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By tracking the experiences of a group of friends trying to get their kids into a new school, Holsinger explores the term "gifted," and shows what it means to children and their families. Told from ther perspectives of the parents, his thought-provoking, funny, and relatable novel dramatizes the problems of the adults' friendships and the toll taken on all involved by the hope and expectaton that the younger generation is "gifted."

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gifted School: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525534976
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 30th, 2020

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This is a heartbreaking love story, full of what-ifs. After sixty years apart, Roya Khanom Archer has the chance to see Bahman Aslan again, who broke her heart after their head-over-heels love that originated in Iran in 1953 after they began meeting each Tuesday in the stationery shop, where they bond over literature. Kamali intricately weaves together a story full of love, sadness, and generational and familial ties.

The Stationery Shop Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982107482
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Gallery Books - June 18th, 2019

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Bridget Collins has created a world so lush and magical and beguiling. A poor farmer’s son, Emmet Farmer, and the privileged Lucian Darnay are doomed to be star-crossed lovers, a Romeo and Romeo for the modern age. In this world, books are feared, as they contain peoples’ memories, their secrets, grief, and pain. Despite books’ taboo, they are illegally traded. As Emmet becomes an apprentice to a bookbinder, a field surrounded by ignorance, prejudice, and superstition, he’s set on course to rediscover himself. In a story of murder, magic, separation and ruthless forces, do Emmet and Lucian’s love stand a chance in a hostile world?

 

 

The Binding: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062838094
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: William Morrow - April 16th, 2019

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