Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

Coming Down the Pipeline

Just a few miles away in neighboring New Canaan, a 22-room, multi-million dollar mansion on 52 acres sat completely empty for over half a century. The mansion's owner was Huguette Clark, heiress to a copper fortune. She never spent one night in the house; caretakers maintained the property, not knowing whether their employer was dead or alive.

Huguette Clark was, in fact, alive and fiercely private, spending the last two decades of her life under an assumed name in a New York City hospital. Daughter of US Senator and copper magnate William Clark, she slipped into obscurity in her 20s and never emerged, although her death in 2011 was notable enough to earn the front page of the NY Times. A failed early marriage, the untimely death of her sister, her generosity and faithfulness, the insanely lavish world she inhabited (not to mention her passions for doll collecting, miniatures, and cartoon television series)...this is an American story like no other.

Investigative reporter Bill Dedman, along with a surviving cousin who provides first-hand memories, now tells this story in Empty Mansions and it's the most comprehensive portrait of this mysterious recluse that we are likely to ever have. This book comes out in September and the anticipation is almost enough to make us wish the summer months away!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

Greetings and a Happy First Day of Summer to All!  Let’s all hope for a weather situation free couple of months. It seems like a rather small thing to ask for at this point considering all we have been through.

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

It has been a hard week for us.  Lots of atrocious weather and equipment malfunctions.  We are hopeful that the weekend will be sunny, warm and lovely.  And speaking of this weekend, it is Father’s Day and we want to wish a very happy one to all who are fathers out there.  We hope you know who you are. 

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

Hello again!  We are back from Book Expo and our feet are blistered and beat up, but our book bags are full!  We gleaned a lot of Book Goodness for Adult Summer Reading prizes and for ourselves.  The kickoff is June 19th so make sure you join in.  Also as it promises to be a rainy, not-so-wonderful weekend, why not curl up with a wonderful book?    This week w

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

Spring Cleaning Inspiration

Spring means longer days, open windows, and yes, spring cleaning. Who doesn't have a drawer, closet, or attic full of "stuff" that needs to be organized and maybe even discarded? While most of us are able to keep our tendencies to collect under control, others develop a crippling compulsion to hold onto items like old newspapers and never-worn-clothes. In extreme cases, people lose their marriages, children, and homes because they cannot control themselves.

Author Randy O. Frost is an expert on hoarding and why it happens. In Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, he uses case studies to examine the thought patterns and behaviors that lead otherwise-normal people to barricade themselves among piles and towers of possessions. He also gives advice on how to approach family members or friends with hoarding difficulties. Even if you're just dealing with a drawer or car trunk that needs to be emptied, this book will help you re-assess your relationship with things and inspire a refreshing spring clean-out!

 

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

I am pleased to report that this week we have some of our tried and true elements back.  Also, please note that there will not be a YAWYR next week.  We are gone all week at Book Expo America or as I like to call it, Christmas in May.  This is Publishing’s big trade show for the year and it is where we learn all about what we need to be excited about for the year to come.  S

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