July 2012

The Illusion of Separateness

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The Illusion of Separateness: A Novel By Simon Van Booy Cover Image
$23.99
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ISBN: 9780062112248
Published: Harper - June 11th, 2013

A stunning story that will grip you from the opening scene. The writing flows like poetry, and each word is meant to be savored. The characters are connected through time by one man's single thoughtful act during WW2. The atmosphere is beautiful, peaceful, and rough, and leaves the reader reeling in the quiet mystery and drama of how actions do resonate through time. A book to be read twice and to be given to friends.

Megan


Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

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Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean Cover Image
By Eric Litwin, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062110589
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2012

This
book is a delight. As Pete loses one groovy button after another, does
he care? “Goodness, no!” He sings his song until one surprising button
is left.Robin


The Nun

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The Nun By Simonetta Agnello Hornby Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781609450625
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Published: Europa Editions - December 27th, 2011

The Nun belongs with Italophiles and historical fiction readers. Agata, in love and confined to a nunnery in the 19th century, struggles with her vocation and desire for worldly engagement while politics and social changes stream around her. Hornby includes colorful detail about convent life, Italian religious celebrations and the social customs of the time. What makes the book is Agata's complexity. Sometimes she finds contentment in ritual and a preordained life; other times, she works hard to find a way out. You'll have to read the book to find out her ultimate fate!


Marie


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator), Joe Bluhm (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442457027
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 19th, 2012

When Mr. Lessmore’s home is upended, he wanders the wide world until “a happy bit of happenstance” sends him in the right direction.  A powerful celebration of books and storytelling, this adaptation of the Academy Award winning film is a great choice for children of all ages.  Even the youngest readers will delight in the gorgeous illustrations—they’re so detailed you can see dust motes floating in the sun beams of Lessmore’s library.

Kim


Tiger Lily

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Tiger Lily By Jodi Lynn Anderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062003256
Published: HarperCollins - July 3rd, 2012

A retelling of Peter Pan, but from the perspective of bold, noncomformist Tiger Lily. Tiger Lily belongs to one of the many groups of people living on the island of Neverland. She has always heard that Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are dangerous, but when she and Peter Pan cross paths, the two begin a relationship that runs deeper than friendship. This book casts Barrie's original story in a whole new light.

Jory


Outer Dark

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Outer Dark (Vintage International) By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679728733
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Published: Vintage - June 29th, 1993

Poleaxed by Blood Meridian?  Outer Dark is from McCarthy's earlier Appalachian cycle (Suttree: the truly shocking Child of God), and there is already the strange integrity of animalistic primitives, prose you can roll around in and a near-mystic, received evil menacing everything.  Possibly the closest of his works to approach Meridian.


Gary


Long Time Coming

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Long Time Coming: A Novel By Robert Goddard Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385343619
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Published: Bantam - March 2nd, 2010

An intelligent, exciting dual mystery, alternately unraveling in Belgium and Ireland, in World War 2 and 1976, ultimately meshing together in the denouement.  Goddard is a most satisfying analog to Eric Ambler, Le Carre, Joseph Kanon.

Gary


Train Dreams

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Train Dreams: A Novella By Denis Johnson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250007650
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Published: Picador - May 22nd, 2012

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, this novella is a brilliant portrait of the American character in all its complexities and contradictions. Though the story only tells the tiny slice of American life as experienced by Robert Grainier, the language and images of that story paint a beautiful, compelling, and universal picture.


Josh


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