Emily's Staff Picks

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358299615
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Published: Mariner Books - March 3rd, 2020

Hallie Rubenhold brings history vividly to life in this important study of the five women killed by Jack the Ripper.  Incredibly detailed and touching, The Five reclaims the stories of the victims and proves that the lives of these women meant far more than their tragic deaths.

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Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters' Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452184579
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

This edition is a must-have for any Pride and Prejudice fan! Each letter in the text has been gorgeously reproduced and folded by hand for an utterly new, interactive reading experience of this beloved classic.

Love in a Cold Climate (Radlett and Montdore #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307740823
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

Written with her signature style and wit, Love in a Cold Climate is classic Nancy Mitford.  The story follows the lives and romantic escapades of the rich and privileged but never feels superficial.  It is sharply observed, vividly entertaining, and at times, rather tragic.

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ISBN: 9780140436037
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 1st, 1999

Originally published in 1796, The Monk caused a scandal when it came out and it is no less shocking today.  Full of heaving bosoms, terrifying demons, and depraved monks, Lewis' gothic romance is heaps of dramatic fun!

Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061252020
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2007

Neil Gaiman has an imagination like no other and this collection of short stories is a great place for newbies to dip their toes into his fantastic worlds and beautiful prose.  Dark and unique, these stories aren't for the faint of heart but introduce you to strange, gritty characters and tales flavored with horror, fairytale, and myth.

What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312421991
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2004

This book has one of the most twisted, unreliable, and hilarious narrators I have ever read.  If you like dark, sarcastic humor and vicious character examinations, this is the book for you!

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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442426412
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2010

Tamora Pierce was one of my favorite authors as a child with her warrior heroines and magical worlds.  This is the first book in the Song of the Lioness Quartet and follows a young girl named Alanna who disguises herself as a boy in order to become a knight.

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ISBN: 9780141302867
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Published: Puffin Books - October 25th, 1999

Fans of Harry Potter will love Eva Ibbotson's tale of magical islands, mistaken identities, and lovable monsters. Full of heart and wit, The Secret of Platform 13 is an underrated children's classic!