Episode 35: Bookworms of the Heart

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The Bright Lands By John Fram Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335836625
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hanover Square Press - July 7th, 2020

A Best Book of 2020 from Library Journal, CrimeReads, and BookPage

"Marks the debut of an already accomplished novelist." --John Banville


The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football, and its secrets. But when star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, an unremitting fear grips this remote corner of Texas.


The Echo Wife By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Sarah Gailey's The Echo Wife is “a trippy domestic thriller which takes the extramarital affair trope in some intriguingly weird new directions.”--Entertainment Weekly

I’m embarrassed, still, by how long it took me to notice. Everything was right there in the open, right there in front of me, but it still took me so long to see the person I had married.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a series filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!


A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1) By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 1999

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Clothbound Classics) By Lewis Carroll, Hugh Haughton (Introduction by), Hugh Haughton (Notes by), John Tenniel (Illustrator), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lewis Carroll, Hugh Haughton (Introduction by), Hugh Haughton (Notes by), John Tenniel (Illustrator), Coralie Bickford-Smith (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780141192468
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - March 10th, 2010

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


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The Night Circus: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 3rd, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in the spellbinding novel that captured the world's imagination. "Part love story, part fable ... defies both genres and expectations." —The Boston Globe


The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 4th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER

Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
#1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020


Love Lettering: A Witty and Heartfelt Love Story By Kate Clayborn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496725172
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Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

“The perfect quarantine read. It’s funny, sweet, and beautifully written. The romance is so perfect it made me ache."
—Alisha Rai, Bustle

 
Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020
PopSugar Crazy Popular Books of 2020
Amazon Best Romance of the Month 


Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


Me Talk Pretty One Day By David Sedaris Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316776967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 5th, 2001

A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback.


This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316068222
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009

In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was.


The Collected Breece D'J Pancake: Stories, Fragments, Letters By Breece D'J Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Breece D'J Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781598536720
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Published: Library of America - October 27th, 2020

A definitive edition of the haunted and haunting stories of the legendary West Virginia writer, with rare unfinished stories and fragments and revealing letters


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel By Ocean Vuong Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

The instant New York Times Bestseller • Nominated for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction

“A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post


Siddhartha: A Novel By Hermann Hesse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553208849
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - December 1st, 1981

The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers—a perennial favorite for graduation gifts.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


Dune By Frank Herbert Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990

• DUNE: PART TWO • THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE NOW IN THEATERS


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Fangirl: A Novel By Rainbow Rowell Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250042613
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - November 6th, 2018

With a New Introduction!

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393324822
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2004

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly


Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory By Caitlin Doughty Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393351903
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 28th, 2015

"Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.


Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob By Russell Shorto Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245585
Availability: Special Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021

Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.


Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312369811
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Published: Square Fish - August 21st, 2007

The beloved children’s classic with more than more than 10 million copies sold.

From Newbery Honor and E. B. White Award–winning author Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is a spellbinding modern-day masterpiece about immortality, friendship, and growing up that’s sure to be an all-time favorite for every generation.


Station Eleven: A Novel (National Book Award Finalist) By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST • Set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse—the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.


The Shipping News By Annie Proulx Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780671510053
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 1994

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.

Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his


We Begin at the End By Chris Whitaker Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250759665
Availability: Special Order
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 2nd, 2021

Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK)
Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association
An Instant New York Times Bestseller


Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library) By William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat (Editor), Paul Werstine, Ph.D. (Editor) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780743477123
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2003

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark.


Richard II (Folger Shakespeare Library) By William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat (Editor), Ph.D. Werstine, Paul (Editor) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780743484916
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 1st, 2005

The authoritative edition of Richard II from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers.

Shakespeare’s Richard II presents a momentous struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke.


How to Be a Woman By Caitlin Moran Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062124296
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 17th, 2012

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The book that launched a feminist revolution—the hilarious memoir/manifesto from Caitlin Moran, "the UK's answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one" (Marie Claire).


A Tale of Two Cities By Charles Dickens, Richard Maxwell (Editor), Richard Maxwell (Introduction by), Richard Maxwell (Notes by) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Richard Maxwell (Editor), Richard Maxwell (Introduction by), Richard Maxwell (Notes by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141439600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2003

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...'


The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

The international bestseller that has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a moving, funny, atmospheric novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us. 


Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and one of the world’s greatest storytellers comes "an insistently metaphysical mind-bender” (The New Yorker) about a teenager on the run and an aging simpleton.

Now with a new introduction by the author.


Little Women (150th Anniversary Edition) By Louisa May Alcott, J. Courtney Sullivan (Foreword by), Shreya Gupta (Drawings by) Cover Image
By Louisa May Alcott, J. Courtney Sullivan (Foreword by), Shreya Gupta (Drawings by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316489270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

The beautiful 150th anniversary edition of Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of the four March sisters, featuring new illustrations and an introduction by New York Times bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan


Walk Two Moons: A Newbery Award Winner By Sharon Creech Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064405171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 18th, 2019

In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. 


The Patience of a Dead Man By Michael Clark Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781733790420
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Michael Clark Books - April 15th, 2019

He just spent everything on a house in disrepair, but he didn't know someone was waiting inside. Tim Russell just put his last dollar on a handyman's dream; a quaint but dilapidated farmhouse in New Hampshire. Newly single after a messy divorce, his plan is to live in the house as he restores it for resale.