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an older woman wearing glasses and a mask in a blue shirtAfter 18 years of working with dogs, Ruth decided it was time to indulge her other passion- books! She reads everything from cereal boxes to encyclopedias. At The Learned Owl, Ruth is one of our booksellers.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Knife in the Fog Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781633884861
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Published: Seventh Street Books - October 2nd, 2018

"Shortly after creating Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle and  a colleague, Dr. Bell, receive an invitation to assist the London police with the Whitechapel murders.  Bradley Harper invokes the physical, emotional, and socio-economicalatmosphere of 1880's London.  He handles the twists and turns of his story as easily as Jack the Ripper handled the twisting, turning alleys of East End London."

-Ruth


City of Windows: A Novel (Lucas Page #1) Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9781250293947
Published: Minotaur Books - August 6th, 2019

"City of Windows is moving, breathtaking—a great entertainment." —The Wall Street Journal

“A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters — I loved this.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author


The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062797155
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 4th, 2018

 #1 New York Times Bestseller and #1 International Bestseller

This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.


Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$20.99
ISBN: 9781451635621
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2011

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Widely considered The Great American Novel, and


To Kill a Mockingbird Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060935467
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - July 5th, 2005

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred


Secretariat Cover Image
$24.95
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ISBN: 9781586671174
Published: Derrydale Press - May 16th, 2010

Secretariat was the best-known and most beloved race horse of the twentieth century. In 1973 his legacy was permanently etched into the consciousness of the world when he won the Triple Crown. Here, Raymond G. Woolfe Jr.


The Book of Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686206
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018

A Newbery Honor Book * Booklist Editors’ Choice * BookPage Best Books * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction * Horn Book Fanfare * Kirkus Reviews Best Books * Publishers Weekly Best Books * Wall Street Journal Best of the Year * An ALA Notable Book


Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens) Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781101966549
Published: Ballantine Books - May 15th, 2018

“A sumptuous historical novel anchored by its excellent depiction of Jane Seymour, Henry the VIII’s third queen . . . This is a must for all fans of Tudor fiction and history.”—Publishers Weekly
                 


The Last Trial Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538748138
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 12th, 2020

Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal thriller" and New York Times bestseller about a celebrated criminal defense lawyer and the prosecution of his lifelong friend -- a doctor accused of murder (David Baldacci).


The Operator: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780062917188
Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

"What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? With great humor and insight, The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a group of housewives and pokes at the absurdities of 1950s America, a simpler time that was far from simple. Think The Marvelous Mrs.


Lady Clementine Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781492666905
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 7th, 2020

From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill.


A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250095480
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 1st, 2019

The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, written by Therese Anne Fowler, the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.


The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868930
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Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR


The End of October: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
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ISBN: 9780525658658
Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

“An eerily prescient novel about a devastating virus that begins in Asia before going global . . . A page-turner that has the earmarks of an instant bestseller.” New York Post
 


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!


The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780743234801
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Published: Touchstone - March 12th, 2003

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr.


 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [75th Anniversary Ed] Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060736262
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - November 6th, 2018

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

A special 75th anniversary edition of the beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.


The Good Earth Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780743272933
Published: Washington Square Press - September 15th, 2004

Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes.

Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S.


The Lion's Den Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538733639
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 30th, 2020

Sex, betrayal, and intrigue: A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read "chock full of delicious characters who flaunt their sins . . . like the latest Birkin bag" (Adriana Trigiani).

Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth.


The Children's Blizzard: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399182280
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 12th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife comes a story of courage on the prairie, inspired by the devastating storm that struck the Great Plains in 1888, threatening the lives of hundreds of immigrant homesteaders, especially schoolchildren.


When We Were Young & Brave: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062995261
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 6th, 2020

"Gaynor's story of courage and strength will make you believe in the heroic spirit in each of us." —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours