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Mikhail and Margarita: A Novel

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By Julie Lekstrom Himes

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781609453756
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Europa Editions - March 14th, 2017

With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.


Mikhail and Margarita: A Novel By Julie Lekstrom Himes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609453756
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Europa Editions - March 14th, 2017

With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.


With this fall’s 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution I’m looking forward to recommending some great contemporary novels depicting the event and the years that followed in its wake. MIKHAIL AND MARGARITA by Julie Lekstrom Himes is a fictionalized account of the artistic and amorous life of Mikhail Bulgakov, author of the Russian classic THE MASTER AND MARGARITA. Bulgakov was at once Stalin’s favorite writer and victim of his suspicious cruelty. Bulgakov’s love for the young and beautiful Margarita makes her an easy target for Stalin’s manipulation of the writer. A gripping depiction of great art colliding with political repression.

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Manjhi Moves a Mountain

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By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)

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By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creston Books - September 10th, 2017

If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.


Manjhi Moves a Mountain By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nancy Churnin, Danny Popovici (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781939547347
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creston Books - September 10th, 2017

If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.


If you have ever thought that one person cannot move a mountain, MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN will dissuade you. Dallas author Nancy Churnin gives us the true and inspiring story of Dashrath Manjhi, who toiled for years to cut a road through the mountain separating his poor village from access to jobs, schools, and the hospital so badly needed by his wife. This is a beautiful picture book that will inspire you to move your own mountain.
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The Enchanted Castle (Puffin Classics)

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By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)

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By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)
$6.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780140367430
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1995

I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.


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By E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)
$6.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780140367430
Published: Puffin Books - July 1st, 1995

I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.


I've enjoyed returning to some forgotten classics lately, and E. Nesbit's THE ENCHANTED CASTLE especially struck me. It's a delightful story heavy with magic and that ultimate fairytale trope: what happens when you actually get what you wish for. E. Nesbit's voice is as enchanting as the characters in her book. I loved reading THE ENCHANTED CASTLE as an adult; it puts you in a childlike frame of mind.
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers: (Caldecott Medal Winner)

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By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator)

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers: (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780761317913
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2003

There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.


The Man Who Walked Between the Towers: (Caldecott Medal Winner) By Mordicai Gerstein, Mordicai Gerstein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780761317913
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 5th, 2003

There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.


There are many picture books about New York, and now we have children’s books tackling the tragedy of 9/11. The World Trade Center was many things to many people, and home to more events and activities than one could detail. One event, though, stands out, especially to anyone lucky enough to have witnessed it. When Philippe Petit threw a tight rope between the towers in 1974 and dared to walk across it, dance across it, for almost an hour, people stopped. They watched. For a moment, their day was changed, and maybe their life. This wonderfully illustrated picture book chronicles the preparation and the walk itself with accessible and mesmerizing storytelling. It is engaging for all ages, and a wonderful way to remember a singular day in New York.
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The Resurrection of Joan Ashby: A Novel

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By Cherise Wolas

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Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250081438
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.


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Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781250081438
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - August 29th, 2017

This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.


This novel completely captivated me. Joan is a fascinating protagonist -- a writer and mother whose history, talents, and perceptions are so unique, yet her struggle to reconcile ambition with the demands of family is so familiar. Author Cherise Wolas reveals the intricacies of Joan’s heart and mind with writing so authentic and astute that Joan belongs amongst the most memorable characters in contemporary literature. I want to put this book into the hands of every fiction lover that walks into our store.
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Sarabella's Thinking Cap

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By Judy Schachner

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$17.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525429180
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?


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$17.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780525429180
Published: Dial Books - September 5th, 2017

For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?


For all of us who like to dream, imagine, think, and doodle, SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP will delight and enthrall. Thinkers of all ages will adore this new children's book...a penny for your thoughts?
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The Bright Forever: A Novel

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By Lee Martin

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$19.00
ISBN: 9780307209863
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Crown - April 4th, 2006

For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.


The Bright Forever: A Novel By Lee Martin Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780307209863
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Crown - April 4th, 2006

For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.


For a bit, I was only reading poetry, but Lee Martin's THE BRIGHT FOREVER pulled me away and into fiction. Think secrets of a small town, think voyeurs, think AS I LAY DYING. Here is a town discussing the disappearance of a neighborhood girl, but in the process opening up about its darkest truths. Listen.
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My Lobotomy: A Memoir

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By Howard Dully, Charles Fleming

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307381279
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Crown - August 26th, 2008

This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.


My Lobotomy: A Memoir By Howard Dully, Charles Fleming Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307381279
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Crown - August 26th, 2008

This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.


This fascinating memoir chronicles one man’s journey growing up – and being lobotomized at twelve years old. Part medical history and part personal memoir, this book captures the history of a procedure and a person. His lobotomy was performed by the notorious Dr. Walter Freeman, who invented the “ice pick” lobotomy. Freeman later regretted the hundreds of lobotomies he performed and was an active advocate against lobotomies. Dully is a medical miracle and a testament to the human brain’s ability to reconstitute itself in spite of horrific challenges. Whether you are a doctor or someone who loves interesting stories, this memoir will keep you glued while giving you hope that we are capable of beating the odds. After all, our brains are remarkable things.
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The Burning Girl: A Novel

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By Claire Messud

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$25.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780393635027
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.


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$25.95
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780393635027
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 29th, 2017

Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.


Claire Messud is one of our most talented storytellers. Her latest, THE BURNING GIRL, is a crystalline evocation of the deep friendships that develop between teenage girls, a bond unlike any other. Messud traverses the fraught alliances and raw emotions of high school, reminding us that these ordinary rites of passage can have extraordinary consequences. Messud’s writing is deft and immersive. Her character development, sharp and perceptive. The novel recreates the pain of first realizing that it is impossible to fully know another; that our self-narratives reflect how we want to be seen but not actually who we are.
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Norse Mythology

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By Neil Gaiman

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!


Norse Mythology By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!


A readable, gripping retelling of the ancient Norse myths. As someone who did not come to these stories with much prior knowledge of Norse mythology, I found this book an excellent introduction. I definitely want to learn more. Also: the audiobook is especially good. It's read by Gaiman himself with great fanfare!

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