February 2014

Silence Once Begun

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ISBN: 9780307908483
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Published: Pantheon Books - January 28th, 2014

A young man loses a bet and signs a confession for a sensational crime he did not commit and then falls silent through his trial, incarceration, and eventual execution. This is a haunting, beautiful, and baffling novel from one of our great living writers about justice, family, love, and voice.


Luminous Chaos

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ISBN: 9781612191416
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Melville House - October 15th, 2013

The second volume in the best sci fi series around sees the heros of New Venice transported back in time to an occultist-filled, snow bound, mystical fin de siecle Paris. Psychomotive travel, metaphrodisiacs, anaglyphs, a steam-powered Guillotine, and, of course, an army of ravens. And Mallarme, of course.  Valtat’s beautiful prose is second only  to his wonderful imagination and if he keeps this up , The Mysteries of New Venice will be one of the great works in the genre.



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ISBN: 9780544022188
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2013

If you enjoy Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not pick up Enchanted. Alethea Kontis weaves dozens of fairy tale threads together to create a story that is at once cozily familiar and surprisingly original. Sunday Woodcutter's story is engaging, richly drawn, and utterly enchanting.


Paul Meets Bernadette

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By Rosy Lamb, Rosy Lamb (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763661304
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Published: Candlewick - December 10th, 2013

Paul is a goldfish who swims around aimlessly until Bernadette arrives.  She introduces him to the world outside the fishbowl and helps him see things in a whole new way. Kids will giggle at the surprising descriptions Bernadette gives everyday objects and have fun guessing what she will come up with next.  The humor and wonderful message make this a book that will delight both kids and adults, but it is Rosy Lamb's beautifully painted illustrations that really set it apart.


The Moonstone

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By Wilkie Collins, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780375757853
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Published: Modern Library - September 11th, 2001

A cursed Indian diamond is given to a young English woman on the evening of her birthday.  In the morning, it has disappeared, and the household is thrown into arrears in both attempting to locate the diamond, and to discover who stole it.  This funny, mysterious book is noted as the first detective story, but it's really the character by character narration and wry humor that makes it an timeless delight.  


Dealing with Dragons

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ISBN: 9780152045661
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002

What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess?  Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince.  She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.


Double Cross

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ISBN: 9780307888778
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Published: Broadway Books - May 14th, 2013

Ben Macintyre’s latest history of WW2 espionage might be his best. The story of the six double agents and the spymasters who helped launch the D-Day invasion is a fascinating, harrowing and often funny page-turner you won’t forget. If you loved Agent Zigzag, Double Cross is a must-read, an unbelievable true story written in Macintyre’s characteristic entertaining and addictive style, with romance, tragedy and farce all rolled up together.



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