Whitney Kaaz - Bookseller in Manchester

Whitney Kaaz"She liked anything orange: leaves; some moons; marigolds; chrysanthemums; cheese; pumpkin, both in pie and out; orange juice; marmalade. Orange is bright and demanding. You can't ignore orange things." from the novel The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781451642292
Availability: Special Order
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

A compelling expose that follows the story of three women whose lives were profoundly influenced by the male relationships they had in their formative years. Their honesty in revealing these often painful and deeply personal stories shows how their futures were shaped and how they live now. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Auntie Poldi and the Vineyards of Etna (An Auntie Poldi Adventure #2) by Mario Giordano - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781328919021
Published: Ecco - March 5th, 2019

Auntie Poldi is back and sassier than ever! In this her second mystery she finds murder among the vines. Filled with beautiful scenery, delicious fare and a run in with the Mafia Poldi delivers once again! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Lost Children Archive: A novel by Valeria Luiselli - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525520610
Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

A timely novel involving themes of our current immigration system and Native American history. The author delves into the complexities of love, loss, marriage and family set against the harsh landscape of the American West. A powerful, eloquent exploration of the way we choose to preserve our past through sight and sound. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Ohio by Stephen Markley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501174476
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

A bleak expose of a small rural town ravaged by addiction, dark secrets, and the repercussions of the recession. Years after graduating, high school classmates reunite, all trying to escape pieces of their pasts. Months after reading this brutally honest novel, I'm still haunted by its darkness and unfortunate reality. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Snow (Four Seasons of Walter de la Mare) by Walter de la Mare - Book Review

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By Walter de la Mare, Carolina Rabei (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780571312191
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Faber & Faber Children's - October 4th, 2018

Rhyming text accompanies a beautiful yet simple color palette, evoking a feeling of peace and tranquility as the children explore the wonders of a snowy day! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

The Ink House by Rory Dobner - Book Review

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By Rory Dobner (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781786270771
Availability: Backordered
Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 9th, 2018

Celebrate the magic of ink and paper in this incredibly intricate black and white gem! A sophisticated picture book for children and adults of all ages! Don’t miss the search and find at the end of book! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Archie and the Bear by Zanni Louise - Book Review

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By Zanni Louise, David Mackintosh (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328973412
Published: Clarion Books - September 18th, 2018

Archie is convinced he is a bear even though everyone around him thinks he is a boy. Until one day when he ventures into the forest only to find a bear...who thinks he’s a boy! They end their day together enjoying the things both boys and bears love: warm quilts, warm fires, and honey sandwiches. The perfect bedtime story! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Katerina by James Frey - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982101442
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 11th, 2018

A prequel to the controversial Million Little Pieces, this book is Frey's love letter to Henry Miller. After selling enough drugs to live in Paris for a year and escape "the creaking machinery of humanity," he spends his time in a drug-induced fog drinking, sleeping around, and writing. At this story's heart is a tragic love story borne from reckless behavior and youthful ambitions. ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz

Cherry: A novel by Nico Walker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525520139
Published: Knopf - August 14th, 2018

Nico Walker saw over 200 missions in Iraq as an army medic, came home with severe PTSD, became addicted to heroin and then started robbing banks. In a voice reminiscent of Holden Caulfield, Walker recounts his story as fiction with beautiful simplistic raw emotion, tinged with dark humor. The creation of this book was as fascinating as the novel itself! ~ Reviewed by Whitney Kaaz