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Susan T.

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I don't remember learning how to read, but I've been a bookworm ever since. I've been in the book business since 1982. I moved back to the Capital District last year after 14 years in Boston; it's good to be home again.
Susan T.

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Comeback Love | Peter Golden

Comeback Love Local author Peter Golden’s Comeback Love is a nostalgic romantic story about a middle-aged man’s search for the golden girl of his youth, whom he loved and lost in the freewheeling 60′s. This bittersweet tale of true love, regret, and hope for a second chance at forever is garnering interest in Hollywood; read […]

Calling all Dorothy Dunnett fans!

Calling all Dorothy Dunnett fans! Saturday, October 15 is the first ever International Dorothy Dunnett Day–celebrate by toasting the 50th anniversary of the publication of Game of Kings, the first volume of her masterful Lymond Chronicles. At 1:00 PM. local time, Dunnetteers all over the world will be raising a glass to their favorite historical […]

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

When She Woke (Hardcover)By Hillary Jordan$24.959781565126299 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 10/01/2011 352 pages A cross between The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaid’s Tale, When She Woke takes place in a future in which Sanctity of Life laws have been enacted in about half of the United States, and sex offenders aren’t merely required to […]

The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin 2010-06 9780345504968Hardcover $26.00 This is not just another post-apocalyptic novel! Take Stephen King’s The Stand, season liberally with Jeanne DuPrau’s City of Ember, salt to taste with George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones, and you come close to the astonishing achievement that is The Passage by Justin Cronin. When […]

Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller

I always look forward to a new Sue Miller novel, but this one exceeded my expectations. Told in the alternating voices of four characters (a woman, her male friend, her dead brother’s old girlfriend, and an actor in the girlfriend’s newest play), The Lake Shore Limited illuminates how personal history can color and distort your […]

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Little Bee By Chris Cleave2010-02 – PaperbackSimon & Schuster9781416589648 $14.00 The blurb on the back cover of this book says that it is a wonderful book, but to say too much about it would spoil the reader’s experience. As annoying as I find that statement, I must admit it is true–say anything specific about this […]

My Creepy Valentine

Are you looking for the perfect Valentines Day gift for the horror fan in your life? Look no further–Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill will knock his or her socks off! Judas Coyne is not a nice man. An aging death-metal rock god, he’s had his pick of groupies through the years, and he always ends […]

The Devil’s Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis

The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici by Jeanne Kalogridis2009-07 – HardcoverSt. Martin’s Press9780312368432$25.99 Somebody heard my plea for more historical novels set outside of England–St. Martin’s Press just published The Devil’s Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis, a novel about Catherine de Medici. It is fascinating! Kalogridis, whose previous historical novels include I, Mona […]

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen by Gregory, Philippa2009-08 – HardcoverTouchstone Books9781416563686 $25.99 In a radical move sure to shock historical fiction readers everywhere, Philippa Gregory has dared to move beyond the Tudors to craft fiction about (gasp!) lesser known English royals. Sure, the Tudors are fascinating, what with the six wives, the nine-day queen, Bloody Mary and […]

The Girls Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson

From my previous post on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you can probably tell I really enjoyed it. I immediately began reading The Girl Who Played with Fire, the next in the series, which will be out in hardcover on Tuesday, July 28. Holy smokes! (Pun intended.) I could not put it down. Yes, […]