January 18, 2011

Historical applicability, startling and unexpected character development, unusual first person narration, resonance with present concerns, originality, unsettling depth, am I enumerating the qualities of the perfect discussion book or the qualities of The Chaos Walking Trilogy, you ask? Well, not only is the answer both, but this happy union has an exciting third component. Candlewick had a contest offering Chaos Walking author Patrick Ness for a reading group discussion and our store's reading group was selected. This is exciting news as Patrick, who lives in England, has generously decided to skpye over for the meeting. We are inviting anyone in the area who has read the trilogy by the meeting date of March 21st to come and discuss these brilliant books with their author. The meeting will be held at 5:45 pm at Mt. Blue High School, who we're partnering with to help make the event a success. Drop us an email if you're interested in attending and we'll keep you abreast of the details.

Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!
Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery

Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery
By Smith, Jennie
2011-01 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307381477 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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For fans of "The Orchid Thief" and tales of obsession, "Stolen World" tells the incredible story of the world's greatest reptile smugglers. ...More

Under the Harrow

Under the Harrow
By Dunn, Mark
2010-10 - MacAdam/Cage Publishing
9781596923690 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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What if Charles Dickens had written a 21st century thriller? Welcome to Dingley Dell. The Encyclopedia Britannica (Ninth Edition), a King James Bible, a world atlas, and a complete set of the novels of Charles Dickens are the only books left to the orphans of Dingley Dell, when the clandestine anthropological experiment began. For over a century Dinglians lived their semi-idyllic and unwitting anachronistic existence, aided only by minimal trade-related contact with the supposedly plague-ridden Outland. But those days are coming quickly to an end. The experiment has run its course. Dingley Dell must be expunged, and with it, all trace of the thousands of neo-Victorians who live there. A few Dinglians learn the secret of

both their manipulated past and their doomed future, and this small, motley society of Dickensian innocents must race the clock to save ththeir fellow countrymen and themselves from mass annihilation. ...More

The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960

The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
By Brinkley, Douglas
2011-01 - Harper
9780062005960 - Hardcover
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In this follow up to his acclaimed "Wilderness Warrior, New York Times"-bestselling historian Brinkley offers a fascinating look at Alaska's wilderness. ...More

Bloodroot

Bloodroot
By Greene, Amy
2010-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269867 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $24.95 - Your Price: $19.96


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Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, "Bloodroot" is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies--of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss--that haunt one family across the generations. ...More

When You Reach Me

When You Reach Me
By Stead, Rebecca
2010-12 - Yearling Books
9780375850868 - Paperback
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Square Cat

Square Cat
By Schoonmaker, Elizabeth
2011-01 - Aladdin Paperbacks
9781442406193 - Hardcover
List Price $14.99 - Your Price: $11.99


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From debut author Schoonmaker, "Square Cat" shows young readers that it's hipto be square. Full color. ...More


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