Vicky's Recommendations

The Kingdoms of Savannah: A Novel By George Dawes Green Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250767448
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Published: Celadon Books - July 19th, 2022

Horse: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780399562969
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Published: Viking - June 14th, 2022

 A new book by Geraldine Brooks is a cause for celebration and this is one of her very best.  The title is simply “Horse,” but it is so much more than a horse story!  It’s a story of race, love, history, slavery, horse racing and more.    The writing is superb, the characters are fascinating and complex, and the incredible research brought such depth to this unbelievable story based on a real horse.  The ending had me absolutely in tears!


The Hotel Nantucket By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780316258678
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 14th, 2022

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Fellowship Point: A Novel By Alice Elliott Dark Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9781982131814
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Published: Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books - July 5th, 2022

Dark's writing is so brilliant and insightful from the beginning of this book to its perfect end.  This is a story set solidly on the Maine coast and deeply rooted in family, lifelong friendship and concern for the natural environment.  .It is a story to savor and share with a friend!


 


Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod By Casey Sherman Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728245959
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Published: Sourcebooks - July 12th, 2022

I don't usually read true crime stories - but WOW!  This fascinating, chilling, gruesome story of murder on Cape Cod  in the 1960s grabbed me from the first page to the last.   Sherman did an incredible amount of research and the story he weaves is completely believable and compelling.    He  puts the crimes in the context of the late 1960s - the drugs, the counterculture, the Manson murders and Chappaquiddick.  We read about Cape Cod authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut, each with his own personal demons and struggles and each consumed by the murders.   Sherman, a native Cape Codder,  understands the Cape and he also understands the impact of murder on a family.   His aunt was the last victim of the Boston Strangler.


Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

Absolutely, positively brilliant, profoundly tragic and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny book that I could not put down.  In Elizabeth Zott, Garmus has found a perfectly original, clever and very human way to look at the role of women in the 1960s. Her writing is so insightful,  thoughtful, clever and unabashedly smart.   I loved everything about this book from start to finish, and it is a pure pleasure to recommend!  PS  This is a perfect book club selection - there's so much readers will want to talk about!


The Sign for Home: A Novel By Blair Fell Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781982175955
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - April 5th, 2022

I fell in love with Arlo, who is a young deafblind man and his gay interpreter, Cyril.  There are so many insights into the world of the deafblind and challenges they face that I never knew about.  When Arlo was lost, I felt what it was like to be completely unable to communicate with people or see the people around me to get help.   I was so moved Arlo's struggles and by Cyril's commitment to Arlo and to doing the right thing as an interpreter.  It was fascinating to learn about the new ways to communicate with the deafblind that shares more than just words, but also the speaker's position in the room, tone, etc.  Utterly fascinating, enlightening and feel good story with both humor and pathos.


Metropolis: A Novel By B. A. Shapiro Cover Image
$22.36
ISBN: 9781616209582
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 17th, 2022

Fabulous, unputdownable read filled with great characters I came to care so much about. 
 Honestly, when I heard that this book was going to take place in a storage unit, my reaction was "What?"  But I LOVE B. A.'s books and within just a few pages was totally swept away by the story.  


Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure: A Graphic Novel By Lewis Hancox Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338824438
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Published: Graphix - June 7th, 2022

Tracy Flick Can't Win: A Novel By Tom Perrotta Cover Image
$21.60
ISBN: 9781501144066
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Published: Scribner - June 7th, 2022

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Happy-Go-Lucky By David Sedaris Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

The Five Wounds: A Novel By Kirstin Valdez Quade Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324020219
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2022

Kirstin Valdez Quade is an incredibly empathetic, insightful and brilliant writer!   This book was a a complete pleasure to read.  The book brought to life characters I loved who had lives that were nuanced and complicated,  imperfect and real.  Five Wounds begs to be discussed and will be ideal for book clubs.  


Take My Hand By Dolen Perkins-Valdez Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593337691
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Published: Berkley - April 12th, 2022

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780735222359
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Published: Viking - October 5th, 2021

The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven By Nathaniel Ian Miller Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780316592550
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 26th, 2021

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor) Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021

Matrix: A Novel By Lauren Groff Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

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All the Children Are Home: A Novel By Patry Francis Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063045453
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 13th, 2021

A profound, realistic and beautifully written story of a foster family that I simply could not put down.  Written by the author of The Orphans of Race Point - at real favorite at our bookshop.


The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity By David Graeber, David Wengrow Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374157357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 2021

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Swimming to the Top of the Tide: Finding Life Where Land and Water Meet By Patricia Hanlon Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658870
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - June 8th, 2021

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear By Kate Moore Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781492696728
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Published: Sourcebooks - June 22nd, 2021

Libertie: A Novel By Kaitlyn Greenidge Cover Image
$21.56
ISBN: 9781616207014
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 30th, 2021

Miss Quinces: A Graphic Novel By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Fajardo, Kat Fajardo (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535594
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Published: Graphix - May 3rd, 2022

A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143124870
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel By Helen Simonson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812981223
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2010

The Widow's War: A Novel By Sally Cabot Gunning Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060791582
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2007

18th century Cape Cod comes alive through this wonderfully written story of a whaler's wife, who loses many of her rights after her husband is lost at sea.  Defying convention, she stays in the home she shared with her husband of 20 years - lving in the 1/3 she still has rights to. This is one of our bookshop's best selling novels and a great read!


No Angel By Penny Vincenzi Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781585676071
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Published: The Overlook Press - October 5th, 2004

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge By David McCullough Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780671457112
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 1983

The Wild Robot By Peter Brown Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316381994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

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Shouting at the Rain By Lynda Mullaly Hunt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399175152
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 7th, 2019

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman By Robert K. Massie Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780345408778
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 18th, 2012

Love Radio By Ebony LaDelle Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665908153
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

Cheaper by the Dozen By Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060084608
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 27th, 2019