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. 

Foster By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160140
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - November 1st, 2022

A perfect short story about a girl who goes to stay with her aunt and uncle in rural Ireland while her overwhelmed mother gives birth to a baby brother. As she is cared for in a way that she never has been before, she returns their love and care. Claire Keegan's spare prose, speaks volumes,

 


Saturnalia By Stephanie Feldman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781951213640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982158217
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2022

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
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316392457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

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.

 


The Christmas Book Flood By Emily Kilgore, Kitty Moss (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Kilgore, Kitty Moss (Illustrator)
$18.99
Title is Backordered
ISBN: 9780374388997
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 1st, 2022

A picture book about Jolabokaflooio, Icleand's Christmas eve tradition of giving the perfect book to each of your loved one's. Yes, this is a tradition I can embrace and the book is beautifully illustrated by Kate Moss. This could easily become an annual classic in my household.