Judy

Judy

Judy gravitates toward literary fiction. You can tell she’s found a favorite when she can’t stop reading it on the patio, even when the rain comes.  


 


 

Glorious Exploits: A Novel By Ferdia Lennon Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250893697
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 26th, 2024

Taking place in Syracuse, in 412 BC, Lampo and Gelon decide to put on a production of Euripides. It will take place in a prison quarry, using the Greek POW's as the actors. Lennon uses modern Irish language in his book, which puts a different twist on this clever and fun novel!


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The Postcard By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator) Cover Image
By Anne Berest, Tina Kover (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9798889660354
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Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2024

The "Postcard" is based on a true story. In 2003 a postcard arrived at the Berest family home. On the front, a picture of the Paris opera, on the back, four names. The names are  those of Anne's maternal grandparents, Ephraim and Emma and their children, Noemie and Jacques, all who perished in Auschwitz in 1942. In 2018, Anne decided to find out who wrote the postcard and why. The book is profound, beautiful and so compelling it simply took my breath away. I cannot recommend this book enough.


James: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385550369
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Published: Doubleday - March 19th, 2024

Percival Everett's "James" is a true tour de force. "James" is the retelling of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn", from the point of view of the slave, Jim. "James" is funny and alarming, beautiful and brilliant. I believe that the book should have a place in schools, libraries  and beyond. Everyone should read this book! It is that good!


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The Curse of Pietro Houdini: A Novel By Derek B. Miller Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668020883
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 16th, 2024

The book takes place in Italy during WII. It's a thriller, there is a heist ,it's funny, it's a coming of age story as well as an art lesson. If you liked "City of Thieves" you will love this!


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The Storm We Made: A Novel By Vanessa Chan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781668015148
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Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - January 2nd, 2024

"the Storm We Made" takes place in 1945 in colonial Malaya. It is a story about the horrors of war and the choices we make. Beautifully and richly written!!


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The Vaster Wilds: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593418390
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 12th, 2023

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff is a terrific adventure story. A young servant giirl, who escapes Jamestown and lives by her wits, saving herself from peril time and time again. 


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Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

"Let Us Descend" is brilliant! From the 1st page until the last, I was entranced with the lyricism and poetry of the writing. It is a story of American slavery and of separation. Intense, heartbreaking as well as spiritual are just some of the words I use to describe this remarkable book. When I finished the last page, I signed and put my head in my hands and said. beautiful.


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The Librarianist: A Novel By Patrick deWitt Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063085121
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Published: Ecco - July 4th, 2023

Patrick deWitt does it again! His books are fun, funny and so very entertaining. The Librarianist is a delight!!


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Nives By Sacha Naspini, Clarissa Botsford (Translator) Cover Image
By Sacha Naspini, Clarissa Botsford (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781609456665
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Published: Europa Editions - May 4th, 2021

Nives has recently lost her husband and finds comfort with Giacomina, her favorite chicken who she brings into her home. While watching a TIDE commercial, the chicken becomes hypnotized. Nives call the local vet, an old friend, for help. The phone call is the essence of the book. Secrets are revealed, wounds reopened in this funny wonderful story! At 129 pages, it's a great quick read!


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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593469316
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Published: Vintage - January 23rd, 2024

This book is extraordinary! It is upsetting and illuminating, while taking a hard look at our penal system. The book is an excellent conversation starter and a book club pick!


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

Sallie Kincaid is a force of reckoning. She is smart, resourceful and independant. When her father, the most powerful man in the county dies, Sallie takes the reins and takes charge! The story takes place in the 1920's in Virginia, during prohibition.  The book is terrific!


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Enter Ghost By Isabella Hammad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802163301
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Published: Grove Press - April 9th, 2024

Sonia Nasir is a stage actress living in London,. She returns to Palestine to visit her sister, who teaches in Tel Aviv at the university. While in Haifa, Sonia meets Mariam, a local director, who is wanting to direct Hamlet in  Arabic. The book is wonderfully written, thoughtful and timely.


Hester: A Novel By Laurie Lico Albanese Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250825162
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 3rd, 2023

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

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The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

I love, love, love this book. The writing and imagery are exquisite .As a person with a degree in Art History, I was swept away from page one!


