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Katie

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Three Things I Like: singing, cheese, and washing dishes

Currently Reading: Beloved by Toni Morrison

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

Britt

Three Things I Like: bike riding, peeling oranges, and, oh god, coffee.

Currently Reading: Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781476764832
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

Lyndsey

Three Things I Like: avocados, wearing black, and baby kittens

Currently Reading: Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062431967
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 10th, 2016

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780399160301
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Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

Portia

Three Things I Like: binge watching Netflix, comedy, and never ending bowls of pasta

Currently Reading: The Lost Property Office by James R. Hannibal

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books - February 7th, 2017

Elan Mastai has written the perfect time travel book.  Wait, scratch that.  He has written the perfect book.  What could become an overwhelmingly scientific account of time travel is instead a great book filled with laughter and crying and "oh god this is so good wait what's happening I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN" feelings.  I read this book in 100 page increments, finding it physically painful to put down.  Definitely at the top of my list of best books I have read this year (even though it, sadly, doesn't come out until next year).  I can't wait until I can put this in customers' hands.  I guess I will just have to make do with my co-workers for now...


The Girls Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998603
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Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049551
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 6th, 2015

Rowell's take on the "Chosen One" magician story is a great one. Flipping between many unique points of view, Rowell creates some amazing dramatic irony that keeps you turning the pages. I was incredibly sad when this book ended. I wanted to spend way more time with these awesome characters in their beautifully crafted world.


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

Jenny Lawson has a beautiful and hilarious way of writing about the mental illness that she lives with.  Told in short, essay-like chapters, you will find yourself laughing at every page.  And, if you haven't yet, make sure to check our her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened.


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$45.00
ISBN: 9781101923924
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Published: Random House Audio Publishing Group - January 12th, 2016

Beautifully blending reality and a fascinating look at purgatory and the dream world, Eleanor makes you think about the world beyond what we can see.  Gurley creates a fully realized other world that pulls you in and doesn't let go.  A beautiful piece of writing and quite a feat of creativity.


Kyle

Three Things I Like: The Bard, a well crafted beer, and short walks in the snow 

Currently Reading: Wind/Pinball:Two Novels By Haruki Murakami

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Pure magic. Shakespeare, comic books, Star Trek, and the apocalypse all swirl together into one of my favorite books of the year. Mandel deftly weaves us through multiple characters in the past and present in this strangely real yet fantastically imaginative tale. And unlike many of its fellow world-ender novels, Mandel paints us a future full of hope and new beginnings. 


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$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 5th, 2013

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade - June 12th, 2012

One of the most influential novel's I've ever read. The comic book aspect drew me in, but I the depth of the characters gave it the lasting impact. We are all searching for oursevles. We all have a secret identity. We are all trying to escape something. We all want to change the world. Chabon's characters struggle along with the rest of us with the medium of comic books as their backdrop. One of the most impressive feats is Chabon's ability to verbally paint for us what his characters are painting in their own fictional world within world. They say that readers of fiction have a greater ability to empathize with the people. You can't read this book without feeling empathy. You can't help but realize how much you and these people share in your own ways. "Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to."

 


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$16.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador USA - March 1st, 2016

East of Eden: John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780670033041
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Published: Viking Books - June 24th, 2003

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 30th, 2016

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 3rd, 2006

Nathen

Three Things I Like: writing bad literature, reading good literature, and playing guitar when I can't tell the difference

Currently Reading: The 50s: The Story of a Decade by The New Yorker Magazine

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By The New Yorker Magazine, Henry Finder (Editor), David Remnick (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780812983302
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Published: Modern Library - July 5th, 2016

Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780872866584
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Published: City Lights Books - July 14th, 2015

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525426783
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Published: Viking - May 10th, 2016

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781451673319
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2012

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780763668181
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 22nd, 2015

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780385539838
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Published: Doubleday Books - October 6th, 2015

A dystopian fantasy that completely deconstructs the history of the world in an amazing way while maintaining a striking cultural critique on our ideas of masculinity, money, blood and love. With an almost Danielewski approach towards using the novel as an artpiece, Dodson has created an immensely stark world and has proved himself as one of the most imaginative writers that I've encountered in a very long time.


