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When an invitation to spend a weekend away to celebrate the upcoming marriage of an old friend arrives, lonesome writer Leonora is reluctant to accept. But accept she does and she heads into the English countryside for what is supposed to be a relaxing holiday of bachelorette games, hiking, and friendship. Soon upon arrival, however, it’s clear that tension is not only high among the guests, but outside, as well. Leonora and the other party goers may not be alone and their cabin in the woods quickly becomes something to fear, rather than the sanctuary they were hoping for.

In a Dark, Dark Wood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501112331
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - April 19th, 2016

Staff Pick

A genre that I’ve recently grown to love and look for is the “successful and funny women writing about their successful and funny lives” genre. I enjoyed reading the tales of Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling but nothing filled my heart quite like the witty and relatable stories of Lauren Graham in Talking as Fast as I Can, which I’ve admittedly read more than once. From her beginnings as a DC local, to her college years on stage and her performances as the endearing Lorelei Gilmore and the rebellious Sarah Braverman, Graham opens the door to her life in a way that will make fans love her more than they already do. But back off she’s mine, okay? 

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425285176
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Ballantine Books - November 29th, 2016

Staff Pick

I often get asked why I run. Why do I get up before the sun to log tens of miles, endure blisters, and over pay to sweat alongside strangers for several hours? Sure, the medal is nice and I love a good t-shirt but I had difficulty pinpointing why I love running until I read this relatable and entertaining memoir. To any woman who has ever run a race, wanted to run a race, or failed at running a race: you have to read this book! Heminsly is inspiring, motivating, and the ultimate reminder that none of us really know what we’re doing out there.

Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451697155
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014