Daniel's Staff Recommendations

Daniel Goldin is the proprietor of Boswell Book Company. For more of his paperback recommendations, please visit the Boswell book club recommendations page.

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Search: A Novel By Michelle Huneven Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300053
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Published: Penguin Press - April 26th, 2022

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Last Summer on State Street: A Novel By Toya Wolfe Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063209749
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Published: William Morrow - June 14th, 2022

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Marrying the Ketchups: A novel By Jennifer Close Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525658870
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Published: Knopf - April 26th, 2022

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The Women Could Fly: A Novel By Megan Giddings Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063116993
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Published: Amistad - August 9th, 2022

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Signal Fires: A novel By Dani Shapiro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534724
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
Availability: Not in stock at Boswell. Available to order.
Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

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Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593296936
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Published: Viking - July 12th, 2022

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Lark Ascending By Silas House Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751597
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 27th, 2022

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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385548519
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Published: Doubleday - June 28th, 2022

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All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489123
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Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2022

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The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat By Matt Siegel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062973207
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Published: Ecco - August 16th, 2022

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The Poet's House By Jean Thompson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643751566
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 12th, 2022

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Cyclorama By Adam Langer Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635578065
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 2nd, 2022

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Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir By Brian Broome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358695257
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2022

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The Partition By Don Lee Cover Image
By Don Lee
$27.95
ISBN: 9781636140315
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Published: Akashic Books - May 10th, 2022

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Fly Girl: A Memoir By Ann Hood Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006237
Availability: Not in stock at Boswell. Available to order.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2022

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Jackie & Me By Louis Bayard Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643750354
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 14th, 2022

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The Number Ones: Twenty Chart-Topping Hits That Reveal the History of Pop Music By Tom Breihan Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306826535
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Published: Hachette Books - November 15th, 2022

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A Map for the Missing: A Novel By Belinda Huijuan Tang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300664
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Published: Penguin Press - August 9th, 2022

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Don't Trust Your Gut: Using Data to Get What You Really Want in Life By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062880918
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 10th, 2022

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This Time Tomorrow: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525539001
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 17th, 2022

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The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science By Sam Kean Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316496513
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 12th, 2022

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780062942951
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 10th, 2022

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The Sleeping Car Porter By Suzette Mayr Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781552454589
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Published: Coach House Books - September 27th, 2022

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Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else By Jordan Ellenberg Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984879073
Availability: Not in stock at Boswell. Available to order.
Published: Penguin Books - May 24th, 2022

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The Whalebone Theatre: A novel By Joanna Quinn Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593321706
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Published: Knopf - October 4th, 2022

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Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style: A Novel By Paul Rudnick Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668004678
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Published: Atria Books - June 6th, 2023

When uber-rich Yalie Farrell Covington spots middle-class New Jersey freshman Nate Reminger across a crowded theater club, it’s the beginning of a crazy relationship that spans decades and continents. No one can keep them apart, only many try, from Covington’s villainous Wichita family, to Hollywood, and AIDS. I really enjoyed how Rudnick included elements of his own life into the story, reflected through a funhouse mirror. Sister Act becomes Habit Forming; see if you can spot them all! Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style veers into madcap and perhaps far-fetchedness, but it is always entertaining, ultimately moving, and much like Rudnick’s play Jeffrey (translates to I Dare You in this novel), uncompromising.