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Hey, hey book worms! It’s time for your monthly page-turner installment of “Feed Your Read,” where we check in with one of our favorite local, indie bookstores on what they’re excited about in books for the month ahead.

For April, we had a great chat with Finley Shaw, owner of Finley’s Fiction (8 Grand Ave., Shelter Island, 203-650-7616) — who just opened for the season Easter weekend (welcome back, Finley!). Shelter Island has had other little bookstores in the past, but Shaw, who’s been in business since 2018, works some excellent curation of books and great gifty offerings that seem to bely the size of her small Heights shop — she caters to multiple tastes and interests, and it’s 100% impossible to walk out of her sunny store at the corner of Grand Avenue and Chase Avenue without something exciting to dive into.

Here’s what’s on Shaw’s hit list for April …

After Annie by Anna Quindlen (Penguin-Random House, $30)

After Annie by Anna Quindlen

“Heartbreaking, but beautiful story of a young mother who dies suddenly, leaving her four children and husband. I loved this book and read it in one sitting. Quindlen’s prose continues to astonish me, with her wise and witty inspirations on modern life.” 

The Women by Kristin Hannah

The Women by Kristin Hannah (Pan Macmillan, $30)

“I eagerly awaited Hannah’s newest historical fiction novel this winter. The Women depicts women and their role during the Vietnam War (a time period that is often forgotten). This book is sure to be a Finley’s Fiction favorite this summer.”

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid (Penguin-Random House, $29)

Come and Get it by Kiley Reid

“The author of Such a Fun Age returns with an interesting and thought-provoking story about a residential assistant and her involvement with a professor and three unruly students. I highly recommend this book for fans of The Vanishing Half, An American Marriage or Such a Fun Age.” 

Ilium by Lea Carpenter (Penguin-Random House, $27)

Ilium by Lea Carpenter

“I loved this gripping, suspenseful spy thriller. It is brilliantly written and I can’t wait to read more of Carpenter’s books. This book centers around international espionage, from London to Mallorca, Croatia, Paris and Cap Ferret. A great page-turner!” 

Finding Margaret Fuller by Allison Pataki (Penguin-Random House, $30)

Finding Margaret Fuller by Allison Pataki  

“I can’t wait to read this historical fiction novel. It follows the story of a trailblazer and a forgotten American leading lady. Fuller was a central figure of the Transcendentalists, a role model to Louisa May Alcott, an inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne and a friend to Henry David Thoreau, and a muse to Emerson.