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The Two Lives of Sara By Catherine Adel West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778387077
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Published: Park Row - June 6th, 2023

In the early 1960's a pregnant, Sara King flees Chicago for Memphis, where Mama Sugar welcomes her to her boarding house, the Scarlet Poplar. It is a story of family, community and love. The characters are so rich and real. Just a remarkable book!


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Lucy by the Sea: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593446065
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Published: Random House - September 20th, 2022

Lucy Barton heads to Maine in March of 2020 to ride out the pandemic with her ex-husband, William. It is a story full of emotion, love, loss and deep human connections.


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Less Is Lost (The Arthur Less Books #2) By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316498906
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022

In this follow-up to Pulitzer Prize winner; "LESS", we find author Arthur Less. He has just learned of the death of his former lover, finds that he owes 10 years in back rent and only one month to come up with the money! And so begins Less' road trip across the U.S. in a van named Rosina and a black pug named Dolly. So fun, so funny!!!!


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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982158224
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

Ford's latest book is wonderfully written and the characters a fascinating. Beginning in 1836 when Afong Moy is the first Chinese woman to come to the US, to Annabel in 2086, this is a saga of challenges and love.


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Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781953534187
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Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

This debut novel by Morgan Talty has won several awards, and for good reason!  Set in Maine ,there are 12 short stories about what it means to be a Penobscot in current times.  The book is quite simply, fantastic!!


Woman of Light: A Novel By Kali Fajardo-Anstine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525511335
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Published: One World - April 18th, 2023

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Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399562976
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Published: Penguin Books - January 16th, 2024

This book is based on a true story of the record breaking horse, Lexington, who also became on of the US' greatest stud sire, Told in different voices.


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The Wok: Recipes and Techniques By J. Kenji López-Alt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393541212
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 8th, 2022

Not just a cookbook, but a wealth of information. Lopez-Alt gives techniques and insights as well as delicious recipes!! YUM!!


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

Amor Towles' latest novel takes place in 1954. It tells the tale of a 10 day road trip from Nebraska to NYC. The book is action packed, the story captivating and the characters simply wonderful! Buckle up, you are in for a wild ride!


A Ballad of Love and Glory: A Novel By Reyna Grande Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982165277
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Published: Washington Square Press - January 17th, 2023

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Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802162120
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Published: Grove Press - March 21st, 2023

Stuart's book is a powerful and deeply moving story of young love. I was totally blown away! 


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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) By Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura Cover Image
$42.50
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

Do you love food, do you have a curious mind, and do you like  to travel l( in person or vicariously)?  Then this is the book for you! All seven continents are covered, you will discover so many wonderful and obscure things!


Sankofa: A Novel By Chibundu Onuzo Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220830
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Published: Catapult - October 5th, 2021

Anna has recently lost her mother, separated from her husband and is at a crossroad in her life. While going through her mother's belongings, she finds clues about her African father and decides to find him. Sankofa is a highly entertaining and beautiful book.


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Lightning Strike: A Novel (Cork O'Connor Mystery Series #18) By William Kent Krueger Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982128685
Published: Atria Books - August 24th, 2021

What a  wonderful story! It's a thriller, a story about the bonds between fathers and sons, just simply a masterpiece. Lightning Strike is a prequel to his other mysteries but it is also a stand alone.


Mrs. March: A Novel By Virginia Feito Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781324091967
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Published: Liveright - June 14th, 2022

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

After reading Josh Henkin's wonderful novel, I sighed and put my hand on my heart. "Morningside Heights" is a story of love and the power on relationships. The book is just a stunning achievement. Bravo Mr. Henkin!


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The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes: [A Cookbook] By Sam Sifton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984858474
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 16th, 2021

Sometimes it is fun to experiment with a recipe. This book is brilliant in that way. Want to make Shaved Cucumbers with Peanut Sauce? The book simply provides you with a list of ingredients and off you go!  It is a great way to build comfidence in the kitchen!


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Facing the Mountain: An Inspiring Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II By Daniel James Brown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525557425
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Published: Penguin Books - May 10th, 2022

This is the true story of the Japanese American troops who fought  valiantly for the country that imprisoned their families after the bombing of Peral Harbor. This is a must read!


