Jamie

Brookline Bookseller & Events Director Jamie recommends:

 


$22.95
ISBN-13: 9780385350815
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Published: Knopf, 1/2014
This book affected me so deeply, I re-read it five times and pushed it into the hands of countless friends and booksellers. A quick read, this evolution of a relationship will linger with you.

~ recommended March, 2014


$20.00
ISBN-13: 9780142196854
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Published: Plume, 9/2013
Child of the 90s: rejoice. Behind the scenes of your favorite Nick shows, letting you know the good, the bad, and the plain wacky. Will not disappoint!

~ recommended January, 2014


$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781894786409
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Published: Kids Can Press, 9/2013

A fox with a bowtie, a trip to the laundromat, and "laundry rules." This is my kind of book, and I hope it's yours too.

~ recommended October, 2013


$24.00
ISBN-13: 9781476703978
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Published: Touchstone, 5/2013
I adored Big Fish and picked up this novel with the highest of expectations.  I'm happy to say they were met, and if you adore Daniel Wallace, layered storytelling or magical realism, read this.

~ recommended June, 2013


$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062206060
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Published: Harper, 5/2013

I love Burt Bacharach, in a fervently obsessed/maybe let's get a restraining order kind of way.  It comes as no surprise that I consumed this biography whole, marveling over his relationships with Hal David, Dionne Warwick, and even Marlene Dietrich.

~ recommended June, 2013


Old Filth (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781933372136
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Published: Europa Editions, 6/2006

My Anglophile-self thanks the bookstore gods that led me to this trilogy. Old Filth looks back on his life: the tangle of triumphs, tragedies, and love triangles that made living messy but oh so worth it.  As the trilogy progresses, you fall in love with each character as their story unfolds, unable to look away as you're laughing and crying all at once.

~ recommended June, 2013