Is No Man

    "This book knocked me off my heels! This beautiful debut tells the stories of three generations of Palestinian American women and the challenges they face within a very isolated community. Great exploration of the universal female experience. This book will stay with you forever!"

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  • Marilla of Green Gables

    "Marilla, the fierce matriarch in L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, comes to life in this book. It was a dream come true to learn about an often unexplored character in my favorite book and escape to the imaginary world I loved so much as a child for a little while longer."

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  • Chesapeake Requiem

    "Earl Swift’s exploration of the small Tangier Island off the Chesapeake Bay is such an important piece of journalism. It has everything good nonfiction should have: you learn something new by calling attention to the effects of climate change, preserve the oddities and quaint structure of this crabbing community, and read narrative that will sweep you away. I would give this to my dad, my brother, and anyone else on my list!"

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  • The Hating Game

    "I love a good rom-com and Sally Thorne’s books are the epitome of a witty, sexy romance that has characters you’ll end up falling in love with yourself. A must-read!"

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