Staff Picks

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780061650703
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Published: Harper, 11/2011
Fascinating, haunting, inspiring. A Tim pick

$22.95
ISBN-13: 9781590514467
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Published: Other Press, 5/2011
A Thea, Shaw, and Michael pick

Drood (Mass Market Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780316120616
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 1/2011
A sprawling tale in the Victorian tradition, this is the story of the mysterious Edwin Drood as imagined by famed horror writer Dan Simmons. A Mariga Pick.

Lady Susan (Paperback)

$10.00
ISBN-13: 9781935554356
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Published: Melville House, 3/2011
A fascinating example of early Jane Austen, funny and suspenseful. A Mariga Pick.

$23.99
ISBN-13: 9780061999840
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Published: Harper, 6/2011
A memoir about the healing power of reading. A David pick

$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781907486326
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Published: Watkins, 10/2010
Lyrical--"poised between the magic of innocence and the melancholy of experience." --The Economist A Julia pick

The Weird Sisters (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780399157226
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Published: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2/2011
A Thea pick

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780374105976
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8/2010
I loved this book. Remarkable! A Julia pick

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781400064168
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Published: Random House, 11/2010
During World War II, Louis Zamperini survived a plane crash, starvation,dehydration, sharks, and gunfire only to spend years in a brutal Japanese POW camp. This is a heartstopping, heartbreaking and inspirational book, good for any generation. --A Kathy pick

Never Knowing (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780312595685
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 7/2011
From the acclaimed author of Still Missing comes a psychological thriller about one woman’s search into her past and the deadly truth she uncovers. All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and to find closure. But some questions are better left unanswered. After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother---only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she discovers the devastating truth: Her mother was the only victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only thing worse than finding out about her father is him finding out about her. What if murder is in your blood? Never Knowing is a complex and compelling portrayal of one woman’s quest to understand herself, her origins, and her family. That is, if she can survive. . . . --a June pick

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780547521879
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Published: Mariner Books, 6/2011
A Craig pick

Composed: A Memoir (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780670021963
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Published: Viking Adult, 8/2010
The daughter of Johnny Cash and a noted singer and songwriter herself has written an honest, insightful and big-hearted memoir. A John pick

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780143119135
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Published: Penguin (Non-Classics), 3/2011
A courageous and determined young midwife aspires to be a surgeon while nursing Civil War wounded. This is an authenticly written historical novel and a compelling read. A Kathy and Thea pick 


Titus Awakes (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9781590204283
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Published: Overlook Press, 7/2011
Mervyn Peake¹s Gormenghast trilogy is widely acknowledged to be, as Robertson Davies pronounced, ³a classic of our age.² In these extraordinary novels, Peake created a world where all is like a dream-- lush, fantastical, and vivid. Yet it was incomplete. Parkinson¹s disease took Peake¹s life in 1968, depriving his fans of the fourth and final volume of the series, Titus Awakes except for a few tantalizing pages, after which his writing became indecipherable. Or so it seemed. In January of 2010, Peake¹s granddaughter found four composition books in her attic. They contained the fabled Titus Awakes in its entirety. Peake had outlined the novel for his wife, Maeve Gilmore, who had at last finished Peake¹s masterpiece. It starts with Titus leaving Castle Gormenghast. Peake wrote: ³With every pace he drew away from Gormenghast mountain, and from everything that belonged to his home. That night, as Titus lay asleep in the tall barn, a nightmare held him. ³ Fans of Peake will delight in this new, wonderful novel, published one hundred years after his birth, every bit as thrilling and masterfully written as his famed trilogy. --a Michael pick

Skippy Dies (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780865479432
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Published: Faber & Faber, 8/2010
A Tim pick

Our Kind of Traitor (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780143119722
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Published: Penguin (Non-Classics), 4/2011
John LeCarre fans understand it is all nuance! Whether it is Smiley's People, The Little Drummer Girl,The Constant Gardener or any other LeCarre novel, nothing is quiteas it seems. Is "good" always good? Is "bad" always evil or is it all shadow? So it is in LeCarre's newest novel Our Kind of Traitor. This time it's not spies, but international crime money laundering with two innocent British tennis fans in the middle! Don't expect mindless car chases or Rambo-type gun play. Expect (as any LeCarre fan understands) great writing, character development, and, of course, nuance. A Craig pick

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780316129510
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Published: Mulholland Books, 4/2011
Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family. But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation--and her life--to find the truth. With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780446580571
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Published: Twelve, 11/2010
Scorpions is not a dry rehash of F. D. R.'s court-packing battle or a treatise of dull legal jargon. It is, instead, an interesting insight into the various Supreme Court justices appointed by F. D. R. and their very different judicial philosophies, personalities, and disputes. This book is also a guide through many of the relevant court decisions before, during, and after the F. D. R. era. The Supreme Court is not as collegial and genteel as one might believe. It is, apparently (as the source of the title suggests), "nine scorpions in battle." A Craig pick

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781400031870
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Published: Vintage, 5/2010
Brilliant, enthralling! One of the best books I have read in years!--Julia

$13.99
ISBN-13: 9780060765040
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Published: Harper Perennial, 6/2010
A vindication and validation of love for the 21st century. Celebrate the unpredictability, messiness, and wildness of love in an age preoccupied with safety. A Mariga pick

After Midnight (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9781935554417
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Published: Melville House, 5/2011
A Julia pick

A Curtain Falls (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780312583965
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Published: Minotaur Books, 5/2010
A David pick

Agaat (Paperback)

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ISBN-13: 9780982503096
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Published: Tin House Books, 4/2010
A beautifully written epic--gripping, visceral, shocking, funny, profoundly moving--extraordinary! For a very interesting PEN sponsored discussion between Toni Morrison, Marlene Van Niekerk, and Anthony Appiah--http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/4744/prmID/1984 A Julia pick

The Holy Thief (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780312586454
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Published: Minotaur Books, 8/2010
A Thea pick

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ISBN-13: 9781568586120
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Published: Nation Books, 9/2010
A Beverly pick

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594202582
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Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 8/2010
A Tim pick

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780307592972
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Published: Knopf, 9/2010
"Wrenching, beautiful, and utterly unforgettable." Paul Auster - A Julia pick

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780670022168
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Published: Viking Adult, 9/2010
A Tim pick

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781439175408
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Published: Washington Square Press, 10/2010
A Michael pick

Damage (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780525951766
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Published: Dutton Adult, 1/2011
A David pick

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780451231550
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Published: Signet, 11/2010
Lover Mine is the 8th book in J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. For those of you who enjoy detailed character development and vampire romance this is a catch. - Chrissy pick

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780061230936
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks, 7/2011
A really terrific collection of stories by an eclectic mix of authors. New in paperback! A Mariga pick

Turn of Mind (Hardcover)

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ISBN-13: 9780802119773
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 7/2011
A stunning first novel, both literary and thriller, about a retired orthopedic surgeon with dementia, Turn of Mind has already received worldwide attention. With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity, Alice LaPlante brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind, where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curse. As the book opens, Dr. Jennifer White’s best friend, Amanda, who lived down the block, has been killed, and four fingers surgically removed from her hand. Dr. White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it. Told in White’s own voice, fractured and eloquent, a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate, complex alliance between these life-long friends—two proud, forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries. As the investigation into the murder deepens and White’s relationships with her live-in caretaker and two grown children intensify, a chilling question lingers: is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her to hide it? A startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to bits of reality through anger, frustration, shame, and unspeakable loss, TURN OF MIND is a remarkable debut that examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence. --a Thea pick