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Paperback Fiction from the 2013 Summer Newsletter

<a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter"><img src="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/files/santacruz/2013SummerNewsletterCov... align="right" width="100" height="129" hspace="5"></a>These recommendations were published in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-summer-newsletter">2013 Summer Newsletter</a>.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Carol Rifka Brunt’s novel is one of those debuts that has a magical shine to it. The brilliant writing pulls you back into the throes of adolescence, when someone you love is dying and there is no order and no sense. But it is larger than a story of loss and tragedy; it is also about growing up and the sharp beauty that comes with the discovery of how to live truly and honestly.
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S.M.C.
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780812982855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - June 4th, 2013

In Between Days by Andrew Porter

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this haunting, dramatic novel since I read it in hardcover last September. On the surface, it’s the story of a college freshman whose boyfriend’s actions force her to go home to her family, and the way her return affects her parents and brother. But deeper than that, it’s about knowing and not knowing our family members, and the turning point at which returning home becomes impossible.
Reviewed by: 
Andrea
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$15.00
ISBN: 9780307475183
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Published: Vintage - June 4th, 2013

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies, the 2012 Man Booker Prize–winning sequel to Mantel’s 2009 Man Booker Prize winner Wolf Hall, brings to life the infamous rule of Henry VIII. Told in present tense through the eyes of the enigmatic Thomas Cromwell, it is a complex, textured novel that follows the fall of Anne Boleyn and the rise of Jane Seymour in Henry’s life and rule. This is an intense, well-executed historical novel.

Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel (Wolf Hall Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250024176
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Picador - May 7th, 2013

City of Women by David R. Gillham

City of Women is a novel about the women left behind in Berlin during World War II while their husbands were away. These women weren’t sitting around knitting; they endured air raids, the secret police, and hostility on every corner. A simple trip to the movies could be life altering, as Sigrid Schroeder finds out when she is thrust into a double life of espionage and clandestine meetings with devastating consequences. I simply couldn’t put this one down.
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Kat
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780425252963
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2013

Gold by Chris Cleave

In Gold, Chris Cleave (Little Bee) introduces us to Zoe and Kate, Olympic-level cyclists who have been best friends and competitive rivals since their teenage years. As the 2012 Olympics draw near, the frailties of these friends are exposed. There is heartbreak in this story—a sick child, an aging coach, and goals and dreams and unfathomable decisions—but there is also an unspoken pull that makes the reader care deeply about everyone involved.
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S.M.C.
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781451672732
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 30th, 2013

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis

An intricately plotted historical thriller, Ennis’ engrossing novel combines the investigation of some grisly murders, a bunch of 16th-century Italy political maneuvering, and an unexpectedly sweet romance. Part The Name of the Rose, part Renaissance-era The Da Vinci Code, and totally fun.
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Nici
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$15.95
ISBN: 9780307951045
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Published: Anchor - June 4th, 2013

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

Exploring the hopes and heartbreaks of new and old love, the yearnings of Midwestern America, and our fascinating preoccupation with food, The Middlesteins is a wonderfully messy and layered tale. “Attenberg’s comic-tragic portrait of the Middlesteins, a quirky midwestern Jewish family collapsing under burdens of betrayal, desire, and obesity, is delish.” —Vanity Fair
The Middlesteins: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781455507207
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 4th, 2013

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman’s narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction. “Drawing on both her Appalachian roots and her background in biology, Kingsolver delivers a passionate novel on the effects of global warming.” —Booklist, starred review
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062124272
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 4th, 2013

The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

Growing up with her deeply religious widower father, Judith’s world is smaller and more isolated than most. An imaginative and tender-hearted child, Judith is suddenly at risk when an external event outside of her small domain takes place and she enters something much larger than herself. This is a novel about belief systems, about the growing shifts in a child’s awareness, and also about the deep and clumsy love between a child and a parent.
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S.M.C.
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$23.00
ISBN: 9781250024077
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2013

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

We’ve seen a lot of postapocalyptic novels in the last few years, but The Dog Stars is in a class of its own. Literary and compelling, it tells the story of a pilot who has survived a worldwide plague and the consequences of global warming, and who observes the tattered world from up high, searching for signs of life. This is utterly riveting fiction, perfect for fans of Cormac McCarthy.
Reviewed by: 
Kat
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$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

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