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Holiday Suggestions from Norwich Bookstore 2020

We are adding as books come back into stock, and trying to keep up with those that have sold out...

This is the year to embrace online shopping - and keeping it local!

Every winter we turn the spotlight on two dozen books that make great gifts. For the 2020 holiday season, we are displaying them here as well as in the store.

People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People: And Other Wisdom Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780525658795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Knopf - November 17th, 2020

A charming, giftable collection of the beloved, best-selling author's inimitable quotes--her words of wisdom on love, life, and, of course, food.


A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection Cover Image
By Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250262899
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Celadon Books - November 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER


The Orphan's Guilt: A Joe Gunther Novel (Joe Gunther Series #31) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250224149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - September 29th, 2020

In Archer Mayor's intriguing new Vermont-based mystery, The Orphan's Guilt, a straightforward traffic stop snowballs into a homicide investigation after Joe Gunther and his fellow investigators peel back layer upon layer of history and personal heartbreak to learn a decades-old hidden truth.


Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook!


And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the Covid-19 Pandemic Cover Image
By Ilan Stavans (Editor)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632063021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Restless Books - August 25th, 2020

As our world is transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, writers offer a powerful antidote to the fearful confines of isolation: a window onto lives and corners of the world beyond our own. In Mauritius, a journalist contends with denialism and mourns the last days of summer, lost to the lockdown. In Paris, a writer struggles to protect his young son from fear.


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Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781604698503
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Timber Press - June 23rd, 2020

“Delve into this beautiful book. You’ll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives.” —Sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment?


What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“Smith does more than illuminate what we're going through right now. She offers a model of how to think ourselves through a fraught historical moment without getting hysterical or sanctimonious, without losing our compassion or our appreciation for what's good in other people. She teaches us how to be better at being human.” —John Powers, Fresh Air


Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316628211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Little, Brown Spark - October 27th, 2020

A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "this year's must-must-read." (Daniel Gilbert)
 
Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfo


Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France: A Cookbook Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780553448252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 10th, 2020

New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark breaks down the new French classics with 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French sensibility.


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.

“Bold, innovative recipes . . . make this book truly thrilling.”—The New York Times


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


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Afterlife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.


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Universe of Two: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

“Stephen Kiernan has pulled off the nearly impossible...The most tender, terrifying, relevant book you’ll read this year.” — Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Lost Family


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Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York Times


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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

Amazon Editors' Pick for Best Book of the Year in Fiction


100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781452180731
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - August 25th, 2020

Featured in Food & Wine, The Kitchn, Cup of Jo, Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast, Food52, Bake from Scratch Magazine. Nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Cookbooks

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog!


Mammoth Science: The Big Ideas That Explain Our World Cover Image
By David Macaulay (Illustrator), DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465491466
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: DK Children - August 4th, 2020

David Macaulay's troupe of curious mammoths lead you through the basics of physics, biology, and chemistry in this unconventional and highly original guide to science.


All the Way to the Tigers: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385546096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Nan A. Talese - June 9th, 2020

From the author of Nothing to Declare, a new travel narrative examining healing, redemption, and what it means to be a solo woman on the road.

"Mary Morris has long been a master memoirist...and has even more to teach us about the lengths to which we must go to reach our deepest selves. I loved this book."


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS
CRIMEREADS – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS
AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL

The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light


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The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet...its own kind of masterpiece." --Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

A "taut, chiseled and propulsive" (Vogue) new novel from the bestselling mystery writer who "is in a class by herself." (The New York Times)


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Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020!

“A sensual and perceptive novel. . . . With humor and humanity, Miller resists the simple scorned-wife story and instead crafts a revelatory tale of the complexities—and the absurdities—of love, infidelity, and grief.”  —O, the Oprah Magazine