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Monday, August 30, 2021
Books of Distinction
New Mystery
The Talented
Miss Farwell

(Custom House)
by Emily Gray Tredrowe
"Becky Farwell is one
of the most wickedly compelling characters I've read in ages — a Machiavellian marvel, a modern Becky Sharp, a character to root for despite your better judgment — and her
story, both topical and timeless, will knock you off your feet."
-- Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers
New Memoir
From Silence: Finding Calm in a Dissonant World
by Franz

"A memoir laced with philosophical musings... traces Welser-Most’s career from his youth as a violinist and into the world of conducting... all over the globe... he delves deeply into major works in the classical canon while offering insider views on the industry and reflecting on the power of quiet and the ways music can change the world."
New Middle Reader
Silver Arrow
(Little, Brown)
by Lev Grossman
(ages 8-12)
"I loved it. Completely unpredictable and completely charming. A perfect book to cuddle up with and savor--and even better to read aloud with someone you love."
―Adam Gidwitz, author of
The Inquisitor's Tale
New Fiction
Mrs. March
by Virginia Feito
"[A] vicious, gorgeous thriller... A little bit Hitchcock, a little bit Patricia Highsmith, a little bit The Yellow Wallpaper... There’s a relentless build to this book, a gnawing dread that sets in early and never quite lets up. And between Feito’s silver-polish sentences and her eerie psychological acumen, you don’t
want it to."
― Constance Grady, Vox
New Nonfiction
Bees and Their Keepers: A Journey Through Seasons and Centuries
(Abrams Image)
by Lotte Möller
"In this compelling cultural history that moves beautifully through the beekeeper’s year, Swedish beekeeper and writer Lotte Möller shares her understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present with deep knowledge and sharp wit. Möller gives insight into the activity in the hive and describes the bees’ natural order and habits. She explores the myths of the past... In stories from her travels, Möller encounters a host of colorful characters..."
New Activity Book
There’s Math in My Origami: 35 Fun Projects for Hands-On Math Learning
by Fumiaki Shingu
(ages 7-10)
Discover how fractions, shapes, and symmetry turn a flat sheet of paper into a 3D work of art! Each one of the 35 amazing projects in There’s Math in My Origami! invites kids to: 
Follow the simple, step-by-step instructions.
Flex their math skills by answering a fun quiz question.
Fold adorable origami like they’ve never seen before!
New Mystery
Fortune Favors
the Dead

(Vintage Crime/
Black Lizard)

by Stephen Spotswood
"Spotswood's stellar debut puts a modern spin on the classic hard-boiled fiction... The deep and sensitive characterization of the two protagonists coupled with the rich description and tonally spot-on humor, makes this a novel to remember. Spotswood is definitely a writer to watch."
--Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
The Beauty of Chemistry: Art, Wonder & Science
(MIT Press)
by Phillip Ball
“This book combines rich descriptions of chemical phenomena with stunning photography of them as they happen. As a child, I was drawn to chemistry by the wonders of precipitating powders, fizzy water, and other ever-present phenomena. The Beauty of Chemistry took me back to those times.”
—Alán Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto
New Middle Reader
Carry Me Home
(Simon & Schuster)
by Janet Fox
(ages 8-12)
“A story about falling through the cracks and finding the light inside that darkness…Absorbing, moving, and deeply truthful.”
—Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death
Great Books About Strong Women
The Personal Librarian
(Berkley Books)
by Marie Benedict and
Victoria Christopher Murray

Just As I Am
by Cicely Tyson
Check out Appletree's new display table featuring novels
and true stories about
strong women:
those who changed their lives and their worlds, forged friendships and careers, stood up to those with more power and made a better world.
In Our Window:
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
In September our front window features
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 by a group
of dedicated volunteers who shared a vision to revitalize Cuyahoga county neighborhoods and help local hard-working, low-income families help
themselves create strength, stability, and self-reliance. Cleveland Habitat
is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide
through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating
for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access
to resources to help families improve their living conditions.
Pre-Order Anthony Doerr's
Cloud Cuckoo Land

Anthony Doerr's new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land,
is due out September 28th,

and Appletree is accepting pre-orders!

"Doerr builds a community of readers and nature lovers that transcends the boundaries of time and space... This is just one of the many narrative miracles worked by the author as he brings a first-century story to its conclusion in 2146. As the pieces of this magical literary puzzle snap together, a flicker of hope is sparked for our benighted world."
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)

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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.


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 Sunday and Monday

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