Happy Belated #BookBday (3/18/14 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (3/18/14 Edition)

Today we wish a happy belated #BookBday to leaders—in politics and in fashion! FRANK: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank In his candid and witty political memoir which received THREE starred pre-pub reviews, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston’s […]

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Happy Belated #BookBday (2/18/15 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (2/18/15 Edition)

D’oh! We were so excited about our YA titles yesterday we forgot to wish happy #BookBday to these shiny, new books: THE REBELLION OF MISS LUCY ANN LOBDELL by William Klaber Journalist Klaber’s fictionalized memoir of the nineteenth-century woman known as both Lucy Ann and Joseph Israel Lobdell has two fabulous starred reviews: “Covering the […]

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Happy Belated #BookBday to WOLF IN WHITE VAN

Happy Belated #BookBday to WOLF IN WHITE VAN

Today we’d like to wish a belated #BookBday to WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle, who also happens to be the front man of the indie band The Mountain Goats. In this literary debut, teenager Sean Phillips is isolated by a horrific injury that left him disfigured. He seeks solace in creating new worlds […]

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Happy Belated #BookBday (8/13/14 Edition)

Happy Belated #BookBday (8/13/14 Edition)

We purposely waited a day to wish these two beautiful books a happy #BookBday just to keep the party going! SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof Readers who loved MAJOR PETTIGREW’S LAST STAND will adore this inspiring debut of a small-town college professor, a remarkable new woman at a bookshop, and the ten-year old son he never […]

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Belated #BookBday (7/23/14 Edition)

Belated #BookBday (7/23/14 Edition)

We’re a day late to wish these two titles a Happy #BookBday, but it’s only to keep the celebration going! MAEVE BINCHY: The Biography by Piers Dudgeon Drawing on extensive research and humorous personal anecdotes, this first biography of the prolific, much-loved Irish writer chronicles the stories, anecdotes, humor, and sheer indomitable character of Binchy. […]

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Belated #BookBday (4/15/14 Edition)

Belated #BookBday (4/15/14 Edition)

We're a day late in wishing these books a Happy #BookBday, but it's only to keep the party going!

THE OTHER STORY by Tatiana de Rosnay
The internationally bestselling author of SARAH'S KEY returns with another absorbing novel about a young writer who, while digging into his family’s deeply buried secrets, finds the key to his future. A May 2014 Indie Next selection!
“...de Rosnay's fans and readers who enjoy contemporary interior novels will not be disappointed.” — Library Journal
 

A PARIS APARTMENT by Michelle Gable
An antique furniture appraiser finds a treasure trove—and secrets of its courtesan owner—in a Paris apartment in the ninth arrondissement. “With its well-developed, memorable characters and the author's skillful transitioning between story lines...this stunning and fascinating debut will capture the interest of a wide audience but particularly those interested in stories about women behind famous men like Melanie Benjamin's THE AVIATOR'S WIFE or Nancy Horan's UNDER THE WIDE AND STARRY SKY. Highly recommended.” — Library Journal, starred review

THE SEA HOUSE by Elisabeth Gifford
Set in Scotland's remote Outer Hebrides, THE SEA HOUSE is a beguiling tale of love and loss, a meditation on motherhood, and how we find our identity through the stories we tell. “Hints of magic abound in Gifford’s haunting fiction debut, which follows two story lines... Gifford has an ability to bring depth to her characters, whether they live in the 19th century or the 20th, and this helps hold together her sweeping tale.” — Publishers Weekly

'TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma
This buzzed about debut novel is a glorious and moving multi-generational, multicultural saga that begins in the 1940s and sweeps through the 1960s in Trinidad and the United States. “Francis-Sharma’s spellbinding, intimately detailed, psychologically lush, and suspenseful tale of racial and sexual trauma, hard work, love, and family devotion makes personal the injustice people endured in the years leading up to the civil rights movement in both multicultural Trinidad and segregated America.” — Booklist, starred review

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