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Make Way (Staff Pick)

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Make Way: The Story of Robert McCloskey, Nancy Schön, and Some Very Famous Ducklings By Angela Burke Kunkel, Claire Keane (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Burke Kunkel, Claire Keane (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593373354
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Published: Random House Studio - April 11th, 2023

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Boston, there’s a good chance you’ve visited the Make Way for Ducklings statue in the Common. This book tells the story of how that statue came to be complete with some beautiful illustrations, making it the perfect souvenir for a Boston trip or companion for the original beloved picture book.

- Katherine


Don't Call Me a Hurricane

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Don't Call Me a Hurricane By Ellen Hagan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609161
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 19th, 2022

Ever since her home was ravaged by a hurricane, high school senior Eliza has found comfort and carthasis in vocalizing her passion for combating climate change in her hometown. However, her world is flipped dangerously and disastrously upside down a second time when a certain tourist named Milo enters her world and leaves a sandy footprint. Surely the volley of her heart can't be attributed to him...? Rich with resonance, Don't Call Me a Hurricane is a whirlpool of a story about love and home and the price of getting stuck in the riptide of feeling.

Cindy 


The Bodyguard

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The Bodyguard: A Novel By Katherine Center Cover Image
$29.00
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ISBN: 9781250219398
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 19th, 2022

This is my first Katherine Center book and it's certainly not going to be my last. Center writes with a chaotic, lighthearted, and humorous hand while at the same time not sacrificing the integrity of the storyline. This was a fun read that (1) totally subverted my expectations (2) made Jack Stapleton my new golden standard for fictional men. This is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys the charm of Emily Henry and the humor of Ali Hazelwood!

Cindy


This Woven Kingdom

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This Woven Kingdom By Tahereh Mafi Cover Image
$19.99
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...

Engel


The Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, Book 1) By Maggie Stiefvater Cover Image
$12.99
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.

Engel


Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love By Andrew Blauner Cover Image
$19.99
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.

Anne


The Hub's Metropolis

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The Hub's Metropolis: Greater Boston's Development from Railroad Suburbs to Smart Growth By James C. O'Connell Cover Image
$40.00
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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.

Sarah


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