Staff Suggestions


Our most popular section of the store, Staff Suggestions is a great place to discover an overlooked gem. Many of our staff picks also come in ebooks - just click on the title of the book and look under other editions. Enjoy!

 

 

One Plus One (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780525426585
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books, 7/2014
Jojo Moyes fans - here you go! Another wonderful story-  more characters to love- always - smiles and joy! I oved this book and all its quirky twist and turns. Have fun with it! --Lori

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781616203214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 4/2014

 

BOOK LOVERS! BOOKSTORE FOLKS! You'll love this story with its unconventional characters and many literary references. Shelf talkers even start each chapter giving you insight on bookstore owner AJ Fikry. The story takes off when AJ finds Maya, an abandoned baby in the store with a note pinned to her coat.  With Maya, Island Books becomes "the" place for the whole community.  It's a fast paced story which I read in a day.  It's also quirky and may seem unbelievable but it alwayscomes down to this: books have a magical way of connecting us all. 

--Sue

 

 


$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780871407863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 5/2014

Once again, Larry McMurtry comes through with the most colorful characters and wittiest dialogue as the aging Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday “take their ease” on the saloon porch often – rehashing their heyday and occasionally trying to recreate it. This book had me wanting to belly up to a bar for a whiskey and a slab of antelope rump, find a high stakes poker game and then mosey on outback to smoke with a cowpoke.

--Va

The Sea House (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781250043344
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: St. Martin's Press, 4/2014

Set in the Scottish Islands and drawing on the magical stories of the Selkies (which I loved learning about - mythical creatures with sea form in the water and human form on land) this is a great story to simply get lost in. There's a big house with long buried secrets and characters on a path of self-discovery and healing. I love how the present is intermingled with the past and how Gifford weaves together the narratives of the 3 main characters. Love Kate Morton or Lucinda Riley? You'll love The Sea House.

--Sue

A Man Called Ove (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781476738017
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Atria Books, 7/2014

Just like the homeless cat that work its way into your heart, so will this grumpy old man - Ove. At times humorous and yet thoughtful, this is about the power of friendships and love to turn life around. Fans of The Unlikely Pilrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand will love this heat-warming story.

--Barb


$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780385351966
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf, 7/2014
I am so drawn to this book and especially to the frienship of the two main characters! As the girls grow up, their roles as the "good girl" and "always troubled girl" completely change. Reading it was like watching one blossom into a confident young lady as the other unravels before your eyes. So Real! So touching! --Lori

Bittersweet (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780804138567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 5/2014

Hold on for a gripping ride through exciting twists and turns to a beautifully told and satisfying end.  Bittersweet is so much more than a coming-of-age story; this is a mystery of dark and shocking secrets. Set in a wealthy, privileged family "camp" on Lake Champlain, VT, Mabel must choose between revealing the Winslow's ugly truths or re-evaluate her own moral compass to keep her new love, close friendships and sense of "belonging.”  This kept me totally entertained!

--Barb

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781476738963
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

This is a contemporary story told with great love and compassion.  Yes, the characters are flawed but that's what makes them so real. Will they break your heart ? Absolutely, but they will also restore your faith in humanity. I can't stop thinking about this book. I feel changed by it. The story makes you want to be kinder and care more about other people.

--Mary T.

 

 


Euphoria (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780802122551
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 6/2014

This is a novel that sneaks up on you. King’s prose is effortless, and halfway through Euphoria, I wondered how she got me so involved. Set in New Guinea and loosely based on the life of Margaret Mead, pick this up if you want an enthralling love story.

--Andrew


$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781439177723
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Atria Books, 5/2014

Killed in the heat of passion, a girl is found with her face missing! The main character is similar to Jason Bourne – no identity and a past filled with uncertainty. It is certain, however, that he has written a book and the crimes described in it are now being committed! Can he track down the person who is committing the perfect crimes? Or will he fail? Read this bone-chilling mystery.

--Kat

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9781476754222
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Published: Gallery Books, 6/2014

The Unexpected Waltz was a pleasure to read. Kelly Wilder, the main character, is loopy and a little lost. Discovering she is rich after her husband dies, Kelly needs to rediscover who she is without her husband. Through dance, she discovers new things about herself. Read this book and watch her transformation from insecure walthy house wife to dancer and a woman falling in love for the first tmie. Wright shows you that you are never to old to reinvent yourself.

