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The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony

By Tom Feiling

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ISBN: 9781612197081
Published: Melville House - March 20th, 2018

Everyone knows the story of the founding of Plymouth Rock, but did you know a rival group of Puritans set off aboard the Mayflower's sister ship the Seaflower to settle in the Carribean? The island colony of Providence was plagued from the beginning with failed crops, slave revolts, smugglers and pirates (PIRATES!) And then, 100 years later, the entire scenario played out once again as another group tried to re-settle the island, lessons unlearned. The old cliche "truth is stranger than fiction" could not be better exemplified in this gripping work of early American history.


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$31.89
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781612197081
Published: Melville House - March 20th, 2018

Everyone knows the story of the founding of Plymouth Rock, but did you know a rival group of Puritans set off aboard the Mayflower's sister ship the Seaflower to settle in the Carribean? The island colony of Providence was plagued from the beginning with failed crops, slave revolts, smugglers and pirates (PIRATES!) And then, 100 years later, the entire scenario played out once again as another group tried to re-settle the island, lessons unlearned. The old cliche "truth is stranger than fiction" could not be better exemplified in this gripping work of early American history.


Everyone knows the story of the founding of Plymouth Rock, but did you know a rival group of Puritans set off aboard the Mayflower's sister ship the Seaflower to settle in the Carribean? The island colony of Providence was plagued from the beginning with failed crops, slave revolts, smugglers and pirates (PIRATES!) And then, 100 years later, the entire scenario played out once again as another group tried to re-settle the island, lessons unlearned. The old cliche "truth is stranger than fiction" could not be better exemplified in this gripping work of early American history.
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Love

By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken

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By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780914671947
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Published: Archipelago - February 13th, 2018

Not your traditional love story but instead the portrayal of a self-conscious boy of nine and his devoted love for a narcissistic, self-absorbed mother. Orstavik brings us deep into the thoughts of young Jon and his mother Vibeke as they navigate separate adventures one very cold night in rural Norway. The effect of Orstavik’s narrative, alternating abruptly between Jon’s story and that of his mother, is beautifully devastating. The prose (wonderfully translated) and pacing set a tone of foreboding tension and impending doom. A short, but very deep, and vibrantly alive novel.


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By Hanne Orstavik, Martin Aitken (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780914671947
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Archipelago - February 13th, 2018

Not your traditional love story but instead the portrayal of a self-conscious boy of nine and his devoted love for a narcissistic, self-absorbed mother. Orstavik brings us deep into the thoughts of young Jon and his mother Vibeke as they navigate separate adventures one very cold night in rural Norway. The effect of Orstavik’s narrative, alternating abruptly between Jon’s story and that of his mother, is beautifully devastating. The prose (wonderfully translated) and pacing set a tone of foreboding tension and impending doom. A short, but very deep, and vibrantly alive novel.


Not your traditional love story but instead the portrayal of a self-conscious boy of nine and his devoted love for a narcissistic, self-absorbed mother. Orstavik brings us deep into the thoughts of young Jon and his mother Vibeke as they navigate separate adventures one very cold night in rural Norway. The effect of Orstavik’s narrative, alternating abruptly between Jon’s story and that of his mother, is beautifully devastating. The prose (wonderfully translated) and pacing set a tone of foreboding tension and impending doom. A short, but very deep, and vibrantly alive novel.
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)

By David Grann

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Meticulously and sometimes adventurously researched, David Grann does a great job bringing the previous expeditions in search of the city of Z to life with vivid descriptions of the deprivations suffered by those explorers.


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ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Meticulously and sometimes adventurously researched, David Grann does a great job bringing the previous expeditions in search of the city of Z to life with vivid descriptions of the deprivations suffered by those explorers.


Meticulously and sometimes adventurously researched, David Grann does a great job bringing the previous expeditions in search of the city of Z to life with vivid descriptions of the deprivations suffered by those explorers.

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Fool: A Novel

By Christopher Moore

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780060590321
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2010

Christopher Moore turns Shakespeare’s classic play on its ear as the eponymous protagonist steals the show in this hilarious homage. Power plays seldom do well by the little fellows, and FOOL does a great job of puncturing the pretensions of its characters.


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ISBN: 9780060590321
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 23rd, 2010

Christopher Moore turns Shakespeare’s classic play on its ear as the eponymous protagonist steals the show in this hilarious homage. Power plays seldom do well by the little fellows, and FOOL does a great job of puncturing the pretensions of its characters.


Christopher Moore turns Shakespeare’s classic play on its ear as the eponymous protagonist steals the show in this hilarious homage. Power plays seldom do well by the little fellows, and FOOL does a great job of puncturing the pretensions of its characters.

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Red Sparrow: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy #1)

By Jason Matthews

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ISBN: 9781476706139
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Published: Scribner - December 9th, 2014

This is my favorite contemporary spy novel, in great part due to the author’s 33 years of CIA experience running agents in denied area operations around the world. Jason Matthews incorporates so much of his tradecraft into these books that the CIA was surprised how little was censored.


