Robin Whitley's Favorite Books

Welcome to my page. I am the bookkeeper as well as buyer for our Music, Religion and Health sections.  My favorite books usually focus on personal growth/transformation, spirituality, and memoir. I read across the genres (except for horror) and love books that show me a different way of thinking or being.

I am also a writer and my books are available here if you are interested in signed copies.

$6.99
ISBN: 9781619291683
Availability: Available Now
Published: Troubadour Books - June 26th, 2014

This is second book, but my first book of poetry. It is my hope that my poems capture places and moments that engage the reader, causes one to pause, or brings recognition to the reader.


$12.95
ISBN: 9781935053361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regal Crest Enterprises - July 2011

This is my first book where I talk about the challenges of being a Christian lesbian.


$27.95
ISBN: 9780670024780
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Viking Books - January 7th, 2014

Kidd's new novel is indeed a "masterpiece" of historical fiction. She takes the story of the Grimke sisters and brings their story to life in a way that is intriguing and engrossing. The reader is given a view of the challenges of women finding their voices to speak against slavery and speaking up for women's rights. The Invention of Wings is a book that gives flight to courage in the midst of adversity and injustice.

 


$16.99
ISBN: 9780385755436
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 25th, 2014

A young girl is pursued by the Nazis in the Ukrain. She seeks to save two rare horses from extinction. This is a page turner that is also a powerful and moving story. Horse lovers will especially appreciate this book.


$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125846
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Penguin Books - June 24th, 2014

As a fan of Barbara Kingsolver, it felt that Gilbert was channelling my favorite author. The botanical study of the main characters was engaging and the characters were interesting. This is a book to savor. I loved reading about bryology and was sad that this book had to end.


$27.00
ISBN: 9781400069224
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Published: Random House - July 16th, 2013

This thought provoking book looks at the historical Jesus in a way that causes one to rethink scriptural assumptions. As a result, texts come alive and the meaning deepens.


$36.00
ISBN: 9780525953098
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Published: Dutton - September 16th, 2014

This book is my favorite of the Chronicle Trilogy! Follett covers the history that started in the year of my birth up until the election of President Obama. He shows how the Civil Rights Movement was affected by world events at the time. This included how the Cuban Revolution and the Berlin Wall affected American politics. GREAT read!


$19.99
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 29th, 2013

As a fan of Hyperbole and a Half's blog, I'm glad that this book is out for the rest of you. This book will cause you to laugh no matter how many times you read the same story. Dog lovers will love the stories of her dogs. She writes about depression in a way that acknowledges the difficulties, but also gives the reader a humorous insight into the foibles of being human.  


$22.99
ISBN: 9780763656119
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 11th, 2014

This book tells the story of six transgender teens and the challenges they faced in life. The book is an excellent resource for a young people working through their own gender identity.


$22.00
ISBN: 9781455527083
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Published: Jericho Books - September 10th, 2013

Bolz-Weber's was great. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Her unique perspective on religion and scripture is theologically sound while also challenging the conventional reader/believer to look at others with more compassion and love. - Robin


$25.00
ISBN: 9780802120205
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Grove Press - June 19th, 2012

This book is an exciting book that is hard to put down. A bit fantasy, a lot of mystery, some important political content. - Robin


$26.99
ISBN: 9780062110831
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Harper - April 23rd, 2013

This is a sweet book. It's interesting and one that keeps you turning the pages. - Robin


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ISBN: 9781616202514
Availability: Out of Print - used copies may be available
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - August 20th, 2013

Young Readers this book will be a good read for any adult interested in better understanding transgender challenges.

 

Set in Iran, the reader is also given a glimpse of the challenges faced by women in a conservative Muslim setting. Any GLBTQIA reader will recognize the emotions and challenges of coming out as well as keeping safe. - Robin


$24.99
ISBN: 9781476705804
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Atria Books - May 21st, 2013

Tarttelin writes a powerful story that addresses the challenges faced by an intersexed young man and his family. This book makes a great case for revisiting our understanding of gender. - Robin


$15.95
ISBN: 9781935053149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Regal Crest Enterprises - March 2009

All of Clanton's books are good stories. This is my favorite. Clanton does an excellent job of writing about the challenges of being a young lesbian. Wish these books had been around when I was younger.


By Chogyam Trungpa, Sakyong Mipham (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781570629570
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Published: Shambhala - October 22nd, 2002

I read this book years ago and it continues to influence my life. - Robin


By Hendrickson Publishers (Manufactured by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781565637528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hendrickson Publishers - September 2005

If you desire a hard copy or leather bound copy of this, we can also order that for you. I have both a hardback and a leather bound copy.  - Robin


$14.95
ISBN: 9781937006235
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Parallax Press - October 16th, 2012

Neumann is Thich Nhat Hanh's editor. Great read.  - Robin


$27.95
ISBN: 9780307594884
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 15th, 2013

Sotomayor shares her life in a story that is inspiring as well as historical; showing the effects of political changes and how these changes have affected minorities. Great book for anyone interested in justice.


$26.99
ISBN: 9780062270481
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Published: HarperTorch - October 1st, 2013

As a fan of Tony Hillerman, I was thrilled to see another novel out by his daughter. Anne Hillerman has picked up where her dad left off. If you loved Tony Hillerman's stories, you'll recognize his influence on his daughter's story as well.


$27.00
ISBN: 9780316098076
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Orbit - September 3rd, 2013

The perspective of a young warrior in the ice age is not one I would have considered reading in the past. The book was engaging, well-written, and by the end of the book, I was sad that it was over. This is a coming of age story that gives the reader a chance to rethink what we might call hardship. - Robin


$24.99
ISBN: 9780825602382
Availability: Special Order
Published: Oak Publications - January 1992

This fake book may be titled for fiddlers, but it's a great book filled with old-time and celtic tunes that guitarists and mandolins can use as well. - Robin


$16.00
ISBN: 9780307352156
Availability: Not in-stock here - ask us if we have a used copy
Published: Broadway Books - January 29th, 2013

$8.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daw Books - April 2008

$15.00
SKU: 700261349251

This CD is lovely. Great harmonies and singable tunes!


$20.00
SKU: DVD-MtnTalk

First looked at this CD when learning about music in this area. This is beautiful and something you might enjoy time and again.


$14.99
SKU: 884501845649

My friend Eric continues to inspire me. Great harmonies with artist, Norma Hendrix.


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