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Sabrina Cover Image
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. Cover Image
The Incomplete Book of Running Cover Image
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
The Feral Detective: A Novel Cover Image
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Lotte

Three Things I Like: pasta, animals, circus arts

Currently Reading: The Changeling by Victor Lavalle, Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

Whalen

Three Things I Like: books, trains, kindness, the future

Currently Reading: How Music Works by David Byrne, Faith by Jimmy Carter, Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay

How Music Works Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780804188937
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Published: Three Rivers Press - May 2nd, 2017

Faith: A Journey For All Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781501184413
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 27th, 2018

The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

Sadie

 

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

Currently Reading: Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Time's Convert: A Novel Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780399564512
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Published: Viking - September 18th, 2018

Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316341684
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017

CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Reincarnation Blues: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399178481
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Del Rey - August 22nd, 2017

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

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

Throne of Glass Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

Ana

Three Things I Like: swords, tea, and cheese

Currently Reading: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: Backordered
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812976533
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 4th, 2006

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

The Changeling: A Novel 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 Library Book by Susan Orlean

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Tabitha

Three Things I Like: eating non-stop, glitter, and Escapade by Janet Jackson

Currently Reading: My Plain Jane

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062652775
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Published: HarperTeen - June 26th, 2018

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

Jane Eyre Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Erica Jong (Introduction by), Marcelle Clements (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451530912
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Published: Signet - April 1st, 2008

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425286555
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 27th, 2016

Konner

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

Currently Reading: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

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$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793156
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Published: Tin House Books - October 9th, 2018

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassiona 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: Little by Edward Carey

Little: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - 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: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998603
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Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

Carry On: A Novel 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.


Eleanor Cover Image
$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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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

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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 (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - 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."

 


The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

East of Eden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780670033041
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Published: Viking - June 24th, 2003

The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - 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: A Novel 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
$17.00
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 21st, 2006

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition 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
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

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 Cover Image
By Oakley Hall, Robert Stone (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781590171615
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: NYRB Classics - November 21st, 2005

Elizabeth

 

Three things I like:  birds, tea, and The Great British Baking Show.

Currently reading: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
Availability: Backordered
Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste 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: A Novel 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: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - 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: A novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - 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

 

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416548942
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Published: Pocket Books - May 20th, 2008

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
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: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel 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 - March 4th, 2014

Suzy T

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
 
 
 
 
 
The Forgetting Time: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250118714
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$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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Events

Closing at 2pm!

The Book Cellar will be closing at 2pm on December 24th. Happy Holidays from the Book Cellar staff!

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Monday, December 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
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4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625

Closed for the Holidays!

The Book Cellar will be closed on December 25th and 26th. Happy Holidays from the Book Cellar staff!

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 10:00am
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4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625

Closed for the Holidays!

The Book Cellar will be closed on December 25th and 26th. Happy Holidays from the Book Cellar staff!

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 10:00am
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4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
The Book Cellar
Chicago, IL 60625

Afterwords Book Group

The Afterwords Book Group meets to discuss their January selection.

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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Store Closed for Inventory

The Book Cellar will be closed all day for our annual inventory. Please come see us tomorrow!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 7:00am to 10:00pm
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Local Author Night Ft. Libby Hellman, Rita Dragonette, Ava Black, and G.W. Kennedy

It's Local Author Night at The Book Cellar featuring Libby Fischer Hellman (High Crimes), Rita Dragonette (the Fourteenth of December), Ava Black (The Bug Jar), and G.W. Kennedy (A Necessary Hero).

 

         

About Libby Fischer Hellman

Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Thirteen novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first. She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery writing community and has even won a few. More at http://libbyhellmann.com.

About High Crimes

How do you solve a murder when there are 42,000 suspects? That’s the task facing Chicago PI Georgia Davis, hired to hunt down those ultimately responsible for the assassination of Resistance leader Dena Baldwin at a demonstration fourteen months after the 2016 election. The gunman, on a nearby hotel rooftop, dies within minutes of the shooting. As Georgia sifts through Dena’s 42,000 Facebook followers, she discovers that unknown enemies hiding behind fake profiles have infiltrated the group. She finds others who will do whatever it takes—including murder—to shield right-wing, wealthy elites. When Georgia begins piecing together the facts, relatives of both victims mysteriously disappear, and the danger escalates. Threats and bruises have never frightened Georgia, but she’s side-swiped by the sudden reappearance of the mother who abandoned her when she was a child. Can she survive an emotional family crisis at the same time she pursues killers whose only goal is to protect themselves?

