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The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman. The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman is a fascinating look at the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam right before it was ceded to the British. When orphans start disappearing from  town, Blandine van Couvering, a young Dutch she-merchant, and Edward Drummond, an  English adventurer and spy, join forces to discover who […]

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And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t – NYTimes.com

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t – NYTimes.com. Ann Patchett once again proves she’s a smart writer and a smart reader. And her point, that we ALL lose when there is no Pulizter winner, is dead on. I love her line: “The brick-and-mortar bookstore, as people seem to point out to us hourly, is […]

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The Duckling Gets a Cookie

Oh we ADORE Mo Willems! And the new “Pigeon” book is one of his finest yet!

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Engineering Play: A Cultural History of Children’s Software

Engineering Play: A Cultural History of Children’s Software This book right here is like an explanation of my childhood. Growing up I had computers around me all the time, from the very day I arrived home from the hospital after my birth. There’s even a fabulous picture of me, sitting on my father’s leg (he […]

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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human This just in! I can’t wait to get a look at it. My inner writer grabbed this book right out of the box.

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Novel Ideas: Books as Furniture & Functional Décor | WebEcoist

  Novel Ideas: Books as Furniture & Functional Décor | WebEcoist.

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Letter from Scott Turow: Grim News | The Authors Guild Blog

Letter from Scott Turow: Grim News | The Authors Guild Blog. Here’s another piece of potentially depressing news for independent bookstores, as if we’re not slapped around enough. But they say information is power, so I’m passing along some information for you to read.

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Books to consider: Don’t Shoot

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Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths by Philip Freeman

Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths (Hardcover)By Philip Freeman$27.009781451609974Published: Simon & Schuster, 01/03/2012368 Pages Have there ever been stories to rival the myths about the creation of the universe and the wars among the earliest gods? Or about the Olympian gods themselves: powerful Zeus, king of the gods, possessed of […]

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