The Fire by night by teresa messineo

Very good WWII story, a little different than some of the others.  Two nurses stories, one in France, the other at a JapanesePOW camp in Manila.  For fans of THE NIGHTINGALE.

From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times-bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty, and creativity--the story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change.

It's 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good, they're surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families sets the stage for a re-match.

Kiss Carlo is a jubilee, resplendent with hope, love, and the abiding power of la famiglia.  ​$27.99 Available 6/20


Carol enjoyed this! Great summer read, for fans of ​The Nest! 

"In this ... domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds themselves entangled in a legal battle, their darkest secrets revealed and their friends turned to enemies"--

$26.00 Available 6/6

Staff Favorites

New Staff Recommendations for General Fiction, Non-Fiction and Gift Books. 

A favorite of Mary Ann's!

In Julia Glass's fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant--a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.

$27.99 Available 6/13

Flaneuse by lauren elkin

A little travel writing, memoir, literary non-fiction, this is a delight to read!  Makes a great gift as well!


lillian boxfish takes a walk by kathleen rooney

Very nice novel about a woman recalling her life over the years, walking through New York City.  She is now in her nineties.  Based on a true story.  Very interesting!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Loved this book! Historical Fiction that takes place in Russia. Atmospheric, wonderful characters, a great sense of place.  Really well done!

the book of polly

by Kathy Hepinstall

Mary Ann really enjoyed this book!

A woman tries to keep up with her crazier than a fox aging mother and deals with her secret past.