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Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way

Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way


From the song Peter Cottontail recorded by Gene Autry in 1950 – one of the songs my generation grew up on in a more innocent time.


A new spring outfit, shoes, a hat, little white gloves of course, and off to church we went – truly the beginning of spring.


In the book business it is the time of year when many of the hardcover books of the previous year come out in paperback, so I am preparing orders for summer – and dreaming of getting out on the bay in a boat, across almost frozen water, heading to the cottage for the first time this season.


New this week are


Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar is now in paperback. This is historical fiction about the painter Vanessa Bell, and her sister Virginia Woolf, and their families.


Too Bad to Die by Francine Mathews is now in paperback. This is an absolutely fascinating novel featuring Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, in a story worthy of Bond himself.


Donna Leon has a new novel in hardcover, The Waters of Eternal Youth and Falling in Love is now in paperback. The next best thing to really being in Venice, without ever leaving the couch.


Sweet Sunday by John Lawton is now in paperback. Set in the turbulent 1960s in the United States as draft dodgers are making their way to Canada.


Dead Wake by Erik Larson is now in paperback. The fascinating story of the Last Crossing of the Lusitania – from the perspectives of the captains of the great ship and the submarine, and the passengers.


The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen is now in paperback. Known for his mystery series, this is a stand alone novel about two British pilots whose plane is shot down over Germany near the end of the Second World War. A riveting story of survival and a conspiracy that haunts the survivors into the present day.


The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson is new in hardcover. A new novel from the author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – and it is just as good! A young woman becomes a teacher in a rural community where she finds love and belonging, realizing that war is inevitable.





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