Julie G.

Julie, what's your role here at Maria's Bookshop? 

I've been a Bookseller since July of 2022!

What's your favorite thing about being a Bookseller?

I never know who I'm going to talk to, what we'll talk about, and what I'll unexpectedly learn from a stranger.

What’re your go-to genres? 

Magical realism. Unreliable narrators. Weird girl books.

What’s the last book you read?

Just finished Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. It's visceral and beautiful.

What do you eat when you read? 

It doesn't matter as long as I only have to use one hand - soup, goldfish, a sandwich... 

Best Drink to Sip While Reading: 

Black coffee

What's your favorite format for consuming books? 

Can't beat a paperback.

Describe your ideal place to read: 

Nice shady spot by the river. There are no bugs. It's a little cloudy.

Who's someone you've read about with whom you want to be best buds? 

Janina from Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

What is your preferred method of bookmarking? 

The controversial dog-ear!

What was your favorite book from childhood? 

Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch

What book have you not wanted to end? 

Most of them!

Quick! Recommend a book! 

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. A great mix of magical realism, hard edges, and soft characters you grow attached to.

And finally, what meme best describes you?

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The Crane Husband By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
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Land of Milk and Honey: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
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The Seaplane on Final Approach: A Novel By Rebecca Rukeyser Cover Image
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Pure Colour: A Novel By Sheila Heti Cover Image
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Published: Picador - April 25th, 2023

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Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250204035
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

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Swim Home to the Vanished: A Novel By Brendan Shay Basham Cover Image
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Published: Harper - August 22nd, 2023

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A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

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The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

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Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 27th, 2023

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A Certain Hunger By Chelsea G. Summers Cover Image
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Fishing for the Little Pike By Juhani Karila, Lola Rogers (Translator) Cover Image
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Published: Restless Books - September 12th, 2023

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Poison for Breakfast By Lemony Snicket Cover Image
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Published: Liveright - August 31st, 2021