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Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
Chicago: A Novel Cover Image
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The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
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Called Out: A Novel of Base Ball and America in 1908 Cover Image
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White American Youth: My Descent Into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--And How I Got Out Cover Image

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Sadie

 

Three Things I Like: doing nothing, eating everything, & Harry Potter

Currently reading: Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko

Almanac of the Dead Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780140173192
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 1992

Circe Cover Image
By Madeline Miller (Read by)
$69.99
ISBN: 9781549117640
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hachette Audio - May 10th, 2018

Reincarnation Blues Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399178481
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 22nd, 2017

Children of Blood and Bone (Children of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 6th, 2018

The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor Books - July 3rd, 2012

Ana

Three Things I Like: swords, tea, and cheese.

Currently Reading: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone (Children of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 6th, 2018

The Changeling Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

Six of Crows Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

Tony

Three Things I Like:  Pitbulls, Poetry and Monster Movies

Currently Reading: The Changeling by Victor Lavalle

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

Tabitha

Three Things I Like: eating literally non-stop, glitter, and taking care of plants

Currently Reading: Enigma Variations by Andre Aciman

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781250159977
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Published: Picador/Farrar Straus and Giroux - January 9th, 2018

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador/Farrar Straus and Giroux - October 3rd, 2017

Konner

 

Three Things I Like: napping, writing, and macaroni & cheese

Currently Reading: The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643016
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Published: Greystone Books - November 7th, 2017

Portia

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

Currently Reading: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

All Our Wrong Todays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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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

Carry on Cover Image
$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.


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things Cover Image
$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
Availability: Hard to Find
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: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Steven Greenblatt

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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. 


American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Cover Image
$18.00
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 - June 24th, 2003

The Nix Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 30th, 2016

Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Days Without End Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143111405
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184130
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Published: Penguin Books - April 25th, 2017

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 1st, 2006

Catch-22 Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2016

Will

Three Things I Like: naming things in my life after fruit, bad music, & beer that's hard to pronounce

Currently Reading: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316010795
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 31st, 2005

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

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

Elizabeth

 

Three things I like: cheese, tea, and birds.

Currently reading: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

*Whether you are a sommelier, a boxed-wine drinker, a rose fanatic, or just wondering what the heck the buzz is about, Bianca Bosker delivers with Cork Dork!

Bianca Bosker co-founded The Huffington Post’s tech section and served as the site’s Executive Tech Editor until 2014 when she handed herself over to the life of wine.
Cork Dork is that story: all at once a hilarious memoir, an instructional guide to drinking wine, and a window into the history, science, and philosophy of living for taste.
With writing that is both informative and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Cork Dork makes wine accessible. It shows you how to be present in the experience. To savor each sip, letting it play over your senses and your memories. And for civilians like me, it makes you want to participate:

While learning the proper routine of blind-tasting, I attempted to “blind” taste the GoT red blend.
While reading about the neuroscience of smell, I tried to better appreciate my pineapple coconut smoothie.
And while sitting in a very quiet cafe, I laughed out loud at the image of corks flying and exploding bottles of red wine.

READ. THIS. BOOK. 


Exit West Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

This book left me breathless, heartbroken, and hopeful. Exit West is one of those rare titles that quietly speaks truth in the face of chaos and crisis. By bringing the refugee crisis to our own doorstep with magical realism, Hamid's narrative demands empathy for people whose struggles are otherwise filtered through political agenda. Nadia and Saeed help us to understand what it means to be forced into change despite overwhelming adversity, to be loyal to a past that is all but lost, and to finally find a new home in hope and love. Mohsin Hamid has given us a lens into the hard reality of our time while suggesting that with some humility, tenderness, and revision, we might just arrive to a new future battered but in tact and looking forward.


The One-Eyed Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025350
Availability: Special Order
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.


All Our Wrong Todays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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.


Sweetbitter Cover Image
$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


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - 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.


