Featured favorites: staff picks from your Island bookstores

Staff picks from your local bookstores: Edgartown Books and Bunch of Grapes"

Staff picks from Edgartown Books

Gretta recommends:

“‘Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern. Filled with eccentric characters, magic and bit of mystery. This books keeps you turning the page! My favorite book of the summer!

“‘1Q84’ by Haruki Murakami. A surreal journey into a parallel Japan set in 1984. Part mystery, part love story, ‘1Q84’ will intrigue and entertain readers chapter after chapter.”

Rose recommends:

“‘The Sense of an Ending’ by Julian Barnes. A wonderful read! Complicated but clear and emotionally compelling.”

EmmaJean recommends:

“‘Swamplandia!’ by Karen Russell. This coming of age story is an imaginative medley of fantasy and snarky realism that is as funny and quirky as it is touching. Vibrant characters make for a compelling page-turner.”

Nancy recommends:

“‘The House at Tyneford’ by Natasha Solomns. Set in 1938, Elise Landan begins a journey that takes her from a life of luxury in Vienna to becoming a parlor maid in a great house in England. She finds friends, love and unexpected turns that change her forever.

Staff picks from Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

Karen recommends:

“Gold” by Chris Cleave and “Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty.

Dawn recommends:

“The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Steadman, “A Good Hard Look” by Ann Napolitano, and “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” by Alexandra Fuller.