UNCHAINED STAFF PICKS

Click above for the trailer to
Whitmamn Illuminated: Song of Myself,
available in May
 
APRIL STAFF PICKS // HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!

Burial Rites (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780316243926
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2014
"A gripping, dark story about a woman who awaits execution for the murder of two men. Bleak, intriguing and beautiful, this page-turner should definitely be added to your beach read/book club pick list!" Stefani

Dorothy Must Die (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062280671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: HarperCollins, 4/2014
"This is not the Wizard of Oz that you remember. Oz has been corrupted! The land has been ravaged and destroyed, people are being killed and turned into slaves and Dorothy is behind it all. Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been whisked into Oz and it is with her that the hope of Oz’s survival lies.  With a nice blend of the familiar story that we all know and love and new and exciting twists the novel will keep you enthralled to the last page and still make you want more! Just remember Wicked is Good and Good is Wicked… Sincerely, The Revolutionary Order of the Wicked." Erin.

$23.00
ISBN-13: 9780812995787
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House, 3/2014
"Originally published in Nigeria in 2007, Cole's (likely) autobiographical novel follows an unnamed narrator as he visits his hometown of Lagos after living in New York City for a number of years. As he reconnects with family, friends, and old lovers, he begins to reconcile how he's changed from the Lagosian he was to the foreigner he's become. In this beautiful and meditative treatement on returning home, Cole evokes Nigerian life with a wonderful mixture of intimate nostalgia and a tourist's wonder, finding that his home hasn't changed--but he has."Amanda

Here I Am (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780802120915
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Grove Press, 3/2014
"Possibly to my parents chagrin, I've always had an intense fascintation with dangerous places and conflicts, and the men and women who risk their lives to share them with the world. Tim Hetherington was one such man. A immensely talented and singular photojournalist, he managed not only to record some of today's most dangerous conflicts, but he did so in such a way as to put a human face to these faraway wars. Here I Am chronicles his time in Liberia, his celebrated work with the soldiers of Afghanistan (as well as his involvement with Sebastian Junger and the documentary Restrepo) and the months leading up to his tragic death in Libya in 2011. Huffman, like Hetherington did before him, has taken a larger-than-life figure and contained him within one concise, emotional and inspiring portrait." Amanda

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780545166683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scholastic Press, 2/2014
"26 haikus about the changing of the seasons. Perfect for kids of all ages! Magical, fun, and beautifully illustrated, Muth has created yet another must-have classic. I love his books!" Stefani.

The Last Wild (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780670015542
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Juvenile, 3/2014
The Last Wild by Piers Torday -- “Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes lives in a world devoid of animals, except for a small (and hidden) band of survivors known as the Last Wild. Kester cannot speak with other people, but when he’s recruited to help the Last Wild he discovers he has the ability to converse with animals--as well as the power to save them. I thought Torday did a wonderful job in creating an imaginative- but very real, and scary- atmosphere. Kester is a great character, and his connection with the animals has a wonderful, old-timey throwback feel to stories I used to read as a kid. The pace didn't slacken once, and I think kids will be swept away by the mix of fantasy and reality; plus, of course, the great message of caring for our ‘wild’.” Amanda

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780399166051
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2/2014

In honor of National Poetry Month, this sweet and humorous little book is the perfect gift for new parents or grandparents. Each cute poem is accompanied by wonderful illustrations. A great addition to any little one's library." Stefani.


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781423157427
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Disney-Hyperion, 4/2014
“'Princess Marie-Victoria, heir to the Lily Throne, and Aelwyn Myrddn, bastard daughter of the Mage of England, grew up together. But who will rule, and who will serve?' This Ring and the Crown is a historical fantasy where in an alternate history timeline the world is dominated by the Franco-British Empire and it controls the world’s only source of magic. This story is told from multiple points-of-view and the book switches quickly from one point of view to another. However, it works really well and each perspective offers something unique and interesting. The only thing you must remember is: Trust no one!" Erin.

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780393242195
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 5/2014

The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple by The Velominati (Keepers of the Cog) – “For those of you uninitiated with The Velominati, they are the self-appointed Keepers of the Cog; the pen-men and upholders of the cycling rules of etiquette. If you are on The Path to “la vie velominatus” then this book needs to be with you at all times, as it contains all the necessary rules of road cycling. For snobs and newbies alike, this humorous, insightful, and all-around awesome Cycling Bible is a must-have.” Amanda


Email or call for price
ISBN-13: 9780062104922
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: HarperCollins, 4/2014

"What happens after ‘Happily Ever After’? Now living out her ‘Happily Ever After’, Sophie is questioning her choice and wonders if she should have chose a different ending... In "A World Without Princes' her wish is granted. Sophie and Agatha are back at school once more but everything has changed. Princes are no longer needed and Princesses can be anything they want with to. However, this has led to a division of boys versus girls and they are the brink of war because of it. The world of “The School of Good and Evil” is fairy tales not only re-imaged but reinvented! This novel will enthrall you and leave you completely bewitched!" Erin.


Email or call for price
ISBN-13: 9781410468895
Large Print
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Thorndike Press, 4/2014
"A grouchy bookstore owner has his own reasons for being such a curmudgeon, until someone and something happens in his life that helps him learn to love, laugh, and live again. If you love books and bookstores, you MUST read this!" Stefani.