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Naamah and the Ark at Night Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780763642426
Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2011

We all have heard of Noah and his ark, but what about Naamah, his wife? Bartoletti lyrically imagines Naamah’s role on the ark, soothing every person and animal into sleep and comfort. The repetition of “at night” on each page, and the chorus of “Naamah sings all through the night” lulls as one imagines an unexplored biblical figure. The collaged illustrations are both intense with the flooding world, and sleepy sweet. A beautiful and intriguing new lullaby to share.

Jory


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The Graveyard Book Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060530945
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Published: HarperCollins - December 24th, 2018

Winner of the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and the Newberry and Carnegie Medals, this is storytelling at its best. Neil Gaiman’s tale of an orphaned boy raised by the ghostly inhabitants of an ancient graveyard, perfectly complimented by the illustrations of Dave McKean, is highly imaginative, witty, and a little bit creepy.

Robin


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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780802145406
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2011

Those interested in World War I and its aftermath will find Juliet Nicolson’s study of the years right after the war to be enlightening, engaging and all too often disheartening.  Great Britain suffered from a lack of collective confidence, as well as having the resources to rebound and move past the horrors of the war years.  Written in concise, but vivid prose, Nicolson paints a time of haunting history.

Nathan


Hutchinson has combed through all the current scientific research in exercise physiology and in breezy, easy-to-digest chapters answers many of the common questions and dispels many myths about exercise and fitness. His book is filled with practical advice whether you’re just looking to lose weight and increase general fitness or looking for an edge in athletic competition.

Dale


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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061998546
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 24th, 2011

If you can't be in Paris this summer sit back and enjoy John Baxter's delightful ramblings about the city he loves and knows. He guides us through the streets of Paris lovingly describing where artistes and writers lived and their favorite watering holes. Baxter also takes us down the lesser known historic streets, but also fascinating parts of the city.  Paris is a city designed for walkers and his comparison to Los Angeles is poignant.  After you've read  this little gem of a book  put it on the bedside table in your guest room and let your friends and family fall asleep dreaming about Paris.

Jane D.


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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780312569372
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

De Waal, a world renowned potter and curator, inherited a unique collection of Japanese netsuke and decided to investigate their origins.  In this tactilely descriptive memoir he uncovers a rich and tragic family history covering their odyssey from Japan, across the capitals of Europe, back to Japan and Europe once again.  He writes with some humor and personality and a fine eye for detail one would expect of such great artist himself.  A fascinating and educational read.

Susannah


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Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312668143
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 26th, 2011

The author has diligently collected a book's worth of tales of operatic debauch starring these four, mixed in (as in cocktails) with thumbnail biographies. Their grand over-the-top acting styles informed their off-screen behavior (and life spans).  We get the stories, they got the hangovers. We'll never see their like again.

Gary


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