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By Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142302378
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Published: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers - September 30th, 2002

This book is action packed. A page turner in which some beloved characters redeem themselves, some perish while evil characters ebb and flow in triumph and despair too. This has to be the most entertaining part of the book: the way that Jacques is able to deliver a story that is devastating, and yet in the end, hopeful. It is a strong testament to the fantasy novel, especially one made for kids of all ages. There are battles and strategy and adventure; everything needed to keep a kid entertained and looking for more to read.


Mark

Three things I like: nicking recipes from favourite restaurants, climbing over language barriers in faraway places, and spotting lookalikes

Currently reading: Warlock by Oakley Hall

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By Oakley Hall, Robert Stone (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590171615
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Published: New York Review of Books - November 21st, 2005

Elizabeth

 

Three things I like: cheese, tea, and The BBC 

Currently reading: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025350
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Viking - March 7th, 2017

The One-Eyed Man is provocative and exasperating. 
Ron Currie has presented readers with a unique insight on the human condition. Is our narrator painfully honest or unreliable to a fault? After the death of his wife and a moment of enlightenment, K. has found the ability (or so we are lead to believe) to see without bias and speak without filter. Grief and pain are irrelevant. But by "liberating" himself, K. may have doomed those around him. Is it better to drown in delusion or to be ripped apart by awareness? 
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king of his own mind until the blind revolt.
Incredibly well done.


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books - February 7th, 2017

Pardon the temporal drag, but I believe that's future me declaring this my favorite book of 2017.
I am so grateful for the few months I have to digest this novel so I can present it to customers without dissolving into squeals and feels (Because if you review the audio of me reading the last 50 pages of this book, I very loudly experience the full range of human emotion)! 


Where this book is science fiction, it is smart and quirky, as fresh as a lemon tart and just as delicious. When it starts getting too complicated, our narrator reminds us that he doesn't really get it either.
But WAIT, this book is more than time travel. It is the consequences of our actions, the hope for a better tomorrow, the strength to be our best selves, the guilt we endure, and the love we live for. 
Plus it's REALLY fun, and is going to make an amazing film some day. 5 stars, plus a little gold star sticker on the side.


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$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875940
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 24th, 2016

Savory and delicious--with a hint of cocaine and a strong note of self-discovery (and maybe a tinge of regret).

The kind of book that keeps you up until 2am screaming THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. My favorite book of the year so far.

--Liz


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$14.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow & Company - June 3rd, 2014

Ocean at the End of the Lane was the most gripping novel on my 2015 list, occupying my time on two flights to and from Orange County. Complicated and heart-wrenching, it had me squirming in my seat. I found myself horrified and in awe of this young boy whose innocence allows him to recognize a danger that no "grown-up" can while leaving him feeling incapable of confronting its authority. Sitting on that plane, I felt both enlightened and powerless.

This book knows what it means to be a child.


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$25.99
ISBN: 9780062326270
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2016

   


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$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

   


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780440221661
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Published: Dell Publishing Company - August 30th, 2005

   


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$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

Rebekah

Three Things I Like: coffee, acro-yoga, and fairytales

Currently Reading: Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781594634635
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 8th, 2016

Helen Oyeyemi is a masterful writerpoetic, witty, and captivating. Each of the short stories in this collection is tentatively connected by their characters and by themes of locks, keys, doors and books, yet each also seems to create its own secret world. In each new world, I was immediately entranced by its mystery and, inevitably, its poignant tragedy. 

-Rebekah


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780553513349
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

Beautiful, heartbreaking, a must-read. Told through the perspective of a child forced to navigate a dangerous and confusing world, this story is about discovering truth in a world that lies in many languages. In the way that children learn a first language, some things are understood without needing to be expalined. This is how we discover some things to be magical, no matter the explanation behind them. This is how we learn that love is dangerous—and our only hope for survival.

