July 2014

Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780465036714
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - April 29th, 2014

Even if you've never touched a sewing machine, you'll be planning a trip to the fabric store by the time you finish this history of American clothing. Dress isn't just a matter of fashion here: it's politics, domestic science, economics, and a barometer of women's roles in an evolving world.

Sarah


The Eyre Affair

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001806
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2003

1985. Great Britain. Time travel is routine, the Crimean War has lasted over a century, and it is quite literally possible to get lost in a good book. When literary  detective Thursday Next gets the challenge of her career. A witty romp through time travel, cloning, England, and much of the Western canon.

Rebecca


Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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$14.00
ISBN: 9781400034710
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Published: Vintage - October 7th, 2003

Garcia Marquez's recent death inspired me to go back and read what I had long remembered as my favorite of his novels.  It is just as delightful upon rereading - a novella that begins the morning of Santiago Nasar’s titular "Death", and then backs up and recounts the chain of events that has led up to it, inevitably.  Rich and imaginative Marquez narrative at its finest.

David


The Heir Apparent

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ISBN: 9781400062553
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Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2013

Given unprecedented access to the royal archives at Windsor Castle, author Jane Ridley paints a fascinating and nuanced picture of King Edward VII, also known as Bertie. Beginning with his early life strictly controlled by his parents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, through his marriage, fatherhood, relationships with other women and then ascension to the throne in 1901, Edward VII is seen to be a far more intriguing, complex and gifted man than history has previous portrayed him.

Nathan


Lexicon

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125426
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2014

Kidnapped from the airport and told that he is in grave danger, Wil finds himself on the run from the mysterious and menacing "poets," while teenager Emily escapes homelessness with an invitation to a prestigious and exclusive school that teaches much more than your average subjects. The two parallel stories eventually converge as Barry reveals more and more pieces of the puzzle in an action-packed thriller with the power of words and language at its center.

Katie


We Are Called to Rise

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ISBN: 9781476738963
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

A wounded soldier dealing with PTSD, the 5th grade son of an immigrant family struggling to get by and a broken-hearted mother are connected to each other only after an unthinkable incident.   Set in "real" Las Vegas (not the Vegas of casinos and nightlife), McBride’s skillful narrative turns a tragic story into a hopeful and uplifting one.   This penetrating psychological portrayal will linger with you long after you finish reading.

Dina


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