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2008 Employee Favorites: Robin Fruitticher

1. Firmin by Sam Savage
This story about a book-addicted rat will make you contemplate writers, bookshops, and life in general. It will break your heart even as it makes you smile. Firmin is definitely a book to be thoroughly savored.

2. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey

3. The Economist Book of Obituaries by Keith Colqhoun

4. Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose

5. Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

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After 13 years with Powell's, Robin Fruitticher can confidently say she was lied to in her interview: her addictive need to possess the books she loves has not decreased in any way with the constant exposure that comes with working for a bookstore. She can only limit the addiction by spending most of her work week in the corporate building — away from the siren song of the cash registers — with a fabulous team that focuses on hiring and training.

Books mentioned in this post

  1. Firmin
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  2. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait...
    Used Hardcover $9.95

  3. Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes...
    New Hardcover $32.50
  4. Bridge of Sighs (Vintage Contemporaries)
    Used Trade Paper $4.50

One Response to "2008 Employee Favorites: Robin Fruitticher"

    Deb Baker March 2nd, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I read Firman because Sam Savage is the younger brother of a character in my book about the Beats, the elusive Hope Savage. It is a unique and quirky read,imaginative, humane, and funny.

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