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A Source for Great Books!

The Staff at The Bookman loves a good read, and our friends at Sourcebooks have been excelling at putting out teriffic, compellingly readable books lately. Here are three we're especially excited about. Order on-line or visit us in the store!

The Lake and the Lost Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492642466
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 6th, 2017

What makes a mystery a good  mystery? First time author Jacquelyn Vincenta answers with The Lake and the Lost Girl:  fear, power, obsession and abuse combine with sympathetic characters and stormy nights along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tension and intrigue vibrate along the two mimicking  plot lines separated by sixty years. In the 1930s, Mary, a promising young poet, marries and short years later disappears. No one seems to know what happened to her. Was it a tragic accident along the Lake Michigan shore or did she choose to disappear or was she murdered?

Mary and Frank, both aspiring writers, become interested in the poetry she left behind. Their romance blossoms around the quest to find more of her poetry as evidence that she lived beyond 1939 and continued to write under a new identity. As Frank's addiction to finding Mary's poetry deepens, Lydia's life seems to follow Mary's pattern of fear and despair.

What makes a great mystery? Not seeing the end coming -- and Vincente's ending prooves the true worth of the The Lake and the Lost Girl.

The End of the World Running Club Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492656029
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - September 5th, 2017

A dystopia full of hope, a running manual full of feeling, and a family man full of remorse. This fast-paced run across the island of Great Britain takes Edgar Hill through that most difficult terrain--self-assessment. When a swarm of asteroids wreaks wide-spread destruction, the survivors struggle to make sense of the new world. Some do better than others, and Ed threads a path between dangers and pitfalls. At the end of the world, we find that the only answers are the ones we know at the beginning.

The Other Einstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492647584
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - August 29th, 2017

Writing in first person, Marie Benedict creates a believable and natural voice for Mileva Maric Einstein. A reader not only follows her life, but also feels with her, knowing that this is exactly what Mileva herself would have written about the years with Albert. Mileva was born with a condition causing her to walk unevenly, and she was teased treated cruelly by her peers. When her intellect is realized, great hope emerges for her to become a scientist and mathematician. She achieves her goal to be accepted into the Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland. In these next years, she becomes alive with possibilities for a full life: New friendships, love and marriage to Albert, children, brilliant discoveries and scientific breakthroughs. As time passes, however, she is seduced by Albert to slowly and painfully give away her ideas, her work and to become "Me, a dark shadow cast behind Albert's light, they utterly ignored." This is not a new story. Benedict brings much to ponder as 'his-story' becomes 'her-story.'