About Rita Dragonette:

Rita Dragonette is a writer who, after spending nearly thirty years telling the stories of others as an award-winning public relations executive, has returned to her original creative path. The Fourteenth of September, her debut novel from She Writes Press, is based upon personal experiences on campus during the Vietnam War, and she is currently at work on three other books: an homage to The Sun Also Rises about expats chasing their last dream in San Miguel de Allende, a World War II novel based upon her interest in the impact of war on and through women, and a memoir in essays. She lives and writes in Chicago, where she also hosts literary salons to showcase authors and their new books to avid readers.

About The Fourteenth of December

On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus anti-Vietnam War movement. In doing so, she jeopardizes both the army scholarship that will secure her future and her relationship with her military family. But Judy’s doubts have escalated with the travesties of the war. Who is she if she stays in the army? What is she if she leaves?

The Fourteenth of September portrays a pivotal time at the peak of the Vietnam War through the rare perspective of a young woman, tracing her path of self-discovery and a “Coming of Conscience.” Judy’s story speaks to the poignant clash of young adulthood, early feminism, and war, offering an ageless inquiry into the domestic politics of protest when the world stops making sense.

About Ava Black

Living in the deep woods of Wisconsin, Ava Black has been a fan of spine-tingling stories from a young age. Things that go bump in the night invigorate her to delve deeper into the human psyche and twist her characters lives into a chaotic mess that only the truly sane can untangle. Her short story "The Box" was recently published by Spinetingler Magazine and her crime fiction reviews and author interviews can be found at Crimepsree Magazine. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. Get connected at https://avablackbooks.wixsite.com/website or drop her a line at Avablackbooks@gmail.com.

About The Bug Jar:

For make-up salesgirl Samantha Holland, life is a constant struggle to cling to reality. Her tenuous hold on sanity is exacerbated by a toxic affair with wealthy and powerful State Representative Richard Harrison, who gets sadistic pleasure toying with her already confused mind. But Sam comes closest to losing her grip when Harrison’s emotionally disturbed stepson is murdered—and the police suspect her. When Harrison tries to break off their relationship, Sam tries to save herself by piecing together patchy memories of what might be her own involvement in the killing. The truth she uncovers is more sinister than she could have imagined.

About G.W. Kennedy:

An alumnus of Rice University, with graduate degrees from Penn and Buffalo, G.W. Kennedy was a college English professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.  After leaving academia, Kennedy worked as an editor and communications manager for several Chicago companies.  He has published a number of short stories as well as articles and essays, including "op-ed" pieces in the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of the Ben Barklee mysteries, Purpose Pitch, Dead Arm, and Save Situation.

About A Necessary Hero:

Chicago, 1942. Can a reclusive and cynical factory janitor prevent the IRA from changing history?

With US participation in World War II getting underway, John Mackenzie Simmons III "Mack" is in a difficult position. His draft status is 4F. He has lost an eye in a drunk-driving accident two years earlier, transforming him into a self-proclaimed "one-eyed freak." The driver was Mack's best friend, Thomas Kilkenny. After the accident, Tommy suddenly joins the US Army Air Corps, becoming a skilled pilot of a B-17 bomber. When Tommy dies in combat, Mack's wealthy and powerful father wants to make Tommy the war's first American hero to help promote the war. But first, they have to know if Tommy's father, a corrupt Chicago alderman, is involved in criminal activities hampering the war effort and won't stand up to scrutiny. Mack's father orders him to find out. But as Mack digs for the truth, he uncovers much more than Mafia connections, stumbling upon an IRA plot that could change the course of the war.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
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High Crimes Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781938733956
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Published: Red Herrings Press - November 1st, 2018

The Fourteenth of September Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524530
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Published: She Writes Press - September 18th, 2018

A Necessary Hero Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626949751
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Published: Black Opal Books - August 11th, 2018

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