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Table for Two: Fictions By Amor Towles Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593296370
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Published: Viking - April 2nd, 2024

This collection of short stories will transport you. Told with unique wit and humor, and sharp observation, these stories will transform how you think about everyday encounters with both strangers & those we love.


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The Silverblood Promise: The Last Legacy, Book 1 By James Logan Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250345806
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Published: Tor Books - May 7th, 2024

An Epic fantasy that I flew through. Not usually my  genre; but this one had me in the opening pages. The wit, humor and action-packed adventure made for a thrilling read. Definitely a “Book Hangover” read; and an outstanding debut! 

Now, I have to wait for the next book in this series. …I’ll try to be patient.


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The Vanishing Station: A Novel By Ana Ellickson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419764226
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Published: Amulet Books - April 30th, 2024

Set in San Francisco, Ruby knows that ever since her mother died her father has changed; shortly after the book opens, Ruby follows her father in an attempt to find out what is really going on, only to discover a magical underworld full of secrets , art and trains…An outstanding, adventure-packed debut! 


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Love Novel (Biblioasis International Translation #44) By Ivana Sajko, Mima Simic (Translator) Cover Image
By Ivana Sajko, Mima Simic (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771965989
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Published: Biblioasis - February 6th, 2024

One of the most daring novels that is as beautifully written as it is emotional, the sentences are so beautifully executed that you can’t look away; while the emotions and energy of the story are at times overwhelming.
A dark, twisted tango of a novel that forces you to re-define love.
 


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Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374042
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

I didn't think this book would be for me, but I was wrong, so wrong! I'm glad I was. 

This book is full of action, friendship, betrayal & romance.   Violet is an unlikely underdog (with different abilities and limitations/ AKA: EDS) of a  hero which makes for an amazing can't-put-down read. 

For all of the readers that have reasons to throw the hate: this book wasn’t for you; that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. It’s a fantasy for adults….enjoy it! 

I flew through the pages; and now? I have to wait for the next book.


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Winter Solstice: An Essay By Nina Maclaughlin Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781574232578
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - November 21st, 2023

Maclaughlin’s  beautifully detailed observations of the season transport the reader through the pages to discover warmth and light in the coldest part of the year.

These lines will remain with you even when there is no hint of snowflakes in the air.

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I don’t know how to explain it other than I literally hugged this book when I finished reading.  I was so absorbed in her writing and didn’t want it to end. 
I’ll never think of winter the same again. 

I immediately restarted reading it after I finished it.


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A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, a History, a Memorial By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780802160508
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Published: Grove Press - October 3rd, 2023

A multi-layered memoir, prose and history that reminds us that to be immigrant on this soil is to love with all it's trappings and contradictions .
 Nguyen uniquely brings to light what most of us won't dare with wit, wisdom and a little bit of necessary forgetfulness.


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Unearthing: A Story of Tangled Love and Family Secrets By Kyo Maclear Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781668012604
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Published: Scribner - August 22nd, 2023

A memoir where secrets unravel slowly like the seasons gently flow; where the struggle to uncover the truth builds to bloom into distant discoveries only to have a new definition of home & family unfold.
 


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All Things Move: Learning to Look in the Sistine Chapel By Jeannie Marshall Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781771965330
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Published: Biblioasis - April 4th, 2023

Marshall invites us to accompany her to visit the Sistine Chapel and learn to to discover what we get out of seeing one of the world’s greatest masterpieces. 
A engaging personal reflection and well-researched history & fresh perspective on an how art can change  lives.


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The Door-To-Door Bookstore By Carsten Henn Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781335490858
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Published: Hanover Square Press - July 4th, 2023

The perfect book for book lovers!


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Crow Mary: A Novel By Kathleen Grissom Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781476748474
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Published: Atria Books - June 6th, 2023

In the late 1800’s, Goes First  was one of the most determined Crow woman of her time; Her marriage to a white fur trader sets off an epic journey that forces Crow Mary to carefully balance between two worlds and cultures while trying to protect both her family and her people. 
A captivating & powerful historical novel.


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Hang the Moon: A Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501117299
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Published: Scribner - March 28th, 2023

An intoxicating tale of one Virginia family told at break-neck speed with a tender witty tone.  You will feel as though you are part of this rumrunning family. 
An epic story full of secrets and scandal that was inspired by the author’s own father, that is one hell of a wild ride.

 


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The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781609458386
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Published: Europa Editions - May 16th, 2023

History, memory & unspoken secrets all collide in this emotional & thrilling tale of a family whose past becomes unraveled by an unexpected postcard .


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The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Essays on Desire and Consumption By Katy Kelleher Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982179359
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2023

We have all been blinded by the the beauty that surrounds us. Our obsession for beauty has an element of ugliness that we much prefer to forget, which Kelleher brings to light in these brilliantly crafted personal essays.


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Lies We Sing to the Sea By Sarah Underwood Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063234475
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Published: HarperTeen - March 7th, 2023

A girl brought back to life only to break decades-long curse; can one girl out-smart Poseidon? An amazing feminist take on a great classic that makes for an can't-put-down debut. 


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Maame: A Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club Pick By Jessica George Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250282521
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 31st, 2023

A poignant, witty and confident debut that I absolutely loved.
Jessica George is a new author to watch out for!


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The Presence of Absence By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781567927443
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - November 1st, 2022

A meditation on the beyond and the overlooked. This novel is so eloquently woven that it will completely change how you see the world and life. Full of hope, love & loss Van Booy will break your heart only to mend your soul.


