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Klara and the Sun: A novel

By Kazuo Ishiguro

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ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

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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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

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!


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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13th Balloon

By Mark Bibbins

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ISBN: 9781556595776
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 11th, 2020

In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.


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ISBN: 9781556595776
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 11th, 2020

In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.


In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.

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This Is How You Lose the Time War

By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone

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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

A time traveling literary romance that is well worth your while. Beautifully written, epicly composed, this is a delicious feast of words, and one of my favorite books to come from 2019. Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone wrote a phenomenal book that I will read and reread. A little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of history, with a generous helping of sass and brilliant character driven storyline, this book is slated to be a modern classic for Science Fiction readers.


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ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

A time traveling literary romance that is well worth your while. Beautifully written, epicly composed, this is a delicious feast of words, and one of my favorite books to come from 2019. Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone wrote a phenomenal book that I will read and reread. A little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of history, with a generous helping of sass and brilliant character driven storyline, this book is slated to be a modern classic for Science Fiction readers.


A time traveling literary romance that is well worth your while. Beautifully written, epicly composed, this is a delicious feast of words, and one of my favorite books to come from 2019. Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone wrote a phenomenal book that I will read and reread. A little bit of sci-fi, a little bit of history, with a generous helping of sass and brilliant character driven storyline, this book is slated to be a modern classic for Science Fiction readers.

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A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel

By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor, Amanda Hopkinson

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ISBN: 9781984820150
Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

This is a magnificent odyssey weaving fact, fiction, history and memory, about a pair of Spanish exiles escaping the Spanish Civil war on the “ship of hope”, Pablo Neruda’s humanitarian act of saving thousands of displaced refugees. Victor and Rozer form a bond through the loss of their brother and husband and though they wed, it has nothing to do with romantic love but everything to do with survival. Their connection becomes the very source of their strength to go on living and build a life of purpose. 


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By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781984820150
Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

This is a magnificent odyssey weaving fact, fiction, history and memory, about a pair of Spanish exiles escaping the Spanish Civil war on the “ship of hope”, Pablo Neruda’s humanitarian act of saving thousands of displaced refugees. Victor and Rozer form a bond through the loss of their brother and husband and though they wed, it has nothing to do with romantic love but everything to do with survival. Their connection becomes the very source of their strength to go on living and build a life of purpose. 


This is a magnificent odyssey weaving fact, fiction, history and memory, about a pair of Spanish exiles escaping the Spanish Civil war on the “ship of hope”, Pablo Neruda’s humanitarian act of saving thousands of displaced refugees. Victor and Rozer form a bond through the loss of their brother and husband and though they wed, it has nothing to do with romantic love but everything to do with survival. Their connection becomes the very source of their strength to go on living and build a life of purpose. 

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The Unseen

By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw, Don Bartlett

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By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771963190
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Published: Biblioasis - April 21st, 2020

The Unseen will validate your belief in the power of stories to transport and transform us. With rich detail and simple yet exquisite prose, Jacobsen’s novel depicts life on a tiny Norwegian island inhabited by only one family—the Barrøys--who for centuries have made the island their home and the sea, their life.  The book opens with the christening of three-year-old Ingrid Barrøy and follows her into adulthood as she becomes a woman and mother, responsible for her family’s livelihood and continued survival on Barrøy Island. Jacobsen (along with his translators Don Bartlett and Don Shaw) makes you feel the intensity of the live and death struggle that the Barrøys confront in fulfilling their sea-bound legacy. On nearly every page are sentences so heartbreakingly beautiful that you will want to stop and read them again. The Unseen is a quiet, understated masterpiece. 


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By Roy Jacobsen, Don Shaw (Translator), Don Bartlett (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781771963190
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Published: Biblioasis - April 21st, 2020

The Unseen will validate your belief in the power of stories to transport and transform us. With rich detail and simple yet exquisite prose, Jacobsen’s novel depicts life on a tiny Norwegian island inhabited by only one family—the Barrøys--who for centuries have made the island their home and the sea, their life.  The book opens with the christening of three-year-old Ingrid Barrøy and follows her into adulthood as she becomes a woman and mother, responsible for her family’s livelihood and continued survival on Barrøy Island. Jacobsen (along with his translators Don Bartlett and Don Shaw) makes you feel the intensity of the live and death struggle that the Barrøys confront in fulfilling their sea-bound legacy. On nearly every page are sentences so heartbreakingly beautiful that you will want to stop and read them again. The Unseen is a quiet, understated masterpiece. 


The Unseen will validate your belief in the power of stories to transport and transform us. With rich detail and simple yet exquisite prose, Jacobsen’s novel depicts life on a tiny Norwegian island inhabited by only one family—the Barrøys--who for centuries have made the island their home and the sea, their life.  The book opens with the christening of three-year-old Ingrid Barrøy and follows her into adulthood as she becomes a woman and mother, responsible for her family’s livelihood and continued survival on Barrøy Island. Jacobsen (along with his translators Don Bartlett and Don Shaw) makes you feel the intensity of the live and death struggle that the Barrøys confront in fulfilling their sea-bound legacy. On nearly every page are sentences so heartbreakingly beautiful that you will want to stop and read them again. The Unseen is a quiet, understated masterpiece. 

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My Dark Vanessa: A Novel

By Kate Elizabeth Russell

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ISBN: 9780062941503
Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

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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ISBN: 9780062941503
Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

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?


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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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

By Erik Larson

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$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

This is a riveting account of Churchill during World War II. Larsen writes in his vivid, engrossing style that has earned his such acclaim through his other books (Devil in the White City being another favorite of mine)
 


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ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

This is a riveting account of Churchill during World War II. Larsen writes in his vivid, engrossing style that has earned his such acclaim through his other books (Devil in the White City being another favorite of mine)
 


This is a riveting account of Churchill during World War II. Larsen writes in his vivid, engrossing style that has earned his such acclaim through his other books (Devil in the White City being another favorite of mine)
 

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Unmarriageable: A Novel

By Soniah Kamal

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ISBN: 9780525486480
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

A Pride and Prejudice inspired tale set in Pakistan. Clever and entertaining for any Jane Austen fan or anyone interested in a charmingly written story.


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ISBN: 9780525486480
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

A Pride and Prejudice inspired tale set in Pakistan. Clever and entertaining for any Jane Austen fan or anyone interested in a charmingly written story.


A Pride and Prejudice inspired tale set in Pakistan. Clever and entertaining for any Jane Austen fan or anyone interested in a charmingly written story.

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The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

By Tracy Walder, Jessica Anya Blau

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ISBN: 9781250230980
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020

Another Dallas author, this is a fun, page turner about a young woman’s work as a covert spy for the CIA.
 


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ISBN: 9781250230980
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020

Another Dallas author, this is a fun, page turner about a young woman’s work as a covert spy for the CIA.
 


Another Dallas author, this is a fun, page turner about a young woman’s work as a covert spy for the CIA.
 

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The Overstory: A Novel

By Richard Powers

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ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

This Pulitzer Prize winner is exquisitely written and lyric. A series of stories that are all interconnected with a tree or tress as the central theme, the reader is reminded of the importance of our natural world and our role in protecting it.


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ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

This Pulitzer Prize winner is exquisitely written and lyric. A series of stories that are all interconnected with a tree or tress as the central theme, the reader is reminded of the importance of our natural world and our role in protecting it.


This Pulitzer Prize winner is exquisitely written and lyric. A series of stories that are all interconnected with a tree or tress as the central theme, the reader is reminded of the importance of our natural world and our role in protecting it.

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