Cathy's Picks


I'm Cathy Fiebach owner of Main Point Books. I opened the store in 2013 because I couldn't live somewhere without a bookstore and starting a business made more sense than moving. My goal was, and continues to be, creating a space that provides the Main Line with a place to discover and discuss great books whether newly published, or just new to us. I read a broad range of books, but especially enjoy literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. 

Still Life: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Sarah Winman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593330760
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 13th, 2022

In Tuscany at the end of WW2, a middle age art historian meets a young soldier. Their lives intertwine in unexpected ways. Wonderful characters and a brilliant parrot! I loved this book!


Saturnalia By Stephanie Feldman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951213640
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 11th, 2022

Taking place in one night during the bacchanal that is Saturnalia, this is a Philadelphia where climate change and killer mosquitos have led those rich enough and powerful enough to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves. Clear your night because you will want to finish this book in one sitting. 

The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982158224
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

From the author of, Hotel On The Corner of Bitter & Sweet, this is a perfect book group choice. A great read of historical fiction about seven generations of Chinese American women and epigenetics, the theory of inherited trauma (or joy).

Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316392433
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 30th, 2023

We all need books that can make us laugh and while this might by Sedaris darkest book with COVID and the death of his father running through it, there were many moments that I laughed out loud and found myself repeating snippets all day long.


Tom Lake: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Ann Patchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063327528
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Published: Harper - August 1st, 2023

This was a lovely, thoughtful book that shows how even some of the most trying times in our life can be positive. Lara, a former child actress, spends the summer of COVID harvesting cherries and telling her three mostly grown daughters about her love affair with a famous actor when she was their age. As she tells the tale, her daughters start to see her as an individual, as well as their mother. The time that COVID gives them as a family is time they will cherish as l cherish anything Ann Patchett writes.