Christine's Picks

Christine is a buyer and has worn many hats at Malaprop's.  She’s worked in various bookstores and libraries and found her way to Asheville from PA, via Austin, Albuquerque and Italy.  When not reading, she enjoys cooking, petting cats, the NYT crossword, snorkeling and gardening.  Some of her favorite authors are Ursula K. Le Guin, Kelly Link, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.

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Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780306874482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - June 1st, 2021

A poetic and honest exploration of menopause through the lens of literature, natural history and biology. 


Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

The Sopranos Sessions Cover Image
By Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall, Laura Lippman (Foreword by), David Chase (Other primary creator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419742835
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Published: Abrams Press - March 2nd, 2021

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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593126301
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Published: Random House Graphic - June 29th, 2021

This book brought me such joy.  It's humane, funny, touching and a boisterous romp of a story to boot.


The Ballad of Black Tom Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780765387868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - February 16th, 2016

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How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Jemisin deserves all of the awards that she's racked up, and more.  I loved every single story in this collection!


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In the Shadow of the Moon: America, Russia, and the Hidden History of the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062888754
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 9th, 2021

A bookseller, literary murders, and even a cat!  This is a great cozy read. 


A Children's Bible: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393867381
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616209117
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 15th, 2020

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620974827
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Published: New Press - June 4th, 2019

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525563488
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Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020