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THE FAMILY MAN by Elinor Lipman

It’s difficult to think of another author of fiction who writes with more wit and intelligence than Elinor Lipman.  THE FAMILY MAN, due in May in hardcover, is a delightful comedy of manners set in Manhattan.  Henry’s well-ordered life is turned upside-down when his stepdaughter from a brief (and disastrous) marriage re-enters his life.  The dialogue is quotably funny and Lipman’s love for her cha
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ISBN: 9780547336084
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2010

A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely.


WHEN THE MOON FORGOT by Jimmy Liao

WHEN THE MOON FORGOT by Jimmy Liao is a sweet, dreamlike story about a lonely boy who finds the fallen moon in a field.  People miss the moon and factories crank out moons for them on assembly lines.  The boy has adventures with the moon, then gently helps it remember its home in the sky.  A lovely story of love and courage.  Recommended by Rochelle.  Hardcover, $17.99.
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By Jimmy Liao, Sarah L. Thomson (Adapted by)
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ISBN: 9780316113908
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Published: Little, Brown Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

One night the moon never rises...
A lonely boy finds the fallen moon in a field. He takes it home and cares for it, slowly helping it heal. They become inseparable companions, exploring the world together both day and night. But when the world needs the moon to remember its place in the sky, the boy must help it find its way back home.


THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE by Alan Bradley has one of the most engaging and original sleuths in recent years, and she’s eleven years old!  It is the summer of 1950 and several strange events have occurred at Buckshaw, the deLuce family’s English country home.  Flavia deLuce (an aspiring young chemist with a fully equipped Victorian laboratory) investigates, and is clearly the most inte
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ISBN: 9780385343497
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Published: Bantam - January 19th, 2010

Winner of the CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD and the AGATHA AND DILYS AWARD - "A wickedly clever story, a dead-true and original voice" - Laurie R. King


FOREVER ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Tabor

The infamous 1967 McKinley climb of 1967 that took the lives of seven promising young mountaineers brought scandal and finger-pointing for years after. A climber himself and former Outside writer, Tabor tries to sift through the details and competing accounts (two of which were made into books of their own) to get to the still-beating heart of the matter.
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ISBN: 9780393331967
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2008

In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded on Alaska's Mount McKinley in a vicious arctic storm. All seven perished on what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire, James M.


THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS (Volumes 1 & 2)

THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS (Volumes 1 & 2) are extremely entertaining.  They’re a blend of Victorian suspense, adventure, science fiction, with a little eroticism and humor thrown in.  Miss Temple, Cardinal Chang and Dr.
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ISBN: 9780553385854
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Published: Bantam - December 30th, 2008


Here begins an extraordinary alliance--and a brutal and tender, shocking, and electrifying adventure to end all adventures.


The GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is a delightful novel set in 1946 England.  A young woman who is a columnist for a London newspaper receives a letter from a resident of the isle of Guernsey, one of England’s Channel Islands, which had been occupied by the Nazis.  The entire novel is composed of letters between island residents and the writer,
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Published: Dial Press - May 5th, 2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX - A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.


WANDERLUST: A HISTORY OF WALKING by Rebecca Solnit

Social critic and environmental writer, Solnit, wrote this book in 2000 and it is now available in paperback.  The essays explore the way all of us get around in our world, by walking.  The author looks at literature: Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet who’s constant walking is both a part of the plot and a way of delineating her character, and she analyzes how our environment affects the way we are a
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2001

A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me


PRACTICING by Glenn Kurtz

I’ve never played a note on a guitar, but that didn’t matter; Glenn Kurtz’s memoir PRACTICING reached me. For anyone who has ever tried to create something of beauty and fallen short of what he or she imagined, this book will be a balm.
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ISBN: 9780307278753
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Published: Vintage - August 5th, 2008

In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed and gives up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.


SEX, SLEEP, EAT, DRINK, DREAM: A Day in the Life of Your Body by Jennifer Ackerman

SEX, SLEEP, EAT, DRINK, DREAM: A Day in the Life of Your Body by science writer Jennifer Ackerman is a fun and fascinating read for hypochondriacs, amateur anatomists, and everyone else for that matter.
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ISBN: 9780547085609
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Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2008

Did you know that you can tell time in your sleep? That women have more nightmares than men? Or that up to half of the calories you consume can be burned off simply by fidgeting?


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