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The Death of Murat Idrissi By Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett (Translator) Cover Image
By Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781950354368
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Published: Scribe Us - January 5th, 2021

This is by far the best book I have read in a long time!  At just 100 pages it packs a powerful and poignant punch. I cannot recommend it more highly! Based on a true story of two Dutch women who travel to Morocco, the homeland of their parents. The story will stay with you for a very long time. Translated from Dutch.


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

Jivan, a muslim girl from the slums, is accused of a terrorist attack on a train. This is a story of lies and corruption, and the consequences of one's actions. A thrilling page turner!


Leonora in the Morning Light: A Novel By Michaela Carter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982120528
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2022

Trio: A novel (Vintage International) By William Boyd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593311462
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Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2022

William Boyd is one of my favorite authors! This story is about 3 characters involved in making a move in England in the 1960's. Such a fun read!!


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The Glass Hotel: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562948
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Published: Vintage - February 16th, 2021

Author of "Station Eleven", St. John Mandel's novel hits all the right spots, from a disasterous Ponzi scheme to the mysterious disapearance of a woman from a ship!


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

This is the story of the "Troubles", the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland. The book begins in 1972 with the abduction  of Jean McConville, mother of 10 children, who is never seen again. I found this true crime story to be a page turner. It was the winner of the National Book Critics for good reason! Keefe's writing brings each character to life with sensitivity and harsh reality.The book serves as a history lesson and perhaps a warning.


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The World That We Knew: A Novel By Alice Hoffman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501137587
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Published: Atria Books - September 1st, 2020

Set in Germany and France in the 1940's, it is a story that follows a young girl who escapes the Gestapo with the aid of a mystical Jewish creature, a Golem. Beautifully and lyrically written, I could not put it down!


His Only Wife By Peace Adzo Medie Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643751467
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 3rd, 2021

Hollywood Park: A Memoir By Mikel Jollett Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250621559
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Published: Celadon Books - March 22nd, 2022

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

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Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel By Brock Clarke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750781
Published: Algonquin Books - July 14th, 2020

Jiran, a Muslim girl from the slums, is accused of a terrorist attack on a train. This is a story of lies and corruption, and the consequences of one's action. A trulling page turner!


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Confessions of a Bookseller By Shaun Bythell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781567927221
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 22nd, 2022

Shaun Bythell is the owner of Scotland's largest second-hand book shop. Bythell's book spans from January 1st to December 31, 2015, written as a journal of his day to day lilfe as a bookshop owner. I was laughing out loud the entire time I was reading this wonderful book!


The Fixed Stars By Molly Wizenberg Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419742996
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 4th, 2020

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Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148544
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Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

Lily King's new novel is not only a novel about writing a novel, it is great literary fiction! Thirty-one-year old Casy is devistated by the sudden death of her mother. The book is an extraordinary

story of loss and love, inspiration and determination. I had me laughing and crying, Terrific!


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Apeirogon: A Novel By Colum McCann Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812981933
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2021

I cannot say enough about this fantastic book! Colum McCann is a master storyteller! Bassam Aramin is Palestinian and Rami Elhanan is Israeli both have lost their daughters, one to a rubber bullet the other to a suicide bombing. These real  men have formed a friendship and together they use their grief to fight for peace. 


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The Convert: A Novel By Stefan Hertmans, David McKay (Translated by) Cover Image
By Stefan Hertmans, David McKay (Translated by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781524747084
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Published: Pantheon - February 4th, 2020

This work of historical fiction takes place in 11th Century France, it is the tale of forbidden love between a Christian woman and a Jewish man. It is based on 2 fragments from the famed Cairo Genizah, which is a collection of over 400,000 Jewish manuscripts found in the Ben Ezra synagogue in Old Cairo. 


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Resistance Women: A Novel By Jennifer Chiaverini Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062841124
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 4th, 2020

Inspired by actual women, Mildred Fish Harnack,Greta Lorke,Martha Dodd and Sara Weitz who risked their lives fighting against the Third Reich..This is a story of love and friendship and the hardships they faced, great historical fiction!