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Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593492543
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Published: Penguin Press - October 4th, 2022

Welcome to a dystopian United States where policy makes anything not fully 'American" unwelcome. A novel that rings precariously true to both reality both past and present;  we find that a mother's poetry made her an enemy of the state, forcing her to fee her family while Bird's father does his best to keep his son out of harms way while working in the university library. 
A novel that speaks deeply to how injustice ignored, to make society more civil only leads to a society consumed by fear and communities torn asunder. 
Ng has done it again, found a way to break our hearts in the most tender of ways. 
I loved this. 


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Shutter (A Rita Todacheene Novel #1) By Ramona Emerson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641294812
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Published: Soho Crime - April 25th, 2023

This novel opens at what seems to be an ordinary crime scene with Rita attempting to get her job done so she can finally head home and sleep. Her job seems simple enough, but as the reality of of what really is going on is uncovered, Rita’s past and present collide and put her entire life at risk. 
This enthralling and beguiling debut crime will keep you up into the wee hours reading and hunt you long after the pages are finished. 

I LOVED this book!


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Kaikeyi: A Novel By Vaishnavi Patel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780759557307
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Published: Redhook - March 7th, 2023

If you are looking for an epic tale and this sweeping debut doesn't disappoint! Inspired by her favorite stories from childhood, the author brings to life the tale of a powerful, yet just as human queen. I loved the history and the writing. This novel gracefully takes on the many contradictions that Hinduism contains, making this tale all that more human.


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Forging Silver into Stars By Brigid Kemmerer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547609123
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 7th, 2022

Looking for a book that once you start, you won't be able to put down? Want a book that you'll read the first chapter only to discover you've been up all night reading because the pages fly?
This is the new series you didn't know you were looking for.


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Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation By Erika Krouse Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250826466
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 14th, 2023

An amazing read about a very a high level case that the author just fell to at a local bookstore. The author has a face that happens to make people tell her stuff that they wouldn’t share with anyone. Who knew that the job she would land would help victims…including herself.


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The Wise Women: A Novel By Gina Sorell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063111851
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 4th, 2023

Sorell brings a spark to her characters that is rare & brilliant.
The struggles this family face are so true to life, authentic and messy; not only can readers relate, they will find themselves up way too late into the night to discover what happens to this Wise family


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Black Cake: A Novel By Charmaine Wilkerson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593358351
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 29th, 2022

A family story that travels in time and over oceans with mystery, betrayal and love that make this an absolute powerhouse debut.


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Honor By Thrity Umrigar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781643753300
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 18th, 2022

The intense and compelling complexities of human nature are rendered beautifully in this tale; making this one of  most eloquently written novels I have ever read.


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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780735222366
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Published: Penguin Books - March 21st, 2023

A beautifully crafted tale of friendship, family and adventure told with tenderness in rough contrast of the characters’ flaws. This novel is an American road trip masterpiece.


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Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine By Robert H. Lustig Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063027718
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Published: Harper - May 4th, 2021

If I hadn't downloaded the Noom App. out of curiosity first, I would have told you this doctor was crazy.
Once I re-learned how to eat (Real food=more water!) by eliminating nearly all processed food from my diet? My entire relationship with food changed and it changed my life.
This book answers the question: Why did I think the food I was eating was real? & Why was I always hungry even though I was always eating?? Secret: The Processed food industry designed it that way, it is not your fault.


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Goldenrod: Poems By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982185060
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - July 27th, 2021

  Brilliantly crafted prose, slices of life that may start as a whisper only to stop you in your tracks.


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Night Came with Many Stars By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567927580
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 18th, 2022

A tale of a daughter gambled away by a bad hand of cards told in such beautiful, humble prose that the reader doesn’t feel worthy to read the words.
To read Van Booy is akin to a secret whispered and never to be forgotten....
Every page is a gift.


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Build Your House Around My Body: A Novel By Violet Kupersmith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780812983487
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 5th, 2022

Mystery, time travel, fortune tellers and ghost stories all woven seamlessly into a absolutely unforgettable powerhouse of a novel. I wanted to re-read it again once I reached the end.


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Low Country: A Memoir By J. Nicole Jones Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781948226868
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Published: Catapult - April 13th, 2021

A debut memoir of beautifully intertwined  vignettes that make it feel more like a ghost story than a life survived.  Jones grew up in a world of hard contrasts and the way she tells of her experiences, you will find yourself utterly enthralled from the first page. 


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Palace of the Drowned: A Novel By Christine Mangan Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250788436
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 1st, 2022

A beguiling psychological thriller masterpiece that is impossible to put down.

~Read in a day~


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A Ghost in the Throat By Doireann Ní Ghríofa Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771964111
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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021

A mesmerizing blend of  memoir, history and research that is unlike I’ve ever read. Simply brilliant.


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White Shadow By Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett (Translator), Don Shaw (Translator) Cover Image
By Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett (Translator), Don Shaw (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771964036
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Published: Biblioasis - April 6th, 2021

Welcome back to the land of silence, and harsh contrasts. The island of Barroy is still an unknown place that has almost forgotten time; But war is edging onto its shores and will be forever changed when Ingrid discovers that true peace is fleeting and comes at a cost. This novel of quiet beauty will remind you of a time before that you may not remember but won’t soon forget. 


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An Emotion of Great Delight By Tahereh Mafi Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972422
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - June 28th, 2022

Shadi feels forgotten and lonely. Overwhelmed by grief, things have definitely gotten complicated. Shadi's best friend has stopped talking to her, while  her best friend's brother keeps showing up out of no where at just the right time to save her....again. 
A beautiful novel of family, friendship and love that will break your heart, mend it with hope & keep you up all night reading. 


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Brood: A Novel By Jackie Polzin Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593311332
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Published: Anchor - July 26th, 2022

An exquisitely beautiful debut of the overlooked simple joys of life.


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Land Of Big Numbers: Stories By Te-Ping Chen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358272557
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2021

This richly observant collection of slices of life in China was one of the most captivating reads I’ve had the pleasure of reading. An absolutely stunning debut is the discovery of not only a country, but an author to watch. 
I loved this collection.

