The warm and winning story of opening a modern bookstore where there were none, Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller recounts Nadia Wassef’s troubles and triumphs as a founder and manager of Cairo-based Diwan The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults ... more >
From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world. We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home. ... more >
Dear Susanna Kearsley, A new book from you is always a treat for me. My favourite (of many favourites from you) is The Winter Sea, which is “Slains 1”. When I re-read The Winter Sea I’m always forced (happily) because reasons to then read at least some of The Firebird ... more >
Crammed with useful info, funny recollections, heartfelt anecdotes, and lots of cute furry creatures, a collection for all animal lovers! This collection of over 60 stories and essays, drawn from Dr. Schott’s 30 years in small animal practice, covers an astonishing breadth of experiences, emotions, and species. Schott has tales ... more >
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Frankie King gets her wedding dress – 77 years after the event, Frankie King finally has a wedding dress that she didn’t get during the war. Married quickly due to the groom having only a short leave, they didn’t even have any wedding photos taken. When Royce and Frankie King ... more >