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Renee Reiner, a veteran bookseller since she and Mike bought The Book Rack and Children's Pages in 1995, took the lead in opening our second location in downtown Burlington. "Having successfully created a vibrant community bookstore," she says, "I will look back many years from now and say I've lived a good life."

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

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Renee
Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic tells the story of the Japanese Picture Brides toward the second world war.  The language is remarkably sparse and yet the topic is both powerful and difficult.  A fabulous book group selection.
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$14.95
ISBN: 9780307744425
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Anchor - March 20th, 2012

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

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Renee

A dog lover's dog stoy. An idyllic setting and wonderful, creative story. The ending packs a wallop--Come in and talk to me when you've finished the book!

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061374234
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days.
Published: Ecco - September 8th, 2009

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Renee

I haven't read a story this good in a long time--and an important story it is, too. The "help" refers to the Black women in the kitchen whose job it is to clean up after the White folks.

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ISBN: 9780425245132
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability.
Published: Berkley Publishing Group - June 28th, 2011

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780425232200
Availability: Not in stock. At Our Partner Warehouse: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days.
Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2011

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Renee

My all-time favorite.  A delicious love story.  Gives me goose bumps every time I read it.  More this book to the top of your list.

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
Availability: Click Title to See Location Inventory
Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

Their Eyes Were Watching God Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061120060
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Published: Amistad - May 30th, 2006

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