I devoured this entire collection the night of the winter Solstice.


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Yolk By Mary H. K. Choi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534446007
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

I loved this story of sisters. All the love, hate and “I can’t believe you!” Echo through the pages while what happens makes you laugh & cry with tears of joy.


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Art is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur By Catherine Hewitt Cover Image
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781785786594
Published: Icon Books - November 5th, 2020

Rosa's struggle & persistent endeavor to become one of the most successful & outspoken woman artist in the 19th century  makes for one of the most intriguing biographies I’ve ever read. 
This biography made me as the French say: 
buveur d’encre, a drinker of ink


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The Scandinavian Skincare Bible: The Definitive Guide to Understanding Your Skin By Johanna Gillbro, Fiona Graham (Translator) Cover Image
By Johanna Gillbro, Fiona Graham (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781950354351
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Published: Scribe Us - February 9th, 2021

Excellent Bible on the topic. Very easy to read and I can tell the author is passionate about all elements of skin. This Skincare bible is beautifully done, thoughtful in the delivery of information, backed by science. Perfect for someone with super sensitive skin or someone who just wants to learn how to take care of their skin better, this is the book for you!
 


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The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir By Michele Harper Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537397
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 29th, 2021

I simply couldn't put this memoir down. It's a debut unlike any other; If you think this a medical career memoir you'd be wrong and pleasantly surprised. Michele brings to light what is often forgotten in the medical shows: First you become a doctor and then you discover how to become a healer.


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The Orchard: A Novel By David Hopen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062974754
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Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2021

A thriller so well done I can hardly believe it’s a debut.

If you are a fan of The Secret History by Donna Tartt: this is the debut you’ve been waiting for.
   


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Leave the World Behind: A Read with Jenna Pick By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667649
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Published: Ecco - November 23rd, 2021


Chilling in a subtle suspenseful way that reminds me of Donna Tartt.


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Eat a Peach: A Memoir By David Chang, Gabe Ulla Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524759230
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 24th, 2022

Chang welcomes you in and puts some amazing food in front of you, while a kickas* conversation with someone that you seem to know takes over the evening. By the end, your food might have grown cold, but the taste lingers as you are left in awe of the journey David took to bring his love of food to your table. This reluctant memoir cured my latest book hangover.


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Tsarina: A Novel By Ellen Alpsten Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250214447
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 14th, 2023

An enthralling, atmospheric historic fiction debut that was a slow burn.
 


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Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami By David Karashima Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593765897
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Published: Soft Skull - September 1st, 2020

An absolutely fascinating look behind the scenes and the many voices that go into translation work. I loved all the details that lead Murakami’s editors, translators to translate into English the worlds that Murakami Imagines.


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The Wicked Sister By Karen Dionne Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735213043
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 29th, 2021

Rachel believes that she remembers exactly what happened the day her parents were shot & justifies the last fifteen years.
Rachel’s mother, Jenny tells us what happened as it happened.
Is returning to the place that Rachel once ran from going to help her discover what really happened?
An absolutely absorbing, artfully-paced thriller that I couldn’t stop thinking about, couldn’t put down and held me on the edge from the beginning. 


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593128503
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Published: Del Rey - May 4th, 2021

You have to find and trade for spells while simultaneously gathering enough energy to cast them, all while trying not to let the school you attend kill you before you graduate. 
This is a wicked-fast paced tale that is akin to other beloved favorites but blasts off the doors, stands in the doorway only long enough to grab you by your shirt cuff,  spins you around faster than you could've ever imagined and won't let you go. 

I loved this.


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Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less By James Hamblin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525538325
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 20th, 2021

We have all heard 'Less is more' In this new book,  Hamblin takes this belief on in ways you wouldn't expect. He opens the book by telling the reader he stopped showering; which I admit, almost made me put the book down. I'm glad I heard him out & I think you will be too. The journey he takes to discover what our skin really needs will surprise you & save you tons of money in the long run. 
I loved this book.


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Mother Land: A Novel By Leah Franqui Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062938855
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 13th, 2021

What would you do if you have moved to India with your new husband and your mother-in-law just shows up out of the blue....to stay... “forever”? For Rachel, it’s so foreign she’s not sure what to do.
A rich and detailed novel of friendship, family & culture clash that ends up being an amazing cannot- put- down adventure full of unexpected discoveries!


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A Burning: A Read with Jenna Pick By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593081259
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 2021

A breathtaking, plot-driven debut that I couldn’t put down. I wanted to re-read it again after I reached the final page.


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What's Left of Me Is Yours: A Novel By Stephanie Scott Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525565512
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Published: Anchor - June 22nd, 2021

How do I write a review for a book that is so descriptive and beautiful that it seems to have been an opera whispered? 
This story is so meticulous researched that you forget that this a novel; a story of a family and love so masterfully woven you forget the crime. 
A stunning debut of the many shades of love & how the best of lies are told nearest to truth.


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Animal Spirit: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Francesca Marciano Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780525565741
Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2021

Absolutely captivating in a subtle & sublime way. Marciano is a master. 
I didn't want to put this book down; nor did I want any of her stories to end.

I stayed up way too late (Early?) to finish this new collection.


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The Eighth Life By Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins (Translator), Ruth Martin (Translator) Cover Image
By Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins (Translator), Ruth Martin (Translator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781950354146
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribe Us - April 14th, 2020

Once I finished this amazing family tale, the gold was worn off the cover in places, but the memories that made for a story told well will remain with me.
I felt part of this family as I traveled with them through time and history; as they shared with me all the threads of their woven carpet, generations old.
This book has everything, except that hot chocolate recipe written out to ease my book hangover.

I loved this amazing book.


