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Adrian's Selections

Selections from Head Book Buyer Adrian, 33-year bookseller, represented here by Princess Buttercup.

"be curious, not judgmental"  -ted lasso

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The Bullet That Missed: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593299395
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 20th, 2022

The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast By Kirk Wallace Johnson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984880123
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Published: Viking - August 9th, 2022

Think Like a Horse: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Empathy from an Unconventional Cowboy By Grant Golliher Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593331927
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 31st, 2022

do yourself a favor & read this illuminating book! so many great takeaways for life & work.


Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention--and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593138519
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Published: Crown - January 25th, 2022

there's no such thing as multitasking!


Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole By Susan Cain Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451499783
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Published: Crown - April 5th, 2022

finally! a book that explains those feelings of melancholy & the longing... undefined.  


Imaginable: How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything--Even Things That Seem Impossible Today By Jane McGonigal Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781954118096
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 22nd, 2022

now, more than ever, we need to embrace urgent optimism, mental flexibility, realistic hope, future power/control & agency.
engaging & positive-- imaginable is a blueprint for ways we can & should engage to protect our planet.


In the Blood: A Thriller (Terminal List #5) By Jack Carr Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982181659
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - May 17th, 2022

james reece is back doing what he does best!
& any bets on who would win this match up-- reece or reacher??


Loving Edie: How a Dog Afraid of Everything Taught Me to Be Brave By Meredith May Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780778312024
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Published: Park Row - April 19th, 2022

Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases By Paul Holes, Robin Gaby Fisher (With) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250622792
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Published: Celadon Books - April 26th, 2022

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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

I've been in the reading doldrums for quite some time & this dazzling, brilliant, witty novel was exactly what i needed to get me reading again so thank you Bonnie Garmus & Doubleday!
Elizabeth Zott is unforgettable & Six-Thirty is the dog everyone dreams of having. I turned down so many pages with "Elizabethisms" to revisit but my favorite one has to be, "...if a man were to spend a day being a woman in America, he wouldn't make it past noon."
Do i hear an amen?
But seriously, I loved that "CHEMISTRY IS CHANGE" & to "ask yourself what YOU will change. And then get started."
...a challenge that remains relevant.
&, OH, you'll never look at a number two pencil the same way again.


Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation By Erika Krouse Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250240309
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 15th, 2022

Storm Rising: A Thriller (A Hayley Chill Thriller #3) By Chris Hauty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982175856
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - May 3rd, 2022

hayley chill is back, kicking ass & taking no prisoners in this "ripped from the headlines" page turner!


BOX 88 By Charles Cumming Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781613162736
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Published: Mysterious Press - January 11th, 2022

box 88 is everything you want in a spy novel! tight plot, grt characters & exotic locales all combine for a compulsively page-turning thriller.


The Anomaly: A Novel By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hervé Le Tellier, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781635421699
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Published: Other Press - November 23rd, 2021

simply brilliant!  a must read!


Songbirds: A Novel By Christy Lefteri Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593238066
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

beautiful, melancholy, poetic, heartbreaking


The Goodbye Coast: A Philip Marlowe Novel By Joe Ide Cover Image
By Joe Ide
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316459273
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Published: Mulholland Books - February 1st, 2022

a fresh re-creation of the iconic philip marlowe character. hoping this will become a series!


Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love By Kim Fay Cover Image
By Kim Fay
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593419335
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 8th, 2022

i read this in one sitting, over lunch, & absolutely loved it!
& a big shout out to our penguin rep, tom benton, for knowing that i would.


On Animals By Susan Orlean Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982181543
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022

Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel By Lee Child, Andrew Child Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781984818539
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Published: Dell - April 26th, 2022

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A Brush with Birds: Paintings and Stories from the Wild By Richard Weatherly Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781741176445
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Published: Hardie Grant - August 24th, 2021

exquisite paintings and drawings interspersed with fascinating stories and facts, a celebration of the beauty and diversity of birds.


Clean Hands By Patrick Hoffman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802149114
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Published: Grove Press - June 22nd, 2021

When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel By Paula McLain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593237915
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 5th, 2022

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Freedom By Sebastian Junger Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781982153410
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 18th, 2021

there's much to unpack in this provocative & timely exploration of the concept of freedom and the necessity of achieving a balance between autonomy and community, individuality and interdependence.


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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984881014
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Published: Penguin Books - July 26th, 2022

such a fun read! i tore through this in one night & loved every minute!


