June 2020

Something to Talk About

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Something to Talk About By Meryl Wilsner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593102527
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Berkley - May 26th, 2020


When showrunner Jo is photographed making her assistant laugh on the red carpet, they are immediately declared a couple by the media. Of course, this couldn't come at a worse time as it threatens Jo's new movie and Emma's upcoming promotion. As they begin to spend more and more time together, the question becomes—what if the rumor wasn't so off base after all? This is a delicious slow-burn of a romance that will keep you turning pages as you yell at them to just kiss already. Great for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue.



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Abigail By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by) Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681374031
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020


Headstrong, spoiled Gina is suddenly sent from Budapest to a strict boarding school by her doting father, a high-ranking general. Boarding school antics abound, but soon Gina must learn true strength and courage in this coming of age story. 


I Left the House Today

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I Left the House Today!: Comics by Cassandra Calin By Cassandra Calin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524855574
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 2nd, 2020


Hilarious and so real, Calin's comics are perfect to read while curled up in sweats (yours or stolen from a significant other) and eating a bag of chips-- preferably ones that leave your hand orange.


Lies of Locke Lamora

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastards #1) By Scott Lynch Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553588941
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Del Rey - June 26th, 2007


This series is my biggest new obsession of quarantine. It's like grown-up Oliver Twist but in pseudo-Venice and with just the right amounts of fantasy elements. Locke, Jean, and their whole band of delightful con-artists are my new favorite bastards, and I can't get enough of their adventures! 



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Greenwood: A Novel By Michael Christie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984822000
Published: Hogarth - February 25th, 2020


Novels that span multiple generations of a family are not particularly uncommon, but it's hard to do them well.  Christie, widely acclaimed in Canada but not well-known in the US, has done just that with this beautiful tale that opens and closes in the year 2038, and in between telescopes back through various points to 1908 and then forward again.  Trees are intrinsic to the book both actually and metaphorically, and the people who interact with them and with each other are drawn thoughtfully and richly.  The book doesn't moralizes but is deeply moral, and the heart of the story, set in the Depression, is riveting.


The Dreamed Part

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The Dreamed Part By Rodrigo Fresán, Will Vanderhyden (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948830058
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Published: Open Letter - November 12th, 2019


At times baffling, at times exuberant, at times your curmudgeonly profession uncle who doesn’t like smart phones, at times breathtaking, The Dreamed Part is less a book and more a mind-altering substance. Fresan writes about and towards that pliable mental state between waking & dreaming. A tremendous literary accomplishment with some of the most amazing prose about books & reading I’ve ever seen in a novel. 



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