Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

Required Friday Reading (8/10/18)

It’s important, now more than ever, to continue reading, reflecting, and engaging in open dialogue about the issues facing us all as a nation. Here are our picks to help you do just that: A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming 2018 Alex […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/9/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/9/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to five new novels and true crime story bound to be a bestseller: ADNAN’S STORY: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry Two starred reviews! “Chaudry uses her unique perspective to craft a gripping and meticulously detailed account of the case including letters, court transcripts, and documentary evidence that […]

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Happy Birthday to Books & Baby Daniel!

Happy Birthday to Books & Baby Daniel!

We’re a day late to wish these two new books happy #BookBday, but it’s only to keep the party going: THE MARRIAGE PACT by M.J. Pullen Pullen’s debut launches a charming series about a group of thirty-somethings in Atlanta making surprising discoveries about friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. “Pullen’s characters are realistic, and the dialogue is […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/25/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/25/15 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to a series favorite, a debut, and two biographies: THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny The outstanding 11th book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series is an August 2015 LibraryReads pick, a September 2015 Indie Next pick, and has THREE starred reviews, including this one […]

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Happy #BookBday (10/8/13 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (10/8/13 Edition)

After several months of labor, we're proud to announce the birth of these fine books on today's #BookBday

 

MR. LYNCH'S HOLIDAY by Catherine O'Flynn
Catherine O’Flynn’s debut novel WHAT WAS LOST received a Costa First Book Award and was long-listed for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. In MR. LYNCH’S HOLIDAY, O’Flynn creates a moving and memorable portrait of reconciliation between a father and son. "Like her characters, O’Flynn has an eye for the beauty to be found amid squalor and chaos." –Publishers Weekly

JACOB'S OATH by Martin Fletcher
A Holocaust survivor must choose between keeping the woman he loves and seeking revenge against the camp guard who beat his younger brother to death in this "expressive...story of love and hatred, revenge and recovery." (Kirkus Reviews) "Fletcher has crafted a moving love story, a vivid portrait of a devastated and chaotic Germany immediately after the war’s end, and a remarkably insightful look into the minds of two survivors of the Holocaust. Fletcher’s style is spare and graceful, and it enhances the power of this small gem of a novel." –Booklist

TUDORS: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter Ackroyd
The Tudor era was pivotal in English history and is still of great interest to many (just think of the dashing Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the TV show "The Tudors"). Ackroylishers Weekly) and rich in detail thanks to interesting anecdotes about key players.

FEAR OF FLYING by Erica Jong (the 40th Anniversary reissue edition with an introduction by Jennifer Weiner)
Originally published in 1973, Jong's internationally bestselling story of Isadora Wing launched a new way of thinking about gender, sexuality, and liberty in our society. This reissue edition comes of this seminal work comes just in time for the 40th anniversary, complete with a new introduction by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner.

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