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Town and Country Book Club Pick From The Ivy Bookshop: The Coffee Trader

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Baltimore Fishbowl features weekly a current read from a local book club registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, the clubs’ picks are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Town and Country Book Club:

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The Coffee Trader (Paperback)

$15.00
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Amsterdam, 1659: On the world’s first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city’s close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city’s most envied merchants, Miguel has suddenly lost everything. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living in his younger brother’s canal-flooded basement, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.

Miguel enters into a partnership with a seductive Dutchwoman who offers him one last chance at success—a daring plot to corner the market of an astonishing new commodity called “coffee.” To succeed, Miguel must risk everything he values and face a powerful enemy who will stop at nothing to see him ruined. Miguel will learn that among Amsterdam’s ruthless businessmen, betrayal lurks everywhere, and even friends hide secret agendas.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

Tomorrow at The Ivy Bookshop – Felix Francis Lunch Hour Book Signing

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FELIX FRANCIS BOOK LUNCH HOUR SIGNING

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 – 1:00pm

Felix Francis gallops to The Ivy for a midday book signing.

Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place — the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?

Book Club Pick From the Ivy Bookshop – Nine Teachers Book Club

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Nine Teachers Book Club:

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Crossing To Safety (Paperback)

$16.00
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Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams
Afterword by T. H. Watkins

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.


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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

Tonight at The Ivy Bookshop – STEVEN KASSELS: ADDICTION ON TRIAL

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STEVEN KASSELS: ADDICTION ON TRIAL

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 7:00pm

 

Steven Kassels reads from his new legal thriller, set in Downeast Maine.

 

When Downeast local Annette Fiorno is found at the bottom of a ravine, outsider and relapsed drug addict Jimmy Sedwick is accused of murder. Unassuming Marine lawyer Rob Hanston and big shot attorney Shawn Marks form an unlikely legal team as they attempt to discredit the overwhelming evidence.Addiction on Trial sends a powerful message of societal discrimination toward drug addicts and explores common misperceptions about what drug addiction really is — a chronic illness requiring a treatment approach similar to other chronic diseases. Medical and behavioral aspects of addiction are woven into the intrigue of this thriller, which culminates in a riveting murder trial.

Steven Kassels, M.D., attended Milton Academy and Lake Forest College prior to receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. After earning board certification in addiction medicine, Dr. Kassels was appointed Medical Director of the inpatient and outpatient addiction service at Providence Hospital, Holyoke, Massachusetts, providing polysubstance abuse treatment to both adults and adolescents. He is currently the Medical Director and a founding member of Community Substance Abuse Centers, which specializes in the treatment of opiate addicted patients throughout New England.

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STARTS HERE! The Ivy Bookshop Reading Series Tonight at Artifact Coffee

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Starts Here! At Artifact Coffee

THE IVY BOOKSHOP AND ARTIFACT COFFEE

Monday, August 25, 2014 – 7:00pm

Jen Michalski hosts the August installment of our Starts Here! series. The evening will feature readings by Michael Kimball, Sarah Pinsker,Matthew Zingg.

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By The Author

Michael Kimball is the author of seven books, including GalagaBig Ray, and Dear Everybody. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and featured on NPRs All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as in The Guardian and Bomb.

Sarah Pinsker‘s novelette In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind, won the 2014 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and was a finalist for the Nebula Award. Her fiction has been published in magazines including Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Baltimore City Paper, and more, and in anthologies including Long HiddenFierce Family, and The Future Embodied. She co-hosts the Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s Dangerous Voices Variety Hour, a reading series/quiz show.

Matthew Zingg’s work can be found in Blackbird, Muzzle, Sink Review, The Madison Review, The Awl, HTML Giant, 32 Poems, The Rumpus, The Paris-American, and Everyday Genius among others. Originally from Tennessee, Zingg now lives in Baltimore, where he hosts the Federal Dust Reading Series.

 

Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Book Worm Book Club

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A little known fact: There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop. Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy. Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.

