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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316505116
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

"A compelling read"

Recommended by Kathy


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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328662057
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 2nd, 2019

"An entertaining and insightful look at humans navigating life."

Recommended by Ann Marie and Kathy


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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525511380
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: The Dial Press - March 26th, 2019

"I read this book over the course of eight hours on a train and it kept me very happily engaged. The novel follows the lovably irascible Professor Chandra across three continents as he embarks on a unplanned journey of self discovery. The writing is smart and witty, the characters are eclectic and well developed, and the settings are diverse and beautifully drawn. Highly recommend."

Recommended by: Ann Marie


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Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year Cover Image
By Nosy Crow, Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator), Fiona Waters (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781536202472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Nosy Crow - October 9th, 2018

"A gorgeous, lushly illustrated poetry book with poems from authors including Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and others both well known and new. The illustrations and poems pair wonderfully with each other for a Perfect as a read aloud ritual to either start or end your day. "

Recommended by: Gwendolyn


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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

"A wonderful book for the animal lovers we know. Montgomery introduces the reader to thirteen animals who have all taught her something about being a good creature. This memoir, by the author of The Soul of the Octopus is full of wonder, empathy and wisdom, a true treasure." 

                                   Recommended by Susan


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Transcription: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316176637
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

"I am a big Kate Atkinson fan and this book fulfilled my every wish. A great World War II story with unusual characters. The mystery holds throughout."

Recommended by: Sarah


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

Everyone at the store who has read this book has loved it. Part murder mystery, part nature story, part coming of age, part romance, and all heart, this is the tale of Kya Clark, a mysterious woman who has lived alone in the marsh for all her life. When a murder shakes the nearby quiet town, she is dragged into the public eye and through fits and starts begins to leave her isolated existence. Kya is a wonderful and believable character you will grow to love.

Recommended by: Kathy, and Michelle, and Susan, and Sarah, and Mary Kay, and ...


The Age of Light: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316524087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Please call the store at (781) 383-2665 to confirm availability.
Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 5th, 2019

Recommended by Mary Kay, Kathy, and Sarah