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The History of Love

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ISBN: 9780393328622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2006

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore

Another rollicking novel by Moore that serves both as a murder mystery and a who's who of impressionist painters in 19th century France. Skip art history and read this humorous delight instead! (unless you are an art student. In that case, go to class and THEN read this novel for extra credit!)

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ISBN: 9780061779756
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 9th, 2012

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

A great introduction to those unfamiliar with the astounding work of Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The story of a young man amidst the student protests of the 1960's, mind woven between two women while he meanders through his past and floats through his present. Treat yourself to this wonderful narrative, among Murakami's best!

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ISBN: 9780307950628
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Published: Vintage Books - January 3rd, 2012

John Saturnall's Feast

Our store was fortunate enough to get a copy of John Saturnall's Feast, and I devoured it. I savored the setting, England in the mid-1600s. I didn't expect to, not usually being a fan of historical fiction. But this book was different. The hero, John, is a stubborn underdog with a gifted palate.

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ISBN: 9780802120519
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Grove Press - September 4th, 2012

Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

Loved it! A really wonderful read.

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ISBN: 9781608198115
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - May 22nd, 2012

Natalie Bakopoulos, author of The Green Shore

In 1967, as most of the city slept, colonels in the Greek military swiftly engineered a coup d'État. We bear witness to this devastating event and its brutal aftermath through the stories of four memorable characters: Sophie, a student of French literature, who gets swept up in the resistance alongside her privileged, left-leaning boyfriend; her mother Eleni, a widowed doctor, who struggles with her lost sense of passion in the face of this latest challenge to democracy; Sophie’s uncle Mihalis, an outspoken poet of some renown, who finds himself keeping a low profile as he tries to reconcile with his estranged wife; and Anna, Sophie’s younger sister, who undergoes the remarkable transformation from fearful insomniac to betrayed lover to empowered student activist.

As the years pass, their lives take divergent paths, each searching for love and fulfillment as they struggle to make their own peace with when to stay silent and when to act.

Natalie Bakopoulos received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan. This is her first novel.

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ISBN: 9781451633924
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 5th, 2012

Sara Rath, author of The Waters of Star Lake


Newly widowed Natalie Waters expects only nostalgia and solitude at her quiet, rustic cabin.  But the wilderness conceals more than one perilous mystery. Where in Wisconsin’s Northwoods did the notorious gangster John Dillinger hide $210,000 following a violent FBI shootout? And why do the local timberwolves incite so much rage among Natalie’s neighbors?


As predators circle and howl in the dark, Ginger, the bartender at the nearby Star Lake Saloon, draws Natalie deep into the secrets not only of Dillinger but of the ecologies of family, forest, and heart. With the reluctant support of her granddaughter and advice from a handsome wolf biologist, Natalie is forced to choose between adversity and adventure.

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Sara Rath continues her popular Northwoods saga in this affirming and often humorous tale of romance, betrayal, and danger.


With the patient skill of an engaging storyteller, Sara Rath brings to life the charm of northern Wisconsin. The appreciative reader is soon breathing in balsam and pine, living in a primitive cabin next to the lake, listening to loons, finding unlikely romance, encountering wolves, bears, a lively group of endearing local personalities, and searching for the legendary buried treasure of John Dillinger and his infamous gang of hoodlums. So pour a cup of coffee, find an unoccupied sofa and head into the Northwoods with The Waters of Star Lake.”—David Rhodes, author of Driftless


Sara Rath is the author of several books, including the novels Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages and Night Sisters, and the biography H. H. Bennett, Photographer: His American Landscape, all of which are published by the University of Wisconsin Press. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Visit her at

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ISBN: 9780299287702
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - July 12th, 2012

5/8 Releases!

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ISBN: 9780062049810
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2012

Finally out in paperback!

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ISBN: 9780307594167
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 8th, 2012

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Home by Toni Morrison

This is a very powerful little book. If you can, try to devote some time to reading it in one sitting, because it takes hold of you and speaks a true message clearly. It's a message about being who you are, in spite of or because of the struggles that move you, and a message about grief, and how it can be a stagnating hiding place, or a transformative acknowledgment of pain.

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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 8th, 2012

Author Event: Will Boast, author of Power Ballads

Iowa City, IA—Real musicians don’t sign autographs, date models, or fly in private jets. They spend their lives in practice rooms and basement clubs or toiling in the obscurity of coffee-shop gigs, casino jobs, and the European festival circuit. The ten linked stories in Power Ballads are devoted to this unheard virtuoso: the working musician.

From the wings of sold-out arenas to hip-hop studios to polka bars, these stories are born out of a nocturnal world where music is often simply work, but also where it can, in rare moments, become a source of grace and transcendence, speaking about the things we never seem to say to each other. By turns melancholy and hilarious, Power Ballads is not only a deeply felt look at the lives of musicians but also an exploration of the secret music that plays inside us all.

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ISBN: 9781609380427
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Published: University of Iowa Press - September 16th, 2011


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