March 2015

Light Years

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780679740735
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Published: Vintage - January 31st, 1995

An impressionistic novel with incredible visual detail--of the qualities that compose an intimately-known body, the accumulated objects and meals that make a home, the transitions of light that mark seasons and then decades. In lieu of a substantial plot, Salter delivers lists of evocative observations and sparse but perfect dialogue. From the 1950s through 70s, New York City to then-rural Westchester.

Jamie


A History of Loneliness

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374171339
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 3rd, 2015

In the priesthood Ordan Yates seeks a refuge from the world. This story of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church of Ireland, told through Father Ordan’s naïve and unworldly eyes, is also about the stories we tell ourselves, in order to make peace with our lives.

Robin


Get in Trouble

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ISBN: 9780804179683
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Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

Another stellar collection from one of the most gifted short story writers working today. With a unique talent for finding the new and alien within familiar tropes, Link finds an empty hotel room in the middle of a superhero convention; unrequited love in an automated Boyfriend; rural ghost stories at a birthday party on an orphaned starship. Both whimsical and haunting, these are stories of the monumental loneliness in every life, and the problems we create in our striving for connection.

Alexander


Feed

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ISBN: 9780316081054
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2010

A political thriller, but with zombies! Feed takes place 20 years after the zombie apocalypse in a world that has changed forever, but hasn't ended. Georgia and Shaun Mason are bloggers that start out simply reporting on a presidential campaign and end up neck-deep in conspiracies and attempts on their lives. Features excellent world building, interesting characters, and a take on the zombie genre that's refreshingly different.

Shana


Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville West and the Creation of a Garden

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ISBN: 9781250060051
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 4th, 2014

Borrowing generously from Sackville-West’s own writings, Sarah Raven gives us a detailed look at the creation of the famous garden in Kent. Though bear in mind southeastern England is not Massachusetts, you’ll still want to keep a notebook handy to jot down all the plants you’ll want to add to your own garden.A perfect antidote for our horrible winter.

Dale


The War That Saved My Life

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ISBN: 9780803740815
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2015

This is a most remarkable story, and though a middle grade book I would recommend to any reader. World War II historical fiction, it tells of two children sent from London to the countryside to spend the duration of the war with a single woman living on the outskirts of town. Sound predicable? With Bradley’s storytelling of great nuance, it is anything but.

Robin

 


Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

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By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763661458
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2015

What a fun book. The hamster is missing from the classroom so Smashie and her friend start investigating. Griffin’s depiction of Room 11, and her use of  humor and complicated vocabulary layer the story beautifully. Parents will love reading this to their kids.

Carol


Thirteenth Child

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ISBN: 9780545033459
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2010

Eff is a thirteenth child, destined to bring bad luck to her family, while her twin brother Lan will bring fortune and fame--after all, he is the seventh son of a seventh son. When her magician father moves the family to the frontier (perilously close to the magical border separating settlers from the wild beasts of the west), Eff will discover that she can make her own fortune. A inventive and magical twist on the Wild West, perfect for people who loved Little House on the Prairie, but who would have liked some dragons.

Rebecca


Monstrous

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By Marcykate Connolly, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062272713
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Published: HarperCollins - February 10th, 2015

If Shannon Hale and the Brothers Grimm had collaborated on writing Frankenstein, the result might look something like Monstrous. Kymera is a girl brought back from the dead. She wakes up with a body patched together with pieces from various animals, no memory of her life before she died, and a singular purpose given to her by her father: she must rescue the girls of the kingdom of Bryre, who are victims of a mysterious illness and a tyrannical wizard. But as Kymera begins her quest for justice, she begins to uncover dark secrets about her own past. A perfect read for young readers making the switch from middle grade to YA, or for adult readers looking for a little more magic.

Mackenzie


White is for Witching

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ISBN: 9781594633072
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

The line between the supernatural and the imagined becomes increasingly unclear in this surreal, Gothic coming of age story that grapples with mental illness, identity, loss, and institutional racism. Gorgeous poetic prose and an overwhelmingly eerie, haunting atmosphere sucked me in and made this book stick with me long after I finished reading.

Katie


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