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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Jeanine Cummins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

I cannot stop telling people to read this book!  Lydia and her son Luca survive the massacre of her family by a drug cartel. This is the story of their escape to El Norte. The characters a so wonderfully written you feel as if you are traveling with them. So good!


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Tidelands: A Novel (The Fairmile Series #1) By Philippa Gregory Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501187162
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Published: Atria Books - February 18th, 2020

if you like historical fiction, this is the book for you! The story takes place in 1648 during England's civil war. 


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Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, Megan Scott Cover Image
$42.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

Ok, so this new edition, fully revised and updated threw me for a loop. Do I toss out my beloved, food splattered, dog-earred version that I have had for over 40 years? After looking at this new version, the answer was a resounding yes!


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Olive, Again: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812996548
Published: Random House - October 15th, 2019

"Oh Olive, you're back!", is the first thing I said when I picked up this book. Olvie Kitteridge is just as persnickety and ruthlessly honest as ever. The characters will move you, suprise you and have you laughing!


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The Scent Keeper: A Novel By Erica Bauermeister Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250200136
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 21st, 2019

What an enchanting and beautifully written book, I am still reveling in the smells and the lyrical magic of Erica Bauermeister's writing. 


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Where the Light Enters By Sara Donati Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101987254
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Published: Berkley - August 11th, 2020

This wonderful work of historical fiction is a follow-up to "The Guilded Hour", but can be read as a stand alone. The story takes place in NYC in the 1880's where cousins, Sophie and Anna a doctors. Part mystery, part romance, I loved every page.


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Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?: A Novel By Brock Clarke Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616208219
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 27th, 2019

Calvin is a blogger for the pellet stove industry, divorced from a woman who won't leave him alone and he recently lost his mother. His mother was a world famous author and theologian of John Calvin, hence his first name. At his mother's funeral, he met his aunt Beatrice, someone he didn't know existed...and then the adventure begins! SO MUCH FUN!


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Magic for Liars: A Novel By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250174611
Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

Ivy Gamble is a PI and is called on to investigate a murder at the Osthorne Academy where her magically gifted twin teaches. So much fun!


All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226370
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

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Transcription: A Novel By Kate Atkinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316176668
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 23rd, 2019

Juliet Armstrong was recruited into a department of MI5, which monitored the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers. The work was tedious, fascinating and frightening. After the war ended she thought that all of this was behind her. Ten years later, when Juliet is working at the BBC, someone from her past reappears. It's a funny, smart and as with many spy thrillers, there is a plot twist in the end.


The Parisian By Isabella Hammad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802148803
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Published: Grove Press - December 17th, 2019

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Golden State By Ben H. Winters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316505413
Published: Mulholland Books - January 22nd, 2019

Laszlo Ratesic is a member of the Speculative Service in the Golden State. The Service's duty is to make sure that truth reigns and all liars are to be caught and punished. A roofer falls to his death and Laszlo is called to the scene to investigate. The book is a Fahrenheit 451 for our present times.

 


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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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ISBN: 9780307742483
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

Killers of the Flower Moon is a compelling and disturbing account of the murders of the Osage Nation in the 1920's and the newly formed FBI who investigated them. THe book is a great work of literary journalism.


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Only Child By Rhiannon Navin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525434979
Published: Vintage - February 5th, 2019

Zack is a six-year old, who survives a deadly shooting at his school. Told through Zach's eyes, this emotional and uplifting page turned teaches us about love and compassion. So good! So timely.


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Mr. Flood's Last Resort: A Novel By Jess Kidd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501180644
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Published: Atria Books - March 12th, 2019

Cathal Flood, horder and all around curmudgeon is trying to keep his son from sending him to an old folks home. Maud Drennan is his caregiver, who is charged with getting his house in order. No matter how hard Mr. Flood tries to get rid of Maud, they somehow begin to bond. This charming mystery is funny and poignant.


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The Immortalists By Chloe Benjamin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

In 1969 the four Gold children sneak out to meet with a psychic who proceeds to tell them the exact date of their deaths. This family saga is captivating and beautiful. Benjamin's writing is pur magic!


