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

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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.


Be Frank With Me - Julia Claiborne Johnson (William Morrow & Company)

A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and the page-turning spirit of Where d You Go, Bernadette.

For years, the reclusive literary legend M. M. Mimi Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.

When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she s put to work right away as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.

As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank s father is, how his gorgeous piano teacher and itinerant male role model Xander fits into the Banning family equation and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

Full of heart and countless only-in-Hollywood moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world."


The Lost Apothecary - Sarah Penner (Park Row)

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile, in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate–and not everyone will survive.


The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books)

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?