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lisa RECOMMENDS:

I am a big fan of the “Creepy” books by these two brilliant children’s authors/illustrators. The Creepy Crayon joins the Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear as another crazy, laugh-out-loud tale starring Jasper Rabbit, the funniest bunny around who also has quite an imagination. There is always something to be discovered around the next corner as kids see how Jasper learns to deal with things that may seem scary when you’re a kid. 

lisa RECOMMENDS:

I am a big fan of the “Creepy” books by these two brilliant children’s authors/illustrators. The Creepy Crayon joins the Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear as another crazy, laugh-out-loud tale starring Jasper Rabbit, the funniest bunny around who also has quite an imagination. There is always something to be discovered around the next corner as kids see how Jasper learns to deal with things that may seem scary when you’re a kid. 

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lori RECOMMENDS:

 I have placed BENEFICIENCE by Meredith Hall in so many customers hands, and there is no other book that they have returned to thank me for as much. It’s easy to see why Beneficence so profoundly moves readers and satisfies what they want in fiction. Hall’s story is universal, one of family loyalty and the different ways we process grief. It depicts the miraculous beauty of the natural world, and a family’s love of the land and the life they have labored to build on it. But more than anything it is Hall’s eloquent, resonant writing that uplifts readers and demonstrates how fiction can give new perspective and meaning to our own relationships and circumstances.

lori RECOMMENDS:

 I have placed BENEFICIENCE by Meredith Hall in so many customers hands, and there is no other book that they have returned to thank me for as much. It’s easy to see why Beneficence so profoundly moves readers and satisfies what they want in fiction. Hall’s story is universal, one of family loyalty and the different ways we process grief. It depicts the miraculous beauty of the natural world, and a family’s love of the land and the life they have labored to build on it. But more than anything it is Hall’s eloquent, resonant writing that uplifts readers and demonstrates how fiction can give new perspective and meaning to our own relationships and circumstances.

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Tyler RECOMMENDS:

In VAMPENGUIN, author Lucy Ruth Cummins takes us on a trip to the zoo with the Dracula family. While visiting an exhibit, their youngest child discreetly swaps places with one of the penguins without their parents knowing. The story takes off from there, both baby Dracula and penguin living a day in each other's lives. Cummins has a gift for the humorous and slightly absurd. A great book for any child who always seems up to something...We have signed copies!

Tyler RECOMMENDS:

In VAMPENGUIN, author Lucy Ruth Cummins takes us on a trip to the zoo with the Dracula family. While visiting an exhibit, their youngest child discreetly swaps places with one of the penguins without their parents knowing. The story takes off from there, both baby Dracula and penguin living a day in each other's lives. Cummins has a gift for the humorous and slightly absurd. A great book for any child who always seems up to something...We have signed copies!

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nancy RECOMMENDS:

KLARA AND THE SUN is one of my favorite books I have read this year. Set at some vague time in the not-so-distant future, Klara is the Artificial Intelligence friend of a young woman named Josie. The complex and beautiful friendship that develops could only be crafted by a master storyteller such as Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Although the storyline sounds unusual, I recommend you try this for its unexpected and sensitive beauty. Then please come see me in the store so we can discuss it!

nancy RECOMMENDS:

KLARA AND THE SUN is one of my favorite books I have read this year. Set at some vague time in the not-so-distant future, Klara is the Artificial Intelligence friend of a young woman named Josie. The complex and beautiful friendship that develops could only be crafted by a master storyteller such as Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Although the storyline sounds unusual, I recommend you try this for its unexpected and sensitive beauty. Then please come see me in the store so we can discuss it!

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kyle RECOMMENDS:

This is Kate Elizabeth Russell's debut novel. This story of a love affair, or what at least one of the people involved might describe as that, is complex and compelling -- one of this season's big buzzy novels that proves worthy of all that hype and attention. Its mix of desire, dread, suspense, and surrender will give you chills of every kind. I'm still on my way to the finish. How on earth is Russell going to resolve this?

kyle RECOMMENDS:

This is Kate Elizabeth Russell's debut novel. This story of a love affair, or what at least one of the people involved might describe as that, is complex and compelling -- one of this season's big buzzy novels that proves worthy of all that hype and attention. Its mix of desire, dread, suspense, and surrender will give you chills of every kind. I'm still on my way to the finish. How on earth is Russell going to resolve this?

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Across The Pond

Across the Pond: Episode 41 - DeMisty Bellinger, "New to Liberty"

Mourning the loss of Spanish author Javier Marias, who leaves a legacy of superb novels; and we talk to DeMisty Bellinger whose novel, New to Liberty, about the American Dust Bowl and how it scars a Kansas community, is Unnamed Press's nomination for the 2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize.

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