This week’s pick from the Book Worm Book Club:

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  The Dark Side Of Camelot (Paperback)

  $18.00

This monumental work of investigative journalism reveals the Kennedy White House as never before. With its meticulously documented & compulsively readable portrait of John F. Kennedy as a man whose reckless personal behavior imperiled his presidency, The Dark Side of Camelot sparked a firestorm of controversy upon its initial publication – becoming a runaway bestseller & one of the year’s most talked-about books. Now in paperback, this watershed work will continue to provoke public discussion as the debate intensifies over what constitutes proper personal & political behavior on the part of our nation’s leaders.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1 Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2 Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.
3 Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209

 

Tonight at the Ivy Bookshop- Author Chris Bohjalian Discusses: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

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Chris Bohjalian: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – 7:00pm

Chris Bohjalian reads from his new novel about a teen on the run after a nuclear meltdown.

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Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily’s parents were killed. Her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So she takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer’s apartment and inventing a new identity for herself – an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn’t know she had. But she still can’t outrun her past, can’t escape her grief, can’t hide forever – and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.

Chris Bohjalian is the critically acclaimed author of 17 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Sancastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind and Midwives. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.

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BaltimoreMD 21209

Book Club Picks from The Ivy Bookshop – Reading Between the Wines Book Club

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A little known fact:  There are over 80 book clubs throughout the city of Baltimore (and beyond) that are registered with The Ivy Bookshop.  Starting this week, Baltimore Fishbowl will feature a current read from a local book club that is currently registered with the Ivy.  Lucky for us, their pics are noted online at Club Ivy.
This week’s pick from Reading Between the Wines

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Still Life With Bread Crumbs (Hardcover)

$26.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of seven novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, and Still Life with Bread Crumbs. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud andThinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

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The Ivy Bookshop is Baltimore’s literary bookstore.We actively support book clubs and their members throughout the city.

As a registered Club Ivy member, you are entitled to a number of benefits:

1    Club Ivy participants will receive a 10% discount on all book club purchases.
2    Upon request, The Ivy will host catered book club meetings for its registered clubs.

3    Registered Club Ivy members will be invited to participate in publisher-sponsored receptions and other book events, some of them invitation-only.

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6080 Falls Road

Baltimore, MD 21209 

Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop- Author John Thomas Everett Discusses: Plug Ugly Ball

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John Thomas Everett: Plug Ugly Ball

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Start: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – 7:00pm

America’s pastime collides with a notorious 19th-century Baltimore street gang in John Thomas Everett’s debut novel.

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Plug Ugly Ball is a story of murder, revenge, love and championship baseball. It chronicles the rise of two men, John English and James Morgan, rival chieftains of the notorious street gang known as the Plug Uglies. In 1850s Baltimore, these thugs struggle for respect and power, funded by politics and fueled by riot and mayhem. How do these brutal men become entangled with one of Baltimore’s most refined families, the Vonderhorsts? What is the secret underlying the hatred between English and Morgan? How does the violence in the city’s streets become the organized anarchy that was the Baltimore Orioles of the early 1890s? These questions are at the heart of a story that spans the city’s early years.

John Thomas Everett is a native Baltimorean, a businessman, a teacher and a life-long Orioles fan who grew up in the shadow of old Memorial Stadium. Having worked for 30 years in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Everett now teaches strategy at Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. He also owns and operates Strategic Solutions Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting growing businesses. He lives with his wife, Marge, in Phoenix, Maryland.

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Tomorrow at the Ivy Bookshop- Author Anand Panadian Discusses: Ayya’s Accounts

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Anand Pandian: Ayya’s Accounts

Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 7:00pm

THE IVY BOOKSHOP

Johns Hopkins University professor Anand Pandian explores the history of modern India through the life of his grandfather.

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Ayya’s Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man – orphan, refugee, shopkeeper and grandfather – during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he made a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by foot, boat, bullock cart and rail back to southern India. Becoming a successful fruit merchant, Ayya educated and eventually settled many of his descendants in the United States. Luck, nerve, subterfuge and sorrow all have their place along the precarious route of his advancement.

Anand Pandian teaches in the department of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His many books include Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India and a forthcoming book on the creation of cinema in India. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.

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