Wendy

Wendy is the Events Manager & Gift Buyer for the store. When she's not pursuing authors to fill our busy schedule and cute things to entice you with, she is at the gym. If you are interested in weight lifting, handstands or wall balls she will talk your ear off. She is also a paleo/primal diet follower and loves to experiment with new recipes. She mostly reads what her Professor's assign her these days, but can make room for Daniil Kharms and other absurdists and is always in pursuit of the next epic, sweeping, magical obsession.

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Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781936608751
Availability: May not be available. Please call (206) 366-3333 for info.
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - August 7th, 2012

I love how detailed Diane Sanfilippo is and that this book in particular lays out the switch to Paleo in an easy way. Great recipes and meal plans. My favorite addition to my diet? Herbal Tea Gelatin, for realz. So good.


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The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for Any Program Level Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781936608133
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - December 17th, 2013

I love experimenting with my diet and trying to find what works for me. I tried the detox and fell in love with a few of her recipes, the brownies in particular. This is one of my cookbooks that is smudged with love and use!


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A Place of Greater Safety Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780312426392
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador USA - November 14th, 2006

I never pictured myself falling in love with a group of French revolutionaries that have been dead for about 200 years, but I did. Hilary Mantel brings that period of French History and the men involved to life. Danton earned a particularly special place in my heart. What a life!


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Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat Cover Image
By Melissa Joulwan, David Humphreys (Photographer), Melissa Hartwig (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780615572260
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Smudge Publishing - July 15th, 2012

If you aren't familiar with Melissa Joulwan's books and blog The Clothes Make the Girl, you are missing out! Her recipes are all about flavor, fantastic wonderful flavor! There are so many spices that  I can't live without now.


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Speaks the Nightbird Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416552505
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Pocket Books - July 17th, 2007

Meet Matthew Corbett, law-clerk turned problem-solver... and your new favorite character. This is first in a series of books featuring Matthew. Each are wonderfully written with rich historical details and surprising humor. You will get lost in the mysteries he finds himself embroiled in. You won't be able to stop reading and will run to get the next book - Queen of Bedlam.


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The Queen of Bedlam Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416551119
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Published: Pocket Books - October 23rd, 2007

The second in the Matthew Corbett series finds him back in colonial New York, and an official problem-solver. The 'Masker' is loose, slashing citizens in the street, and Matthew can't let it go. He pursues this problem with his usual tenacity. I can't get enough of the world Robert McCammon has created.


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Widdershins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780765312860
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tor Books - June 12th, 2007

I looked at this cover for years, always on my way down the aisle towards the restroom. Each time I saw it, I vowed to read it... 7 years later I did. It is a fun jaunt through a magical world filled with fairies, shapeshifters, and the humans that are attuned to them and it has a great cover!


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We: New Edition Cover Image
By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown (Translator), Clarence Brown (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780140185850
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1993

I discovered this book by doing a Google search on 'dystopian fiction', my favorite kind. We is a timeless classic, a must read if you often wonder what will happen to us after the end times.


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The Assault Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780394744209
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Pantheon Books - March 12th, 1986

I am embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Harry Mulisch before he recently passed away. I chose to read one of his novels as a memorial for him. The Assault grabs your heart in a fist like grip and doesn't let go. It was a perfect introduction to a fantastic writer.


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Hey Nostradamus! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781582344157
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - July 2nd, 2004

Having not read any Douglas Coupland prior and to be perfectly honest starting this with preconceived notions of what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself incredibly moved by this novel. The last few pages express loss and regret in a way that stunned me. I can pick up this novel at any time, read the last 4 pages and immediately start crying.


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The Crimson Petal and the White Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780156028776
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Mariner Books - September 2003

I am a huge historical fiction fan. You will embrace this book when you are finished...not wanting to let go just yet. 


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The Life of Elizabeth I Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345425508
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 5th, 1999

There are many, many, many books written about Elizabeth I, and Alison Weir's is the best. She brings her sharp skills and perspective to the amazing story of a "bastard" child born to a soon-to-be beheaded queen that survives against all odds and becomes one of the most powerful rulers in all Europe. It's ironic that as Henry VIII disposed of wives left & right in his pursuit for a male heir, Elizabeth was there all along. I like to think of it as Anne Bolyen's revenge.


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Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143118589
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Published: Penguin Books - March 1st, 2011

Shades of Grey is fantastic! Jasper Fforde brings us an exciting and imaginative (of course, it's Jasper Fforde!) new world. This is out in January, mark your calendars and come see him when he reads in February on the Third Place Stage!!


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Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684838465
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 10th, 2000

One of my all time favorite books. With some of the best lines. "Dazzle camouflage, Clyde. Dazzle camouflage."


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Inverted World Cover Image
By Christopher Priest, John Clute (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590172698
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Published: New York Review of Books - July 22nd, 2008

A wonderful novel - written in '74 it has that classic scifi movie feel to it. You can almost see Charlton Heston. You are kept in the dark as much as the main character and the world slowly unfolds for you as he discovers the secrets of the city! A great read.