Judy

Judy

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


 


 

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There There Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - June 5th, 2018

I cannot say enough about this wonderful book! I am simply going to say, READ IT!

 

 


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Mr. Flood's Last Resort Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501180637
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Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

Cathal Flood, horder and all around curmudgeon is trying to keep his son from sending him to an old-folks home and 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 as well as poignant!

 


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Anything Is Possible Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989410
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Published: Random House Trade - March 27th, 2018

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

 


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Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Auntie Poldi Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Mario Giordano, John Brownjohn (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781328863577
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 6th, 2018

It’s a murder mystery, there is romance and is just simply fun, fun! A great summer read!

 


Branches & Blooms: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Magical Centerpieces, Wreaths, Garlands, and Other Unexpected Arrangements Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781579657611
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Published: Artisan Publishers - February 21st, 2017

Branches & Blooms provides wonderful ideas with clear instructions for making spectacular flower arrangements all year round. "Simply,Wow! 


The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781604697070
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Published: Timber Press (OR) - February 22nd, 2017

The Immortalists Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213180
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

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


Only Child Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524733353
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - February 6th, 2018

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


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

Allende is a master stroryteller. This beautifully written novel brings together three very different people foillowing a minor traffic accident in the middle of a Brooklyn snowstorm.There is history, mystery, tragedy and humor which makes Allende's latest novel one of my all time favorites!


Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

This book is an outstanding in depth look into the artist, inventor and innovator that was Da Vinci. As and art history major I thought  I knew quite a bit about Leonardo, but Isaacson's insights and wonderful writing taught me so much more.


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Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Classics Book Club Selections) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743262170
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 29th, 2003

While published in 1948, this book is one I believe everyone should read! Moving and beautifully written, it takes place during the apartheid in South Africa. A story of love, hope and courage.

 


Rabbit Cake Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

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Fates and Furies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

*Holiday Recommendation 2015*

Beautiful, sumptuous prose will draw you in as you read about the married life of Lotto and Mathilde. There are two sides to every story…

 


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The Secret Chord Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143109761
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2016

*Holiday Recommendation 2015*

This is historical fiction at its best! During his reign in the 2nd Iron Age in Israel, King David is exposed for all his greatness as well as all his flaws. Simply a beautifully written book.

 


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Sweet Caress Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781632863331
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 17th, 2016

*Holiday Recommendation 2015*

Born in the early 1900’s, Amory Clay becomes a photographer and  photojournalist, an uncommon profession for a woman. This book follows Amory from fashion photography, to the riots in Weimar Germany in the 1930’s, to the war in Vietnam. This story is a stunner!

 


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The Gilded Hour Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425283349
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Published: Berkley Books - May 3rd, 2016

*Holiday Recommendation 2015*

This is a story that takes place in NYC in the 1880’s. Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie Savard are physicians treating some of the most vulnerable in this time of change in NYC. Beautiful in its setting, the characters are real and full of life. It is a tale of love, courage and strength.

 


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Room Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316098328
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 18th, 2011

*Holiday Recommendation 2015*

Although this book has been out for many years it is still a must-read. Especially since the movie has just debuted. This is the story of Jack, aged 5 who lives with his mother, “Ma” in a small room. His mother was abducted 7 years earlier and has been held captive by “Old Nick.” As difficult this story is to read, it is a story of love, determination and fierce love.

 


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Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Classics Book Club Selections) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743262170
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 29th, 2003

While published in 1948, this book is one I believe everyone should read! Moving and beautifully written, it takes place during the apartheid in South Africa. A story of love, hope and courage.

 


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City of Thieves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2009

During the siege of Leningrad two men who have been arrested are given a chance to save their own lives by finding a dozen eggs for a Soviet colonel who needs them for his daughter’s wedding cake. Funny and terrifying at the same time.


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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345505347
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 6th, 2009

A wonderful work of historical fiction set in Seattle. It is a story of the friendship between Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl during WWII and the ensuing internment of the Japanese. The Hotel Panama does exist in our International District, and I am planning a trip downtown to have tea.


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

Jerusalem is a city unlike any other. The authors weave a through all the different cuisines that are Jerusalem. You can transport yourself  to Jerusalem through the recipes and photos that are in this fantastic cookbook.   


The Sisters Brothers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062041289
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Published: Ecco - February 14th, 2012

I felt like I wanted to join the brothers on their journey. The book is filled with mischief and mayhem. The dialogue and humor had me hooked!


The White Woman on the Green Bicycle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143119517
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2011

Set in post colonial Trinidad, this is a story of one couple’s life in a new country with the harsh realities of segregation, cultural differences and how the passage of time affects relationships.


Life Class (Life Class Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307387806
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Published: Anchor Books - January 6th, 2009

This book tells the tale of several young English artists prior to the start on WWI. It wonderfully portrays how war can alter lives.


The Lotus Eaters (Reading Group Gold) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312674441
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Published: Griffin - December 21st, 2010

I felt the heat of the jungle and the terrors of war in this novel set during the final days before the fall of Saigon!


Where'd You Go, Bernadette Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

Hilarious and fun! A great read and as a Queen Anne resident I found myself smack dab in my own neighborhood.