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New Year New Adult Romances

It’s a new year and with a new year comes a ton of books. Some of New Adult and Romance’s celebrated stars will be releasing the next book in their series or even starting new ones, and I for one can’t wait. Kresley Cole’s new book, The Professional, is a romantic mystery. Natalie hires a […]

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New Adult- What?!

Everywhere I look they’re talking about this new genre- “New Adult”. I asked for some clarification but it seems everyone’s opinion varied. Here’s how I understand it: New Adult is aimed at the mature 18-30 year olds. The books tend to have mature sexual themes and lately the ones I’ve been reading all have some […]

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Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum

Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum. A book about physically, mentally and emotionally damaged teens locked up in a Chicago  nursing home doesn’t sound appealing, but once you start, you will fall in love with these sharply drawn, quirky characters. Narrated in turn by inmates, employees and an “inmate recruiter,” this novel is heartbreaking […]

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The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

Hello Bloggers! I know it’s been awhile but stay tuned because I have read some amazing books lately! First I’d like to start with this gritty novel that’s as much a romance as an exploration of how our childhoods shape us. Callie is a victim- of what we only get small insights to and Kayden […]

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Deja vu! Haven’t I been here before? I’ve asked that question many times in my life. Some places and experiences just seem so familiar. And so I’ve wondered why that deja vu feeling keeps recurring. Well, get ready for that feeling again. In Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life the main character, Ursula Todd, gets to […]

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Dennis Mahoney signs his NEW novel: Fellow Mortals

We hope you will join us for the release of Dennis Mahoney’s new novel Fellow Mortals. The book release and signing will be held Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 PM at Market Block Books. Please join us.

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Parliament of Fowls by Jack Casey

                     A hilarious send-up of the bloodless 2009 “coup” in the New York State Senate written by an insider, Parliamentarian Jack Casey, who names his fictional senators after the birds they resemble. When the ’08 Obama landslide puts Democrats in control of the senate, racial discord […]

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The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro A fascinating look at today’s art world, this novel depicts the challenges and difficulties of making art for a living. When a gallery owner offers Claire Roth both money and a one woman show if she paints a copy of a stolen Degas, her conscience wars with her need for rent […]

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Maarten Smits, author of Undying at Market Block Books, Troy, NY: 10/20/12

Maarten Smits, author of Undying at Market Block Books, Troy, NY: 10/20/12. Maarten Smits was at Market Block Books for a book signing of his book Undying. Determined not to let terminal cancer end her life, Vicky builds a prosthetic body and devises a method of transferring her memories and mannerisms to her new body […]

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Market Block Books, Troy New York, 10/9/12: New Fiction Titles

Market Block Books, Troy New York, 10/9/12: New Fiction Titles. New fiction titles: Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell May We Be Forgiven, A.M. Homes Silent House by Oran Pamuk A Place In Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership by Wendell Berry John Saturnall’s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk Dancing […]

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