A Few of My Favorite Things

Scotland

  • The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
  • The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Female Aviators

  • The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
  • Fly Girls by Keith O'Brien
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Sports (especially ice hockey)

  • A Team of Their Own by Seth Berkman
  • The Boys of Winter by Wayne Coffey
  • Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky
  • Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie Allen

World War II (both fiction and nonfiction)

  • Molly: A Winning Spirit by Valerie Trip
  • A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  • D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose

Pirates

  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  • Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  • The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
  • Pirate Women by Laura Sook Duncombe
  • Empire of Blue Water by Stephen Talty

Music

  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  • The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
  • The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  • Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
  • Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks

Authors Named Sarah

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Emily Jenkins & Lauren Myracle
  • Calm the F*ck Down by Sarah Knight

Royalty

  • Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath
  • Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown
  • The Crown: The Official Companion by Robert Lacey
  • Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
  • The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  • The Royal Runaway by Lindsay emory
  • Royally Matched by Emma Chase
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Books About Books

  • The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Blythell
  • Word by Word by Kory Stamper

Vikings

  • The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
  • Eaters fo the Dead by Michael Crichton
  • Orkneyinga Saga
The Enigma Game Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368012584
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

The hair stood up at the back of my neck. Those letters meant something. And with the cipher machine, I'd worked it out myself.


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The Lost Queen: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501191428
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Published: Atria Books - June 4th, 2019

Outlander meets Camelot” (Kirsty Logan, author of The Gracekeepers) in the first book of an exciting historical trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth—a powerful and, until now, tragically forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland—twin sister of the man who inspired the legendary character of Merlin.

Intelligent, passionate,


Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - August 10th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES


The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II Cover Image
By Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588747
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328592798
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books - March 5th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * A Time Best Book for Summer
 
Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing.


Code Name Verity Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post), that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson).


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A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781335005533
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 1st, 2019

One of ESPN's 25 Can't Miss Books of 2019

"A feel-good story."--New York Times Book Review


The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Cover Image
By Wayne Coffey, Jim Craig (Foreword by), Ken Morrow (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400047666
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Published: Broadway Books - October 25th, 2005

The true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and the Miracle on Ice, which Sports Illustrated called the greatest moment in sports history—with a new afterword by Ken Morrow for the fortieth anniversary of the Miracle on Ice
 
“An unvarnished and captivating read.”—Parade
 


Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749783
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Published: Ten Speed Press - July 18th, 2017

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science

Women for the win!


Michigan vs. the Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525301483
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 1st, 2019

When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it's time to even the score.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls' hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play.


A Winning Spirit: A Molly Classic 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781683370543
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Published: American Girl Publishing Inc - February 19th, 2018

Molly McIntire is growing up while the world is at war. Although the fighting is far away, life is full of changes and challenges. But Molly, with hope in her heart and pride in her country, is determined to make a difference. The first volume of Molly's stories shows how Americans on the home front pitched in during World War Two.


A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375851544
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 8th, 2011

“There’s a fine line between gossip and history, when one is talking about kings.”


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The Nightingale: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250080400
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.


Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142423622
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2017

#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! 

"A superlative novel . . . masterfully crafted."--The Wall Street Journal

Based on "the forgotten tragedy that was six times deadlier than the Titanic."--Time

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - May 5th, 2009

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

“Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World  War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780451495082
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Published: Crown - April 23rd, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The dramatic, untold history of the heroic women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory in World War II


Peter Pan (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
By J. M. Barrie, Tony DiTerlizzi (Introduction by)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141322575
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Published: Puffin Books - March 5th, 2009

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell lead the three Darling children over the rooftops of London and away to Neverland - the island where the lost boys play. Magic and mischief is in the air but if villainous Captain Hook has his way, before long someone will be swimming with the crocodiles . . .


Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, Book One) Cover Image
By Ridley Pearson, Dave Barry, Greg Call (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780786849079
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 1st, 2006


Don'teven think of starting this bookunless you're sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. Afast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peterand his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff.


