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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Summer is here! For many of us, that means more opportunities to sit down and enjoy a good book. Here is a diverse selection of some of our exciting new arrivals that are sure to please a variety of tastes. Check out the list below, then stop by and pick up a few books, hold them in your hands, read a page or two, and experience the joy of discovering something new. Of course, our staff is always happy to assist you.

Hope to see you soon!

The BookShop West Portal Staff

Flight Behavior Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver
Now in paperback!

From the bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible comes the story of a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain - and finds herself trapped in the center of a conflict that unexpectedly opens up her world.

Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins
Now in paperback!

Katniss Everdeen has won the Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark - against all odds - and they should be happy. But their victory was won by defiance of the Capitol, and now rumors of rebellion are spreading, and the Capitol wants revenge.

The Art Forger The Art Forger
by B.A. Shapiro
Now in paperback!

On March 18, 1990, over a dozen works of art worth more than $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Struggling young artist Claire Roth is about to discover some surprising things about the largest unsolved art heist in history.

Mission to Paris Mission to Paris
by Alan Furst
Now in paperback!

From the New York Times bestselling author comes a compelling novel of espionage and deception in 1938 prewar Paris, with Hollywood star Frederic Stahl at the center of the intrigue.

A Hologram for the King A Hologram for the King
by Dave Eggers
Now in paperback!

National Book Award finalist Eggers has written a provocative novel about a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, where a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.

The Chaperone The Chaperone
by Laura Moriarty
Now in paperback!

A captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that changed both of them.

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
by Anna Quindlen
Now in paperback!

In her irresistible memoir, Quindlen writes about a woman's life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, using events from her life to illuminate new perspectives.

The Passage of Power The Passage of Power
by Robert A. Caro
Now in paperback!

The fourth volume in Caro's monumental biography of Lyndon Johnson follows Johnson through his volatile relationship with John and Robert Kennedy in the fight for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president, and through Johnson's unhappy vice presidency.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
by Maria Semple
Now in paperback!

Bernadette Fox is notorious: To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.

The Black Count The Black Count
by Tom Reiss
Now in paperback!

Called "one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible" by TIME Magazine, this is the story of General Alex Dumas, a man almost unknown today, yet strikingly familiar - because his son, the novelist Alexandre Dumas, used his larger-than-life feats as inspiration for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Hidden behind General Dumas's swashbuckling adventures was an even more incredible secret: he was the son of a black slave, who rose higher in the white world than any man of his race would before our own time.

Life After Life Life After Life
by Kate Atkinson

In 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife - but she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, and embarks upon an unusual life. Does Ursula's infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny?

Inferno Inferno
by Dan Brown

The author of international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol masterfully fuses history, art, codes, and symbols. In his new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date, featuring the Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon.

A Delicate Truth A Delicate Truth
by John le Carre

International star le Carre delivers another sure-fire crowd pleaser with his new novel. A counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar.

And the Mountains Echoed And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns has written a new tale exploring the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. Following its characters around the globe - from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos - the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Cooked Cooked
by Michael Pollan

The bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma explores the uncharted territory of his own kitchen in his new book, discovering the enduring power of the four classical elements - fire, water, air, and earth - to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink.

The Autistic Brain The Autistic Brain
by Temple Grandin

Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, and even shares her own brain scans from numerous studies. She also introduces the scientists and self-advocates behind innovative theories of what causes autism, how it is diagnosed, and how best to treat it.

The Burgess Boys The Burgess Boys
by Elizabeth Strout

The acclaimed author of Olive Kitteridge and Amy and Isabelle returns with a powerful and moving new novel. The Burgess brothers, haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, are called home from their successful lives in New York.

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield
by Jeremy Scahill

Dirty Wars follows journalist Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of the U.S. War on Terror's most dangerous battlefields as he uncovers one of the most important foreign policy stories.

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery
by Walter Mosley

Easy Rawlins, one of the small handful of private eyes in contemporary crime fiction who can be called immortal, is back and cruising the hip streets of the Sunset Strip circa 1967. He is searching for a young black man who has gone missing - and maybe his own rebirth.

Maya's Notebook Maya's Notebook
by Isabel Allende

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a startling new novel of suspense and a contemporary coming-of-age story, narrated by an American teenage girl who falls into a life of drugs and crime and must escape before it's too late.

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