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|Megan works along with Jill booking musicians for our weekend concerts. She works upstairs at the main desk, as well as downstairs in the Shine Cafe doing battle with the espresso machine. She is also in charge of magazines!|
This is one great big little lady! For anyone who loves historical fiction, this is a fantastic pick during Women's History Month. If you enjoyed Water For Elephants and The Night Circus, with the lush circus setting, you won't want to put this down.
Check this out if you are looking for a new bedtime book for your toddler. This is my 3 year old daughter's favorite one. It is written in a beautiful rhyme that is sure to put your little one right to sleep.
This book is beautiful and magical. But mostly it makes me believe that something could be magical. Read this and pass it on, as the Night Gardener does with William.
This is the silliest owl I've ever met! What do owls eat anyway and how are they supposed to catch it? This little guy needs a lesson. Have a good laugh with him.
This is a great story about life in a small town where everybody knows everybody else's business. Sound familiar fellow locals? If you have already read Nobody's Fool, and are waiting for Everybody's Fool to come out in paperback, check out this smart, funny, and true snapshot of life.
The bear on the cover caught my attention with his sideways eyes, but held my affection through the entire book. However, the best part is the surprise revealed at the end of the book. Be patient though, don't peek! As an ex kindergarten teacher I kept picturing my class dying with laughter at the end. Enjoy!
This year for Valentine's Day, or anytime after, make sweet whoopie.....pies that is (page 73)! Have fun with the great recipes in this inexpensive little charmer. (Discount $3.98 version available in store!)
OK it's January and don't we all need a good laugh? Pick this up or any of Sedaris's other short story collections. You'll probably see your own in them as I do. These are the kinds of stories that stick with you and make you laugh over and over again.
The characters in this book are so bold, they jump off the page and into your life. Nelson creates a person that I wish was real so much that I keep looking for him in art magazines hoping he'll be there. I'm unsure of why I picked this book up, because teen romance is not usually my genre. Nonetheless, I still think of this book now, years after I originally read it.
In anticipation of Bonnie Jo Campbell's new book Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, due out in October, I would like to highlight one of her earlier works. Many of you have already read Once Upon a River, so now read Q Road where we first met Margot and now get to know her daughter Rachel. Prepare to know to of the greatest women you will ever meet.
This lovely set of stories is about the family you find, rather than the one you are born into. Shouldn’t we all be so lucky?
Who hasn't started this series yet? Go for it! It's a good summertime read for super campy fun.
For those of you who love Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, you will recognize this as its silly little sister. This family goes on a great winter adventure and do they have a great time! With this book, your family will too. Everyone will want to hike in the woods now.
This book is not just information, it is a call to action! Clements recounts the Supreme Court's bizarre ruling that made the rights of corporations and money more important than people. More than 500 cities and towns, including Traverse city, have formed groups to call to overturn Citizens United. Learn how to join the fight.
As a former kindergarten teacher and home schooling mom I have seen alot of books about autumn, and this is one of the most beautiful I have ever come across. This is a stunning illustration of the changes and happening of fall. Enjoy the season of color with your kids, young and old!
Have you ever had an event in your life stay with you no matter how hard you try to escape it? These characters have too. Even the good parts of each ones life is colored by them. Some get over it, and some get one with it. It is interesting to see which is which and why.
If you are waiting for The Invention of Wings to come out in paperback and you read The Secret Life of Bees long ago, give this one a try. Kidd is an amazing storyteller no matter what the subject or arena.
John Irving tells the tale of a family in such a way that made me laugh, cry, and get angry all at the same time.
The characters, their choices, and the ultimate consequences each face are sometimes heartbreaking but always compelling. Strangely enough, some of the main characters are non-human picture hooks and the pictures that once hung on them.
From their blog the authors create a lighthearted look at the joyous trials of motherhood. The book is a collection of hilarious snippets which begin with pregnancy , labor and the sleeplessness of infant care. Cocktail recipes, alcoholic and non, are included. As for the end of the book, I’m not sure. My eyes were pretty blurry by then.
Fifteen year old Mosey Slocub's grandmother and mother both got pregnant when they were fifteen. So now, everyday, she secretly takes a pregnancy test even though she has never had sex. Paranoid? Yes, but in a great way. You'll love all three of these wonderfully strong women.
Did you ever repair something, and in turn found you have repaired yourself? One summer Effie fixes up her family's old summer cottage and fixes herself as well. The setting of this story makes everything come alive. Enjoy!