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RoscoeBooks

Joined March 2016

A neighborhood independent bookstore. I'm the owner; it's a pleasure to meet you!
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In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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A snowy white cover for a snowy white morning on a plane. 100 pages in, and really enjoying this so far!

RealLifeReading Lovely cover! Hope you have a good flight! 3y
ephemeralwaltz So pretty 3y
ruthemmielang I'm kind of obsessed with this cover! 3y
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Last night, I finished this book and concluded a fairly Jonathan-tastic week (because I also read Everything is Illuminated for book club). It took me a little while to get into it, but I wound up enjoying it a lot in the end...and there's no doubt that Lethem knows how to write memorable characters.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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It's Mothers Day! I'm celebrating the pub date of this wonderful book by rockin' my sweet, sweet tote bag (thanks, Riverhead!) and telling everyone I know that they have to read it.

kdwinchester So jealous! 3y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Love me some Hogarth Shakespeare, and the latest entry in the series - Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest - might just be my favorite of the bunch. Atwood's setup, in which Prospero is a director who stages a production of The Tempest as a means of exacting revenge, allows readers to consider the play on multiple levels, and the result is fantastic in every sense of the word. So great!

theshrinkette Mine too! 3y
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This is a crazy-good week for new releases (ahhhh, yet another reason I love fall) and Derek Palacio's debut novel is one of many great ones out this week. If you love a richly-textured family saga, make room for this on your shelf!

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Closing out #bannedbooksweek with one of my favorite books of all time, plus a favorite read-aloud from my childhood. Big props to @klwestenberg , who came up with the idea for this photo series! 😄📚

BeckyRenner I definitely read The Things They Carried aloud to my senior English class last year. Yay swearing! 3y
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Oh, this was just beautiful. Whether describing the Texas landscape or the workings of the human mind or heart, Paulette Jiles has a masterful way with words, and the story she's told here is one I'll remember for a long time. This book absolutely deserves its spot on the #nbalonglist.

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Kids of Appetite | David Arnold
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Unsurprisingly, it's been a great few weeks for new YA books! We loved this book and the Female of the Species...and so far, I'm really liking Three Dark Crowns, too 😍

Lola I JUST heard about this book this morning on a podcast about most anticipated books of the fall. #bookserendipity 3y
angrylilasian Just got Female of the Species. Can't wait to read it! 3y
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Every Kind of Wanting | Gina Frangello
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I thought this was pretty terrific...Frangello manages to develop a large cast of characters and write their actions in a way that feels emotionally honest and really original. And she's a local author to boot! 😄 #localfirst

BookishClaire That title alone makes me want to read it tbh 3y
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My Sunshine Away | M. O. Walsh
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This was one of my favorite books of 2015, and earlier this year, we were lucky enough to host M.O. Walsh for the paperback release (he's just as delightful as the book!). I still recommend it all the time, and I have yet to hear from anyone who didn't like it. Lots of love for this one! #FunFridayPhoto

CaptainMatt This was such a great book! Also one of my 2015 favorites. He even sang at the reading where I got the book! 3y
EvieBee I read this in March and loved it! 3y
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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Here they are. Large and in charge and signed by JSF himself. A little more than halfway through, I have mixed feelings about the book...I'm finding each and every one of these characters detestable, and yet I'm fascinated and feel compelled to keep reading about them!

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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer

Here they are. Large and in charge and signed by JSF himself. A little more than halfway through, I have mixed feelings about the book...I'm finding each and every one of these characters detestable, and yet I'm fascinated and feel compelled to keep reading about them!

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Here's the story...of a lovely lady...who kissed a stranger at her daughter's christening party and thus helped to form one highly memorable, Brady Bunch-esque blended family. Patchett renders these four parents and six kids with humor and heart, and though she doesn't necessarily give us a complete picture of any one character, she does give us a moving meditation on family history and the importance of our families' stories.

BookishClaire This is my next book and I can't wait! 3y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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One of my bookseller friends said he loved this book because "it's truly a book for everyone"...and he's absolutely right. This is one of the smartest, richest and funniest books I've read in a long, long time (like, in the past few years). I LOVED it. ❤️??

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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In this story of a Cameroonian immigrant couple attempting to navigate life in NYC in the years before and during the recession, Imbolo Mbue has lots to say about the the immigrant experience, as well as our definitions of happiness, hardship and success. It's an excellent book...and it's out TODAY!

irre I want to read it!! 3y
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Here are two books that may have gotten lost in the August shuffle, but which are absolutely worth a read. One is set in dust bowl-era Oklahoma, and the other features a contemporary clan grappling with the requirements of a special-needs kid...but both are smart, compelling family dramas. Much love!

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Last Days of Night | Graham Moore
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Tonight I got to meet Graham Moore, whose new book is a wonderfully entertaining piece of historical fiction and easily one of my favorite books of the year so far. It comes out in a few weeks...be sure to check it out!

Lola Lucky you! Love him! And his mom :) 3y
MrBook Lucky! 😁👍🏻 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Oh man, this was one awesome trip of a book! It's an intricate, suspenseful piece of sci-fi that makes clear points about how the choices we make (and the choices we don't make) affect our identity and experience of the world. Fast-paced and near impossible to put down!

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Part Alaskan road trip story and part character study of a mom at a serious crossroads in her life, this book is most definitely an interesting ride!

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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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I really, really enjoyed this! I thought this book was great as a satire of young DC, but even better as a portrait of a young marriage. Close gets so many things right about career conflicts, ambition, in-law strife, and the little ways we judge the people in our lives. Well done!

BookishClaire I really liked it too! 3y
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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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Similar covers, very different books. Who wore it better?

MrBook Interesting match-up. 3y
GregZimmerman Gram that! 3y
kbuggle Nice one 3y
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Relief Map | Rosalie Knecht
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Another Fiction Book Club pick complete. I plowed through this in two days and am really looking forward to hearing what everyone else thought!

Notafraidofwords I loved this book so much. The tension, the best friends, the ending...I loved it! 3y
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I picked this up because of the amazing cover...and at about two thirds through, the story within is every bit as colorful. Really enjoying this!

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Listen to Me | Hannah Pittard
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A portrait of a moment inside a not-quite-happy marriage that feels more complete, and more satisfying, than many books twice as long. Great stuff!

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I'm delighted to report that Dave Holmes' memoir is every bit as smart and laugh-out-loud funny as his columns for Vulture. If you're between, say, 30 and 45 years old and have even a passing appreciation for pop music, do something nice for yourself and read this!

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Girls on Fire | Robin Wasserman
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Whoa...SO dark. So rage-filled. So hard to put down. Loved it!!

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Ms. Bixby's Last Day | John David Anderson
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Some of my favorite books of the year have been middle-grade tearjerkers! Ms. Bixby's Last Day is the latest; it's the perfect mix of funny and heartfelt. Much love!!

MrBook Great pic! 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Damn, this woman can WRITE. The Girls is haunting, thoughtful and packed with some of the most gorgeous images and sentences I've read in a long time.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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If the mark of a good book is its ability to expand your understanding of the world, its people, and its history...then Homegoing is most definitely a good book.

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Holiday weekend reading.

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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Halfway through this, and it's just as intricate, fantastic and delightfully spooky as I was hoping it would be (...so far!).

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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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"I'm giving you permission to take yourself seriously. To take the Stuff of this world seriously." - p. 95
So far, at least, the Stuff of this book is awesome.

Liberty I'm reading this tonight, too! 4y
RoscoeBooks Woohoo! Can't wait to hear what you thought, @Liberty ! 4y
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