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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

The Art Thief is definitely one of my favorite nonfictions I've ever read! Finkel's descriptions were so immersive and captivating that I genuinely could not put the book down. The story is complex and unique, and it ensures an informative read for all. Filled with some of the art world's most interesting stories, fascinating fun facts, and a high-risk heist, this book will keep you entertained and in awe!

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The Writing Retreat: A Novel By Julia Bartz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982199456
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 21st, 2023

Desperate for her big break after struggling with a year-long case of writer's block, Alex is finally accepted into one of the most exclusive writing retreats in the world. Run by Alex's favorite author, famous feminist-horror writer Roza Vallo, the retreat is sure to be exciting. However, when one of the writers goes missing, the group realizes that something more sinister is afoot, and the team of unforgettable characters must race to find the truth before danger comes for them next. This novel is one of the wildest stories I've ever read, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Full of crazy twists and turns, you will not be able to put this mystery down!

All the Dangerous Things: A Novel By Stacy Willingham Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250803856
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 10th, 2023

After her toddler son is kidnapped from his room during the night, Isabelle Drake is unable to sleep for a year. Desperate and exhausted, Isabelle enlists the help of a true-crime podcaster, Waylon Spencer who, determined to find the truth, dives into Isabelle's guarded past to uncloud the mystery. Thrilling and thought-provoking, this mystery dives into the dangers of family secrets and provides thoughtful insight on the struggles of motherhood.

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Daisy Darker: A Novel By Alice Feeney Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250843937
Availability: Not in stock at Boswell. Available to order.
Published: Flatiron Books - August 30th, 2022

I recommend this book approximately one thousand times per day because it has the best twist ever known to mankind. A modern spin-off of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Daisy Darker is a creepy and captivating mystery that is sure to keep your eyes glued to the page. Intelligent narration paired with layered characters is sure to make this book one of your favorite thrillers!

ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History By Jennifer Dasal Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143134596
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

Who knew that art history was full of mystery, conspiracy, and fun? I certainly didn't - until I read this book! Artcurious is a comprehensive history of the most interesting stories in art that is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Its light-hearted and unique commentary on the forgotten stories of art is sure to spark your interest in the lesser-known corners of the awesome art world.

I Capture the Castle By Dodie Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312201654
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 15th, 1999

This coming-of-age novel features a whimsical and witty narrator, Cassandra, whose love of writing inspires her transportive and insightful observations on everyday life. Her home, an ancient castle that is slowly crumbling away, supplies a beautiful backdrop for Cassandra's struggle and triumph over the trials of growing up and first love. The novel's dreamy quality provides a hopeful outlook on the adventures of being a teen and makes you feel as if you were reading a Jane Austen classic!

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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Miller's retelling of this infamous Greek myth illuminates details of a historically one-sided story of a goddess' revenge and spite. Banished to a magical island, Circe is left to fend for herself. Through struggles with unwelcome visitors and her dark past, Circe discovers her own power and inspires compassion and understanding in every reader. Miller's intricate and purposeful writing transports the readers into the story and ensures a captivating and important read for all!

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Ninth House (Ninth House Series #1) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250751362
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 20th, 2020

This is an ideal realistic fantasy - with real, complex characters, Bardugo builds an imaginative (but believable) world full of twists and turns that captivate the reader instantly. The eerie and tension-filled descriptions make this book impossible to put down!

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Spare and Found Parts By Sarah Maria Griffin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062408884
Availability: Special Order - There is a small chance we can get this title
Published: Greenwillow Books - October 4th, 2016

In post-apocalyptic Blackwater City, pleasantly reminiscent of Dublin, every citizen is missing a body part due to the recent wide scale epidemic. However, Nell is different. Despite the inescapable fact that her father saved the city from total destruction with his invention of biomechanical limbs, Nell is also the only person missing a heart. When her time to contribute a new invention arrives, Nell is desperate for ideas - until one day she finds a spare mannequin hand and inspiration strikes. A beautiful story of love, loss, and purpose, Spare and Found parts will captivate and inspire you!