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Wine Girl: The Trials and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier By Victoria James Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062961686
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Published: Ecco - March 23rd, 2021

Don’t be fooled into thinking that ‘Master Sommelier’ is simply a pretty label for someone that knows wine; The title was well earned.
What Victoria lives through to be able to share her love of wine with people will break your heart, only to leave you amazed and inspired by how she found a way to thrive in a world where most people want to pull you down.
Like any good meal paired well, this memoir made me want to experience more.
I absolutely loved this powerful, could-not- put- down wine adventure.


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The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell's Library #1) By A. J. Hackwith Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781984806376
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Published: Ace - October 1st, 2019

I loved this book about a library in hell, complete with a does-not-put-up- with demons librarian, a unwritten hero and someone that actually belongs in heaven. I loved this & can’t wait for the next in the series! 


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The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Read with Jenna Pick (A Novel) By Abi Daré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524746094
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Published: Dutton - February 23rd, 2021

Adunni is a Nigerian girl that has a bright future as a teacher; that is until we discover that loss and a broken promise drastically change Adunni’s hope for the future. Told in a powerful, sometimes broken voice, this emotional debut will draw you in with a broken song and leave you filled with hope.
I loved Adunni’s journey.


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Here I Am! By Pauline Holdstock Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781771963091
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Published: Biblioasis - February 4th, 2020

"I will tell you first how I got on board without a ticket...." I picked this up just before heading out for a road trip, thinking that it was a most fitting first line. 
Frankie is someone that thinks like an adult and doesn't care that the world around him might think he's just kid. He discovers one morning that his mother isn't just sleeping in her big chair.  Once at school, he tells his teachers of his discovery but no one is listening because he's only six, and he's Frankie. 
Quickly, he devises a plan unlike any other, because that was what he was promised! Setting off a grand adventure of a lifetime, only he forgets to tell his Dad. 
You will find that this high-seas adventure is one of the most absorbing books of the year. I loved every moment. 
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you: This book might remind you of past favorites, but it will be one that you won’t soon forget.


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Such a Fun Age: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Kiley Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541912
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 20th, 2021

Emira is a babysitter for a well-meaning rich family that has started to treat her more like family than staff after an unexpected event happens at their home. Emira loves her job and while all her friends are managing to move into the career world, she knows she is good at being a nanny and can’t really see herself doing anything else; that is until a video is leaked, and the true indentations of her employer come to light. This novel is a reflection of current issues told in a refreshing voice
A razor-sharp, unforgiving and unforgettable debut that had me from the opening lines. 
 


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Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool By Clara Parkes Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419735370
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 6th, 2021

What would you do with a 676-pound bale of fleece? Clara Parkes wasn’t completely sure either, even after it arrived; but just like any good knitter, she had some…ideas. What would be any knitter’s dream came true for Carla, ---or would come true--as soon as she could cut the straps off the huge bale without the ball of rather dirty fluffy stuff exploding all over the warehouse she found big enough to hold such a delivery… This great sheep adventure from Maine to Wisconsin will have you thinking about an industry that is still necessary but often forgotten. If it is made of fiber, it was most likely made on machines where the parts have been pieced together (and often held together) with duck tape after being found or rescued from mills that have long ago shuttered. Before reading this book, I had no idea how long a journey fleece went on to reach my needles, What ensued is a surprising adventure, history lesson and a behind-the-scenes tour of a fading industry that I could not put down.


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The Dishwasher (Biblioasis International Translation) By Stéphane Larue, Pablo Strauss (Translator) Cover Image
By Stéphane Larue, Pablo Strauss (Translator)
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Published: Biblioasis - August 20th, 2019

A simple story of a want-to-be-artist that has to come to terms with the reality of his vices and get out of his own way. The pacing and phrasing of this novel is in beautiful contrast to the raw story told. The sense of place is unforgettable. From the behind the scenes look of working in a restaurant to the weight of addiction, I devoured every page as I found myself hopeful for the underdog in this brilliant debut.
 


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The German House By Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annette Hess, Elisabeth Lauffer (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780062910257
Published: HarperVia - December 3rd, 2019

In this newly translated debut, Eva takes a job as a translator for what turns out to be the case brought to trial against a group of SS officers that worked at the death camps during WWII. Set in the 1960's, this novel reminds us that history plus time allows for the distance to forget & secrets always find a way to work themselves free.
 
 
 


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If You Want to Make God Laugh By Bianca Marais Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219335
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 7th, 2020

I’ve been a fan of Marais from her debut, her prose is powerful, beautiful & mesmerizes. Her characters face the hard topics and times of South Africa with grace, quick-wit and laughter. I loved every moment of this unforgettable story of facing the past, love, and family.
 

 


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Mrs. Everything: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - April 7th, 2020

The story of two sisters and the paths they take from growing up in 1950’s Detroit, attending tiger games to college in Ann Arbor & protests is a fascinating look at the roles women play in all the relationships. The two sisters are often at odds with each other as they face all the struggles life throws at them, only to come together to support one another in unlikely ways when tragedy strikes. 
You will laugh, cry and want to embrace the sisters as this absolutely absorbing family saga unfolds. 


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The Tenth Muse: A Novel By Catherine Chung Cover Image
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Published: Ecco - April 14th, 2020

Read in a day. 
Woven here is a tale of family, love, mystery and math. 
Katherine, discovered to be a math wiz in primary school, dreams to one day solve a challenging math equation/prove a proof. Only later on does she discover that the most important puzzle she will ever unravel is that of her true family she had no knowledge of.
-Shannon Alden literati bookstore 


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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee By Casey Cep Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - September 29th, 2020

 This meticulous researched book dispels myths and beliefs held about Harper Lee, her family and friends.  It tells the true story of the case that inspired her to start writing another book, yes, really and not the book you think.  I devoured this book.


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Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History By Peter Houlahan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640093881
Published: Counterpoint - June 2nd, 2020

On May 9, 1980, what usually only happens in action-thriller movies came to life in Orange County, California. I don’t usually read true-crime, but Houlahan’s writing pulled me in. While reading this meticulous researched account, I could almost smell the gun powder, hear the cacophony of gunfire making my ears ring and see the dust clear as the largest crime scene in American history came into view. 
Documented here is how an attempted bank robbery and its subsequent trial would forever change a town, its people and law enforcement nation-wide. The crime and court case may have been an unbelievable catastrophe, but this book is pitch-perfect. 


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American Housewife By Helen Ellis Cover Image
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Published: Anchor - October 18th, 2016

I Stayed up late to finish because I couldn’t put this collection down. It is truly laugh-out-loud funny and just what I needed, and I know it will refresh you too...I'm only sad that I will have to wait for her next collection...


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SHOUT By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142422205
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Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020

The conversation shared in Speak continues with the volume turned up... way up. The breath-taking prose invites the reader in and gives a view of her past that lead her to the path of possibilities. Anderson's reality echoes so many stories never told and reminds us that we are not alone in finding our voice.


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New Kid: A Newbery Award Winner By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Read it, loved it. This graphic novel is an amazing, pitch-perfect book so important and well done it opens up the hard conversations we all need to have right now, and brings to light conversations never thought of. 

An Important book with an urgent message shared thoughtfully.


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On the Come Up By Angie Thomas Cover Image
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Published: Balzer + Bray - December 1st, 2020

Bri is a want-to-be rapper, like her famous father; she has a really good sense of poetry for rapping; she has even won some rap battles. 
When Bri finally has a chance to live her dream, she discovers that she might need to do more than put words to a beat, but will she stand up and speak out?

This was one of the most engaging books I've ever read.


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Freefall: A Novel By Jessica Barry Cover Image
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

This debut fell into my hands and kept calling to me. I  assumed it would just be another mother-daughter, tragic tale and I just didn't want to read at first...After  I finally opened to the first page, I read until the last page was in the light of dawn.  
How did a women with a dark past end up on a private plane  and hiking through the woods? Where is she headed and who is she really running from? 
One of the most fast-paced, suspenseful and sharply plotted thrillers I have read in a long time, I dare you not to read in one day.


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Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

Tara's extraordinary experience is akin to a bittersweet love letter to the past. 
I have devoured every page in utter awe.
A nearly unbelievable, astonishing & beautifully raw account of a life lived off the grid.


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The New Order: Stories By Karen E. Bender Cover Image
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Published: Counterpoint - November 12th, 2019

I love the way Bender leads you calmly down a well-worn path with a flashlight, shines a light the small, simple everyday then grabs your wrist while she takes you for a unexpected twist.  Her stunning and subtle prose makes you curious; every story somehow slowly and thoughtfully blooms before you as though you have uncovered a gem as it first catches the light. 


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The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

Ten softly spoken, bittersweet words: "You can still smell the smoke in some of them" is all Susan needed to hear the librarian say to be pulled in to the history of the L.A. Library. 
The true story the 1986 fire that burned so perfectly that the way in which the blaze burned not only has a unique name, it is nearly impossible to create outside of a lab environment; fire so perfect it burned absolutely clear. 
Who would ever set a library on fire, and why? This intriguing mystery pulls you in, and has you flying through the pages. Part history, part love letter, this book will give you a true taste of what goes on in a library and what it took to bring one back from the ashes.


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The Real Lolita: A Lost Girl, an Unthinkable Crime, and a Scandalous Masterpiece By Sarah Weinman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062661937
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Published: Ecco - September 10th, 2019

This is the true-crime that inspired one of the most  beloved and disquieting novels written;  yet the name of the  real-life victim is rarely known and her story rarely told.
What Weinman has put right in this  painstaking researched book is  what really happened to Sally  and how Nabokov became nearly as obsessed with following Sally's kidnapping as he was about catching butterflies.
Proof that the truth behind how the much-loved prose came to be can be more chilling than the tale we are told. 


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Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else By Maeve Higgins Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - August 7th, 2018

Is it fitting that while reading the opening essay about swimming with the dolphins, the pages got slightly ruined by my tears from laughing so hard that I couldn't put the book down? Yes. 
The reflections shared within these pages are beautiful and will make you think as Maeve's observations are both heart-felt & hands-down hilarious


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Whiskey When We're Dry: A Novel By John Larison Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - July 2nd, 2019

Left to tend to her father and family ranch, Jess takes on a dangerous journey in attempt to bring her brother home. On the trail, Jess discovers not only her true calling, but that home is where you are. 
A sweeping and breath-taking tale of the untamed west comes to life as Jess recounts her journey of the search for home and family on a harsh land. I simply loved this wild-west novel. 
-Great read to enjoy a dram of Whiskey and for fans of One Thousand White Women


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Spinning Silver: A Novel By Naomi Novik Cover Image
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

This magical & imaginative novel will remind you of Rumpelstiltskin with a twist. Jewish history is flawlessly woven into this tale of winter kings, queens and bad agreements. Told in six determined, practical and strong voices, the tale that Novik spins here will leave you torn between devouring every page and savoring them.


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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by)
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 26th, 2019

One of the most passionate investigations of one of the darkest times in American History; I could not put this book down. The dedication found within these pages to follow leads that end up hitting walls gives the reader insight into how one faceless man and his actions can haunt not only the victims, but those that hunt for the clues that will one day lead to justice. 
A book that will have you looking over your shoulder, and not quite able to sleep as peacefully as before you read it; but full of hope because: This book is the flash in the darkness that has shed light on the face of a killer. 


