Kathleen's Picks

Kathleen Recommends

All Girls

by Emily Layden

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Did you love Curtis Sittenfeld's PREP? This is the book for you! Fantastic use of multiple voices and set in an all girls boarding school after an alleged affair between a teacher and a former student. I read it in two days! 


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The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell'Antonia

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Kathleen's Top 3 Books

In 2020, my Top 3 Books took me away from it all.

I found refuge and joy in The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs: a beautiful story that parallels my own journey to owning a bookstore. GGP was delighted to host Susan in an online discussion that you can view on GGP's YouTube channel here.

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella was a perfect combination of family saga, psychological thriller, and mystery that kept me up all night reading. Catch up with our online chat with Francesca on YouTube here.

The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan rounds out my Top 3. This story of Irish-American sisters in New England reminded me of growing up with my sisters.

It was so hard to cut my list of books down to three, but now you have it! I hope you'll share your list with us on GGP's survey



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Cover of All GirlsChicken Sisters CoverCover of Wider Than The SkyLost and Found Bookshop The Sweeney SistersGhosts of Harvard by F. SerritellaIn Five Yearsthe thank you projectThe Roxy LettersA Witch in TimeChances AreTurtles All the Way DownLost and WantedPopsThe EditorAsk Again, YesRules for VisitingBankers wifeMORE THAN WORDSDaisy Jones and the SixMaybe in Another LifeThe 57 BusAge of MiraclesI Have Lost My WayThe Hate U GiveSaints for All OccasionsThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoThe Book of EssieLily and the Octopus A Secret History of Witches How to Stop Time Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld  Every Last Word   I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson   If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo   Monsters: A Love Story by Liz Kay   Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult   Small Victories by Anne Lamott   The Hand that Feeds You by A.J. Rich   Where She Went by Gayle Forman   She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton   Marlon Bundo by Marlon Bundo with Jill TwissThe Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

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