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
If you liked The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry you’ll like A Man Called Ove! Swedish author Backman’s debut novel, BOOKLIST reviewed it with “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the year, this novel…would win hands down.” Ove is one of the grumpiest, most rigid old men you’ll meet. The word ‘curmudgeon’ comes to mind. Yet, like all of us, there is much more to Ove than f...June 22 2015
It was a hot, humid evening when fifteen-year-old Lindy came riding her bike home from track practice in Baton Rouge. After an attack by a male hiding in the bushes Lindy was no longer a carefree child, and dark elements surfaced in the neighborhood. Looking back to the summer of 1989 when he was a fourteen-year-old boy, the unnamed narrator begins, "There were four suspects in the rape of Lind...June 09 2015
Helen Macdonald plays games with her goshawk. She snaps a book closed. Her hawk, Mabel, “makes a curious, bewitching movement.” Macdonald, intrigued, tears off a strip of paper, “scrunches it into a ball, and offers it to the hawk with [her] fingers. She grabs it with her beak. It crunches. She likes the sound. She crunches it again and then lets it drop, turning her head upside down as it...May 26 2015
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8/17: Aatish Taseer: The Way Things Were
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.