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The Adrian Mole Diaries Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062004697
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2010

If you need a therapeutic laugh during these times, look no further than Adrian Mole! This British modern classic about a teenager growing up in the ‘80s and worrying about zits, girls, and whether the BBC will ever publish his poetry is poignant and funny for anyone who’s survived adolescence. 


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Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel (The Emmy Lake Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501170072
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Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

This is a delightful read about an aspiring young journalist during the Blitz in London who finds herself writing for an advice column. Friendship, love and humour mingle among the darker side of war here. A really well told story. 


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Come to the Edge: A Love Story Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385523189
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Published: Random House - January 10th, 2012

Christina Haag writes movingly of the deep love she shared with John Kennedy, Jr. Her writing is exquisite. “Lyrically and precisely recaptures the frenetic ecstasy of early love,” the Washington Post review said of this memoir, and I wholeheartedly agree. But it’s tinged with sadness from the beginning: you know this joy won’t last, that it’s all the more precious for it, and that adds a beautiful poignancy to the book.


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In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

I loved this book's exploration of friendship, love, loyalty, and the path not taken. Have some tissues at the ready.


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Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316243384
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 4th, 2014

This delightful book is a collection of letters that Nina Stibbe wrote home when she nannied for a posh family in 1980s London. It’s a lovely, easy read, full of gentle British humour.  


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The Roxy Letters: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982121433
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

Set in the simpler time of 2012, this is the story of Roxy, who’s trying to find her way in life while fighting against the gentrification of her beloved Austin, Texas. It's the perfect book if you want an escape right now -- the epistolary format means that you don't have to concentrate for long (though you'll probably end up wanting to), plus it's fun and touching and just a little bonkers.


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Star-Crossed: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984822833
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 7th, 2020

This story of interlinked lives and unintended consequences was a delight and the writing was beautiful — it had the feel of a fairytale for grownups, in all the best ways. Maybe the best book I’ve read in years. 


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Ordinary People: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631498138
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

This observation of marriage and family is written with insight, compassion, and elegance. It brings London to life very vividly, too, so that it's almost another character in the book.  If you're a young mum struggling with the demands of motherhood, you will likely feel deeply understood, too.


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Stack the Cats Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419727061
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 8th, 2018

The perfect gift for a baby joining a cat-loving family!


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Now Let's Dance: A feel-good book about finding love, and loving life Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781474605298
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Published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson - September 4th, 2018

A touching story of two recently widowed older people who find each other in the midst of dealing with their grief and the complexities of family and of ageing. Fresh, original, realistic, and lovely.


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By Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780451491336
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Published: Berkley - October 23rd, 2018

A delightful book from beginning to end. The cat’s narrator voice was perfect — grumpy and haughty in places, smart in others, and sweet sometimes, just as you’d expect a cat to be.
 


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By Lisa Mantchev, Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481416474
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 27th, 2015

A lovely book about friendship and accepting people who are a little bit different from us.