--Kat


Take This Man (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781439170878
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

Take This Man is a detailed, intimate glimpse into a very unconventional childhood. Brando Skyhorse was raised and lied to by an extremely dysfunctional mother who transformed him into who she wanted him to be: a full-blooded American Indian brave. It took him over 30 years to sift through her lies and to discover the truth about who he is, and who his biological father was. It’s a heartbreaking story and, on more than one occasion, you’ll find yourself saying this just can’t be real; but people can survive and Brando proves it. If you liked The Glass Castle or The Tender Bar, you should try this book. 

--Sue

$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781594204074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 5/2014

Let's be honest, if food doesn't taste good, it really doesn't matter how environmentally-friendly it was grown or how good it is for you. Chef Dan Barber takes us along on his journey of discovery, weeding out even some of the more recently adopted philosophies (“Not all organic farms are good”), and taking others the next step further (“What is a chef's role in how food is perceived?”) His engaging style, and the entertaining people he meets, make this an enjoyable read, on a topic you need to know: this is the future and it can't get here fast enough for my taste buds!

--Jamie

Red or Dead (Hardcover)

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781612193687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Melville House, 5/2014
This is football (our soccer) in words - repetitive, difficult, painful, exhilarating. Not for everyone, but Liverpool Fc, early moring broadcast enthusiasts of Barclay's games, and lovers of the beautiful game will enjoy and ponder this. Try it as you prepare for the World Cup.

$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780062220509
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Published: Harper, 7/2014

An exquisite stand-alone novel about World War I from the creator of the Maisie Dobbs series. Ms. Winspear breathes life into best friends Kezia and Thea as they are swept into – and torn apart – by their very different wartime roles. Kezia's lovely letters to her soldiering husband are the heart and heartbreak of the novel. I never tire of this genre as there are endless stories to tell Ms. Winspear is one of the best storytellers of all time.

-Mary


$21.99
ISBN-13: 9780062282149
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Published: William Morrow & Company, 6/2014

At this point, if you ask me, anything Neil Gaiman touches turns to gold. Here, Neil has collaborated with renowned artist Eddie Campbell to bring to life his unbelievable story of family, the otherworld and an epic search for hidden treasure. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, Truth pieces together a spectrum of storytelling tools – from panels to paintings, rough sketches to smudged charcoal – to deliver one of the most unique pieces to add to your ever-growing Gaiman collection.  


- Courtney

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399169281
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Published: Putnam Adult, 6/2014

An Indian child is separated from his brother at the age of five. The story of his survival and faith is remarkable. A train ride takes him to the terrifying streets of Calcutta. He manages to survive by his wits and the kindness of strangers. Learn how he manages to find his mother and siblings after twenty-five years. The book is a celebration of special people, family, extraordinary feats and hope.

- Jesse


The Quick (Hardcover)

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780812993271
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Published: Random House, 6/2014

The promise of a sister to take care of her brother begins this extraordinary debut novel. Fragments of diaries and bits of knowledge are intertwined until I realized their story is just a small part of an old dark secret in Victorian London. Foggy lamp-lit streets are the perfect backdrop for the moral and philosophical questions, and the quiet intense love stories. Owen is a mesmerizing storyteller!

- Jamie


$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781476738963
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

This is a contemporary story told with great love and compassion.  Yes, the characters are flawed but that's what makes them so real. Will they break your heart ? Absolutely, but they will also restore your faith in humanity. I can't stop thinking about this book. I feel changed by it. The story makes you want to be kinder and care more about other people.

- Mary T.


The Farm (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780446550734
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 6/2014

 

The Farm is a psychological thriller of the highest order with some depraved Scandinavian style evil thrown in. Daniel is told by his father that his mother is insane, but she counters that accusation with claims of a terrifying conspiracy. Who to believe? You will be kept in page turning suspense until the conclusion you didn’t see coming.
-Julie


$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780871407863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 5/2014

Once again, Larry McMurtry comes through with the most colorful characters and wittiest dialogue as the aging Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday “take their ease” on the saloon porch often – rehashing their heyday and occasionally trying to recreate it. This book had me wanting to belly up to a bar for a whiskey and a slab of antelope rump, find a high stakes poker game and then mosey on outback to smoke with a cowpoke.

