Thelonious Rising is an uplifting story of a family’s struggle to find one another in the chaos of a national disaster and ordinary life interrupted.
"A fascinating story written by a wonderful writer." –Fannie Flagg
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
"This year’s title could not be a more perfect fit to mark the bookstore’s decade long endeavor. Every once in a while, you encounter that remarkable novel, one that speaks to your love affair with books. Or, you discover a gifted author whose writing conveys the gratitude you feel when a bookseller handpicks a title they know you'll love. Less often, you stumble upon a special story that captures the essence of what your local bookstore means to you and your community. ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’ is all these things and more. It is an unforgettable book affirming why we love to read, and why visiting our local bookstore feels like coming home." —Anderson McKean
The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews
Set right here in Fairhope - this highly anticipated sequel to The Noticer even features Page & Palette! (You do not have to read The Noticer to enjoy its sequel but it was our 2009 pick and we absolutely love this book too. The Noticer Returns provides incredibly simple answers to the seemingly most difficult problems you encounter on a daily basis.
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
“It was just chance that I came across Jan-Philipp’s amazing novel...I am glad Jan-Philipp had the inspiration to write this beautiful story - it has touched so many people and they are sharing it with friends and family around the world. The best book I have ever read! —Stephanie Crowe
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
“Born to Run is not a book just for runners…If you love adventure, history and laughing out loud, you'll love this book. We've named this book our 7th annual One Town One Tale, A Community Read. We hope everyone will join us—Chris McDougall himself coined this event “The Woodstock of Running” and he predicts it to be “the best running party of the year.” —Karin Wilson
Anthill by E.O. Wilson
A foremost authority on ants, an eloquent environmentalist, and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his exceptional nonfiction, Wilson has written a debut novel of astonishing dimension, acuity, and spirit.... With lyrical exactitude, empathy for all life, and a shocking conclusion, Wilson's wise, provocative novel of the interaction between humankind and the rest of nature expresses a resonant earth ethic. —Donna Seaman, Booklist