Cinnamon and Gunpowder: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250050182
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Published: Picador - June 3rd, 2014

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by a beautiful yet ruthless pirate. He will be spared, Mad Hannah Mabbot tells him, as long as he can conjure an exquisite meal every Sunday from the ship's meager supplies.


A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab

Kell is one of the last Antarimagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.


Nevernight: Book One of the Nevernight Chronicle Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250132130
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Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017

Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.


The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

In this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity Montague must use all her womanly wits and wiles to achieve her dreams of becoming a doctor—even if she has to scheme her way across Europe to do it.


Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641602228
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 3rd, 2019

In the first-ever comprehensive survey of the world’s female buccaneers, Pirate Women tells of the women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.


A May 2007 Book Sense Pick

“Talty’s vigorous history of seventeenth-century pirates of the Caribbean will sate even fickle Jack Sparrow fans. . . . A pleasure to read from bow to stern.”
—Entertainment Weekly


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


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City of Dark Magic: A Novel (City of Dark Magic Series #1) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143122685
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Published: Penguin Books - November 27th, 2012

Cosmically fast-paced, wildly imaginative, and with City of Lost Dreamsthe bewitching sequelon shelves now, City of Dark Magic is the perfect potion of magic and suspense
 


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The Kingdom of Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524739010
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes a historical YA fantasy about a musical prodigy and the dangerous lengths she'll go to make history remember her--perfect for fans of Susanna Clarke and The Hazel Wood.

Two siblings. Two brilliant talents. But only one Mozart.


The Music Shop: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812986563
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 6th, 2018

“An unforgettable story of music, loss and hope. Fans of High Fidelity, meet your next quirky love story.”—People

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES (UK) AND THE WASHINGTON POST


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481456029
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 1st, 2015

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still. Discover the “compulsively readable” (Booklist) first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a foreword, and excusive bonus content!


Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033539
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Published: Vintage - September 23rd, 2008

Revised and Expanded


Throne of Glass Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.


The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553385595
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Published: Bantam - February 8th, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A dusting of magic, the aroma of sugary cakes swirling through the breeze, and a girl who unwittingly brings change to a town of misfits make for a sweet summer story filled with hope and forgiveness.”—Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt


Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545800464
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Meet the Upside-Down Magic kids in the first topsy-turvy adventure of this New York Times bestselling series, now a Disney Channel Original Movie!

It's never easy when your magic goes wonky.

For Nory, this means that instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, she turns into both of them at the same time -- a dritten.


The no-f*cks-given guide to taming anxiety and taking back control of your life, from the bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together.


Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062405371
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 25th, 2016

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . .


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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374538392
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 21st, 2019

“Rollicking, irresistible, un-put-downable . . . For anyone . . . who swooned to Netflix’s The Crown, this book will be manna from heaven.” —Hamish Bowles, Vogue

Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret is a brilliant, eccentric treat. —Anna Mundow, The Wall Street Journal


The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524762285
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 17th, 2017

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills
 


Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690252
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Published: Quirk Books - March 6th, 2018

This paperback edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.


The Royal We Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781455557110
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 26th, 2016

An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.


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The Royal Runaway Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501196614
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Published: Gallery Books - October 9th, 2018

For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancé who left her at the altar—and who just might get her own fairytale in the process.

Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess t


Royally Matched Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781682307762
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Published: Everafter Romance - February 21st, 2017

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He's not handling it well.


The Princess Diaries Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061479939
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Published: HarperTeen - March 25th, 2008

The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.

Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise.


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The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062467256
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 20th, 2016

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after?


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250037756
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Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times Bestseller

A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle


The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
 
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
 


The Diary of a Bookseller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612198163
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Published: Melville House - July 16th, 2019

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970263
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2018

“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.”
 


The Last Kingdom (Saxon Tales #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060887186
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 3rd, 2006

The first installment of Bernard Cornwell’s New York Times bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit Netflix series.


Eaters of the Dead Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525436386
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Published: Vintage - May 1st, 2018

It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to the north. Fadlan belatedly discovers that his job is to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings--but just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea....