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Everything I Never Told You

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Everything I Never Told You: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014

A completely captivating and suspenseful story of tragedy and loss for a lonely Asian-American family in 1977 Ohio. 'Lydia is dead', the adored middle daughter; and the mystery surrounding her death shapes the personal histories of her parents, Marilyn and John, as well as Lydia's brother Nathan and sister Hannah. They each have secrets and sorrows and dreams, some shocking, some familiar, all riveting and unforgettable. Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You will resonate and leave you wanting more from this marvelous local author.

Megan


Letters of Note

A collection of letters that reveal  unknown passions, relationships, and ideas that are so poignant  and amazing  you won’t be able to stop turning the pages for more.

Megan


Testament of Mary

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The Testament of Mary By Colm Toibin Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781451688382
Published: Scribner - November 13th, 2012

Mary’s first-person account of watching her son grow into the man known as Jesus.  She retells her story years after the crucifixion, when the disciples, who are trying to write the Gospels, want to hear more than Mary’s actual version of events. Mary tells some of  most well-known stories including one about which she is a little skeptical (and scared) -  turning water to wine — while nostalgically telling them about the simpler days of being a mother, back when her son wasn’t The Son.

A book for mothers, a book for readers who love Toibin’s writing, and a thought provoking tale, perfect for book groups.


Megan


Pieces for the Left Hand

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Pieces for the Left Hand: Stories By J. Robert Lennon Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555975234
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 31st, 2009

Little stories with huge impact - try reading them out loud to a friend and you will be laughing or gasping and always wanting more. They are short but not always sweet. They are sly, amusing, and moving. “Fingers” is shocking, “Directions” is quite funny, and “Kiss” is almost sweet. All are very addicting, and a pleasure to read.

Megan


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


The Where, the Why, and the How

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The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science By Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, David Macaulay (Foreword by) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452108223
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 26th, 2012

Did you know that squirrels create a mental map of their nut caches and can actively retrieve them using this memory? Turn to page 130 to learn more! Do you know why pigeons bob their heads when they walk, why each snowflake is unique, or why we blush? You will find all the answers within these wonderful pages. Scientific mysteries are explained and illustrated in unique and whimsical essays and drawings. Be sure to read the introduction in which David Macaulay explains how the artwork was paired with each question. This is an immensely readable book, fascinating to look at, and educational as well.


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