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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel By Zeyn Joukhadar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501169052
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Published: Washington Square Press - March 12th, 2019

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This is a wonderful story about two girls living 800 years apart. One is a Syrian refugee seeking safety and the other is a girl who apprentices to a medieval mapmaker. It is a sumptuously written story of hope and strength.


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798628
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

Writtten as an oral history, this story of a fictional rock band is a great read. Sex, drugs and rock and roll!


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Finding Dorothy: A Novel By Elizabeth Letts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525622109
Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2019

This wonderful piece of historical fiction begins in 1938 when Maud Baum learns that there is going to be a movie based on her late-husband's book, "The Wizard of OZ". The book is very well researched taking you to the backlots of MGM and to the days when Frank and Maud first met. Wonderful, so wonderful! It would be a great bookgroup read.


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The Lost Girls of Paris By Pam Jenoff Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778330271
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Published: Park Row - January 29th, 2019

If you like historical fiction, this is the book for you! It is the story of the women who spied on the Nazis during WWII. I couldn't put it down!


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All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey By Greg Miller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426219726
Published: National Geographic - October 30th, 2018

What a wonderful gift for the map lover, history lover and lover of art. Beautiful and fascinating!


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The Lido By Libby Page Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501182037
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 10th, 2018

Eighty-six year old Rosemary Peterson is interviewed by twenty-six year old Kate Matthews about the potential loss of Rosemary's beloved pool, the Lido. The two women become fast friends in this charming book. Great summer read!


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There There: A novel By Tommy Orange Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525520375
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

There There is an amazing debut novel from Tommy Orange. This is the story of twelve characters traveling to Oakland for a Powwow, each for their own reasons. I cannot recommend this book enough. Tommy Orange writes in such a beautiful voice.


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Anything Is Possible: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989410
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 27th, 2018

This novel is really a colleciton of short stories in which the characters intertwine. While not sequel to "My Name is Lucy Barton" this Lucy is acharacter in this book about a small town. Strout writes her characters in such a way that the reader feels they are partat the reader feels they are part of the character. Wonderful!


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In the Midst of Winter: A Novel By Isabel Allende Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781501178139
Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

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Auntie Poldi And The Sicilian Lions (An Auntie Poldi Adventure #1) By Mario Giordano Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781328588784
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Published: Ecco - February 5th, 2019

It's a murder mystery, there is romance and it's just simply fun, fun! A great summer read!  (Who doesn't want to go to Italy!)


Leonardo da Vinci By Walter Isaacson Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781501139161
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

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The Secret Chord: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143109761
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2016

Another great historical fiction story. Geraldine Brooks exposes the life of King David during his reign in the 2nd Iron Age in Israel. King David is exposed for all his greatness as well as his flaws. 


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Sweet Caress By William Boyd Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632863331
Availability: Out of Print- Not currently available to order
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 17th, 2016

Born in the early 1900's, Amory Clay becomes a photographer and photojournalist, an uncommon profession for a woman. From fashion photographer to the riots in  Weimar Berlin and the war in Vietnam, this story is a stunner! I love this book!


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The Gilded Hour By Sara Donati Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780425283349
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2016

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City of Thieves: A Novel By David Benioff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2009

 

City of Thieves by David Benioff
Taking place during the Nazi siege of Leningrad, 17-year-old Lev’s life takes a turn. A dead Nazi paratrooper lands on his street, Lev and his friends decide to check the body for chocolate or other contraband. Lev is caught, arrested and thrown in prison. His cellmate is 20-year-old KKolya, a Cossack, arrested for desertion. NKVD Colonel Grechko spares their lives, providing they are able to acquire a dozen eggs within 5 days for his daughter’s wedding cake! Published in 2009 the book is a coming of age story, a thriller, a page turned and just plain terrific. One of my all time favorites!

 


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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345505347
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

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Jerusalem: A Cookbook By Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607743941
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 16th, 2012

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The Sisters Brothers By Patrick deWitt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062041289
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Published: Ecco - February 14th, 2012

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The White Woman on the Green Bicycle: A Novel By Monique Roffey Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143119517
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

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The Lotus Eaters: A Novel By Tatjana Soli Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780312674441
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 21st, 2010