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Rules of Civility

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143121169
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

An excellent quick read for the last days of summer. The initial Gatsby feeling gives way to a story featuring compelling, straight shooting women. Surprises await and you'll even like the scoundrels. Great for book groups. Major bonus is the introductory chapters of Towles' splendid new book, A Gentleman In Moscow, tucked in at the end.

 

Molly


American Eclipse

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

August is Eclipse Month, so what better way to celebrate than by reading a fabulous book about the Great American Eclipse of 1878. It was the US government's first big foray into the science business, the zenith of the superstar status of scientist icon Thomas Edison, & the first opportunity modern astronomy would have to use equipment--& understanding--that had never been available for previous eclipses. An informative, compelling & timely read.

 

David


My Grandfather's Gallery - A Family Memoir of Art and War

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By Anne Sinclair, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250074775
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Published: Picador USA - October 6th, 2015

Author and French television host Anne Sinclair tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg, the celebrated French art dealer, who fled the Nazis during World War II. Part of the legendary Paris art scene, Rosenberg knew intimately Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others and his story paints a fascinating tale of war, betrayal, and ultimately, triumph.

Nathan


Kintu

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By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Aaron Bady (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492013
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Published: Transit Books - May 16th, 2017

A multi-generational family saga, an origin story for a nation, an examination of the complexities of personal identity, and a reckoning with the weight of the past; Makumbi’s debut novel (and smash bestseller in Uganda) of a cursed clan is historical fiction at its best.

Josh


The Weight of Ink

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780544866461
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 6th, 2017

A British academic is invited to examine a cache of letters found in a boarded-up closet in a 17th century house outside London. The novel alternates between the lives of London Jews of the 1600s whose lives are reflected in the letters, and the contemporary academics who are trying to piece together their stories. Enlightenment philosophy, London's plague and Great Fire, and 17th-century Jewish messianism are all artfully woven into this compelling work of historical fiction.


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