The Music of Bees - Eileen Garvin (Dutton)

The Music of Bees, for readers of Eleanor Oliphant, Is Completely Fine, follows three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life’s curveballs, who are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing–and maybe even a second chance–just when they least expect it.

Beautifully moving, warm, and uplifting, The Music of Bees is about the power of friendship, compassion in the face of loss, and finding the courage to start over (at any age) when things don’t turn out the way you expect.


When The Stars Go Dark - Paula McLain (Ballantine Books)

Weaving together actual cases of missing persons, trauma theory, and a hint of the metaphysical, this propulsive and deeply affecting novel tells a story of fate, necessary redemption, and what it takes, when the worst happens, to reclaim our lives--and our faith in one another.

From the New York Times, bestselling author of The Paris Wife comes a novel of intertwined destinies and heart-wrenching suspense: A detective hiding away from the world. A series of disappearances that reach into her past. Can solving them help her heal?


Mother's Day Gift Guide 2022

Appletree staff have collected gift suggestions for you to consider for Mother’s Day  2022.

To order one of these items, visit us in the store, email us at info@appletree-books.com or call at 216.791.2665. Your selection can be picked up in the store, or delivered if you live in the Heights area.


There Are Moms Way Worse Than You

by Glenn Boozan and Priscilla Witte

For those looking for humor in a serious job

Price: $14.95

Workman Publishing


Embroidery

For the needle worker extraordinaire

Price: $45

Gingko Press


Sweet Paris: Seasonal Recipes from an American Baker in France

By Frank Adrian Barron

For the Francophile

Price: $29.99

Harper Design


Lessons in Chemistry

by Bonnie Garmus

For the admirer of strong women

Price: $29

Doubleday Books


The Honeybee Emeralds

by Amy Tector

For the historical fiction “buff”

Price: $17.99

Keylight Books


Peach Blossom Spring

by Melissa Fu

For the admirer of family sagas

Price: $28

Little Brown and Company


Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters

by Andrew Morton

For the Anglophile

Price: $18.99

Grand Central Publishing


Around the Board: Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Celebrating

by Emily Delaney

For the casual hostess

Price: $24.99

Alpha Books


Dava Shastri’s Last Day

by Krithana Raymisetti

For those interested in private v. public legacies

Price: $28

Grand Central Publishing


Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love

by Kim Fay

For admirers of lasting female friendship

Price: $24

G.P. Putnam’s Sons


The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket

by Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker, Jen Stevenson

For “plein air” entertaining

Price: $19.95

Artisan Publishers


Retro, Mid-Fifties Platter

 

Price: $25

 


Pocket Mirror

 

Price $15

 


Pajama Mamas 100 Piece Puzzle

by Anne Bentley

Price: $16.99

Galison


The Cheese Board Deck: 50 Cards for Styling, Spreads, Savory and Sweet

Price: $20

Clarkson Potter Publishers

 


Marbleized Box

Price: $135

 


The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano

by Donna Freitas

For readers interested in motherhood and feminism

Price: $17

Penguin Books


Fifty Place to Practice Yoga Before You Die: Yoga Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella and Diana Helmuth

For the health and fitness “guru”

Price: $24.99

Abrams Image


The I Hate to Cook Book (50th Anniversary Edition)

by Peg Bracken and Johanna Bracken

A classic, need we say more?

Price: $26

Grand Central Publishing


The Paris Apartment

by Lucy Foley

A new locked room mystery set in a Paris apartment building

Price: $28.99

William Morrow & Company


Zen Artisanal Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Price: $48

 


Laura Stoddard Linen Tea Towel

Price: $22

 


Rise and Shine: A Daily Ritual of Yoga, Meditation and Inspiration

Price: $19.99

Hardie Grant Books

 


Indie Best Sellers - April 2022

Paperback Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) PDF

Hardcover Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) PDF

Fiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) PDF

Nonfiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) PDF

Children's Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) PDF

Middle Grade & Young Adult PDF

All five lists in a single file PDF


One Last Stop by Casey McQuinston (St. Martin's Griffin)

Sometimes you want a fun, slightly angsty novel with a little bit of magic sprinkled in for a pleasant afternoon read. If that is the case, this is the sapphic romance novel you were looking for.

