February 2013

One Came Home

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869259
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

True Grit meets Little House on the Prairie when 13-year-old Georgie Burkhardt goes looking for her missing sister Agatha. With her Springfield rifle in hand and Agatha's friend Billy McCabe trotting along to keep an eye on her, Georgie chases passenger pigeons, grifters, and rumors about Agatha all across southern Wisconsin -- and even though she's not looking for trouble, she finds plenty of that too.

Sarah


Travels with Epicurus

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$20.00
ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
Dale


Etiquette and Espionage

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316190084
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2013

Wit and whimsy collide in Gail Carriger's young adult debut. Adventurous Sophronia isn't interested in being "finished," but that's before she learns that finishing school involves curtsying and throwing knives. At the same time. Throw in a mechanical dog named Bumbersnoot, pirates traveling by dirigible, and a mysterious missing prototype, and you have what is commonly known as a madcap adventure led by a one-of-a-kind heroine. Fans of Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series will recognize this steampunkified Victorian world where werewolves wear top hats and vampires are more foppish than bloodthirsty, and newcomers will fall in love for the first time.
Rebecca


Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - April 1st, 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   
Susannah


Rebecca

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 5th, 2006

When it’s cold outside, cuddle up with this classic tale of psychological suspense about a naive young girl married to a mysterious older man and living with him in his elegant mansion, which seems to be haunted by the spirit of his dead wife. Is it haunted, or is it that the housekeeper is out to get her? Moody, atmospheric and guaranteed to keep you turning the pages, Rebecca is a gripping tale not to be missed.
Marie


Lust for Life

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ISBN: 9780452262492
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Published: Plume Books - June 1st, 1984

It’s February, and time to settle into a good book. This novel, based largely on his letters to his brother Theo, is an intimate view of the complicated and tumultuous life of Vincent Van Gogh. It was so captivating, that when the end drew near I put it down and walked away, unable to bear the thought of finishing it.
Robin


An Army of Phantoms

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781595588333
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: New Press - September 4th, 2012

A delicious sociopolitical examination/rumination of the Cold War US via popular culture.  Though primarily a film critic, Hoberman has always put his reviews (even back when he was the Village Voice film critic) in a larger cultural context.  It lives up to the cover art!

Gary


Gun Machine

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$25.99
ISBN: 9780316187404
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Published: Mulholland Books - January 1st, 2013

A broken down cop leading a cluttered life, three of New York's most powerful men, a hunter, a random shooting, and ghosts of old Manhattan. Gun Machine is unlike any other cop and crime novel you've read. Warren Ellis turns his mad scientist's imagination on the genre, twisting old forms into sharper and smarter versions of themselves.

Josh


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