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Caitlin is a Coeur d'Alene native who recently graduated from the University of Idaho with her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She just married her high school sweetheart who shares her love for outdoor activities like cycling and hiking. She is also an avid reader and can help give you some great recommendations. Her favorite drinks are vanilla lattes, London Fogs and Waterbrook Malbec. She shares her time between the cafe and book side.

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Fellside Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316300278
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Published: Orbit - March 21st, 2017

Jess is sent to the prison Fellside after she starts a fire that kills a boy, and it isn't long before his ghost begins visiting her. I am a huge fan of this author's work. He creates such a wide range of characters with the ability to place you right inside the story. An excellent read!


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The Dry Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250105608
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 10th, 2017

Twenty years ago Aaron Falk was accused of murder, and his friend Luke alibied him out. Now Luke is dead from apparent suicide and more than one person knows what actually happened on that day two decades before. This is an awesome mystery that does not disappoint. I loved it.


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Everything You Want Me to Be Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501123429
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Published: Atria Books - January 3rd, 2017

I love a book that makes you think you have it all figured out, and then proves you wrong. Jump back and forth in time as the murder of a high school girl is solved. This turned into an addicting one-day read for me!


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Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476743967
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Published: Gallery Books - November 15th, 2016

This is a great guilty pleasure filled with information about the monarchy of Great Britain. The author compares and contrasts the three main women of royalty; the cold Queen Elizabeth, the beloved Princess Kate, and the forever despised Camilla. A great read for people who love the subject of the royal crown!


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Alfred Hitchcock: A Brief Life Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385537414
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Published: Nan A. Talese - October 25th, 2016

I've grown up watching the movies made by this titan of the film industry, but I never really knew anything about Hitchcock's life. This book does an awesome job of touching on the life events that made this man. I certainly learned a lot!


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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544811904
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Published: Mariner Books - October 18th, 2016

So often we hear about the Kennedys, especially Jack, Bobby and Jackie, because they are essentially American royalty. But what about Rosemary? In this book you learn about the hidden handicapped sister and what her family did to her behind closed doors.


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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride Cover Image
By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476764047
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 4th, 2016

"The Princess Bride" was one of my absolute favorites as a kid and I find a way to quote it almost daily. The Dashing Westley (Cary Elwes) has written a wonderful book for fans like me. You get t learn about making the movie and learn new things about the actors. So light hearted and so fun!


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Fates and Furies Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634482
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2016

This novel explores the two sides of marriage between a husband and wife. Lotto and Mathilde have a seemingly perfect marriage, but after twenty years together, are secrets and lies hiding behind this perfect façade?


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TV (the Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781455588190
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 6th, 2016

At last, a combination of my two favorite things: reading and watching awesome shows. This gives great recommendations on what to watch.


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Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476761848
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Published: Atria Books - July 26th, 2016

It is always awesome to find out that a beloved actor from a beloved show is just as funny off the screen as they are on the screen. Read about Kunal's life that leads him to "The Big Band Theory" and all his life lessons along the way. Touching and hilarious!


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The Woman in Cabin 10 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132933
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 19th, 2016

Ruth Ware is at it again with this awesome piece of mystery. Lo Blacklock is a guest upon a very luxurious cruise, but on the first night she hears a woman scream and a body hit the water. The only problem, there is no one missing from the boat. Filled with psychological thrills and twists, it makes for an intense read!

Also, a Jinny staff pick!  


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The Voyeur's Motel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125811
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Published: Grove Press - July 12th, 2016

This is a true and morally complex book about a man in Colorado who bought a motel so he could spy on his guests from secret vents in the ceiling. Creepy and unnerving, the psychology behind this compelling and shocking story holds your attention...even when you don't want it to.

Also, a Derrick staff pick!


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The Japanese Lover Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501116995
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Published: Atria Books - July 5th, 2016

This was a beautiful novel! Alma flees Poland during WWII and settles in California where she meets Ichimei. They create a bond, but are separated when he is sent to a Japanese internment camp. