Jeanne

Jeanne

What is your role here at Maria’s Bookshop?  I have been a bookseller for 18 years, the book buyer of adult books for 13 years, and the general manager for 3 years.

Favorite thing about your role here:  I love so much about working at Maria’s Bookshop; the people, the community, and of course, the books!

What’s(re) your go-to genre(s)? General Fiction

Recent book you have read: So many good books.  Right now I am savoring the memory of The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. 

Best drink to sip while reading: Chardonnay

Favorite format for consuming books: I mix it up with paper and digital books.  I have recently found the perfect earphones and am now enjoying audiobooks as well.

When do you read/How do you make time to read? Every evening, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot! 

What book do you think everyone should read?  Right now, I am telling everyone to read James McBride's The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

What book have you re-read the most?  I think it just might be Pride and Prejudice.  This book delivers on writing and wit every time!

Favorite childhood book: I vividly imagined myself living in the Metropolitan Museum of Art after reading E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

What book have you not wanted to end? So many!  There’s nothing like reading an amazing book for the first time and I am always happy to recommend them to our customers.  More recently, The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff but favorite oldies include Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin or Terry Tempest William’s Refuge.


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Martyr!: A novel By Kaveh Akbar Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593537619
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Published: Knopf - January 23rd, 2024

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James: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385550369
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Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

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Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

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Poverty, by America By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593239933
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Published: Crown - March 26th, 2024

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The Other Valley: A Novel By Scott Alexander Howard Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668015476
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Published: Atria Books - February 27th, 2024

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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385534260
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Published: Doubleday - April 18th, 2023

Let the Great World Spin: A Novel By Colum McCann Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812973990
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2009

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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place By Terry Tempest Williams Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679740247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1992