March 2013

Telegraph Avenue

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ISBN: 9780061493348
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Published: Harper - September 11th, 2012

Typical of Michael Chabon, this is a dense but highly pleasing novel centered around long time friends and business partners Nat and Archie, proprietors of Brokeland Records and their wives Gwen and Aviva who are midwives.  Brokeland is threatened by the pending arrival of a music megastore and the couples' personal lives are tested by the appearance of Archie's teenage son from a previous relationship. Clever, funny and engaging on every level.


Island of Bones

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ISBN: 9780670026272
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 11th, 2012

eighteenth-century physician -- one who has taught himself all the
latest in anatomy and forensics -- and a sailor's widow team up to defy
convention and solve mysteries. Robertson's writing is witty, and her
characters make this series a compelling read.Sarah

The Middlesteins

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ISBN: 9781455507214
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 23rd, 2012

Middlestein is addicted to food. She can't help herself, despite the
fact that it is negatively affecting her life. After all, love is food
and food is love. This is a story about Edie and her family. It is about
them dealing with Edie’s addiction and their own personal issues. The
family literally falls apart until they find that there can be common
ground in grief. The story is heart wrenching at times…but it is real.
We all have personal demons to deal with. This is the story of the
Middlesteins dealing with theirs.Barbara

Facing the Wave

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ISBN: 9780307907318
Published: Pantheon Books - February 12th, 2013

Though it has only been two years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Northern Japan, since the media has stopped reporting from the area the disaster is no longer at the forefront of most of our minds. Eloquent and poetic, Ehrlich’s  book is a profound meditation on the  human and environmental consequences  of the tragedy.


Killer Slippers

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ISBN: 9781843178880
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Published: Michael O'Mara Books - October 5th, 2012

The title says it all! A how-to book with witty descriptions and spot-on illustrations by the fabulous Sophie Blackall. Projects are a perfect pairing of intelligent design (see: "Tubers" and "Les Petits Dejeuners") and sweet delight ("Babar and Celeste," and "Way down upon the..."). You'll find a slipper style for everyone you know. Get sewing!


La Boutique Obscure

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By Georges Perec, Daniel Levin Becker (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781612191751
Published: Melville House - February 19th, 2013

A look into one of the most fascinating minds of the late 20th Century. Perec was always searching for different ways to tell stories and even wrote an entire novel without using the letter “e.” This book is his dream journal, an unfiltered look in the banal, confusing, creative, extraordinary, and surreal imagination of an amazing thinker and writer.


Dead Harvest

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ISBN: 9780857662187
Published: Angry Robot - February 28th, 2012

Sam is a collector whose job is to bring damned souls to hell. Going about his daily routine he discovers a soul on his list is innocent and an innocent soul in hell means the end of the world. But some powerful forces want just that.. What follows is a well-written, action-packed, horror noir adventure across New York City as Sam jumps bodies, fights demons, and avoids all powerful angels and NYPD SWAT Teams, making Dead Harvest, the first in a series, the best kind of entertainment.


Agent Zigzag

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ISBN: 9780307353412
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Published: Crown - August 12th, 2008

Agent Zigzag is about a singular character who rose to the occasion for crown and country at a crucial time in history. Recruited by the Germans to spy on the British, career criminal Eddie Chapman turned on them to  become one of Britain’s most valuable assets. A combination of character study and action adventure combining espionage, adventure, true crime, love, World War 2 and more in a gripping, page-turning package, Chapman’s story has never been told with more verve.



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ISBN: 9780062258533
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 6th, 2012

Wunderkind UK Times columnist, Caitlin Moran, tackles burkhas and library closings, Lady Gaga, the Royal wedding, the TV series Sherlock, and the joys of Aberystwyth (can't explain, please just read).  Chatty, original, humorous but with also the canny ability to hit the nail on the head when no one else dare, she is likely to become your new best friend.  For more, see How To Be a Woman which is her memoir slash feminist treatise for todays' young women.



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