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Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250295170
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 6th, 2019

A lonely farmer's wife writes a letter to a lonely museum curator she has never met. They share an initial fascination of The Tollund Man  (a Seamus Heaney poem). A touching and tender story of loss. -Pam


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The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

This is the circus I wanted to run away and join! This is a dreamy tale full of unforgettable characters and visual grandeur. A must read in anticipation of her new book comingin November! -Pam


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Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

Barbados, 1830. A boy slave called George Washington. A tale of adventure and scientific discovery, all told with magical and rhythmic writing. You can smell the sugar cane (from up in the clouds). -Pam


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Watching You: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501190070
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Published: Atria Books - December 26th, 2018

A totally fun and slightly creepy mystery/thriller with a splendid cast of characters who twist and turn throughout the entire novel.

This is a page turner with a "Zowie!" ending. -Pam


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Bitter Orange Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793156
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Published: Tin House Books - October 9th, 2018

A prickly, creepy, and intoxicating English psychological novel, Bitter Orange grabs the reader with wonderful atmospheric details.

Shades of Shirley Jackson, Daphene DuMauier, and Patricia Highsmith.

-Pam


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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250118325
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

This marvelous novel is as beautifully rendered as its central character, a 17th Century Dutch painting.

Dominic Smith is a master of composition as he layers and blends his wonderful paint box full of art and forgery spread out over three centuries and three different continents.  The writing is beautiful and fresh.  I did not want this book to end and only regret the painting is fictional as I would travel far to see it.

-PAM


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The Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780375815300
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2017

For fans of The Golden Compass, this does not disappoint! Very suspenseful with a marvelous new character called Halcolm, age 11. Great daemons! -Pam


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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476755748
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 20th, 2015

So many customers recommended this book that I had to read it.  A true story of Russian corruption and blatant injustice.  This saga will keep you reading late into the night.  Timely!


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News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062409201
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Published: William Morrow - October 4th, 2016

Set in Texas soon after the Civil War, News of the World tells the story of a crusty, musty older gent and a plucky, spunky little girl.

Captain Kidd is determined to return Johanna to her relatives after her parents were killed by Indians. Their relationship develops as they travel 400 miles encountering thieves, Indians, rising rivers and mud.  This is a gem of a historical novel.

PAM


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Rabbit Cake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941040560
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Published: Tin House Books - March 7th, 2017

Imagine Maria Semple, Jeanette Walls and Alexandra Fuller all knocking heads to create an eccentric, quirky and utterly charming tale of a ten year old protangonist dealing with the loss of her mother.  And, her name is Elvis.  

Annie Hartnett conveys bittersweet/hilarious moments with a southern twang.

Love this book. -PAM


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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374106683
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - April 5th, 2016

This marvelous novel is as beautifully rendered as its central character, a 17th Century Dutch painting.

Dominic Smith is a master of composition as he layers and blends his wonderful paint box full of art and forgery spread out over three centuries and three different continents.  The writing is beautiful and fresh.  I did not want this book to end and only regret the painting is fictional as I would travel far to see it.

-PAM


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Transit: A Novel (Outline Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374278625
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 17th, 2017

There is very little fat in Rachel Cusk’s ground-breaking novel of observation and insight. The writing is brilliant. Everyday situations and conversations become absolutely fascinating under the keen and watchful eye of Ms. Cusk. -Pam


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Hamilton: The Revolution Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

"As a long time member of the Hamilton Fandom, I can promise this is the perfect gift for the Hamilton geek you know and love.

Miranda’s annotated notes to the libretto of the musical give both historical and musical insight into the lines you ‘think’ you know by heart.

As well,  interviews with the cast, director, choreographer and more will make you love HAMILTON even more than you thought you did.

And, the photographs are dreamy."

-PAM


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The Orphan Mother: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780446581769
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 13th, 2016

Reminiscent of The Kitchen House, Hick’s story of former slave Mariah Reddick will grab you in the heart. With brilliant dialogue and southern grit, this tale becomes a story of love, tragedy and redemption. -Pam


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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374288211
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Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - June 7th, 2016

The author blends science and humor to explain the complex and intriguing lives of our "cousins." You will be fascinated by what fish not only know, but think and feel. -Pam


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Rules of Civility: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121169
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

A classy period tale of 1930s Manhattan, Rules of Civility transports the reader to a long-lost and, in this day and age, envious times in New York City. This novel has shades of Gatsby with the sound of jazz and a movie projector in the background. -Pam


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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620408346
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

This delightful and surprising Victorian mystery blends historical fiction with a dose of magical realism and fantasy. If only Sherlock were to walk in on this thriller plot! This would be a good vacation read for those seeking a smart and well written period adventure story. -Pam


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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812989816
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2016

This book is for all of us who fell in love with "The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold Fry." This touching story of Queenie and her own pilgramage is like Harold - funny, sad, and wonderfully quirky. -Pam


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Alexander Hamilton Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

This enthralling biography of Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for the Broadway phenomenon and smash hit “Hamilton.” Complete with political intrigue, scandal and a beautiful love story, Chernow’s portrait of this founding father and his times will have you hooked from page one. 'The ten-dollar founding father without a father/got a lot farther by working a lot harder. By being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter.' Just you wait…. -Pam


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Honeydew: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316297226
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 6th, 2015

"I loved it!" -Pam


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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393333060
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2008

"I loved it!" -Pam


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The Orchardist: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062188519
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 5th, 2013

"Beautiful, dark, and haunting, this story of Washington state frontier will stick with you!" -Pam


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The Kitchen House: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781439153666
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Published: Atria Books - February 2nd, 2010

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The Signature of All Things: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670024858
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2013

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983456
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 26th, 2013

"This is a pilgrimage like you have never read. Harold Frye will grab you and not let go - even after you have finished this quirky book." -Pam


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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

"Such an imaginative combination of past and future. A 'cabinet of wonders' is a fitting description." -Pam


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The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

"This is the circus I always wanted to join! Dreamy, visually intoxicating, and FUN!" -Pam


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Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307276681
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Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2011

"Dark and funny, with a taste of Carl Hiaasen. Florida - very far from South Beach." -Pam


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Astrid and Veronika Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143038078
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Published: Penguin Books - February 6th, 2007

"Beautiful story of friendship with exquisite landscapes. Touching and though provoking." -Pam