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Rob’s childhood was not normal. It’s taken her years to carefully construct and curate a facade of normalcy, which she uses to protect
her children in ways she never was. But you can’t protect your
children from themselves. Her daughter Callie whispers to things
that aren’t there, collects bones, and hurts her little sister with
calculated apathy. In Callie, Rob sees the echoes of all the things she
has worked so hard to leave behind.

In an effort to avoid history repeating itself, Rob takes Callie to Sundial, her abandoned childhood home in the Mojave Desert. As Callie learns more about her mother, and the literal and figurative skeletons that are buried at Sundial, she can’t help but wonder if the true threat has always been Rob.

Ward writes with the pace and insight of Stephen King, and the emotional depth and intelligence of Sally Rooney. A terrifying read
you won’t be able to put down. – Skye & Liv

Ruby Spencer’s Whisky Year

Ruby Spencer is spending one year living in a small cottage in a tiny town in the Scottish Highlands for three reasons: to write a bestselling cookbook, to drink a barrelful of whisky, and to figure out what comes next. It’s hard to know what to expect after an impulse decision based on a map of Scotland in her Manhattan apartment—but she knows it’s high time she had an adventure.

She doesn’t expect to fall in love with the highlands, and starts to see a future that stretches beyond her year of adventure. It doesn’t hurt that Brochan, the ruggedly handsome local handyman, keeps coming around to repair things at her cottage. As Ruby grows closer to Brochan and the tightly held traditions of the charming village, she discovers secret plans to turn her beloved pub into an American chain restaurant. Faced with an impossible choice, Ruby must decide between love, loyalty, and the Highlands way of life.

Still Life

It’s 1944, somewhere in the Italian countryside, when Evelyn Skinner and Ulysses Temper first meet. He’s a 24 year-old soldier and she’s a 64 year-old art historian who is in Italy to help salvage works of art damaged during the war. Evelyn tells Ulysses that he must visit Florence before he leaves Italy, and it is that visit that will change the course of his life. Moving back and forth from Florence to London. Still Life is the story of the creation of a family of friends. It’s a celebration of beauty and art in all its forms. Wise, witty, and told with such a huge heart, this is a book to fall absolutely in love with! – Diana

Murder in Haxford: A Pignon Scorbion Mystery

A delightful day in 1910 at the Haxford Spring Fair turns horrifying and deadly when a balloonist plummets to the earth from the blue skies above. However unlikely, it’s soon discovered that this unfortunate corpse was not done in by his precipitous plunge but instead from an arrow fatally lodged in his chest. Unraveling the twisted web of intrigue that took the man’s life requires the expert skills of Haxford’s brilliant and sartorially splendid Chief Inspector Pignon Scorbion.

The second installment in this award-winning mystery series, written by local author and Bloomsbury regular Rick Bleiwiess. Check out our interview with him on our podcast, and come to the store at 7pm on the 20th for to meet the author himself.


For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

Hell Bent

Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy “Alex” Stern is determined to break Darlington out of purgatory―even if it costs her a future at Lethe and at Yale.

Thick with history and packed with Bardugo’s signature twists, Hell Bent brings to life an intricate world full of magic, violence, and all too real monsters.

The Light We Carry

There may be no tidy solutions or pithy answers to life’s big challenges, but Michelle Obama believes that we can all locate and lean on a set of tools to help us better navigate change and remain steady within flux. In The Light We Carry, she opens a frank and honest dialogue with readers, considering the questions many of us wrestle with: How do we build enduring and honest relationships? How can we discover strength and community inside our differences? What tools do we use to address feelings of self-doubt or helplessness? What do we do when it all starts to feel like too much?

In this inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becomingformer First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

Dickens and Prince

Equipped with a fan’s admiration and his trademark humor and wit, Nick Hornby invites us into his latest obsession: the cosmic link between two unlikely artists, geniuses in their own rights, spanning race, class, and centuries—each of whom electrified their different disciplines and whose legacy resounded far beyond their own time.

Examining the two artists’ personal tragedies, social statuses, boundless productivity, and other parallels, both humorous and haunting, Hornby shows how these two unlikely men from different centuries “lit up the world.” In the process, he creates a lively, stimulating rumination on the creativity, flamboyance, discipline, and soul it takes to produce great art.

Now Is Not the Time to Panic

Frankie and Zeke, two teens in Coalfield, TN, begin and artistic and slightly awkward friendship one summer. The magic of their collaborative creativity is magnified to the point of stirring an unstoppable panic within their community and beyond. It is a delight to watch these two grow up, navigating their strange situation – all told through Kevin Wilson’s witty, simple yet expressive prose.

An excellent coming of age story full of mistakes, growth and frustration. I loved it. – Liv

Signal Fires

Shapiro’s achingly beautiful novel centers on the Wilf and Shenkman families, neighbors on Division Street whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. At the story’s heart is Waldo Shenkman, the brilliant if misunderstood boy whose fascination with the night sky gives him an appreciation for the connectedness of all things. Heartbreaking yet filled with grace, this is a story of people making choices, keeping secrets, suffering through misunderstandings, yet ultimately finding a sense of connection in compassion. Gorgeously written, told with empathy and compassion, Signal Fires is not to be missed. – Diana

The Whalebone Theatre

When we first meet Christabel Seagrave, we know three things: it is the end of WWI, she is 3 years old, and she is a force to be reckoned with. Orphaned yet living on her family’s estate, she is mostly left to her own devices as she grows up exploring the seaside around her home, along with the books in the estate’s extensive library. An eccentric cast of characters come and go: Rosalind, her champagne-loving stepmother; Myrtle, the wealthy American “Poetess;” Taras, the Russian-expat artist; the mysterious intelligence officer, General Pennington, among others. But it is this bohemian upbringing that later prepares the intrepid Christabel to be an undercover British agent in Occupied France. The Whalebone Theatre is a coming of age story at its best: old-fashioned storytelling filled with humor, heartbreak and adventure, brimming with a wonderful cast of characters who feel so real. – Diana

Demon Copperhead

A retelling of the classic Dickens novel David Copperfield, Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It’s the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father’s good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.


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