Bert and Mamie Take a Cruise - John Keyse Walker (Severn House)

OK, it's not an English mystery but it's great stuff from a NE Ohio author. A well-off American Ohio farm couple take a 1939 cruise around Africa on a German-flagged ocean line; they encounter murder, Nazis, British intelligence and numerous evocatively described exotic locales. Think Nick and Nora without as many cocktails but with as much banter!

 

 


Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves - Quinn Connor (Sourcebooks)

Lake Prosper is a hidden tourist destination in rural Arkansas, but underneath its surface lie long lost secrets. A haunting southern gothic filled with romance, mystery and magical realism.

 

 

 


Monstrilio - Gerardo Samano Cordova (Zando)

Put aside any logic or reason or sense of reality for this read; there is a little horror, but the strength and power of love and marriage are the forces driving this story. Magical realism in the Spanish style.

 

 

 


Books In A Bar - Fall 2023

Our Books In A Bar book group continues with our Fall 2023 book discussions at Parnell's Pub on Cedar Road.  Shown below are books the group will be discussing starting in October. The discussions will be from 7-9 PM in the back room of Parnell's.  Grab a beer, glass of wine, or other beverage and join Holly for a lively discussion.

October 9, 2023: Writers and Lovers by Lilly King (Grove Press)

November 13, 2023: The Mad Women's Ball by Victoria Mas (Abrams)

December 11, 2023: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (Vintage)

Books are available for purchase in the store.

    


Indie Next List - August 2023

Tom Lake: A Novel
by Ann Patchett (Harper)

Fiction


None of This Is True: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell (Atria Books)

Thriller


Thornhedge
by T. Kingfisher (Tor Books)

Fantasy


Crook Manifesto: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead (Doubledday)

Fiction


The Invisible Hour: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman (Atria Books)

Fiction


The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel
by James McBride (Riverhead Books)

Fiction


Looking Glass Sound: A Novel
by Catriona Ward (Tor Nightfire)

Thriller


The Great Transition: A Novel
by Nick Fuller Googins (Atria Books)

Fiction


Immortal Longings: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)

Fiction


The Last Ranger: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)

Fiction


Camp Damascus: A Novel
by Chuck Tingle (Tor Nightfire)

Horror


Mister Magic
by Kiersten White (DelRey)

Thriller


Silver Nitrate: A Novel
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)

Thriller


Kala: A Novel
by Colin Walsh (Doubleday)

Fiction


The Woman in the Castello: A Novel
by Kelsey James (A John Scognamiglio Book)

Fiction


The Connellys of County Down: A Novel
by Tracey Lange (Celadon Books)

Fiction


The Blonde Identity: A Novel
by Ally Carter (Avon)

Romance


Whalefall: A Novel
by Daniel Kraus (MTV Books)

Science Fiction


Cruel Seduction (Dark Olympics)
by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca)

Romance


Prophet: A Novel
by Sin Blanche, Helen Macdonald (Grove Press)

Fiction


The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth
by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed Editions)

Science


Family Lore: A Novel
by Elizabeth Acevedo

Fiction


The Forect Brims Over: A Novel
by Maru Ayase, Haydn Trowell (Transl.) (Counterpoint)

Fiction


Indie Best Sellers - August 2023

Paperback Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) August Paperback Bestsellers

Hardcover Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) August Hardcover Bestsellers

Fiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) August Fiction Bestsellers

Nonfiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) August Nonfiction Bestsellers

Children's Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) Children's Bestsellers

Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers  August Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers

All five lists in a single file August Indie Bestsellers


Summer Second Saturdays - Floral Bouquets Ordering and Pickup

During the summer of 2023, Appltree is hosting Summer Second Saturday "Pop-Up" Markets featuring local vendors.

Sweetbay Flower Farm is offering fresh flower bouquets at each market.  Based on its popularity at the first market, SweetBay is offering Appletree customers the ability to pre-order bouquets and pick up and pay for the bouquet(s) in the store on July 8 and August 12 during the Summer Second Saturday 'Pop-Up" market.

Bouquets can be pre-order here: Bouquet Pre-Order


Indie Best Sellers - June 2023

Paperback Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) June Paperback Bestsellers

Hardcover Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) June Hardcover Bestsellers

Fiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) June Fiction Bestsellers

Nonfiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) June Nonfiction Bestsellers

Children's Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) Children's Bestsellers

Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers  June Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers

All five lists in a single file June Indie Bestsellers


Churchill's Shadow: The Life and Afterlife of Winston Churchill - Geoffrey

A fascinating insight into notable political speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different path.

For almost every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. These "second speeches" provide alternative histories of what could have been if not for schedule changes, changes of heart, or momentous turns of events.

In Undelivered, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches the public never heard, from Dwight Eisenhower's apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon's refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton's acceptance for a 2016 victory--the latter never seen until now.

Examining the content of these speeches and the context of the historic moments that almost came to be, Nussbaum considers not only what they tell us about the past but also what they can inform us about our present.

 

 


Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History - Jeff Nussbaum (Flatiron Books)

A fascinating insight into notable political speeches that were never delivered, showing what could have been if history had gone down a different path.

For almost every delivered speech, there exists an undelivered opposite. These "second speeches" provide alternative histories of what could have been if not for schedule changes, changes of heart, or momentous turns of events.

In Undelivered, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches the public never heard, from Dwight Eisenhower's apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon's refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton's acceptance for a 2016 victory--the latter never seen until now.

Examining the content of these speeches and the context of the historic moments that almost came to be, Nussbaum considers not only what they tell us about the past but also what they can inform us about our present.