The Little Bookshop

August 2022 Book News

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August Story Times


Friday, 8/12 at 11:30


Wednesday, 8/17 at 2:00


At our August 17th story time, we will make cards for teachers.

BOOK CLUB NEWS


We are starting book club up again and we have some openings! Here is information for the September meeting:


Book titleClark & Division by Naomi Hirahara

Historical mystery

paperback $16.95

Winner of the 2022 Mary Higgins Clark Award

Finalist for the 2021 Agatha Award for best historical novel


Daytime meeting: Wednesday Sept. 14th at 1:00pm

Evening meeting: Tuesday Sept. 20th at 6:30pm

Book Club meetings will be held at The Little Bookshop.


Deadline to sign-up is August 12thParticipants are asked to purchase the book from The Little Bookshop, no exceptions...the goal is to shop small! If you have previously purchased this book in either hardback or paperback from our store, please let us know. You will need to purchase the book in order to confirm your sign-up. You can pay for the book in-store or by phone. 804-464-1244. You will receive an email from the store when the books are available for pick-up; it should be around August 18th.

Questions? Call us or send an email to: info@thelittlebookshopva.com.


Additional information:


We will have October and November book club meetings also -- information for those days, times, and book titles will be in upcoming emails.


Please be advised that our purpose as a book club is to read and discuss a variety of good books to enrich our lives and our reading experiences. Our selections will include biography and other nonfiction, poetry, young adult and fiction with discussions moderated by owner Mary Patterson.


Please be patient with us as we restart our book club, blending in previous members with new ones and maintaining a balance of attendees so we don't get overcrowded.

New in Fiction

Available 8/30

Literary fiction


In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Available 8/2

Women/Humor


"As a new Mat Mom of the Pioneer Middle School (PMS) Wrestling team, Jen Dixon finds herself thrown in the middle of the "guerrilla war against so-called perfect mothers," armed only with her cutting wit and acerbic sense of humor (New York Times Book Review). Handling a whole host of new challenges, from the dreaded seventh-grade science fair to a school fundraiser (again!), Jen faces the somewhat-terrifying new social dynamics of the wrestling moms with her trademark combination of reluctance and exceptional delivery"--

Available 8/30

Magical realism


"For her latest treasure of a tale, Allen has concocted a mesmerizing cast of characters, all with mysterious pasts and quiet secrets, and placed them in a dreamy Southern resort town famous for its marshmallow candy. It’s a story of community, forgiveness, and the myriad ways the past haunts the present. Absolutely luscious and a true page-tuner."

―Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Available 8/30

Mystery/historical


The first in a vibrant, inclusive new historical mystery series by acclaimed author Vanessa Riley portrays the true diversity of the Regency-era, as a widow whose skin color and notorious family history have left her with few friends she can rely on – just as the local vicar names her the prime suspect in a murder case…


“Snappy dialogue, abundant intrigue, and Abbie and Stapleton’s increasingly flirtatious antagonism keep the tension high and the narrative drive strong. Smart, fun, and full of moxie.”—Kirkus Reviews

Available 8/2

Historical fiction


"Crackling with wit and suffused with insight, Anthony Marra's new novel is as epic in sweep as a movie set yet it delineates the inner workings of the human heart with a miniaturist's precision. Mercury Pictures Presents explores the endless give-and-take between life and art, the cost of integrity, and the ways we must make peace with the past in order to move forward toward the future. A genuinely moving and life-affirming novel that's a true joy to read."-Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere

Available 8/2

Historical fiction


"The Many Daughters of Afong Moy is simply transcendent. The first Chinese woman to set her lotus-bound feet in America is destined to set off a ripple through time and space, as her descendants struggle with her legacy of loss and loneliness. Themes of karma, courage, love, and motherhood weave timelessly through eight generations of women seeking to find balance in an increasingly tempest-racked world. Jamie Ford has outdone himself!" - Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code and The Alice Network

Available 8/2

Fantasy


Set in modern day UK, The Book Eaters is a dark and fantastical story about a family who literally consume books for sustenance and the lengths one woman will go to in order to protect her son, perfect for fans of Library at Mount Char, Vicious, and The Ten Thousand Doors of January.

Available 8/23

Romance


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis comes a new STEMinist rom-com in which a scientist is forced to work on a project with her nemesis—with explosive results.

New in Nonfiction

Available 8/16

Social science


While Beth Macy's last book, Dopesick, detailed the origins of the opioid epidemic, this new book, set in the last two years, explores a potential solution to this problem.

Available 8/23

Nature


This beautiful and inspiring book tells the stories of 80 birds around the world: from the Sociable Weaver Bird in Namibia which constructs huge, multi-nest 'apartment blocks' in the desert, to the Bar-headed Goose of China, one of the highest-flying migrants which crosses the Himalayas twice a year.

Available 8/23

Biography/memoir


A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home.

