User menu

Shopping cart

Glenn's Reviews

The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel by Joe Ide

Joe Ide brings back hard-boiled Philip Marlowe in today’s Los Angeles—a city as gritty as ever with no shortage of dodgy characters. As I followed Marlowe and his former policeman father through two tough cases, I didn’t find myself comparing the story to Chandler’s original novels. Instead, I was simply enjoying a good yarn. This is a fun detective story that stands on its own. —Glenn

Staff Pick Badge
The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel By Joe Ide Cover Image
By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316459259
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - March 7th, 2023

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

An American tech billionaire wants to help a group of idealistic young New Zealanders with their philanthropic—and illegal—quest. Or does he? Birnam Wood combines the tension of a thriller with the character development of true literary fiction. All that plus an exotic setting and fascinating plot (with plenty of twists and turns) results in a book that just won’t let you go. —Glenn

Staff Pick Badge
Birnam Wood: A Novel By Eleanor Catton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374110338
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 7th, 2023

Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World by Patricia Schultz

Let Patricia Schultz rekindle your wanderlust and remind you that this big, beautiful world is just waiting for exploration. Filled with amazing photographs, inspiring anecdotes, and travel tips, Why We Travel may provide just the push you need to get out of your pandemic funk, whether you jump on a plane or just let your imagination run wild. Easily digestible in one sitting, this quick read is a great way to expand your horizons.


Staff Pick Badge
Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World By Patricia Schultz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523510979
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 13th, 2022

The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion by Sean Carroll

Do you remember the days of high school math and physics, when you were drowning in Byzantine equations that seemed to have no relevance to anything that mattered? The Biggest Ideas shows how those equations can help you better understand mind-bending topics like spacetime, black holes, and event horizons. If you’re interested in knowing how math describes our place in the universe, this book is well worth your time.


Staff Pick Badge
The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion By Sean Carroll Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593186589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - September 20th, 2022

Pastoral Song: A Farmer’s Journey by James Rebanks

Is “progress” always a good thing? James Rebanks shows us how dramatically farming has changed in just a few generations. Small, family-run operations have disappeared, only to be replaced by industrial monoliths focused entirely on producing as much inexpensive food as possible. With all eyes on the bottom line, the soul has disappeared from farming. How much does that matter? Pastoral Song may have you thinking twice before you eat your next meal. —Glenn


Staff Pick Badge
Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey By James Rebanks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063073241
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - August 16th, 2022

Shutter by Ramona Emerson

Indigenous photographer Rita Todacheene hears from the dead after documenting violent crime scenes. When the ghost of a victim demands justice, Rita has no choice but to put her own life on the line to solve the crime. More than a whodunnit, Shutter shows us the reality of growing up on a Navajo reservation and the familial love that can help us persevere despite the odds. —Glenn


Staff Pick Badge
Shutter By Ramona Emerson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641293334
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - August 2nd, 2022

Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins

Is a sprawling city, where unfettered growth is a cultural hallmark, justified in taking water from a small, impoverished community? How far should a country at war go to protect itself from perceived threats? Set in the stark but picturesque Owens Valley, Properties of Thirst will leave you wondering just what it means to be “American.” If your recent book club discussions have been falling flat, this gem might turn things around. —Glenn

Staff Pick Badge
Properties of Thirst By Marianne Wiggins Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416571261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 2nd, 2022

Subscribe to RSS - Glenn's Reviews