Sinclare's Picks

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: A George Smiley Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119784
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Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2011

Not for the faint of heart, this complex, bamboozling, fun-house mirror of a spy thriller willl not allow you to stop thinking about it - or the other two books in the trilogy. Le Carre's novels are the best in business.


When You Are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316154680
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2009

Sedaris is the wittiest writer I've ever read. His observations on daily life are so acute it's almost scary. You will break a rib laughing.


A Collection of Poems by Robert Frost (Leather-bound Classics) By Robert Frost, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684126606
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Published: Canterbury Classics - October 8th, 2019

Frost's beautiful work is compiled for your reading pleasure. There's no poet like Frost - gorgeous haunting, stark.


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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) By Philip Pullman Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440418320
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Published: Yearling - May 22nd, 2001

I could never put into words the perfection that is this book. It is my favorite work of fiction EVER. Also, it has a talking polar bear in it.


The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, Book 1) By Maggie Stiefvater Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545424936
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

The best young adult series, flat out. An atmospheric world, devastatingly real characters, an aura of magic - there is nothing I would change. I'll always want to go back to Henrietta, Virginia.


Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

Hilarious, witty, god-fearing (maybe), this is an absolute must-read. Go read it. Now.


And Then There Were None By Agatha Christie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073471
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 18th, 2011

This book could very well be the creator of the slasher genre - haunting, psychological, twisty-turny, it sticks with you long after you're done with it. Read only when there is daylight!


Dubliners: Centennial Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) By James Joyce, Colum McCann (Foreword by), Terence Brown (Introduction by), Terence Brown (Notes by), Roman Muradov (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Joyce, Colum McCann (Foreword by), Terence Brown (Introduction by), Terence Brown (Notes by), Roman Muradov (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143107453
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 27th, 2014

Insightful, clever, and incredibly human, Joyce's depictions of the lives of ordinary people will reach right into your heart and tug the strings. One of the best writers of his generation, Joyce's prose is as soft and evocative as the snowy evenings that set so many of his scenes.


The Crying of Lot 49 By Thomas Pynchon Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060913076
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

The wackiest and most incomprehensible book I've ever read. This satire of the 1960s leaves no survivors as Pynchon dismantles the idea of "modernity." You'll be confused, but you'll laugh. 


The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy By Jeanne Birdsall Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440420477
Availability: Backordered
Published: Yearling - March 13th, 2007

This book feels like sunshine. It's a summetime adventure with lovable characters---enjoyable at any age. 


The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780156012195
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Published: Clarion Books - June 29th, 2000

Written amid the Second World War, this novella is pensive, innocent, elegant, and deeply affecting. Don't underestimate its short length and simple illustrations---this story reveals more about humanity and the pain of growing up than books three times the page count. 


A lovely illustrated edition of Anderson's best fairy tales. Unique, imaginative, and enchanting. A keepsake to read by lamplight and pass down through families.


Leaves of Grass (Leather-bound Classics) By Walt Whitman, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Ken Mondschein (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684125555
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Published: Canterbury Classics - October 2nd, 2018

A beautiful edition of a beautiful collection. At once a celebration, laudation, elegy, and eulogy, Whitman speaks to the heart of America in this masterpiece. 


Floriography: An Illustrated Guide to the Victorian Language of Flowers By Jessica Roux Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524858148
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 15th, 2020

This book is great fun. A deep-dive into the mysterious language of flowers, you'll not look at any ordinary bouquet the same way! 


Pride and Prejudice: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin (Marjolein Bastin Classics Series) By Jane Austen, Marjolein Bastin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Marjolein Bastin (Illustrator)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524861759
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

Romantic, elegant, tongue-in-cheek, and spirited, everyone should read this, and this edition especially! Enjoy maps, family trees, sheet music, and other suprises tucked between the pages. 


Of Mice and Men By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177398
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 1993

Yup, I bawled my eyes out after finishing this. The Great Depression shaped both Steinback's early adulthood and his writing style, and it shows---this novel leaves you weary and wanting of repose, and that feeling doesn't go away. 


The Pearl By John Steinbeck Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140177374
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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 1993

Simple does it for Steinback. His bibliography is a study of the everyman, and this novel explores the tragedies of that state of being better than any. Prepare to weep and probably curse at the skies.