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Mothering Sunday: A Romance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101947524
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Knopf - April 19th, 2016

Bookseller: Ev
Title:Mothering Sunday

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Weathering Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781632863577
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - January 19th, 2016

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Weathering

Comments:

I was swept into the wild, wondrous current of this extraordinary novel from the moment I began reading it. When I reached the shore of its final pages, I was on a flight home from Denver, with hours of precious reading time ahead of me. However... I soon realized that the ends of the story demanded to be read in solitude, not in the company of a plane full of strangers. So, I put away the book and finished it at home, late that night, savoring the beauty of the prose and wondering at the essential mystery at the heart of the story.

I highly recommend Lucy Wood's previous book, a unique, exhilarating short story collection, The Diving Belles.


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Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Pax

Comments:

So, we've lost a chicken or two over the years to them... I still love foxes. And I was pretty sure I'd like this book. Little did I imagine that I would love it, that I'd be in tears by page 3, that I'd find myself longing to reach into the story to rescue Pax and Peter. Their parallel stories are intertwined with themes of love and loss, trust and betrayal, war and peace, wildness and "civilization", innocence, guilt, and grace. Sara Pennypacker has written a book of profound beauty, a quiet and unforgettable masterpiece.


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Bear and Bunny Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763671532
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Bear & Bunny

Comments:

SO SWEET...
SO ENDEARING...
SO FUNNY!!

MY NEW FAVORITE READ-ALOUD


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Owls: Our Most Charming Bird Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607748793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Owls

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Do you love owls? (I do!) If you do, this is the perfect book for you!

Even if you don't really love owls (Really? You don't?), chances are you know someone whooo does, right? This is the perfect gift for them!

Endearing illustrations, charming text... and it feels just right in your hands... what's not to love?


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Crooked Heart: A Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062364838
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Published: Harper - July 28th, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Crooked Heart

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So this is me, adding a Berkshire voice to the international chorus of rave reviews for Crooked Heart. Set during the London Blitz, it's a wildly original, poignant and endearing story of the consequences of desperate, immoral desicions made in the midst of wartime privation and terror.

When I turned the last page, I found myself clasping the book to my own heart, with tender affection...


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A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups Cover Image
By Anna Wright, Anna Wright (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580897075
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Charlesbridge - September 8th, 2015

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Night Animals Cover Image
By Gianna Marino, Gianna Marino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451469540
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2015

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None of the Above Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335319
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 7th, 2015

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The Heist (Gabriel Allon #14) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062320063
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Published: Harper - February 24th, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: The Heist

Comments:

I suspect that most booksellers have a not-so-secet addiction to a great mystery, espionage, or political thriller series...

Mine is Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series. Art restorer/Israeli spy Allon is a fascinating complicated hero, and Silva's plots are so credible that it's as if you've heard them play out on thr evening news. I've had many a "driveway moment" listening to the audio books, captive to Silva's brilliantly calculated suspense.


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Dear Committee Members Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780345807335
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Published: Anchor - June 23rd, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Dear Committee Members

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This may be the funniest book I've ever read! A deliciously smart, sly, subversive send-up of academia, told in the wickedly over-wrought prose of a jaded and beleaguered English professor.

I read it while vacationing with friends recently and my hysterical laughter kept them awake half the night.


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A God in Ruins: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316176507
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 12th, 2016

Bookseller: Ev
Title: God in Ruins

Comments:

Reader, rejoice! Because for Teddy, the beloved younger brother of Ursula Todd, there is life after Life after Life (Kate Atkinson's extraordinary, widely acclaimed previous novel).

So rich and real and deeply imagined is Teddy's story that I find myself thinking that Kate Atkinson herself has surely lived another life, at Teddy's side in the shadowed wake of WWII in England.


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Unbecoming: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128311
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Unbecoming

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Truth be told, if Kate Atkinson blurbed the Manhattan phonebook I'd probably read it, so highly do I regard her literary opinion... So you better believe that I sat right down and read this book when I saw her enthusiastic recommendation on the dust jacket.

And I'm so glad I did!

If you were mesmerized by the who-do-I-trust characters and the wildly suspenseful plot of The Girl on the Train, you'll love Unbecoming.


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Home Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763665296
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Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2015

Bookseller: Ev 
Title: Home

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Coming Soon!


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The Girl on the Train: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634024
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 12th, 2016

Bookseller: Ev 
Title: The Girl on the Train

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A deftly plotted, un-put-down-able, hold-your-breath-with-dizzying-dread novel of riveting psychological suspense...
Intending to read "just a few more pages" at bedtime one recent sub-zero January evening, I ended up finishing the book at 2:30 A.M. (At that point my hands had been freezing for hours, but I hadn't been able to stop reading long enough to go turn up the heat!)


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Adventures with Barefoot Critters Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781770496248
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Published: Tundra Books - June 24th, 2014

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Adventures with Barefoot Critters

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I so love the illustrations in this sweet, cozy, whimsically imaginative book... I've added it to my collection of special books I'm saving for my grandchildren. Now I just need some grandchildren! (Take note, kids...)


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Bellweather Rhapsody Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544483910
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Published: Mariner Books - June 2nd, 2015

Bookseller: Ev
Title: Bellweather Rhapsody

Comments:
Coming Soon!!