Girl Through Glass: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062326270
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2016

   


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

   


The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440221661
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Published: Dell - August 30th, 2005

   


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

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 (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679728757
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Published: Vintage - 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

A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
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Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

I love Russian novels -- give me Tolstoy or Dostoevsky and I'll be entertained for days. It's hard to adapt/capture the feelings evoked by these classic Russian novels in the 21st centure, let alone by the hand of an American author.  Towles came damn close, through this tale of a count sentenced to life in the Metropol Hotel, which is across from the Kremlin in Moscow.  Recounting days spent and lives lived in this swanky hotel, this book offers a great escape. Highly recommend!


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order
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- 


The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804171472
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Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Americanah Cover Image
$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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The Watch Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hogarth Press - 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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Hannah Pittard, "Visible Empire"

Hannah Pittard returns to The Book Cellar to celebrate her newest novel Visible Empire.

 

About Hannah Pittard:

Hannah Pittard was born in Atlanta. She is the author of the novels Listen to Me, Reunion, and The Fates Will Find Their Way. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington, Kentucky. 

 

About Visible Empire:

Atlanta, 1962. The thick of the Civil Rights movement, and the arrival of the 60s drugs and parties, hippies and hedonism. It’s June, it’s hot, and there’s no air conditioning to be found. More than 100 of Atlanta’s most prominent and wealthiest residents have escaped the heat, touring Europe on a luxurious arts tour, and having the time of their lives. But Air France Flight 007, chartered to bring these cultural leaders home, crashes upon take off from Paris. At the time, it is the worst civilian plane crash in history leaving behind children, spouses, lovers, friends, and a city on the cusp of great change.

Based on this true story comes Hannah Pittard’s epic novel VISIBLE EMPIRE. Against a background of grief she gives us the journeys of those who must rebuild their city and their lives. It’s the fictional story of the Atlanta mayor, of a young man who has just been denied admission to an integrated school, of a complicated marriage, and more. She gives us people who have just inherited vast sums of money, and some who realize their families didn’t really have money after all. It takes place over the course of a sweltering summer – and looks at history, race, class, grief, and love.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Visible Empire Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544748064
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 5th, 2018

Old St. Pat's Book Group

Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588174
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

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Classics Book Group

Classics Book Group meets to discuss Emma by Jane Austen.

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Emma (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Fiona Stafford (Introduction by), Fiona Stafford (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141439587
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Published: Penguin Books - May 6th, 2003

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Never Too Old: YA Book Club for Adults

Never Too Old meets to discuss A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
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A Fierce and Subtle Poison Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781616206987
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 30th, 2017

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French Book Group

French Book Club meets to discuss their June pick, The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis by Joan Dejean.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
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The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781632864741
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - May 1st, 2018

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David Pepper, "The Wingman"

We will be joined at The Book Cellar by David Pepper and his political thriller The Wingman.

 

About David Pepper:

David serves as Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. He was first elected to public office in 2001 when he served on the Cincinnati City Council. In 2006 he was elected to the Hamilton County Commission, serving there through 2010. David earned his B.A. from Yale, and his J.D. from Yale Law School. In 1999, he clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also has taught election and voting rights law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Born and raised in Cincinnati, David is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. He and his wife Alana have two sons, Jack, 3, and Charlie, 1.

 

About The Wingman:

David Pepper’s political thrillers—The Peoples House and The Wingman—have received critical praise as well as national attention for their prescience and insight on real-world political events. Both stories connect the underbelly and dysfunction of American politics with sinister foreign forces seeking to take advantage of those weaknesses.

In 2016, the Wall Street Journal declared The Peoples House, a “sleeper candidate for political thriller of the year.” Politico Magazine recently labeled it: “The political thriller that predicted the Russia scandal.”  The article went on to say: “David Pepper’s 2016 novel is eerily similar to recent real-world political events….reads like a user’s guide to the past two years in U.S. politics.” In that article, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm calledPepper “a political nostradamus” for both books.

The sequel, The Wingman, just released, is already receiving equally fulsome praise. Kirkus summarized it as “[a] labyrinthine political thriller that details a plot to steal the American presidency….[E]nergetically paced…. A cinematic and dramatic story full of delightful twists.” A review in The Providence Journal wrote: “Pepper expertly takes the country right to the edge of the precipice…in this political thriller par excellence.”

Event date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
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The Wingman (Jack Sharpe #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781619848719
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Published: St. Helena Press - February 19th, 2018

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