- C.B.


Books in A Bar

Appletree's monthly book discussion group returns this June!

Our first discussion will be on Monday, June 13th at 7 PM at Parnell's Pub at 12425 Cedar Rd. in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood in Cleveland Heights. We will meet in the back of the Pub.

Here are the books we will discuss this summer:

June 13th, 7-9 PM: Crossing to Saftey by Wallace Stegner (Modern Library)

July 11th, 7-9 PM: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann (Vintage)

August 8th, 7-9 PM: City of Thieves by David Benioff (Penquin)

Call us at 216.791.2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or register on our Events page.

Join Jane Sydney and Holly Scott for great discussions, with a pint of beer, a glass of wine, or a soft drink, and new friends.

          


Martinis on Mars Cocktail Chats on Science Fiction

Science Fiction is one of the most popular genres in publishing. The stories combine fantastic elements such as time travel, invasion by alien pieces, and much more; they provide an escape and challenge us to think deeply about our world.

Michael Wells and Eric Henry are enthusiastic readers of science fiction. They will host 3 cocktail hour "chats" this spring to introduce you to science fiction and discuss 2 famous science fiction works, "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells and "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells. Unfortunately, neither of these authors is related to Michael!

Thursday, April 14th: Overview of the Science Fiction Genre, 5-6 PM

Thursday, May 12th: Discussion of "War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells, 5-6 PM

Thursday, June 16th: Discussion of "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells, 5-6 PM

Each chat will be conducted over Zoom, and details on joining the chats will be emailed to participants in advance of the meeting.

Register by clicking on the calendar event on our Event page, email at info@appletree-books.com, or call 216.791.2665 

So grab a cocktail, sit in a comfy chair and join us as we explore other worlds.

 


Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie - Lisa Napoli (Harry N. Abrams)

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the "women's pages." But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges.
Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli's captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author's deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie will be as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.


The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free - Paulina Bren (Simon & Schuster)

Liberated from home and hearth by World War I, politically enfranchised and ready to work, women arrived to take their place in the dazzling new skyscrapers of Manhattan. But they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses. They wanted what men already had--exclusive residential hotels with maid service, workout rooms, and private dining.

Built in 1927, at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the Barbizon Hotel was designed as a luxurious safe haven for the "Modern Woman" hoping for a career in the arts. Over time, it became the place to stay for any ambitious young woman hoping for fame and fortune. Sylvia Plath fictionalized her time there in The Bell Jar, and, over the years, it's almost 700 tiny rooms with matching floral curtains and bedspreads housed, among many others, Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Grace Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Ali MacGraw, Jaclyn Smith; and writers Joan Didion, Gael Greene, Diane Johnson, Meg Wolitzer. Mademoiselle magazine boarded its summer interns there, as did Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School its students, and the Ford Modeling Agency its young models. Before the hotel's residents were household names, they were young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase and a dream.

Not everyone who passed through the Barbizon's doors was destined for success--for some, it was a story of dashed hopes--but until 1981, when men were finally let in, the Barbizon offered its residents a room of their own and a life without family obligations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased; it was the hotel that set them free. No place had existed like it before or has since.


A Milkweed Chronicle - Emilie Buchwald (Milkweed Editions)

The formative years of Milkweed Editions – a story told by its co-founder. In the 1970s and ‘80s, as major New York publishing houses were consolidating and growing ever larger, small nonprofit presses and journals emerged. With a variety of missions, literary, social, political, these small publishers shared a desire to prioritize quality over quantity. One was Milkweed Chronicle, the literary and visual arts journal launched in 1980 by writer Emilie Buchwald and artist R.W. Scholes in Minneapolis that would become Milkweed Editions

A Milkweed Chronicle is the first-person account by cofounder Emilie Buchwald of how the journal morphed into an award-winning nonprofit literary press. It is the story of writers who established Milkweed’s reputation for excellence in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction—and especially, by the mid-1990s, in books about the natural world. And it is also the story of the editors and staff who established and first achieved Milkweed’s mission of publishing transformative literature.