August 2012

Liar and Spy

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780385737432
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 7th, 2012

When Georges meets Safer, the dog-walking, coffee-drinking, parrot-watching kid in his new apartment building, the two become fast friends.  Georges helps spy on the mysterious man upstairs.  Safer teaches Georges to make the perfect pan of scrambled eggs.  But the Spy Club is not without its secrets, and the boys will be forced to confront them eventually.  Touching, funny, and fiercely believable, Stead’s new novel won’t disappoint.

Kim


Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780805093490
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Published: Holt McDougal - July 17th, 2012

Want a new heroine – not young, not beautiful, not in love with anything but life? Meet Jana Bibi who inherits her miscreant grandfather’s home in a small hill town in India. Faced with uncertainty about her future she manages with much kindness and wisdom. A gentle book with colorful characters and villains drawn from the author’s experiences of her childhood years in India. Read it and wait, like I do, for the next in the series.

Jane J


Bottom of the 33rd

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ISBN: 9780062014498
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2012

It takes great talent to write a book about a single (although very long) baseball game and make it interesting, entertaining and never boring! Dan Barry puts the reader squarely iin those cold seats for 8 hours and makes you want to linger!! Pawtucket, McCoy Stadium, the Paw Sox, the players, the atmosphere, the audience, and the owners are all introduced in a conversational style. This is a book for anyone who likes baseball, history, or just a good read.


Carol


The Works: Anatomy of a City

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780143112709
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Published: Penguin Books - December 1st, 2007

This is the perfect book for adults and teenagers who grew up on David Macaulay and the DK Eyewitness books. A look into the workings of New York City, from the sewers, to the street lights, to the post office. It’s the kind of book that makes you wish for a rainy day, or any excuse to stay in and read.


Josh


The Way the World Works

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$25.00
ISBN: 9781416572473
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2012

There are many gems in this wide ranging book of essays and they can mined in any order you please.  Among my favorites are "Sunday at the Dump" and "Why I Like the Telephone" in which Baker recalls the childhood delight he felt in being the person in the household responsible for calling the automated number sponsored by the local bank to get the current time and temperature.  The essay entitled "Inky Burden" is a brief but eloquent testament to the pleasure and the power of the printed page.

Anne


Walk on the Wild Side

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By Nelson Algren, Russell Banks (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374525323
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 24th, 1998

Oh, the raw and wonderful goodies to be had in this social realist vaudeville!  Algren's depression Texas & New Orleans was too harsh when it first appeared, but nowadays on the far side of McCarthy, Crews, Bukowski and any number of other poets of the demi-monde (and the weird South), the book stands as a vernacular classic.

Gary


Prisoner of Heaven

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ISBN: 9780062206282
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Published: HarperTorch - July 10th, 2012

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game, has struck again with his latest book: The Prisoner of Heaven.  Threading the two previous novels with his new one, Ruiz Zafon has created a world of dark secrets and unrelenting intrigue bringing light to a hidden history that is both shocking and exciting.

Nathan


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