The Road to Little Dribbling

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And here it is, another masterfully written travelogue of Mr. Bryson’s journey’s through the British countryside, more that two decades after his first book on the subject.  Informative, intelligent, and wickedly funny, The Road to Little Dribbling is a delightfully educational stroll through the tasty bits Her Majesty’s Kingdom.  (I cannot adequately express to you how proud I am of that last sentence.)

Cities of Men

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Cooper’s mother walks out on the family.  When he asks “why”, he must come to terms with an answer no 12 year old boy should have to hear.

The Gentleman

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Reminiscent of Victorian era literature, The Gentleman is the tale of a man who inadvertently sells his wife’s soul to the Devil, then embarks on a glorious adventure to retrieve it.

A Man Called Ove

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Sometimes you read a book that makes you want to find everything ever written by the author and read it as quickly as possible.  This was precisely my reaction to A Man Called Ove.

The Orphan Mother

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The long awaited follow up to the New York Times Bestseller Widow of the South, by Robert Hicks.


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A grandfather, near death, shares the stories of his life with his grandson.  A fantastic and emotional read.


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Our favorite food book of the year!  Sweetbitter is a novel that takes you behind the scenes of the fine dining scene in New York City.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (hardcover)

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What a great read! This is the story of A.J. Fikry, the owner of Island Books, a quaint little bookstore on Alice Island who, after losing his wife, begins a downhill journey into self loathing and depression, only to be saved by a beautiful young lady with whom he has one important thing in common…books. I’m not going to fully admit this on the internet, but I may have cried a bit at the end.

More Things In Heaven and Earth

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More Things in Heaven and Earth is the first installment of the Watervalley series. Jeff paints a humerous, and wonderfully quaint picture of life in rural Tennessee. Add a little drama, and maybe the beginnings of a future romance, and you have a fantastic story that will leave you wanting more, which is great because the follow up book, Each Shining Hour, is now available!