-Val


$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781476727295
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scribner Book Company, 6/2014

Rhee’s memoir is fascinating! As Rhee follows in his father’s footsteps as a doctor, discover how his experiences in the navy and in American urban communities shape him into one of the most sought after trauma specialists in America.  His team in Tucson kept Congresswoman Gabby Gifford alive!

- Andie


$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062309662
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Published: Harper, 6/2014

Part psychological mystery and part meditation on memory and aging, an elderly woman named Maude embarks on a search to find her best friend, Elizabeth. Maud has lucid moments where she remembers her friend and the details of her sister Sukie’s disappearance right after WWII. Elizabeth is Missing is a highly intriguing novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.

- Elizabeth

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780804138819
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Published: Hogarth, 6/2014

My advice: start reading and don't let up or even think about what you're reading until you've finished this book. I guarantee you will be challenged on so many levels because these are pretty awful people doing some pretty awful things. Yet, this is a must read in the same way that Koch's bestseller The Dinner was so widely admired and praised. There is a unique European sensibility to Koch's writing and he definitely takes us outside our comfort zone. His story of a family's summer holiday is filled with tension and dread from the beginning. You will be disturbed and shocked, but that is the point of literature sometimes, isn’t it?

- Peggy

Faceoff (Hardcover)

$26.99
ISBN-13: 9781476762067
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

What a brilliant idea! Pair favorite mystery writers, using their well-known series characters, and assign each duo to write an original short story and call the collection Faceoff. Each story begins with an introduction that explains how the writers collaborated and how their characters ended up solving the case together. Think Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie solving a cold case and you have the premise of this book. This is lots of fun and combines all my favorites: mysteries, short stories and something different. Loved it.

- Peggy


Take This Man (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781439170878
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 6/2014

 

Take This Man is a detailed, intimate glimpse into a very unconventional childhood. Brando Skyhorse was raised and lied to by an extremely dysfunctional mother who transformed him into who she wanted him to be: a full-blooded American Indian brave. It took him over 30 years to sift through her lies and to discover the truth about who he is, and who his biological father was. It’s a heartbreaking story and, on more than one occasion, you’ll find yourself saying this just can’t be real; but people can survive and Brando proves it. If you liked The Glass Castle or The Tender Bar, you should try this book. 

 

- Sue


Bird Box (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062259653
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 5/2014

I don’t read horror all that much, but when our Book Buyer gave a synopsis of this one, I immediately sprang for it. Reading Bird Box was one of the creepiest experiences I’ve ever had. There are scenes in this book that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck – that one in the attic… OMG! The chilling atmosphere that Josh Malerman creates is cinematic in scope, and he expertly employs the fact that it's what we cannot see that's truly terrifying. I can’t believe this is his first book!

- Courtney

 


$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781594204074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 5/2014

Let's be honest, if food doesn't taste good, it really doesn't matter how environmentally-friendly it was grown or how good it is for you. Chef Dan Barber takes us along on his journey of discovery, weeding out even some of the more recently adopted philosophies (“Not all organic farms are good”), and taking others the next step further (“What is a chef's role in how food is perceived?”) His engaging style, and the entertaining people he meets, make this an enjoyable read, on a topic you need to know: this is the future and it can't get here fast enough for my taste buds!

- Jamie


The Son: A novel (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780385351379
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf, 5/2014

I savored every word of Nesbo's new thriller The Son. If I had my way, he would write a new book every week or so to satisfy my obsession. For me, there is no one else like him. Nesbo is always exciting and thought-provoking. Here he tells the story of a young drug addict who manages to escape from prison. While on the run, what he discovers about his early life, prompts a vengeful killing spree. Nesbo is the master of twists and turns and his disgust with issues such as social inequality and police corruption are fully on display here. With a shocking ending, even by Nesbo's standards, you will be richly rewarded by this book.

- Peggy

 


$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781476746586
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner Book Company, 5/2014

A blind French girl. An orphaned German boy. A relentless Nazi soldier searching for a rare gem... these are only 3 of the beautifully developed, yet imperfect characters in Anthony Doerr’s WWII historical fiction novel. All the Light We Cannot See has such an emotional depth that weaves simultaneous stories together into a true masterpiece. If you’re a fan, it’s a bit reminiscent of Sarah’s Key. One of the many things I loved about this book is that it’s not your typical WWII story. Doerr explores human nature and the inner horror of some difficult choices.

-Lori

 


Bittersweet (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780804138567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 5/2014

Hold on for a gripping ride through exciting twists and turns to a beautifully told and satisfying end.  Bittersweet is so much more than a coming-of-age story; this is a mystery of dark and shocking secrets. Set in a wealthy, privileged family "camp" on Lake Champlain, VT, Mabel must choose between revealing the Winslow's ugly truths or re-evaluate her own moral compass to keep her new love, close friendships and sense of "belonging.”  This kept me totally entertained!

- Barb


$26.99
ISBN-13: 9780061779763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: William Morrow & Company, 4/2014

A bawdy raucous delight – don't worry if you've forgotten your Shakespeare, this is an unholy remix which includes a judgmental Chorus and a lurking man-eating serpent. Moore's wit is razor-sharp and will leave you in tears of laughter.

-Jamie


The Bees (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062331151
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 5/2014

Ritualistic sacrifice, mass genocide, wild tribal dancing and religious fervor. We are not talking about some ancient human civilization here, but an old beehive situated in a quiet orchard. You will find worker bee Flora 717 and all her sister bees lead lives that are dramatic and fascinating beyond bee-lief. This book is going to create quite a buzz – sorry I just had to say it!

- Mary T.


$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780812993424
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Published: Spiegel & Grau, 1/2014

Matt Taibbi's The Divide is startling. There are over two million people incarcerated in America, yet no financial executive has gone to prison over the crimes that led to the 2008 recession. What gives? Blame it on a new breed of American justice that's too afraid to prosecute the wealthy and too eager to punish the vulnerable.

- Jesse

 


Gemini (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781451627930
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 3/2014

If you like a book that is a combination of Grey's Anatomy, CSI, and Sherlock Holmes, Gemini is for you. It had me so enthralled that I had to remind myself to breath. It had me in tears at the unfairness these characters faced. It was pure magic to read a book with moments where you wanted to beat the characters up, but then moments later, you wanted to take them in your arms and cry with them. This book is a must-read if you are a reader who loves getting lost in a great book.

- Kat


The Sea House (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781250043344
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: St. Martin's Press, 4/2014

Set in the Scottish Islands and drawing on the magical stories of the Selkies (which I loved learning about - mythical creatures with sea form in the water and human form on land) this is a great story to simply get lost in. There's a big house with long buried secrets and characters on a path of self-discovery and healing. I love how the present is intermingled with the past and how Gifford weaves together the narratives of the 3 main characters. Love Kate Morton or Lucinda Riley? You'll love The Sea House.

-Sue


$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781616203214
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 4/2014

BOOK LOVERS! BOOKSTORE FOLKS! You'll love this story with its unconventional characters and many literary references. Shelf talkers even start each chapter giving you insight on bookstore owner AJ Fikry. The story takes off when AJ finds Maya, an abandoned baby in the store with a note pinned to her coat.  With Maya, Island Books becomes "the" place for the whole community.  It's a fast paced story which I read in a day.  It's also quirky and may seem unbelievable but it alwayscomes down to this: books have a magical way of connecting us all. 

- Sue


$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307962904
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf, 4/2014

Astonish Me is Shipstead’s 2nd novel after her successful debut, Seating Arrangements. You don’t have to be a ballet enthusiast to embrace this story of love, friendship, truth and secrets.  It’s an impressive psychological study of talent, betrayal and parenthood. Told in alternating chapters of time and characters, we see  how intense the world of ballet is through the eyes of a group of friends whose lives are entwined over a period of 20+ years.

-Sue

 


$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780307377937
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Pantheon, 4/2014

And the Dark Sacred Night is one of those multi-layered family stories – underlies a deep secret. Kit Noonan needs to find the answer to who his father is or was... a never-shared secret his mother refused to divulge. Until now. This is a novel that will make you steal away an hour here and there to move through... and then be sorry to have it end.

-Barb

 


$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780307885913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 4/2014

The much loved memoirist, Frances Mayes (known for Under the Tuscan Sun) recounts her childhood growing up in the pre-civil rights era South. At times poignantly sad and recognizably funny, yet compelling in its honesty, Under Magnolia is a lovely and wise read.

