Jeff, bookseller, Brooklyn

Most recent staff pick: Good Talk: A Memior in Coversations by Mira Jacob

In this memoir, Mira Jacob tells poignant stories of her American experience with illustrations superimposed on photographs. Through effervescent dialogue with natural rhythms, she interlaces recollections from her childhood as the "other kind of Indian" in New Mexico with the wrenching pain of raising a curious, thoughtful, biracial child in the Trump Era. & from the mouths of these babes, her-as-a-child & her child, Jacob draws difficult questions about whether America is living up to its promise to immigrants & people of color. Spoiler alert: we're not even close. I read this standing up on the subway & under the streetlights as I walked home. I stood outside to finish it in the wind. It's that good.