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ISBN: 9781476706139
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Published: Scribner - December 9th, 2014

This is my favorite contemporary spy novel, in great part due to the author’s 33 years of CIA experience running agents in denied area operations around the world. Jason Matthews incorporates so much of his tradecraft into these books that the CIA was surprised how little was censored.


This is my favorite contemporary spy novel, in great part due to the author’s 33 years of CIA experience running agents in denied area operations around the world. Jason Matthews incorporates so much of his tradecraft into these books that the CIA was surprised how little was censored.
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Only Killers and Thieves: A Novel

By Paul Howarth

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ISBN: 9780062690968
Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

Revenge is complicated. When two teenage boys strike out to avenge the death of their family in the 1880s Australian outback, they must face terrible truths about their own motives and the repercussions of believing lies that support their own biases.

This fast moving story, filled with great characters and gritty violence, is a smart page turner you won't soon forget. 


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ISBN: 9780062690968
Published: Harper - February 6th, 2018

Revenge is complicated. When two teenage boys strike out to avenge the death of their family in the 1880s Australian outback, they must face terrible truths about their own motives and the repercussions of believing lies that support their own biases.

This fast moving story, filled with great characters and gritty violence, is a smart page turner you won't soon forget. 


Revenge is complicated. When two teenage boys strike out to avenge the death of their family in the 1880s Australian outback, they must face terrible truths about their own motives and the repercussions of believing lies that support their own biases.

This fast moving story, filled with great characters and gritty violence, is a smart page turner you won't soon forget. 

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Incarnadine: Poems

By Mary Szybist

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ISBN: 9781555976354
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2013

The eternal and divine meet the ordinary and mundane in these gorgeous poems. Many are about the moment just before something "other than the physical" meets the physical world, the human person. The language is lush, the forms diverse. I loved this collection.


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ISBN: 9781555976354
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2013

The eternal and divine meet the ordinary and mundane in these gorgeous poems. Many are about the moment just before something "other than the physical" meets the physical world, the human person. The language is lush, the forms diverse. I loved this collection.


The eternal and divine meet the ordinary and mundane in these gorgeous poems. Many are about the moment just before something "other than the physical" meets the physical world, the human person. The language is lush, the forms diverse. I loved this collection.
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The Ninth Hour: A Novel

By Alice McDermott

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ISBN: 9780374280147
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

Alice McDermott’s dazzling novel, THE NINTH HOUR, turns on the contradictions that confound our need to become reconciled with mortality. The empathetic characters, at once agents and benefactors of Christian charity, grow to realize not just the grace but also the hubris, of their faith. A stunning work of generational storytelling that is compulsively readable and deeply thought provoking, McDermott is a master artisan of humanity.


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ISBN: 9780374280147
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

Alice McDermott’s dazzling novel, THE NINTH HOUR, turns on the contradictions that confound our need to become reconciled with mortality. The empathetic characters, at once agents and benefactors of Christian charity, grow to realize not just the grace but also the hubris, of their faith. A stunning work of generational storytelling that is compulsively readable and deeply thought provoking, McDermott is a master artisan of humanity.


Alice McDermott’s dazzling novel, THE NINTH HOUR, turns on the contradictions that confound our need to become reconciled with mortality. The empathetic characters, at once agents and benefactors of Christian charity, grow to realize not just the grace but also the hubris, of their faith. A stunning work of generational storytelling that is compulsively readable and deeply thought provoking, McDermott is a master artisan of humanity.
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Wishtree

By Katherine Applegate

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Once again, Katherine Applegate has given us a perfect and timely new book for young readers, narrated by Red, a very old and wise oak tree, on whose branches people have been tying their wishes for many years. Red is nearing the end of his life but has a very important wish to grant that involves love and acceptance.


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ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Once again, Katherine Applegate has given us a perfect and timely new book for young readers, narrated by Red, a very old and wise oak tree, on whose branches people have been tying their wishes for many years. Red is nearing the end of his life but has a very important wish to grant that involves love and acceptance.


Once again, Katherine Applegate has given us a perfect and timely new book for young readers, narrated by Red, a very old and wise oak tree, on whose branches people have been tying their wishes for many years. Red is nearing the end of his life but has a very important wish to grant that involves love and acceptance.
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The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific

By David Bianculli

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781101911327
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Published: Anchor - September 5th, 2017

Despite the title, this book by the TV critic of FRESH AIR is not a study of a particular era. It's a history of television wisely offered in a series of short essays on shows that are excellent, influential, or both, and it even includes interviews with some of the key people. The way it's organized is great for browsing, but don't be surprised at the impulse to barrel through the whole book.


The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific By David Bianculli Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781101911327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - September 5th, 2017

Despite the title, this book by the TV critic of FRESH AIR is not a study of a particular era. It's a history of television wisely offered in a series of short essays on shows that are excellent, influential, or both, and it even includes interviews with some of the key people. The way it's organized is great for browsing, but don't be surprised at the impulse to barrel through the whole book.


Despite the title, this book by the TV critic of FRESH AIR is not a study of a particular era. It's a history of television wisely offered in a series of short essays on shows that are excellent, influential, or both, and it even includes interviews with some of the key people. The way it's organized is great for browsing, but don't be surprised at the impulse to barrel through the whole book.

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