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Julie's Staff Picks

Photograph of Julie Schultz, Board Treasurer for This House of Books, an independent, community-owned bookstore and tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

Here are my book recommendations:


 

Americanah Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271082
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2013

Addresses race in America from the perspective of an immigrant, doing so through beautiful prose and wonderful imagery.


What Does Not Return Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780998196367
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lost Horse Press - April 1st, 2018

In lyrical verse, Haaland explores not only the changing relationship with a parent as the caregiver role shifts but also the way that alters an individual's lens on the world in general.


The Flintstones Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Mark Russell, Steve Pugh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401268374
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DC Comics - March 28th, 2017

The social commentary is biting and incisive, but presenting it in the form of a comic allows more layers without feeling like you are being hit over the head with a cudgel.


Diary of a Wombat Cover Image
By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076690
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - March 23rd, 2009

A lovable wombat introduces us to her life in endearing half-sentences, detailing in particular her interactions with her human neighbors; wonderfully illustrated.


Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062464347
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - September 4th, 2018

Picks up where the author left off with human history in Sapiens and dives right into the possibilities facing humanity now that artificial intelligence is already so widespread and quickly gaining functionality.