What’s new at Magnolia’s Bookstore

Posted on February 16th, 2017 by Sara


Check out the latest from Magnolia’s Bookstore.

Garden of Lamentation by Deborah Crombie

Like contemporary British mysteries? We just got in Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie which is #17 in her terrific Gemma James & Duncan Kincaid series. Kincaid is a Scotland Yard detective, James is a sergeant, and together they make a formidable team solving all sorts of nefarious happenings in London, as well as coping with the vicissitudes of their personal lives. In this newest offering, they are working separate cases that may end up being more entangled than first suspected, and the criminals may end up being uncomfortably close. These mysteries are well done, and not gratuitously graphic.

New in Paperback
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Jahren tells her remarkable life story with hilarity and genius, interweaving it with insights into the world of botany and scientific method .  She is a person like no other, driven by intense curiosity and obsessed with the desire to manufacture information.  It leaves you marveling at the vast number of ways there are to make sense of the world.

New in Paperback
The Summer Before The War
by Helen Simonson

Summer 1914. You know the book will end with the outbreak of war, but at first the only tension is whether the new female Latin teacher will be accepted in the all boy’s school. Set in Rye, England, and replete with period detail, lovely scenery and plenty of small town gossip, this compulsively readable novel is more than a tea cozy as it deals with themes of a women’s role, duty and identity in a changing time.

Magnolia’s Reader Group
A unique reading group that meets the first Wednesday of the month.
7:00 pm at Luigi’s Restaurant.
10% discount on a book during the month of the meeting. Next meeting: March 1st.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Perfect pairing: Nordic myths interpreted by the briliant, original author.

New in Paperback
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman.  The author of a Man Called Ove.

New in Paperback
The Smell of Other People’s Houses
by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

This YA novel perfectly describes what it feels like to grow up in Fairbanks, Alaska in the 1970’s. That might sound very specialized, but the voices of the 4 teen narrators, with their interwoven stories of growing up, fitting in and surviving against tremendous odds give book a wide appeal. Modern, believable Alaska. Native characters, and a firsthand knowledge of the setting  add authenticity to Hitchcock’s gorgeous prose.

New in Paperback
Before the Wind by Jim Lynch

Local writer Lynch, author of The Highest Tide, returns with the story of a sailing-obsessed Seattle family of boat-builders, narrated by son Josh.  Lots of local interest, and a great story alternating between Josh’s childhood with his eccentric family and his current life working at an Olympia boatyard and hanging out with other live-aboards at his marina.  Great story and writing, and–rarest of qualities–pretty hilarious.

Join them for story time every Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm
All ages welcome.


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