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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: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Celadon Books - November 17th, 2020

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


Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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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!

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review Food Network The Washington Post • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Town & Country


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: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
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
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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

"Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?"


Nothing to See Here Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062913494
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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
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind's Greatest Invention Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385543460
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Published: Doubleday - November 10th, 2020

From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.


Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316628211
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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 — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker)
 
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 unfold in the


Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781594206047
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2020

One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Best Books of the Year | Washington Post Notable Book | A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020

Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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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.


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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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
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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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Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.


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Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250204028
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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
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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
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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.


One Last Lie: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries #11) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250235077
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 30th, 2020

The disappearance of Mike Bowditch’s beloved mentor reveals an ominous connection to a 15-year-old cold case in One Last Lie, the new thriller from bestselling Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron.


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS
AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL
CRIMEREADS – ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR
GLOBE AND MAIL - TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR
KIRKUS REVIEWS - ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR


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The Searcher: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735224650
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Published: Viking - October 6th, 2020

Best Book of 2020
New York Times |NPR | New York Post

"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


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Monogamy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062969651
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020!

NPR BEST BOOK OF 2020

PEOPLE MAGAZINE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF 2020

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BEST BOOK OF 2020


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The Chicken Sisters Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593085141
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 1st, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

"A charming, hilarious, feel-good story about the kind of bonds & rivalries only sisters can share. Also, a great present for your sister for the holidays!!"--Reese Witherspoon

Three generations. Two chicken shacks. One recipe for disaster.


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Troubled Blood (A Cormoran Strike Novel #5) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316498937
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Published: Mulholland Books - September 15th, 2020

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.

Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough—who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974.
 
Strike has nev