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Falling: A Novel By T. J. Newman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982177898
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 17th, 2022

loved this fast paced thriller... although i'm not eager to get on a plane anytime soon!!


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The Guide: A novel By Peter Heller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984898968
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Published: Vintage - May 10th, 2022

heller's new literary thriller featuring jack from the river is the perfect vacation read!


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The Missing Treasures of Amy Ashton By Eleanor Ray Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982163532
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Published: Gallery Books - March 29th, 2022

a heartwarming, uplifting debut about a woman who seems to have the perfect life until her boyfriend & best friend disappear without a word or trace. her response to her grief & trauma is to horde because "things will never leave you."
but thanks to her new neighbors she discovers that it's never too late to start over & that making room for people is the beginning of healing.


The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life By David Coggins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982152512
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Published: Scribner - May 10th, 2022

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250252715
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

blacktop wasteland was one of my favorite thrillers of 2020 & i couldn't wait to dig into s. a. cosby's 2nd book.
i was not disappointed!
cosby writes rural noir like no one else. relatable, flawed characters, great sense of place with a storyline that packs a mean punch-this is a kick-ass thriller with race, revenge, family & friendship driving the dark & often violent narrative.
if you require nice happy endings or are uncomfortable with good people doing some really bad things to protect their loved ones, this is not the book for you.
otherwise dive in & enjoy the ride!


Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River By John N. Maclean Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062944603
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Published: Mariner Books - June 14th, 2022

a lovely memoir by the son of norman maclean (a river runs through it) that celebrates family, nature and how we connect to both.


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Sleeping Bear: A Thriller By Connor Sullivan Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781982166403
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Published: Pocket Books - June 28th, 2022

a cinematic, adrenaline packed, fast paced debut!
the cold war narrative is an evergreen setting for thrillers
& connor sullivan has given it a fresh 21st century treatment.


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The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu: A Novel By Tom Lin Cover Image
By Tom Lin
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316542142
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 21st, 2022

an original, imaginative, compulsively page-turning debut...
dark, mystical & definitely not for the faint of heart!


The Council of Animals: A Novel By Nick McDonell, Steven Tabbutt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick McDonell, Steven Tabbutt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250839329
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - July 19th, 2022

Palace of the Drowned: A Novel By Christine Mangan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250788436
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 1st, 2022

palace of the drowned is a riveting, suspenseful novel that beautifully depicts venice in all its mysterious splendor--especially the allure of wandering thru the city's narrow passageways in daylight & the sinister quality those same passageways can take on at night.
venice is my favorite city in the world & i thoroughly enjoyed reading this captivating, atmospheric page turner!


Bird Cottage By Eva Meijer, Antoinette Fawcett (Translated by) Cover Image
By Eva Meijer, Antoinette Fawcett (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781782273950
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Published: Pushkin Press - April 6th, 2021

this lovely, evocative, original novel about a young woman who defies conventional societal norms to live a solitary life immersed in nature & the study of birds is loosely based upon the life of british naturalist, author and musician, gwendolen howard.


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Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted By Suleika Jaouad Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588600
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022

i read this breathtaking/heartbreaking/courageous memoir in one sitting.
"the power of story is to heal and to sustain and if we are brave enough to tell our own story, we realize we're not alone, again and again."


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We Begin at the End By Chris Whitaker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250759689
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 12th, 2022

brilliant, compelling, provocative & heartbreaking.
chris whitaker should be on everyone's reading list.


The Disappearing Act: A Novel By Catherine Steadman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593158050
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 7th, 2022

The Plot: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250790750
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Published: Celadon Books - May 3rd, 2022

a twisty pageturner!


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Desert Oracle: Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest By Ken Layne Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250800350
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Published: Picador - December 7th, 2021

a fascinating, quirky eclectic collection of desert myth & lore.
the chapter on senator alan cranston is worth the price of the book!


The House on Vesper Sands By Paraic O'Donnell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142988
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Published: Tin House Books - January 11th, 2022

The Exiles: A Novel By Christina Baker Kline Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062356338
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Published: Custom House - July 6th, 2021

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Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204035
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

I felt a deep sadness while reading this extraordinary, compelling debut about a time in the not-too-distant future when birds have all but disappeared and animals in the wild are just a memory.
I cannot imagine a world without birdsong!
Franny Stone is the definition of fierce, implacable, tenacious. Her quest to follow the last remaining Arctic terns on their final migration mirrors her own desperate flight from the haunting secrets of her past.  And as her story unfolds you begin to understand that we too will go to great lengths...for love.


