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More Scenes from Rural Life

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781616891565
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 14th, 2013

In a sequel to his last collection, The Rural Life, Klinkenborg once again collects his best pieces from his New York Times column published during the last eleven years. When not otherwise teaching writing in other locales, Klinkenborg lives on a small farm in upstate New York. His keen observations about life there is matched only by the magic of his prose.

Dale


At the End of a Dull Day

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By Massimo Carlotto, Antony Shugaar (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609451141
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Published: Europa Editions - May 7th, 2013

Bad boy of the Veneto Giorgio Pellegrini has been living the quiet life running a restaurant with his beautiful wife after killing and robbing his way to respectability 11 years ago. But now his crooked lawyer is cheating him and serving him up cold to the Mob, and Giorgio doesn’t like it one bit. To get revenge, he’s back to his old tricks- killing, robbing and more killing. This book is the definition of Mediterranean noir, with a character who gives “mad, bad and dangerous to know” a whole new set of wheels.

Marie


E.B. White on Dogs

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By Martha White (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780884483410
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - March 25th, 2013

Can you imagine a better combination; dogs, and E.B. White’s writings about them? Essays from Harper’s Magazine and The New Yorker, poems, and personal letters make up this delightful collection. Each piece contains White’s gentle humor, distinctive style and his unquestioning love of dogs.

Robin


Sky High

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By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452113920
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 21st, 2012

Competing neighbors building outlandish houses, is there no end to it? Yes. In the meanwhile enjoy the drawings and delightful quips that bring this story to its very funny conclusion. Make sure to check out his childrens books as well, Little Bird and Line 135.

Robin


Magician's Assistant

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ISBN: 9780156006217
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Published: Harvest Books - September 17th, 2004

What if, after 22 years, you find out that the person you've loved isn't the man you thought he was? When Sabine's magician husband dies, she discovers how he was most adept at making his past disappear. Wonderful characters, breathtaking prose. Patchett's writing is at its best here --my favorite book by her so far.

Jennifer


Bye-Bye Baby Brother

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ISBN: 9780763662417
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2013

Ruby's new baby brother Oliver is taking up all of Mom's time --plus he's BORING. So Ruby devises several different ways to get rid of him, only to find that her perfect plan will be one that brings them together. A joy to read aloud, with fun illustrations!

Jennifer


Live by Night

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ISBN: 9780062197757
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 14th, 2013

Bestselling author (Mystic River, The Given Day) Dennis Lehane’s latest novel about those who “live by night and dance fast” – this book tells the riveting story of the epic rise and fall of Boston gangster Joe Coughlin during the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition.

Nathan


The Hallowed Ones

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ISBN: 9780547859262
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

Bickle's
vampires are the stuff of nightmares--enthralling, deadly, and
downright terrifying. Luckily, her unbreakable heroine Katie is more
than a match for them. Thrilling and action-packed, The Hallowed Ones is
perfect for readers seeking an antidote to the fluffy vampires of
Twilight fame.Rebecca


Corelli's Mandolin

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ISBN: 9780679763970
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Published: Vintage - August 29th, 1995

Corelli’s
Mandolin is historical fiction of the old school, a sweeping story to
get lost in and fall in love with. Set on the Greek isle of Cephalonia
during the Italian occupation of World War II, the book follows a
panoply of unforgettable characters- beautiful Pelagia, her father the
doctor, Captain Corelli, Mandras the rebel, Carlo the soldier and more-
each with his or her own heartbreaking, beautiful arc. This is a
wonderful summer read, a book to linger over, smile over, cry over, a
book that will leave its mark on your heart forever.Marie


One and Only

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One and Only: The Untold Story of on the Road and Luanne Henderson, the Woman Who Started Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on Their Jou Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781573449557
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Published: Viva Editions - April 2nd, 2013

Carolyn Cassady, Edie Parker, Joyce Johnson and other women in the Beat sphere have published memoirs, but never Lu Anne Henderson, Dean Moriarty's girl Marylou in On the Road. Kerouac biographer Nicosia (Memory Babe) interviewed Lu Anne towards the end of her life and together with her daughter has built a frankly astonishing narrative portrait and Beat myth addition/corrective.

Gary


Speedboat

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By Renata Adler, Guy Trebay (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781590176139
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 19th, 2013

Renata Adler’s funny, wise, insightful novel accumulates through a series of vignettes; each one acting as both a brilliant portrait in its own right and a tile in the mosaic of the novel. Politics, journalism, class, wealth, sex, singing Happy Birthday, money, parties, and lovers, Speedboat reads like the Facebook feed of the most interesting person you know.

Josh


Bunker Hill

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Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (The American Revolution Series #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670025442
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Published: Viking - April 30th, 2013

Philbrick’s clear and entertaining prose brings an old story to life. Live with our patriots and marvel at their heroism and foibles. Washington, Warren, Knox, Bunker Hill, Breed’s Hill and Battle Road. Loyalists, Generals, Admirals, and mad King George. Boston occupied and under siege! Enjoy and marvel at the exploits as Philbrick enthralls us – again!

Jane Jacobs


Daddy Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

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By Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter (Introduction by), Elaine Showalter (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780143039068
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 30th, 2004

This pair of hundred-year-old novels could almost have been written yesterday. In Daddy Long-Legs, an anonymous benefactor sends orphan Judy Abbott to college, and she sends him monthly updates on university life. In Dear Enemy, Judy's former classmate becomes an unwilling orphanage superintendent and surrogate mother to an ever-changing brood.

Sarah



Mountains Beyond Mountains YA Edition

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,  A Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743181
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013

This adaptation of the adult bestseller is so well done that even adults will want to revisit the story about the work of Paul Farmer in Haiti and elsewhere. Tracy Kidder’s introduction to this younger version is pitch perfect, and the book settles on the essential story, only leaving out bits of some background info. Amazingly well done!

Carol


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