Typically we blog about recently released books. So why bring up a title published in 2004? As I eagerly await the Fall release of the sequel, I want to make sure you have time to read the original. At more than 900 pages, reading Shantaram could take a while. Before you get discouraged let me say when I read it years ago, it flew. I did not want to put it down. The first paragraph gives ...August 24 2015
A sweet young woman just walked out of the bookshop with a novel I recommended under her arm about starting a new life in a distant city. She is likewise on her way into a new life as she prepares to relocate across the country. You might think that bookshops sell books. What we really sell is much less tangible but no less important, things like dreams and confidence and hope. As one of the h...August 18 2015
"There's only about about 6 to 8 inches between an open book and a human being's heart," she says. "A lot can happen in those 7 inches." Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan's Inheritance The story Ohanesian tells came from a secret her grandmother shared with her when she was only nine years old. Not as dark or intense as Chris Bohjalian's Sandcastle Girls or Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers, th...August 11 2015
Summertime for me often brings with it a sense of nostalgia as I bring to mind past memories of family, friends and fun. Working at the bookshop and being surrounded by walls of books, (lucky me) I recalled books that have impacted me over the years.My first memory of a book doing just that was one titled The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill. The novel was written in 1964 and celebrated its 50th an...July 27 2015
Well, it looks like Erik Larson has done it again! His newest book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania tells the story of the sinking of this grand ocean liner on a voyage from New York to Liverpool in 1915. It showed the world that the German military was willing to destroy any ship flying the British flag- even if that vessel was strictly a passenger liner.As he has done so well in...July 20 2015
Isn’t it interesting how some people can look so perfect from the outside looking in? Sometimes, the people who appear so flawless are actually the ones most profoundly unsound. On the other hand, sometimes the ones whose lives appear to be falling apart have the most wisdom. The twists and turns in the novel The Girl on the Train are a great example of this. The story begins with Rachel, the...June 29 2015
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8/17: Kate Walbert: The Sunken Cathedral
8/24: Sophie McManus: The Unfortunates
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Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You
Wednesday, August 19th from 2-4pm
Thursday, August 20th from 7-9pm
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
Wednesday, September 16th from 2-4pm
Thursday, September 17th from 7-9pm.
Erika Swyler will be visiting the Bookshop on Friday, September 25th.
Non Fiction Book Club
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Thursday, September 24th from 7-9pm.