Margie's Staff Picks

The Aviator's Wife (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345528674
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Published: Delacorte Press, 1/2013

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9781250028655
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Published: St. Martin's Press, 3/2013
The first-person story of Zelda Fitzgerald's tragic life and marriage to F. Scott Fitzgerald. From Alabama to New York and Paris, Zelda desperately struggles to find her own voice and develop her own talents outside the wide dark shadow cast by her demanding celebrity spouse. 

This Close: Stories (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781555976361
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Published: Graywolf Press, 3/2013

The Interestings (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594488399
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Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 4/2013
Check out my blog post: In Love With the Interestings: http://www.justthebookstore.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-love-with-interestings.html

Benediction (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307959881
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Published: Knopf, 3/2013
Slow, simple, spare, but hauntingly beautiful. A broken family prepares for their father's death. It'll get you right here [rapping the center of my chest].

The Woman Upstairs (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307596901
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Published: Knopf, 4/2013

The House Girl (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062207395
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Published: William Morrow, 2/2013
I absolutely loved this book. There are two equally compelling story lines: one involving a present-day litigation attorney named Lina who gets assigned to a high profile pro-bono slave reparations case at her big-time New York law firm, and the other, the story of a house slave from Virginia named Josephine who has a secret gift for art. There's an art history mystery that will keep you reading late into the night.

The Age of Desire (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780670023684
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books, 8/2012
A perfect pick for fans of The Paris Wife, this is the story of Edith Wharton's steamy mid-life Paris affair in the early years of the 20th century. A perfect pairing with some of Edith Wharton's fiction, like House of Mirth or Age of Innocence. Check out my Literary Tour on my Paris blog: http://americangirlsartclubinparis.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/a-day-in-paris-with-edith-wharton/

The Art Forger (Hardcover)

$23.95
ISBN-13: 9781616201326
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 10/2012
The story of a painter who gets involved in a forgery scheme connected to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The perfect mix of art and mystery, with some fascinating details behind the art and science of art forgery. Perfect for your book club!

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781590515709
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Published: Other Press, 1/2013

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9781451675542
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Published: Touchstone, 1/2013

The Snow Child (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316175661
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Published: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books, 11/2012
This is going to be my go-to gift book this winter. It's a magical story about a childless homesteading couple who discover a snow child in the deep Alaskan woods. Beautifully written by an Alaskan bookseller. Frosty The Snowman meets Willa Cather. Beautifully written, so much love and longing.

Cezanne: A Life (Hardcover)

$40.00
ISBN-13: 9780307377074
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Published: Pantheon, 10/2012
A beautiful art book about Cezanne's life and art, with over 80 color reproductions and even more black & white illustrations. I loved reading about Cezanne and his wife Hortense, whom he painted 28 times. Check out my Paris blog here: http://americangirlsartclubinparis.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cezanne-a-life/

The Round House (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062065247
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Published: Harper, 10/2012
I love Louise Erdrich. Her storytelling always has a touch of Native American mysticism, and this book is no different. However, it also has a strong suspenseful plot that shows just how complicated criminal justice can be on Native American land. Jurisdiction is everything.

The Yellow Birds (Hardcover)

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780316219365
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 9/2012
Heartbreaking. Beautiful. The story of one man's year of combat in Iraq. His observations in the midst of war, and during his readjustment after the war, will knock your socks off. Not everybody thinks they want to read war fiction, but I'm telling you, this book gets at the essence of what makes us human. I'm still just blown away.

Queen of America (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316154871
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Published: Back Bay Books, 12/2012
Amazing, amazing, amazing. Signed copies will be available upon request. Check out Margie's commentary on our blog at http://justthebookstore.blogspot.com/.

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780312569372
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Published: Picador, 8/2011
What a wonderful surprise of a book. It's the true story about one family's art collection through the centuries, from Belle Epoque Paris to the Nazi era in Vienna and beyond. The Hare with Amber Eyes is one of the items in the collection.

$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780679456728
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Published: Random House, 11/2011
Catherine's story amazing and readable. Did you know that she wasn't even Russian, she kicked her own husband off the throne, and then had him killed to keep him from stirring up trouble? And then she proceeded to have a long list of lovers and "favorites" throughout her long rule. You go girl.

The Marriage Plot (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780374203054
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 10/2011
Check out my review on our blog: http://justthebookstore.blogspot.com/

Nightwoods (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781400067091
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Published: Random House, 10/2011
Set in the same area as Cold Mountain, but this time it's a really different story set in the 1930's or 40's. It's a creepy gothic tale about a set of traumatized twins who come to live at a deserted old lodge with their young aunt. A real page-turner!

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780061966903
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Published: Ecco, 10/2011

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780385344159
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Published: Delacorte Press, 8/2011
Another fascinating woman from history by Melanie Benjamin. Signed copies available.

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345521088
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Published: Ballantine Books, 8/2011
I absolutely loved this book. Like Seabiscuit but featuring an underdog jumper and his trainer, an Dutch immigrant with an eye for hidden talent.

Rules of Civility (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780670022694
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Published: Viking Adult, 7/2011
Love loved loved this book. Very Great Gatsby-ish with a brave, sympathetic heroine.

Maine (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307595126
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Published: Knopf, 6/2011

Wingshooters (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781936070718
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Published: Akashic Books, 3/2011

$37.50
ISBN-13: 9781416571766
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 10/2011

$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780316127394
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Published: Little, Brown and Company, 6/2011

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780307408846
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Published: Crown, 5/2011

$22.99
ISBN-13: 9780061996054
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Published: Ecco, 2/2011

Faith (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780060755805
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Published: Harper, 5/2011

The Tiger's Wife (Hardcover)

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780385343831
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Published: Random House, 3/2011

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780547336282
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Published: Mariner Books, 5/2010

A Good Hard Look (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9781594202926
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Press HC, The, 7/2011