|The Star of Istanbul||Robert Olen Butler||
STAR OF ISTANBUL is another in the Christopher Marlow Cobb exciting adventures of a newspaperman turned spy who in this story is aboard the ill fated Lusitania following a German agent during World War I. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best...
|Becoming Mrs. Lewis||Patti Callahan||
BECOMING MRS. LEWIS won the Christy Award for 2019 Book of the Year. This honor is given to the novel considered by the...
|The Last Ballad||Wiley Cash||
THE LAST BALLAD is a touching look at the hard scrabble life of mill workers during the 1920s and 1930s, and their uphill struggle to acquire some semblance of an existence. The book is so beautifully written and well researched that the reader will become swept up in the story. This is the breakout book for Wiley Cash...
|A Land More Kind Than Home||Wiley Cash||
A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME is a literary thriller that gives the reader a view of evil in a small North Carolina town. Three voices explain the coming-of-age story of two brothers and the tragedy that enters the family.
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|This Dark Road to Mercy||Wiley Cash||
THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY is a mesmerizing account of a father who steals away his two daughters from foster care. It is heartbreaking and captivating as evidence points to the father being involved in a multi-million dollar robbery.
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MOONGLOW is Chabon at his best, telling multiple stories that are taken from real life, although most are created from his mind. Readers will be treated to an intense World War II hero who spends time in jail for attacking his civilian boss, a holocaust survivor, and even a few appearances from Wernher von Braun, the...
|Telegraph Avenue||Michael Chabon||
TELEGRAPH AVENUE features a classic David versus Goliath of the music world. It is set in San Francisco starring friends and bandmates trying to hang on to their struggling record emporium as a megastore is headed their way. The new operation is owned by an ex-NFL quarterback, who happens to be the fifth richest black...
|New Boy||Tracy Chevalier||
NEW BOY is Tracy Chevalier's retelling of Shakespeare's Othello on an elementary school playground of the 1970s. The Hogarth series and the world class authors chosen for the task, translate the Bard's work into stories all readers will appreciate.
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|A Single Thread||Tracy Chevalier||
A SINGLE THREAD takes place in 1932, where Violet has become a "surplus woman" after the deaths of both her brother and her fiance in World War I. She saves up enough money to move away from her cold mother, and finds a community in a group of women who sew the kneelers for the grand cathedral in town. However, she...
|At the Edge of the Orchard||Tracy Chevalier||
AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD is a riveting family drama with settings ranging from Connecticut through Ohio to California, in the middle of the nineteenth century. A harsh theme is discovered understanding different types of apple trees and the fruit they produce. This title has been selected as a Booksmith...