Dana

Spring is springing, truly, truly.  Early April will bring a gorgeously renovated Card & Gift Room to the 'Smith.  Also, we're opening up sight lines and aisle widths to enable all of us to move about and browse more airily in the main part of the store.   April and May always mean lots of new releases from publishers and from what we're seeing early on there will be terrific choices.  Add to that more sales books in the middle aisle.  Events will be stellar as always.  Enjoy more light and milder temperatures and come visit. 
Dana recommends:

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780062135643
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Published: Harper Perennial, 11/2012

A fellow bookseller told me about Ms. Hadley, comparing her to Alice Munro and Colm Toibin.  Spot on.  Enjoy this collection and then move on to her four novels and previous collection of stories.

~ recommended May, 2014


$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780226139760
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Published: University of Chicago Press, 2/2014

Spring! Soon! Meanwhile, read this fascinating book and wear these cool socks. Great gift for your fave gardener, too.

~ recommended March, 2014


$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781451649284
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 1/2014
In case you've forgotten the war in Iraq, this transcendent memoir will take you into the heart of one young couple's experience with it.  Love, loss and military life told simply and starkly. I consider this a must-read, truly.

~ recommended January, 2014


$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780312948559
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Published: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 5/2007

The first of nine mysteries taking place in a Canadian village in the Eastern Townships. Inspector Armand Gamache and cohorts are wonderful, complex companions for your winter reading.

~ recommended January, 2014


$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781592407606
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Published: Gotham, 7/2013

Subtitle says it well: "Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities." With so much of each lacking, Allen uses social justice and good health as his goals while becoming an inspiration to urban farmers. 

~ recommended October, 2013 


Stoner (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781590171998
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Published: NYRB Classics, 6/2006

Almost 50 years after its original publication, this book is getting much deserved attention. In such complex times, the quiet perfection of Stoner is deeply moving.

~recommended June, 2013