This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

While Ann Patchett does talk about marriage in her latest book, this is not just a story about marriage. Told through 22 essays, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” is a memoir of her life from early years up through present day. Many of the essays are pieces that were previously published in […]

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Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home follows fourteen year old June as she deals with the death of her best friend, her uncle Finn.  Set in the late 1980′s, June’s story collides with the AIDS epidemic sweeping around the world.  Her uncle Finn is a famous painter who died after he finished his last piece, a portrait […]

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Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson

We think we know the story of the Titanic—the once majestic and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—but very little has been written about the vessel’s 705 survivors. How did the events of that horrific night in the icy waters of the North Atlantic affect the […]

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Peabody Essex Museum

  There are a lot of new and exciting happenings at the Peabody Essex Museum! Now through July 6, visit the California Design exhibit. This exhibit highlights the sleek and modern design of the midcentury period (1930 – 1965.) This time period introduces open concept living, fiberglass surfboards and Barbie. There are over 250 examples […]

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At Home by Bill Bryson

Surprised by how little he knew of the things that made his home life so comfortable, author Bill Bryson decided to study each room in his house, a rural English parsonage, and discover how they came to be. Here, with trademark humor and wit, Bryson chronicles the history of domesticity. To reserve a copy of At Home, […]

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