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And the New Year begins!

And the New Year begins!

Thank you all for a good Christmas season – as we head into our 28th year, we are definitely older and maybe a bit wiser, and still doing our best to stock the best books being published to make all of our customers happy readers.

This is the time of year to take stock – literally and figuratively – the store may look a bit bare as we make the transition into January and February – but there are great new books coming in each and every day to fill the empty spaces.

This week we have a couple of new hardcovers – and two of the best books I’ve read recently –

The Longest Night by Andria Williams is a fabulous first novel. The story centres on the years 1959 and 1961 and is set on a military base in Idaho Falls. A young couple, stay at home mom, Nat, and her husband, Paul who works at the nuclear reactor on the base adjust to a new town and a new job. Based on real events this is a portrait of a time and place and the impact of a – now mostly forgotten - nuclear accident on a family and a community.

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, a very well respected writer with a slim new book that is so big in content and leaves us with such a lot to think about – absolutely dynamite story of a mother and daughter – the effect of love and neglect – brilliant.

New in paperback is Early Warning, the 2nd volume of Jane Smiley’s wonderful new trilogy as she takes the Langdon family into the 1950s and beyond.

Also, new in paperback is Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller. A brave memoir about the authors life as her marriage is falling apart and she looks to her past to discover the path to her future. Every bit as good as her first book Don’t Lets Go to the Dogs Tonight.

Lots to keep you reading into the new year!

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