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Fiction for Women

The Gift of Being Transported Elsewhere (aka a GOOD NOVEL): The Dutch House by Ann Patchett  – A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Colette, Susan and I all loved this one. Great for women with strong attachments to the home of their childhood and siblings. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – A timeless love story set in a secret underground…

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November Books

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout – Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of prickly, wry, resistant to change, ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic Olive Kitteridge. The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes – Based on real events and set in Depression-era America, The Giver of Stars is the story of five women hired to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious…

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October Books

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship…

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Hot Fall Books

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino – In nine essays, Tolentino writes about our current cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of physical optimization. A true book of our time! Inland by Tea Obreht – In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold in this sweeping but little-known history that subverts and reimagines…

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New Year, New You

There’s something about a new year that stirs the desire to be wiser, healthier and more fulfilled. Come by and check out new books and journals to help you on your journey—be it spiritual, domestic, physical or psychological—we have something to help make 2019 a year of growth and gratitude. We are pleased to introduce our new YA Guru, Pei Pei Martin. Pei Pei took the Goodreads 100 books in a year challenge in 2018 and nailed it. Here…

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New For Fall

Dear Friends, I love fall. Colorful mums and gourds, the crunch of fallen leaves, a hint of wood fire in the air, and best of all: NEW FALL BOOKS! This October some of my favorite writers are on the front table—Haruki Murakami, Gary Shteyngart, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Susan Orlean—leaving us to sigh wistfully, “so many books, so little time.” We have NEW FALL GIFTS too from School of Life, Areaware, Kikkerland and In2 Design—a preview of our Stocking Stuffer Bar. Get ready…

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Summertime… and the living is easy

Dear Friends, I love getting swept away by a great summer novel. New “beach read” titles are washing up on the bookstore shore everyday now. Below find the five I am most excited to read to read first…beginning with Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton. June is also a good time for life changing non-fiction. Stop by the store for Courage & Faith past speaker Rachel Held Evan’s new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving…

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