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Your Favorites with Today’s Guestwriter: Lisa Swayze

Today’s guestwriter is
Lisa Swayze
General Manager & Buyer
Buffalo Street Books

These are some of my personal favorites of 2020.

Hardcover Fiction:

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
In a fragile, near-future world, Franny Stone is determined to follow what may be the final few existing Arctic terns on their last migration. Along the way we learn more about Franny’s life and the despair and fragile hope that compel her quest.

Memorial by Brian Washington
A funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you’re supposed to be, and the limits of love.

Paperback Fiction:

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Anyone who has ever parented or been around children can relate to this book about a bit of a drifter who becomes a nanny to her wealthy friend’s two children – children who just happen to catch fire whenever they get upset.

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.
A compact novel that really delivers. A story of an ordinary, complicated Black family. A joy to read.

Hardcover Nonfiction:

Becoming Duchess Goldbatt by Anonymous
Made up twitter personality Duchess Goldbatt delivers hope and joy in these crazy times.

World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Dancing frog, purple octopus, unhatched chrysalis…so many things in nature attract the notice of poet Nezhukumatathill. This is a great book for anyone who loves Mary Oliver or for whom in May, “lighter mornings wake me with a dewy promise that there is life after all this ice and snow.”

List by Lisa Swayze
General Manager & Buyer
Buffalo Street Books
215 North Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY 14850-4329
Phone: 607-273-8246

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