Monday, February 13, 2017
The Second Mrs. Hockady by Susan Powers ($25.95) is a historical novel about the South during the civil war as revealed through the letters and diaries of the famillies left at home.
Signals: New and Selected Stories by Tim Geaugtreaux ($26.95) explore the enduring challenges and strengths of residents in Louisiann.and North Carolina.
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Monday, December 12, 2016
To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin ($25.99) ... Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer.
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman ($18) ... a little book with a big heart from the author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry.
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin ($25.95) ... From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea, and a lone journalist's dogged quest for truth in the Internet age, and explores the pull of homeland China and the U.S.
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton ($35) ... Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.
Monday, November 14, 2016
A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life by Pat Conroy ($25) ... Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy.
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis ($26) ... pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women.
Mercury by Margot Livesey ($26.99) ... a tense psychological drama and a taut emotional thriller exploring love, obsession, and the deceits that pull a family apart
El Paso by Winston Groom ($27.95) ... three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic.
The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay ($27) ... jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy.
Monday, September 12, 2016
A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles ($27) ... The author of Rules of Civility delivers again with a historical novel set during Stalin's rule.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan ($24.95) ... a novel narrated by a fetus. This is a very original retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs ($25.99) ... without the catchy tunes of Broadway, this is the love affair that both defined and haunted one of the nation's Founding Fathers.
Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch ($26) ... a dark novel that weaves together the lives of a teenager, a missing teacher and the author and his wife.
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen ($27.95) ... reviewer's agree that this is one of the best Hiassen takes on Florida ever.
Best State Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry ($27) ... another expose that tries to explain why Florida is "never boring" by one of the state's funniest commentators.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry ($23.00) A kidnapped girl returns home 8 years later ... or does she?
Truly Madly Guilty by Liana Moriarty ($26.99). Three couples go to a barbeque and spend years wondering what if we hadn't gone?
The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood ($25.95). A woman joins an unusual bookclub where each member selects the book that matters the most to them for discussion. A tribute to the power of the story.
The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner ($27.00). Generations of a family run a cafe on a small island off the coast of Italy ... through wars, recessions and torrid love affairs.
The Girls by Emma Cline ($27.00). Based on the true story of Charles Manson and his followers, a young girl is seduced into a cult during the turbulent 1960s.
Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent ($23.95). A memoir of a middle-aged woman and a 90-year-old man who deal with their recent losses through cooking.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren ($26.95) A combination of science, the beauty of plants and the importance of finding your passion in iife.