Week of 19 January 2017
In January and February we are closed on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday – a time for visits with family and friends.
From Wednesday – Saturday things are as usual with books arriving every day and customers shopping and placing & picking up special orders.
Some of the most recent, and more notable, new arrivals are –
The Naturalist by Alissa York is now in paperback. I loved this book about a trio both fearful and fearless exploring the Orinoco River in the 1860s. Wonderful writing and a terrific story.
Georgia by Dawn Tripp is historical fiction about the painter Georgia O’Keefe and a fascinating insight into her life and art.
A Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary should find itself in every classroom. A picture book about what makes a family – something different for everyone in the multi-cultural and diverse world we live in today.
Also of note –
Birds Art Life by Kyo Maclear who embarked on a yearlong adventure chasing after birds, resulting in a luminous meditation on the nature of creativity and the quest for a good and meaningful life.
Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo is a Second World War story about American Army Nurses and their extraordinary heroism.
No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien, the grandson of JRR, has written a novel inspired by his grandfather’s experiences in WW1.
Masters of Empire by Michael A. McDonnell, is subtitled Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America. This Australian academic highlights the tribes who lived around Lake Michigan and Huron and their relationship with each other and the French and British.