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A woman sits on a flying broomstick in a Quidditch arena, holding a Quaffle.Casey is the second-generation owner of Bookshop Santa Cruz. Her earliest memory is riding the rocking horse in the kids section when the store was located across the street. When not reading Harry Potter with her two kids, she is an avid reader of new works of fiction, history and politics and loves to read with her book group.

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett’s collection of essays chronicles her life as a writer, wife, friend, daughter, dog lover and bookseller. Although not every experience matched my own, each essay made me take a moment to recognize the common sense of humanity written in the pages. It is a book that you can come back to, year after year, when you need a little dose of Ann’s wit and honesty in your life.
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ISBN: 9780062236678
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Harper - November 5th, 2013

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Not only is this one of my favorite books of 2013 but it is one of my favorites of the last decade. Debut author Anthony Marra captures the heart wrenching reality of life under siege in Chechnya through three ordinary small town characters who are thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Intelligent, beautiful, haunting, brilliant – this book is everything that a novel should be.
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor is a red-headed girl from a tough home. Park is a half-Asian kid who repels attention. Against all odds, they fall in love. Rowell’s book is sweet, funny, intense and emotional in all the best ways. As John Green wrote, "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."

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ISBN: 9781250012579
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013


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