Bank Square Books Staff Recommendations

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The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781324002970
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 20th, 2019

Imagination! A brilliant collection that excerses the mind and is a stunning example of deep imagination. -Annie


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Marrow Island Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328710345
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2017

So suspenseful and engaging. LOVED this thriller. Clear a day in your calendar to read this, you won't be able to put it down. -Kate


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Around the World in 80 Record Stores: A guide to the best vinyl emporiums on the planet Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911026600
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Published: Dog n Bone - October 9th, 2018

Only the best of the best stores are featured in this enthralling guide, tracking their histories and cultural impact across the globe. Strap on your goggles and take a peek! Viva la musica!!! -Danny


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This Was Our Pact Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626720534
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Published: First Second - June 11th, 2019

This is a perfect slive of mystery, michief, and full of magic. I wish I could step into the beautiful world that Ryan Andrews made in this book! -Lydia


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Sheet Pan Suppers Meatless: 100 Surprising Vegetarian Meals Straight from the Oven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780761189930
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 3rd, 2017

It turns out you can make almost any meal in a sheet pan in the oven. I made the Mujadara, Rice and Lentils with Crispy Shallots (page 133). Delicious! Next on my list - Braised Caggage with Sherry Vinagrette and Quina Sweet Potato Bowl. Yum! -Jill


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Tin Man: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780735218765
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 9th, 2019

A lovely gem of a novel - a lonely young man, a marriage, a love affair between to friends, Tin Man is a perfect quiet read. -Annie


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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

Strap on ya wellies for this wild walk in the River Thames. Lara Maiklem gives readers her first-hand account of finding artifacts in the river in the heart of London. For the explorers, history lovers and collectors in your life. -Katie


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Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393357592
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019

Hepcat prose that any alligator can jive with. -Katie


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The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book I Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765336439
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Published: Tor Books - August 26th, 2014

Intriguing, suspenseful, and wonderfully written! Staveley's world building is colorful and varied in this tale of the Emperor's children after his untimely death. -Dakota


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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989908
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 30th, 2018

This one had me from the first page. A father and daughter in a small fishing town in MA face growing up and growing apart at the same time. Part coming-of-age, part crime novel - all parts wonderful. -Lydia


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I.M.: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250077820
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 4th, 2020

It can't be easy to grow up gay in an insular Orthodox, Syrian, Jewish neighborhood in Booklyn. And then become an internationally-acclaimed fashion designer. And then writer a best-selling memior about it. Here's the compelling, funny, poignant, inspiring story. -Jill


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The Beautiful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524738174
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

Set in 1972 New Orleans, this is a beatifully written, atmospheric book full of "inhumans". Murder, drama, parades, and fancy parties abound. If you are a fan of secret societies, vampires, demons, and warewolves, you need to pick this one up. -Evelyn