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Flannery's Reviews

Flannery’s life has been about books since before she could read. While she mainly reads mystery, fantasy, and young adult, Flannery also enjoys some good non-fiction and the occasional novel. The Watsonville native worked at Bookshop for years and was our Used Book Manager and mystery section leader. In real life she enjoys fuzzy cats, the wild outdoors, and cupcakes.

 

The Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman

What does a therapist do with a patient who seems really, extra deluded? Become obsessed with him (of course!). Such is the bizarre tale of Vick and her patient Y__, a tale only Klosterman - with his knack for capturing the absurdity of society, pop culture, and the concept of normality - could conceive. This is a dizzying, kaleidoscope of a novel, fast paced, and slyly funny.
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$16.00
ISBN: 9781439184479
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2012

Touch by Alexi Zentner

This story of one man’s return to his childhood home twines through the history of his family, all haunted by the ghosts of their lives. The prose captures the chill of winter, the warmth and pain of life, and the wild woods and rivers on which the tale unfolds. This is a lovely, haunting debut that flows through time, blending reality with myth and memory.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9780393342390
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 30th, 2012

Harbinger by Sara Etienne

Faye has always known she was different, but it isn’t until she ends up at Holbrook Academy that she finds out just how different she is. Mysterious forces are at work at Holbrook, and as Faye delves into the mystery, she finds herself struggling against dangerous circumstances, dark visions, and her own self-doubt. This mesmerizing tale moves swiftly to climactic finish as Faye discovers who she is and where her destiny lies.
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399256684
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Published: Putnam Juvenile - February 2nd, 2012

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

For Eddi, music is life. Unfortunately, life isn’t going so great right now, and that’s before she finds herself involved in a faerie war. Now, whether she wants to or not, she has a pivotal role to play in the conflict, and the outcome may rest on her shoulders. This is a fantastic tale–dark, lyrical, funny and tough. Fans of Gaiman and de Lint will love this tale of war and music.
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$23.99
ISBN: 9780765300348
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Published: Orb Books - July 6th, 2001

Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

Dr. Maura Isles is one of the best coroners around, but nothing can prepare her for finding her murdered twin, a twin she didn’t even know existed. Now, she and Detective Jane Rizzoli must race to catch a twisted killer, all the while digging into the mystery of Maura’s heritage. Gerritsen is an expert at fast paced, keep you up all night thrillers featuring strong female heroines, and this may be her best!
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$7.99
ISBN: 9780345458940
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 26th, 2005

The Adventures of Sherlock Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Poe may be the father of the detective novel, but it was Conan Doyle who perfected the craft with the invention of the brilliant, eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. With the trusty Dr. Watson, Holmes solves mysterious goings on with observation and wit. If you’ve never read Conan Doyle, this collection, containing such ingenious stories as “The Speckled Band” and “The Blue Carbuncle”, is a great place to start, and if you have, read it again!
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ISBN: 9780143117025
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2009

Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook: Fresh, Healthy Flavor from Garden to Table

Rejoice, for a wonderful new cookbook by Sunset has arrived! Full of deliciously fresh West Coast recipes using the ingredients from your own yard (possibly grown using the equally fabulous Sunset Edible Garden Book), this is a must-have for anyone with a love of cooking. A simple, colorful layout with helpful tips makes it even better. In my opinion, Sunset can do no wrong, and this is certainly no exception!

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ISBN: 9780376027979
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Published: Oxmoor House - April 3rd, 2012

Baseball in the Garden of Eden by John Thorn

This is an excellent examination of the overlooked true history of our national pastime. The classic

baseball creation myth is just that, and Thorn

uncovers the more complex and expansive roots of the game. I would never have claimed to know much about the history of baseball, so I was delighted to delve into a funny, affectionate, and meticulously researched account of the rich history of my favorite sport.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780743294041
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 20th, 2012

Natural Companions by Ken Druse

Some plants just grow well together, and this gorgeous book—arranged by color, seasons, themes, and more—is the perfect guide to using a variety of plant combinations to create a unique, diverse garden full of motion and contrast. Ken Druse is a gardening expert and his knowledge, wit, and beautiful photographs make this book a pleasure to read or simply admire.
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By Ken Druse, Ellen Hoverkamp (Photographs by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781584799016
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2012

Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

Jackson Galaxy doesn’t look like your typical cat whisperer, but his affinity for felines is no joke. However, at one time, Galaxy was a wreck, addicted to drugs and alcohol. At rock bottom, he adopted a cat everyone said was a lost cause, and slowly began to discover his strength and innate gift. This is a sweet, funny story of one very broken man and one untamable cat, and how they saved each other.
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$24.95
ISBN: 9781585429370
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Published: Tarcher - May 10th, 2012

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