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Richard is the youngest of ten cousins and a handful of aunts and uncles when he spends the summer of 1928 at Shorecliff. He witnesses things he is not meant to see, and recognizes the web of lust, jealousy, and betrayal within his family. First a spectator, later brought into the confusion, Richard is faced with a decision that could destroy his family.
THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE Neil Gaiman $27.99
A fantastical tale rendered beautifully in the English countryside. A man reflects on the unusual events that occurred the during spring when he was seven. One of Sarah’s staff picks, she says that the novel is both magical and exquisite.
Nothing stays a secret for long. Like the identity behind this pseudonym: J.K. Rowling. How fitting that this work is a mystery! Cormoran Strike does not think that a supermodel’s fatal fall was a suicide. He enters the world of high fashion to get to the bottom of the case.
THE WHITE PRINCESS Philippa Gregory $29.99
Here is the latest in the Cousins’ War series, this one featuring Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen. Henry Tudor hopes to marry Elizabeth to unite the two feuding houses, but his monarchy is threatened while Elizabeth's heart remains with the slain Richard III.
Characters are linked by acts of generosity or cruelty. Rakoff’s insistence on beauty and the necessity of kindness in a selfish world raises the novel far above being a mere satire. What makes this novel unique? It is illustrated and is written in poetic verse.
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THE SISTERS GRIMM Michael Buckley $8.95
You asked us to carry these, and we’ve delivered! A customer favourite series for young readers. In book one, Daphne and Sabrina Grimm learn that they are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm, and that the old tales are actually case files of magical mischief. Fun stories with plenty of pictures, adventure, and girl power.
A team of scientists has discovered the ability to bring creatures back to life at one tenth of the lifespan – all in the name of science, of course. When they discover a man frozen in an iceberg, they cannot resist the temptation to bring him back into existence. There’s trouble when the project is abandoned and love sparks between the reanimated man and the lead scientist.
ME BEFORE YOU Jojo Moyes $17.00
What do you do when making the person you love happy means breaking your own heart? Expect romance and some tears! This is one of Lynn’s staff picks.
The followup to beloved children’s novel, The Whole Truth. Polly’s family is finally whole. When her older sister makes a dramatic confession, Polly must carry the secret that threatens to tear the family apart again.
VISITATION STREET Ivy Pochoda $22.99
Two girls take a raft out onto the bay, but only one returns. The cast of “solitary souls” become interwoven as the consequences reverberate throughout their borough of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Another famous pseudonym (Nora Roberts)! A mother of two is murdered. A woman who just happens to be the sister-in-law of a notorious criminal. Leave it to Lieutenant Eve Dallas to solve the case.
THE RENEGADE Jack Whyte $13.50
1284: Scotland falls into chaos when King Alexander dies without an heir. Here unfolds the story of Robert the Bruce, the man destined to become the King of Scots.
WAGING HEAVY PEACE Neil Young $19.00
Legendary Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young shares his memories of Canadian music and his personal life.