-Barb

 


The Enchanted (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062285508
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper, 3/2014

To put it right out there, this book is DARK, despairing, and there is some very tough content! Still interested? Great, because the writing is brilliant and feels very real. Go inside a prison – then go deep into the characters’ backgrounds. Enough said!

- Lori


$28.00
ISBN-13: 9781451666199
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Published: Atria Books, 3/2014

If you are a voyeur of a certain ilk – obsessed with the lifestyles of the rich and famous, then this is the book for you. Granted there’s some New York real estate history to get through, but even that has a certain fascination. Once the author gets to the heart of the matter – the super wealthy who come to occupy Fifteen Central Park West – you won’t be able to think straight. The excess and the extravagance will make your head spin. Gross’ books are synonymous with high-falutin gossip and this one is no exception.

- Peggy


Bad Wolf (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781250043993
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Minotaur Books, 1/2014

Following in her own very large footsteps Neuhaus lays it all on the line with Bad Wolf. Two seemingly unrelated murders tax the police force to its limits. It doesn't help that the various detectives involved in the cases have their own personal problems. While I love Neuhaus' writing, her real strong suit is her fearlessness in tackling the evil that grows around us – police and political corruption, family lies and treachery, and most notably child abuse. For this alone, it is worth while reading.

- Peggy


Missing You (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780525953494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dutton Adult, 3/2014

Warning! Beware of men from your past popping up; and if you are thinking about giving internet dating a try, you never will again after reading this twisted thriller. Detective Kat Donovan sees a photo of her ex-fiancée on a dating site while at the same time a teenage boy seeks her out to help him find his missing mother. What she discovers in her investigation is shocking and sinister. A page-turner to the end.

- Julie

The Martian (Hardcover)

$24.00
ISBN-13: 9780804139021
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 2/2014

This is a must read for anyone who is a space nerd. The Astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded on Mars after a dust storm kills all the members of his crew. The book is a study in the use of ingenuity and engineering skills. Mark is alone and has no food so he begins growing potatoes. As he faces problem after problem, you, the reader, are on the edge of your seat wondering if he will get off of Mars alive. This is a real thriller from start to finish.

-Bonnie


$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781400065752
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House, 1/2014

The format of this novel pulls you in quickly with initially short chapters that set a stage and then lengthen into a story of hard work, mystery, love and resolution. The story is set around Rebecca, an accomplished 60-something woman who is smart, talented, sexy and financially down on her luck. Here is a lead character you can really get behind.

- Barb


The Accident (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780385348454
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 3/2014

 

Literary agent Isabel Reed’s life changes dramatically after she receives an anonymous manuscript. The manuscript, entitled The Accident, is an expose about a very powerful businessman who has friends in the CIA and beyond. Everyone wants the manuscript destroyed and Isabel must escape in order to save her life. A masterful thriller with a lot of twists at the end.

- Elizabeth


The Unamericans (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780393241136
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 2/2014

I think of great short stories as finely polished gems – small, luminous and perfectly formed. Molly Antopol’s new short story collection meets all those qualities.  The stories move from the United States to Soviet Russia to Israel, all exploring the forces of history – how people’s lives and relationships are impacted by their leanings toward Communism, their roles as dissidents and their circumstances as immigrants. As I read these stories, I found myself attracted to these deeply sympathetic characters as they struggle for footing in an uncertain world, hounded by forces beyond their control.  Their voices are intimate and powerful and resonate with searing beauty. Molly Antopol is a superb young talent that I hope you will enjoy “meeting.” 

- Roxanne     


$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780385536493
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Published: Doubleday, 2/2014

I always like to read about strong women characters - and this is surely one of the best!  Based on the true murder of a "mill girl" and her trial in 1833, this is a captivating story of independence, love, courage and friendship.  This is an accurate depiction of the textile mills of Lowell, MA, and the women that left the farms and difficult circumstances to join this new way of life... The Daring Ladies of Lowell is a fast and moving read! 

-Barb


$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780847842780
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Rizzoli Ex Libris, 3/2014

This Italian masterpiece on WWI is a rare insider's view of the war. At times hilarious (like Hogan's Heroes) and at others a sober philosophical look at war. This anecdotal memoir should be on your bookshelf if you love Hemingway, books on war, classics, or history. This was a great conversation that I didn't want to end!

-Jamie