WAMC Book Picks

These are the books recommended by booksellers Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on September 20, 2022. 

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages By Matthew Green Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A “brilliant London historian” (BBC Radio) tells the story of Britain as never before—through its abandoned villages and towns.


Burn After Writing (Skulls) By Sharon Jones Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593539538
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TarcherPerigee - August 30th, 2022

The national bestseller.

Write. Burn. Repeat. Now with new covers to match whatever mood you’re in.

"This book has made me laugh and cry, filled me with joy, and inspired me."
-TikTok user camrynbanks


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello Lighthouse.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish in the d


My Poet By Patricia MacLachlan, Jen Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia MacLachlan, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2022

Inspired by the life and craft of Mary Oliver, My Poet celebrates the joy of connecting perception and experience with words, with glowing artwork by Jen Hill and profound text by Newbery Medal-winning author Patricia MacLachlan.


Beautiful Useful Things: What William Morris Made By Beth Kephart, Melodie Stacey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Kephart, Melodie Stacey (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cameron Kids - April 5th, 2022

A poetic story about the life and work of William Morris, maker of beautiful, useful things, sure to engage young dreamers and artists alike

William Morris is best known for his colorful wallpapers and textiles, inspired by the English forests and wild foliage where he grew up.