-Rebekah  


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$25.00
ISBN: 9780804179034
Availability: Special Order
Published: Del Rey Books - May 19th, 2015

Uprooted is an unapologetic fairy tale brimming with enchantments, sorcery, and foreboding evil forces; reading it reminded me of why I fell in love with magic. Like my teenage self, Agnieszka is inexperienced, completely naive, and a total klutz, yet she kicks some wizarding butt as she learns to trust herself and outsmarts some really pompous bullies. This book has a bit of everything a good fantasy should: undying frienships, gory swordfights, and sparks-flying romance—yes, things get a little steamy—so read it and let's talk about it! But seriously, it's good. 

-Rebekah


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$14.95
ISBN: 9780393353266
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2016

I don't think I can accurately describe how powerful this book was to me. The women who live in these pages are fictional characters, but they are oh so real. Mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, young women, old women, soon to be dying women, these stories tell it all through the eyes of women who have born their burdens, braved their struggles, and come out alive, if barely. Tough women, strong women—not strong because they have control over their world, rather as life deals them inevitable abuse and violation, these women show their resilience by baring their scars.

   


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781101965337
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 28th, 2016

If you love epic fantasy worlds, complete with elaborate histories, lore, and systems of magic; if you enjoy multiple story lines following fleshy characters; if you are intrigued by intricate power struggles that promise to develop over many more books to come; then you must start reading the first book in this great new fantasy series by Michael J. Sullivan. 

-Rebekah


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481472678
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2016

Clever and fearless, The Diabolic doesn't hold back. Set in an inter-galactic future with a political structure based on the ancient Roman Empire, violent plots and ruthless adversaries are interwoven with dysfunctional families, first loves, and unbreakable friendships. Topped off with a kick-ass protagonist named Nemesis, this book is pretty awesome. 


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496680
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

If you haven't read Nicola Yoon's first novel, Everything, Everything, I'm going to tell you to read it right now. But then, you must read The Sun Is Also a Star, which is even better. Yoon creates characters that you are sure to fall in love with and stories that are both real and hopelessly optimistic. For fans of John Green, these are must-reads. 


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$27.95
ISBN: 9780670025770
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2015

Not only an insightful reimagining of a biblical figure, this is a great novel in its own right. Framed in a beautifully crafted historic setting, fleshed with brokenly human characters, and propelled by a gripping plot of war and politics, this is a story of how one man lead a struggling nation of farmers to become a kingdom feared by their neighbors. It is a story of great love and great loss, great faith and great failings. I haven't stopped thinking about it.

-Rebekah  


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By Amy Leach, Nate Christopherson (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313515
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 17th, 2014

Amy Leach's essays are quick and refreshing, the perfect lunchtime read. They are also both whimsical and fascinating. Like taking a nature walk guided by a woodland fairy, Amy's writing will show you the world around you (and perhaps the world inside you) through a new, fantastic perspective.

-Rebekah

 


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128755
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Published: Penguin Books - August 16th, 2016

With eerie and visceral prose, Ottessa Moshfegh latches onto the fundamental human experience of realizing that you are a dark, fragile, and volatile creature deep inside. Most of us experience this realization in solitude, when we stare nakedly into a mirror and examine our deepest fears, embarrassments, and imperfections. Eileen dwells in this awareness. This might seem an un-endearing quality for a first-person narrative, but as Eileen seeks human connection, she reveals to us an honest, and not hopeless, glimpse of our race in all its desperate wanting.
 
-Rebekah


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525429487
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - August 18th, 2015

The Accident Season is a haunting and riveting tale that shows how sometimes the memories and relationships that shape us can be as unshakeable as ghosts and as deadly as a curse. A perfect read for a gloomy October night, or anytime you want to feel some goose prickles.  

-Rebekah


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Everything, Everything Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496642
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 1st, 2015

Things get complicated when a girl who is allergic to everything falls in love for the first time. Madeline's story will make you feel all the feels as she chooses between the safety of the world she knows and the adventure of the unknown, finally discovering what is worth Everything, Everything. 

This book is perfect for introverted book nerds or anyone who loves The Little Prince.

