2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List Announced!


The Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List
was announced last week, and there are a lot of great books included. We’ve already been buzzing about a few of them at the store and certainly don’t envy the judges when it comes to picking one winner from the bunch!

remember me like thisgreat glass seaWhile we wait for the announcements of the short list and winner, you can catch nominee Josh Weil here at the store Monday, July 21 at 7PM with his debut novel (also the Statesman Selects pick of the month), The Great Glass SeaBret AnthonyJohnston will visit us in September with his nominated novel, Remember Me Like Thiswhich is available on our shelves now.

You can also check out our bookseller reviews for Fourth of July Creek, and The Enchanted, which was our Top Shelf Pick for March.

fourth of july creekenchantedMolly on Fourth of July Creek: 

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Summertime, and the Reading Is Excellent



Summer is a great season to be a bibliophile, because it’s considered a totally normal activity to sit in a beach/pool/lawn/whatever chair and plow through books one after the other. (Speaking of which, check out Zadie Smith’s fantastic What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: “The beach is one of the few places pathological readers can pass undetected among their civilian cousins.”) In addition to Ann’s current favorites, here’s what our staff is reading and loving right now.

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