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09.01.15

Book of the Day: Tirra Lirra by the River, by Jessica Anderson

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Before I got very far into Tirra Lirra by the River, I realized: this is probably what really happened to Anne Shirley when she grew up. For those who don't know, Anne Shirley is the imaginative, irrepressible protagonist of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and most of its several sequels. And, like Nora Porteous, Tirra Lirra's protagonist, she is perhaps a bit too fond of Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallott." Anne gets a happy ending, including, eventually, a husband who appreciates her spirit. Nora is not so lucky.

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08.31.15

Ivy Bestsellers - August 31, 2015

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Well, here's an upset, ladies and gentlemen!  Our new #1 bestseller is . . . Drew Daywalt's new picture book, The Day the Crayons Came Home.  Don't miss your chance to see Daywalt in person when he visits The Ivy on Friday, September 18, at 4:00.

The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

Guilford, by Ann G. Giroux

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08.29.15

Book of the Day: We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

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08.25.15

Book of the Day: The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Larry Miller reviews his pick for Book of the Day, The Cost of Courage:

France under the occupation (1940-1945) has drawn increasing scholarly interest in recent years.  Long ago, many treatments tended to be “either/or”: either one was a craven collaborationist or one was a heroic resistant.  With the passage of time, however, the story of the occupation has become more complex, more nuanced, more challenging and, oddly enough, more affecting as a human story of individuals under extraordinary duress.

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08.24.15

Ivy Bestsellers - August 24, 2015

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Ta-Nehisi Coates stays at #1 on our bestseller list.  And don't miss Drew Daywalt, author of our #2 bestseller, when he visits The Ivy on Friday, September 18, at 4:00.

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt

Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

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