-Rebekah


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By Ben Marcus (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804173544
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Published: Vintage - July 21st, 2015

Though only a few pages each, I haven't been able to read two of these stories consecutively. Like eating a hearty meal, reading one of these stories requires that you sit back awhile upon finishing. Not to say that they are heavy or tedious, rather that they leave a rich, lingering flavor that is best appreciated when allowed to unfold slowly. Great for a long train ride or a quiet evening. 

-Rebekah


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780679744399
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 23rd, 1993

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780147516145
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2015

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780553446616
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - May 19th, 2015

Heather

 

Three Things I Like: red meat, Nintendo, and my bed

Currently Reading:  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage Books USA - May 5th, 1992

Terrifying.  McCarthy didn't just change the novel of the American West, he changed the novel period.  The only way this book could be more frightening is if it were written in blood.

-Heather- 


Karrie

Three Things I Like: scuba diving, Indian food, and Moroccan Riads

Currently reading: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

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$13.99
ISBN: 9780062015839
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Published: William Morrow & Company - August 23rd, 2011

I chose this book because I was in the mood for a love story, but I was pleasantly surprised to find much more. This novel is an intelligently written and engrossing take on time travel and the dilemna of choice-making. Mandery explores the possibility of controlling the outcome of your life while still maintaining purpose. Worth a read!

--Karrie 


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$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
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Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

I usually struggle with plots that move back and forth through space and time, but this book flowed unlike any I've ever read.  It is beautifully written and very moving.  You'll also learn a lot about Chechnya.

-Karrie- 


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor Books - March 4th, 2014

Suzy T

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
 
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$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
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Published: Hogarth - March 12th, 2013

The watch was one of my favorite fiction reads last year.  The story describes a sentinel event for the characters during the Afghan war.  Each chapter tells the same event from a different characters point of view.  My heart raced and pounded as if I were present.

-Suzy- 


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bookriot:

The Golden Globes happened last Sunday night. If I had to guess, I would wager that most people are at least equally, if not more, interested in what the celebrities are wearing as in who the awards are going to. Harper Perennial was the highlight of my Twitter feed with their #redcarpetbooks tag. They stopped after four posts, though, which was unfulfilling. I decided to keep going. Here are your Red Carpet Books: Golden Globes edition.

http://bookriot.com/2017/01/13/red-carpet-books-golden-globes/



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Never Too Old: YA Book Club for Adults

Never Too Old: Ya Book Club for Adults reader their January book pick: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
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The Book Cellar
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Chicago, IL 60625
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$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510426
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Published: Puffin Books - January 5th, 2016

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French Book Club

The French Book Club meets to discuss their January pick: In Search of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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By Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis (Translator), Lydia Davis (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142437964
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Published: Penguin Books - November 30th, 2004

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Janice Goldman, "Let's Talk about Money"

Join us in welcoming author Janice Goldman as she discusses her book Let's talk about Money: The Girlfriends Guide to Protecting her Assets.

Janice Goldman is a nationally recognized transformational speaker, empowerment coach, and facilitator. She regularly speaks at conferences and events throughout the United States. Her media appearances have included ABC News, Chicago Sun-Times, Fox 32 News Chicago, DNAinfoChicago, Refinery29, and Make it Better. She is the author of Let’s Talk about Money: The Girlfriends’ Guide to Protecting Her ASSets. She has also developed a signature presentation and workshop series that includes the issues surrounding the stigma of talking about money.

A survivor herself, Janice has endured numerous obstacles in her life. At the age of 35, her husband passed away from leukemia while she was pregnant with twins. To her surprise, her husband’s estate was not set up properly, and as a result, she was left with nothing. With twins on the way, she had no time to fall apart and mourn. Instead, she took charge of her life and built a successful career as a financial advisor and business owner. She knows first-hand the struggles of being a single woman and single mother. Recently remarried, she has also discovered the challenges and successes of blending a family.

