Staff Picks

The staff here at Sundance Books and Music shares a common passion for reading, listening and discovering. One of the best things about being a member of the Sundance staff is the conversations we get to have with our amazing, diverse customers every day. We love hearing about the books and music that you're excited about, and getting to offer some recommendations of our own too.

Be sure to check back regularly to find out about the books and music that our staff can't wait to share with you. You can also visit the archive for more of our staff picks.

This week, check out selections from Erica, Philip, Emily and Nilo:





Difficult Women

"These stories prove without a doubt that Roxane Gay understands people-- their relationships, their complications, the ways that they break and put themselves back together, or don't. The women she writes are sometimes strange and not always likeable, but you won't forget them."


Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition: The Making of Blade Runner

"If you can't get enough of Blade Runner this is the book for you. 
Sammon has been with the Blade Runner project from before its
 inception with virtually unlimited access to everyone involved, 
including Philip K. Dick, through and beyond its completion.
 I thoroughly enjoyed all 592 pages and then went back and
 watched the variant film versions with a whole new set of eyes.
 And I just reread the original novel.  As you are probably aware,
 the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is in theaters now."


Emily  Alias Grace

 "The story of a woman who may or may not have murdered her boss. While at first glance this sounds simple, Atwood uses the true story of Grace Marks to create a story about memory, morality, and humanity that keeps you guessing and appeals to your deepest emotions."




 area x trilogy The Area X Trilogy

"It's great to see an American landscape in science fiction. With elements of suspense, speculative fiction
and sci-fi, this trilogy offers an exciting blend of genre and setting."