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The Flicker of Old Dreams: A Novel By Susan Henderson Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 13th, 2018

Mary thinks she knows all the secrets, lies and stories of her hometown, until Richard, who was blamed for his older brother’s death, returns years later to take care of their dying mother. 
An unlikely friendship blooms as the people let their true feeling of the past known and Mary discovers just how unforgiving small town life can be. 
A lyrical meditation on life lived outside the city; this powerful novel of resilience, redemption and human imperfection will leave you breathless. I simply loved this novel. 


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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting By Alanna Okun Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 19th, 2019

I simply could not put this collection of essays down. This collection is a love/hate letter to a passion that drives one to swear and cause non-crafters to swoon. Written with sharp, funny wit and heartfelt moments of love and loss, this true page-turner will have you soon curling up with your knitting with her stories echoing in your mind between the stitches.


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The Perfect Nanny: A Novel By Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor (Translated by) Cover Image
By Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
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Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2018

A tale of hauntingly beautiful suspense that grabs you from the opening line. This brilliant debut will leave you riveted by how shattering the little tensions can be to the idyllic lives we all build.


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The Hazel Wood: A Novel By Melissa Albert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250147936
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 26th, 2019

A nearly impossible book to find; a pouch with three things; A bone, a comb and a feather; importance unknown. On the pages within this book is a beguiling tale full of mysterious disappearances and rumors that will have you captivated from the first page.


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The Girl in the Tower: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy #2) By Katherine Arden Cover Image
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Published: Del Rey - June 26th, 2018

The Bear and the Nightingale left Vasya with one of three choices: either marry, live in a convent as a nun or go home and live where everyone claims she is a witch. 
In this second book of the Winternight trilogy, Vasya’s choice and wanderlust sends her down an unplanned path that leads to a grand adventure full of mysterious secrets, disguises, battles and bandits. Can Vasya save her family before Moscow burns? 
An incredibly well-done Russian fairy tale  that I could not put down, I simply love this Winternight Trilogy and I can't wait for the final book. 


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The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 5th, 2019

Charlie is lucky to be the son of an American diplomat, he gets to visit places all over the world with his father, but he has no friends and he is bored, so bored. 
The only thing he has found to resolve the ennui (Ennui: ahn-wee: A feeling of discontent resulting from lack of interest; boredom) is to make up and write stories about all the people he sees in the cafés and shops while his father is working in France. 
Everything changes when he discovered that his extra special engraved fountain pen has been stolen.


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The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel By John Boyne Cover Image
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Published: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018

A photograph, new friends and a new start. 
Opening in disgrace due to bitter circumstances, this coming to age story in 1950’s Ireland is as much a portrait of a changing society as it is a masterfully woven tale of acceptance and grace. 


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One Thousand White Women (20th Anniversary Edition): The Journals of May Dodd: A Novel (One Thousand White Women Series #1) By Jim Fergus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250154705
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 1st, 2017

"It spite of efforts to convince the reader to the contrary, this book book is entirely a work of fiction" -Author's note

Inspired by an actual 1854 event, this is one of the best historical fiction novels I've ever read. Already read this title? Re-read it before reading his new title Vengeance of Mothers where Mary's story continues!


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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by) Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588747
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

The vignettes painstakingly documented on these pages reveal the hidden side of the prism of war.
At times memory, at times confessions, these true accounts finally permit us a view of the past that textbooks overlook to tell the tales of the battles within the war. 
Each story will leave you breathless and pondering


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Hum If You Don't Know the Words By Bianca Marais Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

I finished this novel in a day. A beautiful woven story full of tenderness, suspense and quick-wit that will have you on the edge of tears one moment and dabbing them away from laughter the next. A refreshing bright and thoughtful debut.


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The Readymade Thief: A Novel By Augustus Rose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735221840
Published: Penguin Books - August 7th, 2018

Lee is seventeen and ready to head to college when she takes the fall for her best friend. The simple act not only changes Lees path in life, it leads her into the world of of a S.A;. a group of misfits that throw lavish costume parties. As Lee discovers more about the group, she finds that she is more than an invited guest.

An absolutely addictive, can't-put-down high-speed debut.


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Mothers and Other Strangers By Gina Sorell Cover Image
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Published: Prospect Park Books - May 2nd, 2017

This book grabs you at the opening lines and won't let you go. 
Elsie dreams of fire and doesn't fully understand how deep her mother's ties to a group called the Seekers was until her mother's death. The discovery of a bundle of photos & a priceless ring take Elsie from her home in Canada to Africa on a journey that leads her to the past she never knew she had.

A stunning, rich and heartfelt debut of suspense.


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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI By David Grann Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

A riveting, unimaginable & utterly astonishing look into Native American history that will hold you in suspense till the last page. 
What Grunn reveals thanks to his research of primary and unpublished materials is the sinister web of plots that lead to the mysterious and brutal deaths of the Osage by the hands of those that were there to protect their wealth.


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The Refugees By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - January 2nd, 2018

  An eloquent and detailed collection of aspirations and dreams tells of those torn between two worlds, the country and family left behind in trade for a distant place of hope and desires fulfilled. Each chapter is an experience of memory suffused with subtle moments that will leave you breathless.


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A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel By Joyce Carol Oates Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062643056
Published: Ecco - October 10th, 2017

I'll be honest: in all my years of selling books, I had never read anything by Joyce Carol Oates. As I sit here in my sublime book-hangover, I can't believe I waited this long to find my way to reading what Oates has given to the literary world. I'm not sure I can write a review worthy enough to express how this raw and striking tale of two families is told. 
An exquisite portrait of one most provocative topics of our time told with unexpected and deep intimacy.


