February 2014

The Unamericans

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ISBN: 9780393241136
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 3rd, 2014

An impressive debut collection of stories by a young writer. Many of the pieces have Jewish or Israel themes, but all the stories resonate with emotion and thoughtfulness. The characters are very real and accessible, and the plots remind me of Nathan Englander. A delightful read.


David


Unbored

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Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781608196418
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 16th, 2012

Let’s face it: winter is far from over.  Beat the cold-weather doldrums with this ultimate reference book of fun.  Film your own LEGO movie.  Disgust your friends with gross facts about bedrooms.  Find the best ever books to read.  Make a hovering thingamajig.  In other words, get unbored.


Susannah B


How I Live Now

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780553376050
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 11th, 2006

When war breaks out in England against an unnamed Enemy, fifteen year old Daisy and her four cousins are left alone on their isolated farm, at first blissfully unaffected by the deterioration of the world around them - until the war comes to them, and their idyllic adventures turn into a fight for survival, hope, and each other. Daisy's engaging voice and stream of consciousness narration give a dreamlike feel to the harsh realities they face and the strange ways that people change and come together in the face of hardship. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Katie


A Long Way from Verona

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781609451417
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Published: Europa Editions - November 5th, 2013

A charming and funny coming of age story set in a small English town during World War II. Beautiful writing, rich detail, and the smart, quirky, honest narration of thirteen year old aspiring writer Jessica Vye make this an enjoyable and captivating read for both adults and teens.

Katie


My Promised Land

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ISBN: 9780385521703
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 19th, 2013

Shavit calls upon the story of his own family, his personal experience as a journalist and witness, and the historical record to create this deeply moving and insightful portrait of the state of Israel in all its complexities from the first Zionist settlers to the present.

Dale


Cockpit Confidential

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781402280917
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Published: Sourcebooks - May 1st, 2013

Just leaf through it!  Whether you fly rarely or all the time,this book will change the experience. The insider's question/answer format covers it all, aerophobia to idle curiosity and everything in between. Should be in the seat pocket instead of the in-flight magazine (yeah, that'll happen...).


Gary


Light of Day

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ISBN: 9780375726798
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - December 7th, 2004

Probably page-by-page the most enjoyable of Eric (Coffin for Dimitrios) Ambler's suspense books.  International intrigue,character study, travelogue and straight thrills, narrated by the delightful, sketchy Arthur Abdel Simpson - probably Ambler's most popular creation.

Gary


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