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Andrea's Reviews

Andrea's favorite reads are tragic love stories, gruesome murder mysteries, and clever fantasies. She judges books by their covers more frequently than she should. She spends her Bookshop days shelving new hardcover releases, science fiction/fantasy, and IndieBound picks and bestsellers. Her favorite kinds of book questions are the ones that begin, "I don't remember the title and I don't remember the author, but it's got a blue cover..." When she's not at Bookshop, Andrea can be found participating in competitive trivia downtown, completing logic puzzles in the sunshine, or forcibly cuddling cats. She is a firm believer in the Oxford comma.

 

The Girl with All the Gifts

The only world that 10-year-old Melanie has ever known is her solitary cell and the armed guards who transport her from it for a few hours each day. When that world is shattered, Melanie begins to delve into her past, all the while hurtling into an uncertain future. It’s a zombie tale with lots of heart, plenty of gore, and an unforgettable heroine; a story about the undead that really examines what it means to be human. 

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Sometimes, when I come across a particularly good line in a book I'm reading, I will look up and read that line to whoever's standing around. The problem with The Goldfinch is that every line is like that: tenderly crafted, shining with detail, bringing me to tears. It's a phenomenal story about friendship, loss, and art theft; and it's the new standard to which all of my future favorite books will be held.
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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316055437
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 22nd, 2013

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

It’s been 36 years since Stephen King published The Shining, and now we finally get to see what happened to little psychic Danny Torrance. Danny has since grown up and moved to New England to escape what happened between his father and the Overlook Hotel... and we all know that when King writes in New England, things get otherworldly. Suffice to say that a prescient cat, immortal predators, and the ongoing battle of good vs. evil are involved.

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Doctor Sleep: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781476727653
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Scribner - September 24th, 2013

Pok Pok by Andy Ricker

Andy Ricker is to Thailand what Julia Child was to France, and he has spent two decades traveling Thailand to taste and learn all that he can about Thai cuisine and its place in the country’s culture. This is not Pad Thai and Curry for the Weak-Willed and Half-Hearted; be prepared to buy a granite mortar and sticky rice steamer and put effort into making something beautiful and amazing.

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Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Andy Ricker, JJ Goode, David Thompson (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781607742883
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 29th, 2013

Tartine Book No. 3 by Chad Robertson

When Michael Pollan calls your bread “the best bread I ever tasted,” and you sell 240 loaves in an hour, you know you’re doing it right. Tartine Bakery’s Chad Robertson now turns his singular attention to the world of whole grain baking in his latest cookbook. There are loaves like Emmer with Maple, and Swedish-Style Knackbrod; and desserts like Chocolate Whole-Grain Croissants, Fruit Tarts with Spelt, and Kamut Dough. More than 100 photographs and 85 recipes are compiled in this love letter to buckwheat, spelt, barley, and more.

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Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole (Bread Cookbook, Baking Cookbooks, Bread Baking Bible) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452114309
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - December 17th, 2013

Ivan Ramen by Ivan Orkin

I used to be super judgmental about learning a foreign language or cuisine from someone who wasn’t a native of that country, but Mr. Barnes turned out to be the best Japanese teacher I ever had, and Long Islander Ivan Orkin will be the best ramen instructor you’ve ever had. Get the image of that 99-cent powdered packet out of your head: Ivan teaches us to make a bowl of shio ramen from the bottom up, starting with the salty, fatty broth, all the way to toasted rye noodles and (wait for it) pork belly. And maybe you’ll add a half-cooked egg...? My copy of this cookbook/memoir is already covered in flour, fat spatters, and drool.

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Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint Cover Image
By Ivan Orkin, Chris Ying, David Chang (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607744467
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 29th, 2013

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

Confession: This is the first time I've read a Laurie King novel (I know, I know). So I'm just now experiencing how her lush environmental prose can transport you—in this case, to Paris, 1929—and how her dialogue is spot on and charming and totally believable; and how her plot-building is precise and subtle and a wonder to unfold. I'm thrilled to be discovering all these things as I dive into the story of Harris Stuyvesant (previously seen in 2008’s Touchstone) as his search for a missing girl leads him to a group of artists obsessed with death.
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780345531766
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Bantam - September 10th, 2013

Generation T by Megan Nicolay

Summer is the season of wearing less clothing - here's how to do it with some DIY flair. Generation T is your guide to cutting, stitching, pinning, and slicing your way through those old T-shirts at the back of your closet, and transforming them from lumpy to lovely.
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Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761137856
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Workman Publishing Company - February 2nd, 2006

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher

"In time so long ago begins our play,
In star-crossed galaxy far, far away..."

Do I even need to say anything except "Shakespeare's Star Wars? The space drama of our age is retold in flawless iambic pentameter with beautiful illustrations.

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William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781594746376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - July 2nd, 2013

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