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Monday, September 20, 2021
Books of Distinction
New Fiction
Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village

(Ten Speed Press)
by Maureen Johnson and Jay Cooper
Considering a trip to a quaint English village? You’ll think twice after learning about the countless murderous possibilities lurking behind the bucolic façades, thanks to this illustrated guide... perfect for fans of cozy mysteries.
New Nonfiction
Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom
of Black Life and Literature

(W.W. Norton & Co.)
by Farah Jasmine Griffin
"...Farah Jasmine Griffin in full and mighty sail. Keen cultural analysis, storytelling, and gorgeous lyricism combine in this book that makes a genre of its own... This book is a talking book, a teaching book, and a treasure."
― Elizabeth Alexander
New Middle Reader
Rat Rule 79

by Rivka Galchen
(ages 8-13)

“It’s impossible to read Galchen’s novel without being reminded of Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth. It revels in wordplay and the off-kilter logic that governs the fantastic land that Fred, a nearly 13-year-old girl, enters by stepping through a giant paper lantern in pursuit of her mother... It is an immensely imaginative, mind-bending journey...”
―Julia Smith, Booklist

New Fiction
Apples Never Fall
(Henry Holt & Co.)
by Liane Moriarty
"A wifty tale of domestic suspense, and a satisfying, layered family drama where the tension comes from the treachery of memory, the specter of generational violence and the effects of decades’ worth of unspoken resentments that have curdled over time..."
The New York Times Book Review
New Nonfiction
Water: A Biography

by Giulio Boccaletti
“A leading expert has now shown us he's also a great storyteller. Giulio Boccaletti tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship with water in a world of looming scarcity.”
— Kelly McEvers,
NPR Host
New Picture Book
Stick and Stone: Best Friends Forever!
(Clarion Books)
written by
Beth Ferry
illustrated by
Tom Lichtenheld

(ages 4-7)
"With bright, engaging illustrations from best-selling creator Tom Lichtenheld, Beth Ferry's story explores the importance of learning about our roots, as well as the ability of friends and found family to help us grow strong in heart and mind." 
-School Library Journal
New Fiction
The Lying Life
of Adults

(Europa Editions)
by Elena Ferrante
“Ferrante once again, with undiminished skill and audacity, creates an emotional force field that has at its heart a young girl on the brink of womanhood.”
Wall Street Journal
New Local Interest
Lost Restaurants
of Downtown Cleveland

(American Palate)
by Bette Lou Higgins
Fill your cup with the libation of your choice, grab a snack and join author Bette Lou Higgins on a historical tour of the restaurants that kept Clevelanders fed.
New Picture Book
The Wind May Blow

(Tiger Tales)
written by
Sasha Quinton
illustrated by Thomas Hegbrook

(ages 3-7)
This stunning picture book, which features peek-through pages, engaging artwork, and gentle, lyrical text, celebrates every parent's wish for his or her child in the face of life's challenges.
Children's Lit in Translation

Chirri & Chirra: The Rainy Day
(Enchanted Lion Books)
by Kaya Doi
translated from Japanese
by David Boyd

hardcover, ages 4-7

189 Canaries
by Dieter Böge and Elsa Klever
translated from German
by Laura Watkinson

hardcover, ages 4-8

At Appletree we've noticed a growing interest in international voices in fiction.  We've seen an increasing number of children's books in translation as well.  Come check out our new display and find a new story for your favorite kids!
October Pre-Order:
Amor Towles' The Lincoln Highway

Appletree is now accepting pre-orders for
Amor Towles' new novel,
The Lincoln Highway

due out October 5, 2021.

“Packed with drama, The Lincoln Highway takes place in just 10 days, with
chapters narrated by a variety of characters. Towles’ fans will be rewarded with
many of the same pleasures they’ve come to expect from him: a multitude of
stories told at a leisurely pace... numerous endearing and sometimes
maddening characters; and pitch-perfect plotting with surprises at every
turn... Towles has created another winning novel whose pages are destined to
be turned—and occasionally tattered—by gratified readers.”
(starred review)

To reserve your copy, stop in the store,
call us at 216-791-2665,
or email us at

With cases of the COVID Delta variant on the rise,
we at Appletree want to restate what we're doing
to help keep our customers and staff healthy.

Appletree is fully open!
We welcome you to come in
and browse both sides of the store.


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Just follow the "Book Guru" signs to the door.

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