July 2014

Revolution Baby

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By Joanna Gruda, Alison Anderson (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609451981
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Europa Editions - May 6th, 2014

Revolution Baby is the fictionalized memoir of a son of  Communist Jews hidden in WW2-occupied France. Julek’s childhood is peripatetic even before the war. He is sent to live with friends and to schools and camps because his mother puts her activist role first. But when war breaks out he can’t live openly anymore. He takes on the identity of a school friend and hides. Narrated in simple first person style, we see the war through the everyday life of a child. It’s a lovely and moving story you won’t forget.

Marie


The Lady and Her Monsters

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The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062025838
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 22nd, 2013

The narrative of Mary Shelley’s fascinating life interwoven with stories of history’s real-life Doctor Frankensteins. Perfect for history nerds and book buffs alike.Mackenzie


Delancey

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Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781451655094
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 6th, 2014

I have spent the loveliest two weeks reading Molly Wizenberg’s memoirs – Delancey featured here, and the equally good A Homemade Life. Both are as much cookbooks as memoirs, with a recipe tied to every family story and memory. These  will charm  readers and cooks alike.

Robin​


Song of the Shank

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Song of the Shank: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555976804
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 17th, 2014

This is a monumental work, less a story of a particular person living in a particular time, and more a field of experience that flows around and through our baffling, corrupt, dangerous, and racist world. But for all the sorrow and death, all the war and poverty, all the crime and injustice, Allen reminds us our world is also a world of music, where, maybe every century or so, fate and genetics align to give us a someone like Blind Tom,  who can channel all the potential power, passion, and joy of music, into a song on his piano. Song of the Shank is a masterpiece.

Josh


The Most Dangerous Book

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The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781594203367
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Published: Penguin Press - June 12th, 2014

The story of the transformation of Ulysses by James Joyce from contraband to classic is absolutely fascinating. Vice squads. Book piracy. Smuggling. Courtroom drama. Heroes of art and expression. Villains of prudishness and fear. More than just a book about a book, Birmingham’s work explores all aspects of culture and highlights just how close we were to a world in which literature was controlled by the fearful instead of driven by the brave.   

Josh


The Thickety: A Path Begins

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By J. A. White, Andrea Offermann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062257246
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 6th, 2014

After her mother is accused of witchcraft Kara tries to hold her family together. But when Kara is lured into the cursed forest of the Thickety, she finds an object of immense power and is forced to face the truth about herself and her mother's past. Dark, creepy, and action-packed, with an ending that will leave readers anxious for the next installment.

Katie


Emma Tupper's Diary

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$12.00
ISBN: 9781618730633
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Published: Big Mouth House - March 4th, 2014

Emma spends the summer with her cousins in Scotland, where there are rumors of a monster living in the loch. Emma and her cousins decide to fake a monster of their own, in order to attract tourists -- and that's when things get complicated. Great for fans of Swallows and Amazons and Penderwicks!

 

Sarah


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