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New This Week

May 31, 2022

It’s been a cool and gloomy week, but we’ve got books to bring a little sunshine and adventure to your life! Whether you’re in the mood for a charmingly quirky novel, or a swashbuckling true story of privateers during the Revolution, we’ve got you covered with this week’s under-the-radar picks.

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

Fans of feel-good character stories like A Man Called Ove or novels of bookish communities like The Little Paris Bookshop won’t want to miss Phaedra Patrick’s latest. It’s a charming and uplifting story of an aspiring writer who cleans the house of her favorite novelist. When the famously reclusive author passes away, a shocked book world learns that none other than the house cleaner has been trusted to finish the final novel.

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Rebels at Sea by Eric Jay Dolin

Historian Eric Jay Dolin is tackling a bit of forgotten history by exploring the role of the scrappy, privately-owned ships and boats that pestered the legendary British Navy during the Revolutionary War. It’s the story of brave sailors who risked the terrible conditions on British prison ships in order back up their young nation’s Navy and seize enemy combatants as privateers.

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