Lord of Misrule

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This National Book Award winning novel was our book-of-the-month choice for June. It's a novel set in a rural horse racetrack environment circa 1970 and although the terminology and the language were difficult to start I think that is also where the strenght of the novel lies; the language is poetic, almost magical and the veil of almost-understanding is what lifts the story and the characters to a high level. These people will remain. It's a classic, I think and I can see why it was chosen.

Author visit

Jon Jefferson - Author Reading 7 july 2012, English Bookshop, Gamla stanMeet best-selling forensic crime author Jon Jefferson – co-author of the Body Farm novels – on Saturday, July 7 at The English Bookshop in Gamla Stan at 2 p.m. He will be signing his books and will be reading from the latest book, The Inquisitor's Key. 
All are welcome!

Jon Jefferson in the bookshop
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Helena’s summer reading - the 2012 edition

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With midsummer lurking just around the corner, it is high time to start talking about summer reading. In fact, I strongly suspect it may be time to start reading those piles and piles of books that keep calling my name, going"hey, Helena, let’s hang out this summer! Pick me, pick me!". Here are my top contenders.

Storytelling

Saturday 9th June at 11 at Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan. Welcome all 3-6 year olds
for storytelling with Philip. No need to sign up, just show up
at the shop and join the fun.

The Humorist

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What happens when you are born without the ability to smile and laugh? Oh yes, you become a humour critic! This must be one of the blackest examples of black humor I have ever read! It's dark, disturbing, thought-provoking and, yes, sometimes funny. The kind of book I am very happy to have read, and rather unique in its kind.

The eagerly awaited 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Is there a tendency among us humans to always think that our own time is the endpoint of history? An assumption that things are basically going to continue the way they are now, only maybe a bit more polished. Science fiction can bring back perspective, and make us see that perhaps our piece of human history is just one small part.

Kerouac's Women

Kerouac's Women

Beat Generation scholar Ann Charters will talk about and read from the books by the women who lived with and loved Jack Kerouac – Edy Parker, Carolyn Cassady, Joan Havery Kerouac, Helen Weaver, Joyce Johnson, Jan Kerouac.

Thursday 31 May, 7 pm
Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

No charge and no need to book in advance but the number of seats is limited.

Welcome!

Me Before You

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A lovely literary chick-lit type of read, but with an extraordinary amount of feeling and sense, and a very unusual theme (the right to your own death). Heartily recommended!

Casket of Souls

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A new Alec & Seregil adventure. I don't read as much fantasy as I used to but I always read a new Lynn Flewelling! You get drawn into the story at once.

Kingdom Beyond the Waves

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A high-speed adventure with interesting characters (steammen, an ancient hive mind, half man half lizard creatures, a cyborg vigilante, a archeology professor, female free fighters on steroids and more) that goes on a quest to find the ruins of a lost utopia. It is also filled with different kinds of worshipping, politics, revenge and philosophy and I'm glad to have joined this (steampunk) ride.

Books of the Month – April 2021

Kirstin Innes
Scabby Queen
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Ivy Compton-Burnett
A House and Its Head
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Poppy Alexander
The Littlest Library
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Pronounce Knife
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

William Shaw
Salt Lane
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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S. A. Cosby
Blacktop Wasteland
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Word for World is Forest
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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C. L. Polk
The Midnight Bargain
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Gareth Hanrahan
The Gutter Prayer
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Phil Stamper
As Far as You’ll Take Me
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Patrick Freyne
OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2021

Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Nella Larsen
Quicksand & Passing
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Anna Bell
The Man I Didn’t Marry
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rion Amilcar Scott
The World Doesn’t Require You
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Caroline Dunford
A Death at the Hospital
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Stephen King
Later
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Sarah Pinsker
A Song for a New Day
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Melissa Albert
Tales From the Hinterland
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Hannah Mathewson
Witherward
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Namina Namina
The Gilded Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sophy Roberts
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – February 2021

Clare Beams
The Illness Lesson
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Janet Frame
Owls Do Cry
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Miranda Dickinson
Our Story
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Naomi Ishiguro
Escape Routes
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Charlie Hodges
Vanishing Act
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John Straley
The Big Both Ways
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Chana Porter
The Seep
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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M.A. Carrick
The Mask of Mirrors
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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D.J. Butler
The Cunning Man
Paperback

D.J. Butler & Aaron Michael Ritchley

Urban Fantasy of the month

Wibke Brueggemann
Love is for Losers
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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