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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

Once you meet Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt you won't forget him; He has "been know to fence with a quill" believing that "All poetry is a call to action" and he claims to have returned to Russia because he missed the climate. 
The way in which the Count's story of confinement is beautifully woven and influenced by the ever- changing Russia that unfolds beyond the doors will transport you to a different time and place and draw you in. 
Intelligent and rich in detail; a story you will want to linger over and revisit. I am so glad that the author took his own advice and took the leap to write this novel --"For what matters in life is not whether we receive a round of applause; what matters is whether we have the courage to venture forth despite the uncertainty of acclaim." Brava & Encore to the author.


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Another Brooklyn: A Novel By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2017

"A beautiful portrait of longing, memory, friendship and betrayal that is as raw and sharp as it is true and tender. The rhythm of writing mirrors Brooklyn in a way that will have you finishing the pages before you are ready to let August and her story go.


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Mothering Sunday: A Romance (Vintage International) By Graham Swift Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

The most beautiful, deep & affecting work I've read this year.  Simply put? Sublime.


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When We Collided By Emery Lord Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 16th, 2017

Brilliantly crafted, heartbreaking beautiful & honest, I have never read something that took on the details of grief, love & mental illness with so much thoughtfulness, understanding & hope. 

Simply Stunning.


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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
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Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

An engaging, heartbreakingly raw, eye-opening investigation of the epidemic of eviction in America.  Before reading this book, I had no idea that "Eviction can unravel the fabric of a community" or that eviction causes more loss than just a place to call home. Desmond's groundbreaking research will re-define what you think of poverty; the struggles the families he followed will remind you that we are all one paycheck or (even small) event away from finding a similar path before us.


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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids By Meghan Daum (Editor), Meghan Daum (Introduction by), Meghan Daum Cover Image
By Meghan Daum (Editor), Meghan Daum (Introduction by), Meghan Daum
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ISBN: 9781250081643
Published: Picador - April 5th, 2016

If you are sick of the question "When are you going to have kids?" This book is for you. The sixteen essays found within will remind you that you are not alone & sometimes the dcision not to have kids wasn't your choice


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In Other Words: A Memoir By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
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Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2017

In an attempt to master Italian, Lahiri moves her family to Rome. "The effort of making the language mine, of possessing it, has a strong resemblance to a creative process." How daring, courageous & bold!  Lahiri's attempt to master another language is perfection. 


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Girl Through Glass: A Novel By Sari Wilson Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 24th, 2017

This raw & true-to-life, behind the satin & ribbions story will shock you as much as the beauty & grace will mesmeize you. This debut story is brilliantly crafted & simply exquisite. Wilson mira's cult-like, obsessive world is unlike any other author I've read. 

 


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Tales of Accidental Genius: Stories By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2015

Another wonderful, lush, simple, thought provoking collection from one of my favorite authors

"She belived it was a gift to never truly know the self. We are not who we think we are, nor how others see us...." 

Loved this. A perfect collection to discover Van Booy for the first time! 


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The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly By Ted Sanders, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ted Sanders, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062275837
Published: HarperCollins - February 2nd, 2016

A magical box, a dragonfly pendant and an ancient and very secret society. I read over 100 pages before I knew it. This is the first book that gave me the same feeling as reading the first Harry Potter book so long ago. Pure Magic!

 


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The Rest of Us Just Live Here By Patrick Ness Cover Image
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 27th, 2016

Truly an amazing read. Definitely a conversation starter as this senior year/final summer together with friends touches on so many important topics with good humor. A gem of a book, that I know I'll be thinking about often.


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The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong By David Orr Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143109570
Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

Wow; what a read! I, like so many others Love this poem but even I was surprised to learn that there was more to the poet and his most most famous poem. You think you know this poem? Think again- Amazing!! 


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The Gospel of Orla By Eoghan Walls Cover Image
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 7th, 2023

Orla is grieving the loss of her mother when she attempts to leave her father and baby sister behind to go to Ireland. Her first attempt fails miserably. A coming-to-age novel that is witty, bold and lyrical; it reminds us what it means to be human.


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The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage Contemporaries) By Cristina Henríquez Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015

"Back then, all we wanted was the simplest things" This first line grabbed me and took me on an unforgettable journey;one with an amazing, unexpected end.

Love, family, hope & dreams all collide in this powerful novel.  

 


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Come As You Are: Revised and Updated: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life By Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

"If you feel broken, or know someone who does... we've all been lied to but its no one's fault.." This is the page heading that this book fell open to when I first opened this Amazing book. This is the book I wish I had had years ago and should be part of Everyones sex education.  This book won't just change your sex life, it will change your whole life forever. 

Special P.S. to the author: Thanks & Wow. 

 


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Get in Trouble: Stories By Kelly Link Cover Image
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

I LOVED this book. My favorite story was the first one, The Summer People.  Kelly Link's prose is amazing. I savored every phrase while also racing through the pages. 


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About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos By Ron Marasco, Brian Shuff Cover Image
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 16th, 2014

Hands down, this is the BEST book about grief. 
I can't say enough about this book. I can't give it enough stars. 
I have hand-sold this to so many friends, neighbors, customers, family members. 
I revisit this book whenever I'm having a difficult day with grief, or helping support others. 

I hope that someday, I can meet the authors of this book to thank them in person. 


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Magic for Beginners: Stories By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986518
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 1st, 2014

Intoxicating, unforgettable, magic. Link's writing is so unique and clever after you finish just one of her stories, you will know you discovered short story writing at its bets, but you still won't know just how she crafts such amazing vignettes. 


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The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062248459
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 29th, 2014

"In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment-we are all defined by something we can't change."

After reading this beautifully crafted novel, you'll want to re-read it and set out to commit random acts of kindness of your own. This novel; inspired by true events, reminds us that we are all connected...everyday.

