Staff Picks CheriHi!  I am Cheri, aka the Enthusiastic Bookseller. It is true I am very enthusiastic about books!  I am the store manager, children's book buyer, out of print detective and overall giant book fanatic. I originally hail from the Boston area, but lived in NYC for 20+ years so it's great to be back here in my home state, albeit on the far western side.  I'm an avid reader -- much more than children's stuff so take a look at all of my staff pick pages for some great hits in horror, true crime, literary fiction, mythology, mystery, magical realism and memoir.  I'm also a big fan of music, film, cats, photography and great food. 

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End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir By Meghan Riordan Jarvis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781958506219
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Zibby Books - November 14th, 2023

Bookseller: Cheri

Title: End of the Hour: A Therapist's Memoir


In all of the many years that I have gone to therapy never once did I think that perhaps my therapist ever needed help. I always looked to them as if they were somehow divine sages that were far wiser than the ordinary human and far more put-together than I could ever be. So, when I saw this memoir about a therapist's experience needing help I was intrigued.  Well. I got so much more than I ever anticipated from this book. Meghan Riordan Jarvis not only bravely lays bare all of the intimate details of falling apart over the loss of both of her parents, she also weaves in so many truths of the grief process, of what it means to accept your own childhood trauma and the humility in seeking help. I related to so many moments of her story and she reminded me of how important self-acceptance is and how resilient we as human beings truly are. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Tangled Up in Mayhem (The Tangled Mysteries #3) By Merrill Wyatt Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665931052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 14th, 2023

Bookseller: Cheri

Title: Tangled Up in Mayhem (The Tangled Mysteries #3)


Another fantastic mystery adventure with Sloane and Amelia!  This time they are investigating at an amusement park and run into many problems that they must figure their way out of.  Although this is a series, the book can be read on its own.  I once again loved that the town librarian comes to their aid with old fashioned research and that they also deal with real topics such as bullies and self-esteem.  I love these sleuths and hope there will continue to be more adventures!