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We still have some of the IBD EXCLUSIVE items available... call the store to reserve something you may have missed! The new book Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?  Signed by Roz Chast + Patricia Marx, a new Ada Twist book with super cute patch, an exclusive new short story Wings of Fire book, enamel pins, pouches, signed copies of Newbery winner The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and more!
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Kira's Book Club / Saturday, November 2nd / 3:00 - 4:30See more
For our next book club book, we will be reading Family Lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg.  

Meeting Saturday, November 2nd, 3-4:30 upstairs at the bookstore

Family Lexicon, by Natalia Ginzburg, has recently been republished with what is called "a new, attentive translation by Jenny McPhee..." in this New Yorker article... LINK TO THE NEW YORKER ARTICLE HERE

It's called a novel, but Ginzburg freely admits she has made nothing up. We'll have the chance to delve into Italian politics, family politics and emotional pressures and quirks.  

This book is published by the New York Review Books imprint (NYRB) which pays special attention to new and revised translated works, and works that may have been previously published and gone out of print. You'll see those books displayed separately on the small table to the left of the reading glasses in the store.  They also always feature a fore/afterword by another writer, in this case, Peg Boyers, who teaches poetry and translation at Skidmore College and at the Columbia University School of the Arts. She is the executive editor of Salmagundi Magazine and the author of three books of poetry published by the University of Chicago Press. One of those books, Hard Bread, is based on the life of Natalia Ginzburg.

And for the book after this, we are considering Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson. This gorgeous book has hit the ground running as may of her books have. I thought we might pair it with one of her YA novels, which would be a present from me.  (If You Come Softly or I Hadn't Mean to Tell You This)

A bit about Red at the Bone... "An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.
Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson’s taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child."

The list below are the books we've read in the months before... this book club meets every other month or so...
Kira's favorites for WAMC Book Picks!See more
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Here is a partial reading list to help understand the history leading to the systemic racism in the USA, and the experiences of people in our society today.
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Persephone BooksSee more

"What are all those books with grey covers?"

I discovered Persephone Books, from London, in 1999. Their mission, to re-publish books, mostly by women, that were “unjustly out of print” resulted in a trove of wonderful novels and non-fiction works, each enjoyable in its own special way.

Persephone titles here many are favorites, and some are the latest releases. When you look inside the front cover you will see printed a textile that is from the time period of the original printing, and a bookmark slipped inside. Descriptions of all of the books are in the comments when you click on each book-- and in the catalogues you can find in store.


They have travelled a long way to be here; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

New York Review Books / ADULTSee more

NYRB Classics is a list of fiction and non-fiction works for all ages and from around the world. While some books are original, like Persephone, many of these books have been out of print and rescued by the NYRB editor. It has been called "a marvelous literary imprint ... that has put hundreds of wonderful books back on our shelves."

What are all those books with red spines?See more
Some of my most favorite books for children, and books to read aloud, have been republished by the NYRB imprint. These books, mostly with red spines, can be found in our classics section at the bookshop.

The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office.


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