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Homeland Elegies: A Novel By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496414
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 25th, 2021

homeland elegies deftly combines elements of memoir with fiction to shine a bright light on the immigrant experience in america.
a passionate, deeply personal, illuminating novel!


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Vesper Flights By Helen MacDonald Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

if i could give vesper flights a higher rating than 10, i would!
with observations & meditations as free-ranging as the natural world she writes about, this collection of essays is inspiring, breathtaking & intimate.
the part where she writes about watching the massive migration of songbirds from the top deck of the empire state building will stay with me a long time & the imagery of the migrating birds becoming "trapped" by the uplights of the twin towers memorial is haunting.
i highly recommend this book!
 


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Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

a gritty rural noir that's not for the faint of heart...or those who aren't comfortable with a healthy dose of ethical or moral ambiguity.
but if you are game, this thriller is one hell of a ride & beauregard "bug" montage is the unforgettable driver!


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What Could Be Saved: A Novel By Liese O'Halloran Schwarz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982150624
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Published: Washington Square Press - August 31st, 2021

a phenomenal, breathtaking, deeply moving novel--one of those rare bks that i wanted to start reading again immediately after finishing.


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The Cold Millions: A Novel By Jess Walter Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062868091
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 5th, 2021

a brilliant immersive historical set against the backdrop of the 1909 labor movement in spokane, washington. grt relatable characters, with strong women taking center stage. corruption at the highest levels of government, police brutality, peaceful protests, people struggling to get by but also stepping up to help each other...sound familiar?
the cold millions made me more aware of the economic disparity that still exists in our country, brought into sharper focus by the current pandemic.


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The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird By Joshua Hammer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501191909
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2021

A fascinating true-crime adventure about the black market trade in rare birds & their eggs, both of which are highly prized by Middle Eastern billionaires who are obsessed with obtaining wild-born raptors for racing. For readers of The Orchid Thief & The Feather Thief.


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Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) By Jenny Offill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806901
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Published: Vintage - January 19th, 2021

I was fortunate to receive an early manuscript of Jenny Offill’s Dept of Speculation and remember how awed I was by her trenchant, brilliant prose and the quirky structural style of the narrative.
I found myself turning down pages and underlined many passages for quick re-read referencing.
Weather is equally awe inspiring.  Her ability to write with such economy while evoking entire universes is her literary superpower.
I loved every minute of this book!


The Music of Bees: A Novel By Eileen Garvin Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780593183922
Published: Dutton - April 27th, 2021

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We Are All the Same in the Dark: A Novel By Julia Heaberlin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525621690
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 27th, 2021

dark & gritty--a terrific thriller that bowled me over, especially around the halfway point when the narrator changes...didn't see that plot twist coming!


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Meditations with Cows: What I've Learned from Daisy, the Dairy Cow Who Changed My Life By Shreve Stockton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593086681
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Published: TarcherPerigee - February 8th, 2022

first shreve made me want a coyote ( the daily coyote ) & now mediations with cows makes me want a daisy! i learned so much abt conservation & the importance of knowing where your food comes from. loved every minute of this bk!


Featherhood: A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie By Charlie Gilmour Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501198519
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Published: Scribner - January 11th, 2022

The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) By Richard Osman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984880987
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Published: Penguin Books - August 3rd, 2021

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) By Sophie Hannah Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062792389
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 14th, 2021

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A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year By Jane McMorland Hunter Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781849946223
Published: Batsford - September 3rd, 2020

poetry is always good for the soul! a beautifully illustrated anthology of classic and lesser known poets featuring a poem for every night of the year.


The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett: A Novel By Annie Lyons Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063026070
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 19th, 2021

a deceptively simple story that packs a punch.  just when eudora honeysett is ready to say goodbye to life & the indignities & suffering of old age, she encounters a exuberant young neighbor who helps her realize that "it's never too late to start living." for readers of eleanor oliphant & the keeper of lost things.


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Squeeze Me: A novel By Carl Hiaasen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525435280
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 11th, 2021

hilarious, smart, laugh-out-loud funny!
quintessential hiaasen


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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

a fascinating deep-dive into the underground world of funghi & how their "wood wide web" plays a crucial & necessary role in our continued survival.


Moonflower Murders: A Novel By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062955463
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 30th, 2021

LOVED it!


