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The City Baker's Guide to Country Living: A Novel By Louise Miller Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101981214
Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017

This is the perfect book for those looking for some light reading. It will transport you into quintessential New England charm and make your mouth water for all the things cooking up in the kitchen. You may just want to pack your bags and move to Vermont!

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Orhan's Inheritance By Aline Ohanesian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205300
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Algonquin Books - January 19th, 2016

For me, the sign of a good book is when I can’t stop thinking of about the characters even after I’ve put the book down. This is that kind of story- it is thought provoking, compelling and emotional.  As Orhan goes on a journey in search for an unknown woman to whom his grandfather left his house, he unfolds many layers of his family’s past but also learns much more about Turkish and Armenian histories.

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Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship By Tom Ryan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061997112
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2012

This is a truly wonderful and memorable story about life, hardship, perseverance and the powerful bond and friendship between a man and his dog. Ryan has a way relating his adventures in an artful way to the words written be Thoreau and Emerson that encourages existential thinking. This book is great for any nature lover, adventure seeker and especially dog lover!

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Bossypants By Tina Fey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316056878
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 3rd, 2012

All too many celebrity autobiographies are overly idealistic or unabashedly self-righteous. Not this one! Tina Fey’s accounts of getting where she is today will make you laugh out loud and continue laughing all while giving you a sense of her dedication to her work and how talented she truly is.

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The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon #10) By Daniel Silva Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451233998
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Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2011

This is a wonderful piece of historical fiction that you will not want to put down once you begin reading. This story will take you back in time and make you believe you are part of the team traveling the globe looking for a lost work of Rembrandt. This book will teach you about art history and the impact that art theft has had on the world.

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316010665
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 3rd, 2007

The mind & our subconscious are two very powerful things. Through exploring a series of factual studies and accounts, Gladwell delves into our gut instincts as human beings and how accurate they may be, even down to fractions of seconds.