Ana McDaniel

Ana McDaniel is the manager at  Bartleby's Books.  Ana came to Southern Vermont twenty years ago as a Marlboro College student, fell in love with the area, and is now happily raising her family in the woods of Southern Vermont.  Ana is a serious reader of EVERYTHING, but her true love and devotion will always remain with the children's section.

Ana's Picks:

Trust Exercises

by Susan Choi

I am in love with this book - its insights & surprises.


by Stephen Markley

A uniquely American story about friends and enemies, and all of the blurred lines in between. Love this book!


by Madeline Miller

Fans of Miller's first book, Song of Achilles, will not be disappointed by Circe. It's a story of danger & magic in which the heroine is an un...

The Power

by Naomi Alderman

A provocative novel about the nature of power & authority, and the effects of unrest. A page-turner for sure!


Andrew Sean Greer

Fun, pleasant, and so well written! A gem!!!

Stanger in the Woods

Michael Finkel

A sympathetic look into the mysterious world of a man who was determined to live life on his own terms. Amazing!

The Clasp

Sloane Crosley

A clever, sharply written story about stumbling into adulthood with flawed & funny characters you can't help but care for.

White Trash

Nancy Isenberg

An exploration of the history and use of class-consciousness in the U.S. Very relevant to today's world.

A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

Incredible writing. So good, that when I finished it, I immediately read it again.

Strangers in Their Own Land

Arlie Russell Hochschild

An examination of the issues that divide us, and the ways in which we can bridge the divide. A timely read!

Father's Day

Simon Van Booy

Unlikely father-daughter story, deceptively simple writing, characters you will fall in love with.

American Housewife

Helen Ellis

These stories are hilariously original and I did not want it to end!

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck

Two brothers tackle the Oregon Trail with only the resources and tools available to the original pioneers. A great adventure story for history-buffs.

How to Build A Girl

Caitlin Moran

A funny and insightful coming of age story, set in the early 90s english music scene.

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

You will fall in LOVE with this book! So touching...a real crowd pleaser.

Three Minutes in Poland

Glenn Kurtz

A haunting story of a past rediscovered.


Lily King

With this unconventional love story Lily King has crossed over, becoming a superior writer.

How Tom Beat Captain Najork

Russell Hoban

We all know and love a boy like Tom! Such fun!

Lookaway, Lookaway

Wilton Barnhardt

My favorite novel of 2013. The characters are fantastic!

Lost City of Z

David Grann

This book has something for evertyone-adventure, mystery, history...a wild ride!


Andrew Smith

The toughest fourteen and sweetest year old you will ever meet. Great book

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz, Robert Byrd

Originally meant to be performed as a series of short monologues, this collection of vignettes about medieval young people is at once entertaining and...

Cleaning Nabokov's House

Leslie Daniels

Funny and so real!

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