Jane's Picks

Jane loves putting good books into the hands of customers.  She was previously a buyer for the world-famous Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, Colorado.  She and her husband have four sons and six grandkids.  In addition to reading, Jane enjoys weaving, gardening, photography, and travelling the world.  Be sure to ask Jane what she is reading if you see her in the store!

"I am a lifelong avid reader who has spent my professional life in the book business - both bookselling and publishing.  My favorites are literary fiction and well written mysteries and thrillers.  Generally I intersperse my reading of them.  My lifetime favorite authors are Wallace Stegner, John Fowles, Toni Morrison and Shirley Hazzard.  Mystery writers that I love are Robert Goddard, Steve Hamilton, Deborah Crombie, Wilkie Collins, etc. etc."

Jane's current recommendations

 

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Plainsong Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375705854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books USA - August 22nd, 2000

Kent Haruf speaks to love in the most subtle of ways. In Plainsong, he illuminates, through two 90-year old brothers and a young, pregnant Indian girl, the ability of unexpected love to save us all.  -- Jane's Pick, February 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Benediction Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950420
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Vintage Books - January 14th, 2014

Kent Haruf speaks to love in the most subtle of ways.  In Benediction, it is love of the "precious ordinary"
that astounds.  -- Jane's Picks, February 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Crossing to Safety Cover Image
By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T. H. Watkins (Afterword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375759314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

Wallace Stegner's Crossing to Safety is about the love of friends and their ability to sustain us. -- Jane's Picks, February 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Listening Point Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780816629961
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: University of Minnesota Press - August 13th, 1997

Listening Point by Sigurd Olson celebrates the love of nature and love of the land and their ability to ground us and elate us amidst the bustle.  -- Jane's Picks, February 2016, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060885618
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Ecco Press - November 27th, 2012

This is satire at its best. Once you get beyond the terrible title (I can't imagine why the author chose it), you are swept into the tale of Billy Lynn, a nineteen-year-old soldier who has become an instant hero along with his seven Bravo comrades in a firefight in Iraq. During a two week victory tour, Bravo is highlighted at the Dallas Cowboys halftime show.

As  the New York Times reviewer, Geoff Dyer, pointed out in his May 8, 2012, review, Ben Fountain "brings the war home into the sheltering womb of all things American - football, Thanksgiving, television." Here Bravo is put on display and simultaneously ignored in the company of powerful egotists wanting to hear themselves speak about the service these men have rendered. Squirming in your chair while reading, you are also gifted with scenes of Billy's ordinary life, his precious normal, when he spends time with his massively dysfunctional family.  You glimpse the wisdom and pain that lies within this developing nineteen year old and wonder who we are as a nation that we send these young'uns to fight and welcome them home so superficially.

This finalist for the National Book Award makes you question how we talk about war and where we each shut the door on feeling the ultimate pain of this national experience.
-- Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Italian Shoes Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307472243
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Vintage Books USA - October 19th, 2010

A startling book of one man's redemption. This is not the detective Kurt Wallander series we expect from Mankell, but a deeply touching story of unexpected chances. Peppered with highly original characters, Italian Shoes is a very satisfying read. - Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Gone Tomorrow Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440243687
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Dell Publishing Company - March 23rd, 2010

For mystery/thriller fans who have not met Jack Reacher, you have a treat in store.  An eccentric, intelligent citizen with a military intelligence past, Reacher takes you on an electrifying ride with every novel. - Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Rounding the Horn: Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives--A Deck's-Eye Vie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780465047604
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Basic Books - June 2005

- Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Angle of Repose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780141185477
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Penguin Books - December 2000

- Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin


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Sonata for Miriam Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143114703
Availability: Available in our warehouse. Ships in 2 - 3 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 2009

Olsson speaks with the voice of a poet. This author of Astrid and Veronika tells a haunting tale about the consequences of silence. Her story happens at the intersection of the history that we cannot escape and our private lives. - Jane, Redbery Books, Cable, Wisconsin