Susan

Susan   Manager and adult buyer.


Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393352146
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2016

This is the funniest book in the store right now. I'm not kidding.


The Reflection Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612194493
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Published: Melville House Publishing - September 1st, 2015

A fascinating little puzzle of a book. Fans of Paul Auster should take a look; also has the feel of a Japanese tale. Try it!


The Evening Chorus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544348691
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Published: Mariner Books - February 3rd, 2015

Ignore the pink cover! this is a deeply thoughtful tale of a little knot of people coping with loss- as well as making extraordinary observations. WHY don’t more people know this wonderful author??


The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616203061
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 11th, 2013

A decidedly odd book - in a good way! Vivid portrait of an era, now gone, and a place - New York - now much changed. But the universal confusion of young adulthood rings very true, and the tales of one magazine are often quite funny. Or outrageous.


Last Friends Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609450939
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Published: Europa Editions - April 2nd, 2013

Three books, each brilliant on its own, chronicle several relationships over 5 or 6 decades. Secrets kept, love lost, or found. Perspective is everything isn’t it?


Istanbul Passage Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439156438
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 16th, 2013

I'm always up for a walk on the fairly dark side with Joseph Kanon. If you like spy novels, like I know I do (Greene, LeCarre, et al) try him. Crackling dialogue!


Doc Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980004
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 6th, 2012

Loved this elegantly spun tale of the old West. Again, Russell has furnished her book with people who become so real you wish they were coming to dinner.


In the Woods Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143113492
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2008

When I was reading this, my son crept up behind me and borrowed it whenever I set it aside. I had to unearth it over and over to finish it, and I was dying to finish it. Literally: a book I couldn't put down.


American Fuji Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425230091
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - September 1st, 2009

A marvelous and quietly comic (as well as serious) novel about culture clash with Japan. A whole cast of eccentric international characters. I loved it.


At a Crossroads: Between a Rock and My Parents' Place Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568987149
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - March 20th, 2008

With all the dry wit of David Sedaris, the author chronicles a periood of "regroupment" at her parents' home. She wrote the gorgeous A Year in Japan a couple of years ago. Very amusing gift for a grad.


Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781416573166
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 10th, 2008

Quite an unusual memoir. And hard to characterize. Of both Rome and his new twin boys, he's in awe, but never sappy. Rome - and parenthood - are both grand and ordinary all at once. He captures this beautifully.


The Teahouse Fire Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594482731
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 4th, 2007

A sweeping historical novel, describing the slow and suspicious opening of Japan to Westerners, from a very unexpected point of view. Exceptionally interesting to anyone interested in languages.


Fatima's Good Fortune Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401359683
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Published: Miramax Books - June 1st, 2005

Good choice for a light read. A witty but sweet-natured story and unsparing portrait of the French and their attitude toward their immigrant population.


The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743476294
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Published: Pocket Star - January 25th, 2005

Here's the booksellers' personal mystery writer. The detective is an ex-cop-book-collector! Two previous novels have been set in the northwest too. Great fun!


Case Histories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316010702
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 1st, 2005

Author of "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" is back in top form here - acute character studies, fully in touch with their rather, of course, quirky emotions.


Deafening Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780802141651
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Published: Grove Press - November 5th, 2004

Though still a very young woman as the book ends, the main character discovers the many, many different and unexpected ways we communicate. Very touching. . . a terrific book.


Carry Me Across the Water Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375759932
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Published: Random House Trade - May 14th, 2002

How many times do we come of age in one lifetime?