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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey: A Novel By Kathleen Rooney Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135425
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Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2020

Imaginative, smart & deeply moving
You will never look at a pigeon the same way again.
Reminiscent of “the art of racing in the rain


Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062667649
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Published: Ecco - November 23rd, 2021

Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir By Lacy Crawford Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316491532
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 15th, 2021

Sex and Vanity: A Novel By Kevin Kwan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081938
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Published: Anchor - May 25th, 2021

One by One By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188824
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 4th, 2021

I have always loved butterflies for their beauty but never knew how intelligent they are until reading this book.
An eye-opening & fascinating deep dive into the secret world of these winged beauties, The Language of Butterflies is also a call to action.  Despite being tough & resilient the long term survival of butterflies is not guaranteed.  And when a species, even one so small, is threatened, the ripple effect endangers us all.


Fair Warning (Jack McEvoy #3) By Michael Connelly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538736333
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 2nd, 2021

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums By A. Kendra Greene Cover Image
$22.00
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ISBN: 9780143135463
Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020

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All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir By Mary Morris Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081020
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Published: Anchor - May 11th, 2021

I have loved Mary Morris’ writing since “Nothing to Declare” & thoroughly enjoyed this book, which I read in one sitting.
Contemplative & thought provoking!


Kept Animals: A Novel By Kate Milliken Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501188596
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Rules for Visiting: A Novel By Jessica Francis Kane, Edward Carey (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559245
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Published: Penguin Books - April 28th, 2020

The Sentence Is Death: A Novel (A Hawthorne and Horowitz Mystery #2) By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062676849
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 26th, 2020

Savage Son: A Thriller (Terminal List #3) By Jack Carr Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781982123710
Published: Pocket Books - December 29th, 2020

The perfect pageturner for these strange times... loved every minute of it...although i'll never look at a chili pepper the same way again!


Sharks in the Time of Saviors: A Novel By Kawai Strong Washburn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250787316
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel By Paulette Jiles Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062966759
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 6th, 2021

News of the World was one of my favorite books of 2017 so I was thrilled to receive a very early reading copy of Simon the Fiddler!
Powerful prose vividly evokes a time and place...Texas during the aftermath of the Civil War...and captures the stark realities of trying to scratch out a living with few available resources beyond persistence, the kindness of strangers and a healthy dose of good timing and luck.
Jiles' characters are compelling and exhibit a joyful determination in the face of hardship that is endearing and admirable.
Simon the Fiddler is an exceptional book and Jiles is the consummate storyteller!


An American Sunrise: Poems By Joy Harjo Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

The Wicked Sister By Karen Dionne Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735213043
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 29th, 2021

Nothing to See Here By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

I love Kevin Wilson's ability to write stories that are full of heart, humor with offbeat, yet endearing characters. Nothing to See Here is imaginative, unexpected and pure reading enjoyment!


Deep State: A Thriller (A Hayley Chill Thriller #1) By Chris Hauty Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781982126599
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Published: Pocket Books - October 27th, 2020

Hayley Chill is a kick-ass heroine & the twist, with a twist ending is unexpected & fresh!
i'm already casting the movie in my head...


The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel By Christy Lefteri Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593128176
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 2020

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees By Meredith May Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778309758
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Published: Park Row - March 17th, 2020

My Lovely Wife By Samantha Downing Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451491732
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Published: Berkley - March 3rd, 2020

A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel By M. T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by) Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781250204592
Published: Celadon Books - June 30th, 2020

Keep You Close: A Novel By Karen Cleveland Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524797072
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 2nd, 2020

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Jeanine Cummins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209788
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

American Dirt is a truly spectacular & profound work of fiction...timely, necessary, unforgettable...one of the best books I've read in a long time...a beautiful reminder of why I love being a bookseller.
I cannot wait to get this book into the hands of readers!


The Janes: An Alice Vega Novel By Louisa Luna Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984898494
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - April 6th, 2021

A pageturner!!
Alice Vega, an unorthodox bounty hunter/private investigator teams up again with ex-cop, Caplan to find some missing underage girls.


Dear Edward: A Novel By Ann Napolitano Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984854803
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - February 2nd, 2021

The Yellow Bird Sings: A Novel By Jennifer Rosner Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250179784
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 2nd, 2021

The beautiful, transcendent story of a mother’s unconditional love for her child, the transforming power of music & the necessity of hope even during times of unspeakable hardship.
The Yellow Bird Sings is the perfect counterpoint to another brilliant novel, American Dirt... & to quote Kafka - “the axe for the frozen sea within us.”


