Featured favorites - Bestsellers & some rarities
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"Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks — In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
"Night Watch" by Linda Fairstein — New York Times bestselling author Fairstein returns with a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that takes Alexandra Cooper into the dark underside of New York City's most storied restaurants and a murder case spanning continents.
"No Easy Day" by Mark Owen — For the first time anywhere, the first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.
"The Big One: An Island, An Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish" by David Kinney" — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kinney goes behind the scenes at Martha's Vineyard's annual fishing derby to chronicle 35 days of fish-addled hope and heartbreak.
"The House at Tyneford" by Natasha Solomons — An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden upstairs-downstairs romance in a great English country house.
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"No Easy Day" by Mark Owen — Story of a member of an elite Navy Seal Team Six, his many missions, including the raid on and subsequent death of Osama Bin Laden.
"Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks — Pulitzer Prize winner gives us a wonderful historical novel set on Martha's Vineyard Caleb Cheeshahteaumauck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard.
"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn — On her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne suspiciously disappears from her home. Her husband, Nick, becomes the prime suspect.
"The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes — Tony Webster, happy and content in his mid-60s, must rethink his life after he is bequeathed the journal of his friend, who had committed suicide 40 years earlier. Man Booker Award Winner.
"The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje — This coming of age story is about 11-year-old Michael, who is traveling from Ceylon to England aboard a ship. With the varied people he meets and the adventures he has, this trip becomes a focal point that will steer his future in unforeseen ways.
5 rare books at Book Den East
"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1970 first American edition) was a bestseller in Latin America and Europe, first published in Argentina in 1967. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the ferocity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Marquez writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. $650.
"Lord Jim: A Tale" by Joseph Conrad (printed for the Limited Editions Club, 1959) with color photographs by Lynd Ward, this copy, No. 448 of an edition of 1,500, is signed by Ward. Conrad's famous character study in an attractive, slip-cased presentation. $95.
"Peer Gynt" by Henrik Ibsen in a deluxe edition (1929) lavishly decorated by the celebrated Elizabeth MacKinstry gives us the fantastic poetic play that delighted audiences in 19th century Norway and inspired Edvard Grieg's popular Peer Gynt Suites. $100.
"World's Children" by Mortimer Menpes (with text by Dorothy Menpes) published by Adam and Charles Black, London, in 1903 is a delightful period piece, in very good condition, celebrating children and childhood around the world, as idealized by the artist. $80.
"Sail: The Romance of the Clipper Ships" by John Spurling and Basil Lubbock (1972) is a slip-cased, three-volume folio set, detailing the history of the famous ships, in very good condition, featuring 78 beautiful colour plates. $300.