March 2015

Light Years

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Light Years (Vintage International) By James Salter Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679740735
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Published: Vintage - January 31st, 1995

An impressionistic novel with incredible visual detail--of the qualities that compose an intimately-known body, the accumulated objects and meals that make a home, the transitions of light that mark seasons and then decades. In lieu of a substantial plot, Salter delivers lists of evocative observations and sparse but perfect dialogue. From the 1950s through 70s, New York City to then-rural Westchester.

Jamie


Get in Trouble

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Get in Trouble: Stories By Kelly Link Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804179683
Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

Another stellar collection from one of the most gifted short story writers working today. With a unique talent for finding the new and alien within familiar tropes, Link finds an empty hotel room in the middle of a superhero convention; unrequited love in an automated Boyfriend; rural ghost stories at a birthday party on an orphaned starship. Both whimsical and haunting, these are stories of the monumental loneliness in every life, and the problems we create in our striving for connection.

Alexander


Feed

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Feed (Newsflesh #1) By Mira Grant Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780316081054
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Published: Orbit - May 1st, 2010

A political thriller, but with zombies! Feed takes place 20 years after the zombie apocalypse in a world that has changed forever, but hasn't ended. Georgia and Shaun Mason are bloggers that start out simply reporting on a presidential campaign and end up neck-deep in conspiracies and attempts on their lives. Features excellent world building, interesting characters, and a take on the zombie genre that's refreshingly different.

Shana


Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville West and the Creation of a Garden

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Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden By Vita Sackville-West, Sarah Raven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250060051
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - November 4th, 2014

Borrowing generously from Sackville-West’s own writings, Sarah Raven gives us a detailed look at the creation of the famous garden in Kent. Though bear in mind southeastern England is not Massachusetts, you’ll still want to keep a notebook handy to jot down all the plants you’ll want to add to your own garden.A perfect antidote for our horrible winter.

Dale


The War That Saved My Life

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The War that Saved My Life By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803740815
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2015

This is a most remarkable story, and though a middle grade book I would recommend to any reader. World War II historical fiction, it tells of two children sent from London to the countryside to spend the duration of the war with a single woman living on the outskirts of town. Sound predicable? With Bradley’s storytelling of great nuance, it is anything but.

Robin

 


Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 (Smashie McPerter Investigates #1) By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763661458
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Published: Candlewick - February 10th, 2015

What a fun book. The hamster is missing from the classroom so Smashie and her friend start investigating. Griffin’s depiction of Room 11, and her use of  humor and complicated vocabulary layer the story beautifully. Parents will love reading this to their kids.

Carol


White is for Witching

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White is for Witching By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633072
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2014

The line between the supernatural and the imagined becomes increasingly unclear in this surreal, Gothic coming of age story that grapples with mental illness, identity, loss, and institutional racism. Gorgeous poetic prose and an overwhelmingly eerie, haunting atmosphere sucked me in and made this book stick with me long after I finished reading.

Katie


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