 


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The Eternal Wonder: A Novel By Pearl S. Buck Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781480439702
Published: Open Road Media - October 22nd, 2013

The manuscript for this novel; Pearl's last book, was found after 40 years. It is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. The story of Rann was truly mesmerizing and gave me a "Book hangover".

 


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Matched By Ally Condie Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142419779
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Published: Penguin Books - September 20th, 2011

Cassia lives in a society where you are matched by officials. Will Cassia stay with the person she is matched with or follow her heart? Couldn't put this book down!

 


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A Guide to Being Born: Stories By Ramona Ausubel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594632686
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 6th, 2014

This is a perfect summer read! Ausubel's fantastical style reminds me of Karen Russell; however, this is a unique collection of stories; a journey through the sages of life and the transformations that transpire.

 


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The Golden Gate (Vintage International) By Vikram Seth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679734574
Published: Vintage - June 18th, 1991

A beautiful, bittersweet love story that is full of wit and written in poem form. Amazing... simply amazing.


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The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by) Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

Welcome to the Cemetery of Forgetten Books; where "According to tradition, the first time someone visits this place, he must choose a book, whichever he wants, and adopt it, making sure that it will never disappear..." One of my all-time favorite books about the magic of books.


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The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out By Angela Liddon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781583335277
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Published: Avery - March 4th, 2014

I'm not vegan, but this cookbook was a great find.

I loved the Summertime Cherry-Basil Bruschetta, the Apple Pie Oatmeal is a new breakfast favorite and the Green Monster soothie? Yum. 

 


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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062570611
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 4th, 2019

Civil war time swiftly changes focus when the dead start walking the battlefields. Soon after this shift, combat schools are developed with the goal of turning girls into proper Attendants for the wealthy as protection from the un-dead. The schooling is considered a path to a better life, but Jane McKeene, (our plucky heroine) doesn't want any part of it; she has her mind set on returning to her home and her family on Rose Hill; until people start to go missing and Jane uncovers a conspiracy. A fast-paced novel of twisted history that is smart and witty.


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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Karen Russell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307947475
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2014

Russell's imaginative, textured, funny & quirky stort story world makes this the perfect twisted & fun read for summer.


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The Blood of Flowers: A Novel By Anita Amirrezvani Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316065771
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 2nd, 2008

If you liked the Kite Runner, you'll love this debut novel.

How far will the main character go to have a chance to weave a priceless rug?

This love story inspired by a true experience will stay with you.


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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060012359
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Published: Clarion Books - August 12th, 2008

The best, laugh-out-loud funny re-telling of the pied piper story ever; with an amazing cat & rats that both can talk!

A book where you learn that EEEEKKK! Is not a word.  

 


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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

A book where you find out that the demon doesn't always want to be good. And then, well, the part where they both have to bring the end of time to the world...


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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416586296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2010

Little House On the Prairie for grown-ups!

Jeannette's grandmother is back with a poweful tale to tell in this true-to-life novel. 


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The Last Policeman: A Novel (The Last Policeman Trilogy #1) By Ben H. Winters Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781594746741
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Published: Quirk Books - May 13th, 2013

The earth has just six months till asteroid 20011GV1 will distroy everything. What would you do? For detective palace, he can't help but do his job.

The 1st book in a 3 book seriesl I just finished World of Trouble (#3 in the series) out in June. 

A pre-apocolyptic series I never though I would read turned into three books I could Not put down.  


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Annie's Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret By Steve Luxenberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401310196
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Published: Hachette Books - May 11th, 2010

"Secrets, I've discovered, have a way of working themselves free of their keepers."  

One of my favorite true & local mysteries.

Steve remembers his mom always saying that she was an only child, but that changes with a single phone call in April of 1995.

** Chosen as the 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read book** 


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Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy #1) By Lauren DeStefano Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442409064
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 6th, 2011

Thanks to the wonders of genetic engineering, Rhine lives in a society where males die at 25 years old & females only live to age 20.  Due to the time limits, girls are kidnapped and sold as brides to have children. Rhine ends up in a world of 'Wealth and privilege" but what happens when what she really wants is Freedom?


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A Northern Light: A Printz Honor Winner By Jennifer Donnelly Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358063681
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Published: Clarion Books - May 7th, 2019

this is one of my favorite historical fiction novels for young adults.

New York state-1906, 16 year-old Mattie wants badly to attend college to become a writer. While working at the inn to earn money for college, a guest named Grace Brown asks her to burn a stack of secret letters. Shortly after the request, Grace's body is found in the nearby lake; might the letters hold the key to her murder? 

 


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Paris Red: A Novel By Maureen Gibbon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393352238
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 11th, 2016

Paris 1862. Artists & Cafes. Once Edouard Manet meets Victorine, and unconventional love blooms and the portrait we know as Olympia comes to life to change the art world forever. A lovely, fun read. 


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The Bronze Horseman By Paullina Simons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061854149
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 8th, 2009

One of the best epic love stories I've read in a long time. 


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Morningside Heights: A Novel By Joshua Henkin Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9781524748357
Published: Pantheon - June 15th, 2021

A deeply human & emotional story of a beautifully imperfect family.


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The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature By Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst (Translator) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

A  captivating walk through the world of trees that will surprise and  delight you. 


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Address Unknown: A Novel By Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, Margot Livesey (Introduction by) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063068490
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Published: Ecco - June 29th, 2021

A timeless hunting reflection of the past as warning.


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Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage By Helen Ellis Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385548205
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Published: Doubleday - June 13th, 2023

Helen Ellis is one of the rarest of writers, she can and often makes me laugh out loud to the point that my asthma often kicks up. 
(Don’t worry, I always have my inhaler nearby)

This collection definitely doesn’t disappoint, if you are looking for humor that will take your mind off your worries, may I introduce you to one of my favorite authors, Helen Ellis!