Available 8/2

Cookbook


95+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from the award-winning Red Truck Bakery near Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, bringing the comfort and charm of the farmhouse where the bakery started into your kitchen

Available 8/9

History


The eagerly awaited return of master American storyteller Rinker Buck--whose last book The Oregon Trail was a triumphant New York Times bestseller--Life on the Mississippi is another epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds an authentic wooden flatboat from the early 1800s and pilots it down the Mississippi River, from Pittsburgh to New Orleans.

Available 8/9

Social science


A gripping, twisting account of a small town set on fire by hatred, xenophobia, and ecological disaster—a story that weaves together corporate malfeasance, a battle over shrinking natural resources, a turning point in the modern white supremacist movement, and one woman’s relentless battle for environmental justice.

New in Young Adult

Available 8/30

Mystery


Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about.


To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in Hawthorne House. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it all is the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.

Available 8/30

Fantasy


The epic conclusion to the blockbuster All of Us Villains duology that's The Hunger Games with magic


“I feel like I should warn you: this is going to be absolutely brutal.”

Available 8/23

Fantasy


In this thrilling conclusion to the Book of Tea duology, a young tea-maker may be the only one who can stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout her homeland.



Available 8/30

Mystery


From #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes a new page-turning mystery. Be sure to keep your friends close . . . and your secrets closer.



Available 8/2

Romance


It’s aliiiiiiiive! The bestselling authors of My Lady Jane are back with the electric, poetic, and (almost) historical tale of the one and only Mary Shelley.

New in Middle Grade

Available 8/2

Graphic novel

Ages 4-8


A daring criminal is making waves in the Big Forest! It's up to Agent Moose and Owlfred to save the day in Operation Owl, the third hilarious graphic novel chapter book from Mo O'Hara the author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish .

Available 8/9

Nonfiction/biography

Ages 10 and up


A young readers adaptation of Sonia Purnell's New York Times bestselling book A Woman of No Importance, the story of Virginia Hall; the unassuming American spy who helped the allies win World War II.

Available 8/30

Mystery

Ages 8-12


From the author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise comes an extraordinary story about a family of runaway kids who move to a small town, and the outcast boy who finds his voice and his peoplefor fans of Katherine Applegate and Kate DiCamillo

Available 8/30

Horror

Ages 8-12


A collection of scary short stories by R.L. Stine, each one introduced by the master of horror himself.

Available 8/30

Nonfiction/graphic novel

Ages 8-12


The third book in a new graphic nonfiction series about real unsolved cases, this time detailing the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist—the largest, and one of the most famous, art thefts in the world.

Available 8/16

Graphic novel

Ages 10-14


In this middle grade graphic novel, twelve-year-old Victoria is burned out from the high-pressure world of riding competitions. Can she get back to basics and rekindle her love of horses?

Available 8/30

Fantasy

Ages 8-12


Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this second book in the New York Times and Indie bestselling Supernatural Investigations trilogy—the highly anticipated sequel to Amari and the Night Brothers. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.



Available 8/9

Friendship

Ages 8-12


Everyone loves sports . . . except Marisol! The stand-alone companion to Newbery Medalist and New York Times–bestselling Erin Entrada Kelly’s Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is an irresistible and humorous story about friendship, family, and fitting in. Fans of Clementine, Billy Miller Makes a Wish, and Ramona the Pest will find a friend in Marisol. 

New in Picture Books

Available 8/30

Ages 3 and up


Junior may not be as big or strong as his famous cousin Kong, but when his beloved cat gets stuck in a tree, Junior conquers his fear of heights and saves the day.

Formats:

Available 8/2

Ages 2-4


Car trouble? Little hands get to work and play in the Big Green Garage by pushing and pulling 15 satisfying novelty elements

Available 8/23

Ages 4-8


From the team behind the New York Times bestselling Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear! comes the third in this hilariously spooky series about a young rabbit and his peculiar encounters—featuring a sinister crayon!

Available 8/23

Nonfiction

Ages 3-5


The latest book from critically praised author and illustrator Joanna Rzezak, this beautifully illustrated, informative volume introduces children to the ocean and its creatures, as seen through the eyes of one school of fish.

Available 8/30

Ages 2-4


Celebrate a night of spooky fun with the construction crew from the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series!

Available 8/9

Ages 4-8


Nina loves visiting her two faraway grandmas—one in Malaysia and one in England. Spot the similarities and differences between their homes in this cozy and beautifully illustrated picture book!

Available 8/30

Ages 4-8


Celebrated artist Isabelle Arsenault joins forces with author Jonathan Stutzman for an enchanting tale about the expansive power of generosity.

Available 8/2

Nonfiction/science

Ages 4-8


* “Earth’s beauty and fragility provide the impetus for activism in this introduction to climate change…An attractive entree to a vital subject for the youngest citizens.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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