Having developed the Women's Financial Services Division at Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett and worked as Senior Vice President/Vice President at such prominent financial institutions as Salomon Smith Barney, Mesirow Financial and Merrill Lynch, Janice has over 32 years of financial experience
under her belt. She specializes in working with women who need to learn how to make the necessary choices in order to thrive in their financial and personal lives. Most of her clients are women who have survived personal setbacks such as divorce, widowhood, illness, or disability. Her mission is to help
women not only survive these setbacks but to also help them embrace their financial and life goals and dreams. Janice provides her clients with a sense of balance in their work, personal, and financial lives. Janice earned a BA from the University of Arizona and also has a MA in Business Administration and a MA in Counseling and Guidance.

 

Let's talk about Money: The Girlfriends Guide to Protecting her Assets
Money—Is it the Last Taboo?
Today people tweet about everything from health to sex to what they had for dinner last night. Reality shows and social media invite us to share intimate and embarrassing secrets. So why is the topic of money still taboo?

Can We Talk?

Let’s Talk About Money: The Girlfriends’ Guide to Protecting Her ASSets changes all that. Frank and personable, it’s the first book of its kind to prepare women for the most important financial discussions in their lives. Work, marriage, divorce, retirement, parents, kids—all are complicated enough without bringing money into the picture. But we can’t afford to avoid the big questions: Am I saving enough? Should I sign a prenup—or get him to sign one? Can I get a raise? How do I talk to my parents about their estate?

Whatever the topic, the smart woman comes to the table empowered with insight and information. And that’s exactly what she’ll find in Let’s Talk About Money: The Girlfriends’ Guide to Protecting Her ASSets.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
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The Book Cellar
4736 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781600250149
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Published: Maurice Bassett - June 14th, 2016

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**OFFSITE**CCGA Stephen Kinzer

Stephen Kinzer, Author and Journalist; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs presents his new book The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire. 

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Are Americans imperialists or isolationists? Whether the United States should intervene and lead, or show global restraint, is a recurring theme of US foreign policy, argues Stephen Kinzer. This debate may be more pertinent now, as President-elect Donald Trump formulates his global strategy. From the imperialist invasions of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the more recent interventions overseas, any action the United States takes has major global reverberations. Why has the United States oscillated between intervening and restraining in an increasingly complex international system? What does the past tell us about our future?

Stephen Kinzer is an author and award-winning journalist. He is currently a columnist at the Boston Globe and a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. Kinzer has taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He was a former New York Times foreign correspondent and served as the Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Istanbul. He is the author of numerous books including The Brothers, Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah’s Men, and many more. Kinzer studied history at Boston University.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Chicago Council on Global Affairs
130 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627792165
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 24th, 2017

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CLOSED FOR INVENTORY!

We are closed today for inventory!  The staff is working hard to make the store better than ever!

 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:00pm
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**OFFSITE** Jane Sobel Klonsky @ PAWS Chicago

We will be at PAWS Chicago with Jane Sobel Klonsky and her book Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love.

About Jane Sobel Klonsky:

Jane Sobel Klonsky launched her photography career in 1976 as the first photographer to scale the cables to the top of the Verrazano Bridge to get a shot of the start of the New York City Marathon. Jane was the Marathon's official photographer for the next 10 years, and for nearly thirty years was a major player in the world of commercial and sports photography. Her work has taken her around the world to Kenya to shoot photos of a family of Masaai Warriors, to record an international running competition in Tokyo, and to chronicle the untouched beauty of far-reaching places like Papua New Guinea and Myanmar (Burma). Her award-winning photographs have been published widely and have been the subject of several books, including one based on a 50,000 mile cross-country photographic tour of rural America taken with her photographer husband, Arthur, and two Great Danes. She continues to do extensive work for Getty Images. Mother to up-and-coming filmmaker Kacey, she lives with her husband, their two therapy dogs, Charlie and Sam, and a cat, Humphrey, in rural Vermont.

About Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love:

This captivating collection of photographs and anecdotes is a one-of-a-kind celebration of humans’ special bond with, and love for, older dogs. Since 2012, photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky has traveled the United States with one mission: to capture images and stories that focus on the powerful relationship between dogs in the twilight of their lives and the people who love them.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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PAWS Chicago
1997 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love Cover Image
By Jane Sobel Klonsky (Photographer)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781426217111
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Published: National Geographic Society - October 25th, 2016

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