The Bramble and the Rose: A Henry Farrell Novel By Tom Bouman Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 23rd, 2021

I've loved Tom Bouman's books since Dry Bones in the Valley & his latest in the Wild Thyme series is his best yet! Lean prose, grt sense of place, & authentic characters... I didn't want the book to end.


The Familiar Dark: A Novel By Amy Engel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524746001
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Published: Dutton - March 16th, 2021

WOW! This one was a complete surprise - a compulsively readable, dark, dark, dark, compelling, gritty noir that will stay w/you for a long time. If you require neat, happy endings or can't handle "child in peril" story lines, don't read this bk. Otherwise, this is one you won't want to miss! Mystic River, Winter's Bone & Freedom's Child are perfect comps.


If I Had Your Face: A Novel By Frances Cha Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593129487
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 13th, 2021

The Night Fire (A Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch Novel #22) By Michael Connelly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538701454
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 27th, 2020

A Dangerous Man (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #18) By Robert Crais Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 4th, 2020

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale By Adam Minter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635570113
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

Have you ever wondered what happens to all those items you've donated? You might be shocked to know that only a fraction ever makes it to thrift store shelves, that instead, the majority goes to the landfill or exported to other countries to be reused or recycled in ways you've never imagined.
Secondhand is a fascinating, informative look into the afterlife of discarded items & the ecological impact created by our obsessive consumerism.
Highly recommended!


On Swift Horses: A Novel By Shannon Pufahl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525538127
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 3rd, 2020

Rich, evocative prose, complicated characters who don't fit easily into societal norms along with a well-developed sense of place and time drives this powerful, compelling debut.


Thirteen: The Serial Killer Isn't on Trial. He's on the Jury. (Eddie Flynn #3) By Steve Cavanagh Cover Image
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 28th, 2020

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

City of Girls: A Novel By Elizabeth Gilbert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634741
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 7th, 2020

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan By Geoffrey Girard, Thomas Lockley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335044983
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Published: Hanover Square Press - February 2nd, 2021

The Sun Is a Compass: My 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds By Caroline Van Hemert Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - February 25th, 2020

The Escape Room: A Novel By Megan Goldin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250219664
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 7th, 2020

The Last Good Guy (A Roland Ford Novel #3) By T. Jefferson Parker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537656
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 30th, 2020

As Long as We Both Shall Live: A Novel By JoAnn Chaney Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250268594
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250301703
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Published: Celadon Books - May 4th, 2021

The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Peter Heller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation By Mark Bowden Cover Image
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - March 17th, 2020

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir By Steffanie Strathdee, Thomas Patterson, Teresa Barker (With) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316418119
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Published: Hachette Books - November 10th, 2020

Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir of Life and Love After Unimaginable Loss By Jayson Greene Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - May 12th, 2020

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The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

I love Susan Orlean's writing -- especially her ability to take a relatively unknown topic and bring it to life.

The Library Book centers around the devestating fire at the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986 that destroyed over 400,000 books, but ultimately it's a love letter to the public library system and the significant contribution they bring to communities all over the country. Part history of libraries, part true crime, The Library Book will appeal to history buffs and bibliophiles alike.


In Pieces By Sally Field Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538763032
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 15th, 2019

America's sweetheart is now America's brave heart. In Pieces is moving, revelatory, timely and not to be missed.


Small Fry: A Memoir By Lisa Brennan-Jobs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802147219
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Published: Grove Press - June 18th, 2019

Number One Chinese Restaurant: A Novel By Lillian Li Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250229328
Published: Picador - June 4th, 2019

Magpie Murders: A Novel By Anthony Horowitz Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Clock Dance By Anne Tyler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563020
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Published: Vintage - April 30th, 2019

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century By Kirk Wallace Johnson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101981634
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Published: Penguin Books - April 23rd, 2019

Tin Man: A Novel By Sarah Winman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Civility, this elegant historical novel is set in Russia during the tumultuous years of the Bolshevik revolution. 
Count Rostov is condemned to permanent house arrest at the sumptuous Metropole Hotel where he inhabits a tiny attic while managing to live the fullest of lives.
An intriguing, well-written tale of privilege, political upheaval and revolution.


Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel* By Jonathan Miles Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447606
Published: Hogarth - January 8th, 2019