Staff Favorites from Susan

Susan Recommends. . . .

Susan is our extraordinary children's book specialist here at Rakestraw Books.

If you have enjoyed the great selection of children's and teen books here at the shop or your kids have loved meeting a wonderful author -- both virtually and in-person -- that is due to her hard work.

Her passion for books, community, and -- most importantly -- getting books into the hands of kids is extraordinary. She is pictured here with a few of the great writers she brought to our community in the Fall of 2022. Plus she runs a couple book groups, tutors kids, has served as a CASA, and is always working to get books into the hands of underprivileged kids.

And, here's the thing, Susan also recommends wonderful books for grown-ups. Here are some of her current favorites. Happy Reading!

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Foster By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160140
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir By Séamas O'Reilly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316424257
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 7th, 2022

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The People We Keep By Allison Larkin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982171308
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - June 28th, 2022

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Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

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Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062913500
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022

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Wahala: A Novel By Nikki May Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063084254
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - December 27th, 2022