This Woven Kingdom

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ISBN: 9780062972446
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Published: HarperCollins - February 1st, 2022

If you're a lover of destiny, Persian mythology, and two characters yearning for a forbidden love, Tahereh Mafi's This Woven Kingdom is perfect for you! The style is reminiscent of well-loved stories like The Arabian Nights and The Shahnameh. Set among clashing empires, it also parallels the court intrigue that Games of Thrones is known for...


The Raven Boys

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ISBN: 9780545424936
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

Blue Sargent is the only one in her family of psychics without a gift. Each year, she goes with her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. She never sees them, until this year when a boy emerges and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, and he is a student at Aglionby, the local all-boys private school that Blue has a policy of staying away from. Along with three others, Gansey is on an important quest, and Blue finds herself quickly abandoning her policy of staying away from Raven Boys.


Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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ISBN: 9780544263802
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 15th, 2013

This nice paperback would make a great gift for anyone who loves Boston whether they were born and raised here or came later in life.  There is a wide range of viewpoints in these stories and although the book was created in response to the horrific events at the Boston Marathon in April, the pieces do not dwell on that and are truly a celebration of the many things that make Boston such a great city.  My favorite is the poem entitled Patriot's Day by Richard Wilbur.


The Hub's Metropolis

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ISBN: 9780262018753
Published: The MIT Press - March 22nd, 2013

Somerville rowhouses, huge building lots in Weston, stately homes along Comm. Ave. in Newton -- there's a reason for every aspect of the Boston area's built environment. Read about the accidental and deliberate design decisions that led to the region we know today, and then go see for yourself, using the walking tour suggestions throughout the book.


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