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Monday, November 8, 2021
Books of Distinction
New Memoir
 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows:
A Memoir

by Ai Weiwei
"Given the harrowing experiences that the artist and activist Ai Weiwei has endured over... it is a bit miraculous to see him exude mordant humor and calm determination throughout his lucid new memoir... Even in very dire circumstances, he seems able to engage—maybe even enjoy—one absurdity or another."
--Art in America
New Fiction
(Europa Editions)
by Domenico Starnone
"The story... isn’t just about trust—but also about how we create our own lovers to suit the selves we’d like to be—or, at any cost, not to be. Richly nuanced while also understated, Starnone’s latest appearance in English is a novel to be savored."
--Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Kids Poetry
At the Height of the Moon: A Book of Bedtime Poetry
and Art

edited by Alison Baverstock, Matt Cunningham, & Annette Roeder
(ages 5-9)
This beautifully illustrated collection of nocturnally inspired images and writing introduces children to great art and poetry, while sending them off to a dream-filled sleep.  Drawing from centuries of artistic and literary traditions from around the world.
New Nonfiction
The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
by Tim Marshall
“Mountains, deserts, and distances still leave a deep mark on national character and international relations, according to this fascinating exploration of geopolitics... Marshall offers an immersive blend of history, economics, and political analysis that puts geography at the center of human affairs.”
Publishers Weekly
New Fiction
The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven
(Little, Brown)
by Nathaniel
Ian Miller

“Captivating... Miller offers a marvelously detailed look at a way of life and a profession practiced in an extreme environment, and though purportedly based on a historical figure, the character’s colorfully rendered experiences are the stuff of powerful dramatic fiction.”
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Middle Reader
Out of My Heart
(Atheneum Books)
by Sharon Draper
(ages 10+)

"A tween with cerebral palsy expands her horizons when she attends her first summer camp. Twelve-year-old Melody Brooks, from Draper’s bestselling award winner Out of My Mind (2010), returns... A deeply satisfying and worthy continuation of a beloved story."
--Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)

New Nonfiction
 A Short History
of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

(Europa Compass)
by Massimo Montari
"Food historian Montanari... 'reflect[s] on the meaning of roots, identities, and origins”'in this illuminating examination of one of the world’s most famous culinary pairings... suited for those with big appetites for knowledge, it’s full of delicious details."
--Publishers Weekly
New Fiction
Still Life
(G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
by Sarah Winman
“An epic about a family of friends who make the city of Florence their home in the mid-to-late 20th century... [The] narrative feels almost breathless at times... which makes it feel as if the unknown narrator is relating a long story deep into the night... An unexpected treatise on the many forms love and beauty can take, set against the backdrop of Florence.”
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Picture Book
Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates

(Dial Books)
written by
Cheryl B. Klein
by Abhi Alway

(ages 3-7)
"Funny, cleverly building dialogue by Klein... Debut illustrator Alwar creates two highly and equally expressive rodent protagonists... readers should get a tickle out of how the freewheeling digital compositions open up the tiny world of the hamster cage in unexpected ways." 
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
Appletree Books Podcast
In the latest episode of Appletree's Book Banter podcast,
Julia Biars interviews store friend, pandemic delivery person,
man about town, and raconteur supreme,
Ed Alix!

Listen here at Buzzsprout
or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Our thanks to all the customers who participated in
our podcast recording on Oct. 23rd!
That episode is being edited and will be available soon.
In Our Window:
National Novel Writing Month
This month our front window features
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo),
the annual celebration of the creativity and persistence it takes
to write a novel... or poetry, an essay, monograph, play or
screenplay, and many other genres and forms of writing.

For places to "write in" during the month
and all kinds of inspiration,
check out
Extraordinary Places for the Holidays
Atlas of Imagined Places: From Lilliput to Gotham City
by Matt Brown and
Rhys B. Davies

"The authors of this charming book have invested years into researching and identifying plausible geographic locations for thousands of towns, cities and countries as well as mountains and rivers, oceans and seas, featured in your favorite popular books, films, TV series, comics or even video games... My only complaint is that this book is not big enough!"
Rowdy Meadow:
House - Land - Art

(Harry N. Abrams)
by Anne Walker

“A Gesamtkunstwerk in which every element has been invented out of whole cloth but is inspired by Cubo-Expressionist precedents, Rowdy Meadow is a paragon of invention and intelligence. Peter Pennoyer Architects has forged a looking-glass world, shapeshifting and pleasantly discombobulating, a work of art that has been designed to hold works of art.”
—Mitchell Owens, from the Foreword
November Pre-Order:
The Postmistress of Paris

Appletree is taking pre-orders
for one of the year's most anticipated historical novels,

The Postmistress of Paris
by Meg Waite Clayton,
due out November 30th.

“The work of an unsung heroine rises from the pages of The Postmistress of Paris.
Meg Waite Clayton draws a vivid contrast between the beauty of art and the
brutality of war, the power of humanity and the human cost of cruelty,
greed, and prejudice. With a heart-stopping flight across war-torn Europe,
this is a story readers of historical fictionand strong female characters will devour.”
-- Lisa Wingate, author of Before We Were Yours

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

Appletree continues to take steps
to help keep our customers and staff
healthy as the pandemic continues.

Our COVID measures remain in place.
We ask all customers to:

1. Wear a mask when in the store.
Masks should cover your mouth and nose.
Disposable masks are at the store entrance.

2. Use hand sanitizer when you enter.

We reserve the right to limit store occupancy to 10 people.

Please note:

Our customer entrance is on
the newer side of the store (closest to Zhug).
Just follow the "Book Guru" signs to the door.

Our former main entrance is now reserved for deliveries.

We continue to offer complimentary delivery to 
customers in the Heights and University Circle area.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you in the store.

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Closed Monday

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