November 2021

Amara and the Bats

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By Emma Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534469013
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

A bat got trapped in the attic of Amara's house, and ever since, Amara has been fascinated with bats! But when she moved, her new house didn't have as many bats in the area, so Amara decided to change that! Determined, smart, and interested in making the world better for the bats, Amara raises funds to create a bat sanctuary...but will the bats ever populate it?

Included in the back are Amara's favorite facts about bats, too!



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By Ester Gaya, Katie Scott (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536217094
Published: Big Picture Press - April 6th, 2021

The creators of the ‘Welcome to the Museum’ series turn their sights and significant talents to the kingdom of fungi! Mushrooms are finally having their day in the sun and mycologists young and old will thrill in these glorious yet scientifically accurate representations of this most magical of kingdoms. A ticket to the Fungarium includes entry to four galleries that explore fungal biology, fungal diversity, fungal interactions and fungi and humans. Interesting and sometimes macabre fun facts abound.


The Bear and the Nightingale

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ISBN: 9781101885956
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Published: Del Rey - June 27th, 2017

If you have ever asked me for a fantasy recommendation, chances are I’ve mentioned this book. I have read it over and over; I find it gripping and comforting all at once. It is beautifully lyrical, a dark fairytale with teeth set in the snowy landscape of old Rus where pagan beliefs are being slowly weeded out by Christianity. Vasya is a vibrant heroine who does not fit in the world the Christians want. If I can give you one last book before I go, it has to be this one that I love so much.


Capote's Women

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ISBN: 9780593328088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 12th, 2021

The true story of the glamorous women who were unknowing subjects of Truman Capote’s last unpublished masterpiece, Answered Prayers. Leamer uncovers webs of unsung feminine influence woven across oceans and empires, taking peeks inside the most powerful (and scandalous) social circles of mid-century politics, thanks to Capote’s wicked case of writer’s block and an obsession with his fabulous flock of “swans” that I absolutely now share.

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The Moosewood Cookbook

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ISBN: 9781607747390
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 4th, 2014

Discover (or Rediscover) the simple roots of vegetarian cooking with the Moosewood Cookbook.  What better way to slow down, gather back together, and eat more plants? Note: I know if you're my age and you live in Cambridge, you probably already own this classic ;) But wouldn't it be great to share it with the next generation? 


The Magician

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ISBN: 9781476785080
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

This brilliant novel imagines the fascinating life of German writer Thomas Mann (The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice).  Tóibín, the author of such novels as Brooklyn and The Master, weaves Mann’s family life and his working life into a vivid story of great highs – the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929 and lows  - the suicides of his two sons and fleeing the Nazis.  Yet Mann, steady and stoic, comes alive in this complex and beautifully written book.


Black Water Sister

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By Zen Cho
ISBN: 9780425283431
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Published: Ace - May 11th, 2021

The first time Jessamyn Teoh hears the voice, she's in the process of moving back to Malaysia with her family. She's not really excited about the move, but her job prospects in the USA haven't been great post-degree, so what's she going to do? After the move, Jess comes to realize that the voice she has been hearing is her late Ah Ma, her maternal grandmother. Seeking answers, she discovers her life has boundaries carved by the gods, ghosts, and gangsters that her family warned her about avoiding...and whether she will find her way out of it all will depend on her quick thinking, and maybe a clever solution or two.



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