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Staff Picks and Reviews

Room's staff love to recommend titles and answer questions about books! Click on our names below and you'll find some of our favorite titles in our favorite sections of the store!

Sandi's Picks. General fiction, gardening, mystery, cooking.

Nancy's Picks. Spirituality, general fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and more.

Water for Elephants

Read the book, then see the movie!

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ISBN: 9781565125605
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

All New Square Foot Gardening

Great for small city gardens!

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ISBN: 9781591862024
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cool Springs Press - February 1st, 2006

Petropolis by Anya Ulinich

A dark comedy-- an immigrant's look at America.

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ISBN: 9780143113010
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2008

My American Unhappiness

Funny and sweet, with a great Madison setting.

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ISBN: 9780151013449
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - June 7th, 2011

The Onion A/V Club Profiles Room!

Jason Albert of The Onion A.V. Club wrote a great article about our store in honor of Room's 35th Anniversary. You can read the full text of the article at the A.V. Club website, and thanks to Jason for the great story!

Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman

A powerful story of the bonds of sisters, this coming of age story is filled with both a magical world and real world tragedy. Sisters Elv, Claire and Meg must each face their fears and daemons as their mother tries to save one daughter without sacrificing the others.

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ISBN: 9780307393869
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Published: Crown - June 2nd, 2009

The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

The Sealed Letter is about the friendship between a pioneer of the British women's movement and an unhappily married woman. The story turns into the trial of the century.

This book shows how few choices women in the 19th century had, and how one small mistake could mean ruin forever.

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ISBN: 9780547247762
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Published: Mariner Books - September 24th, 2009


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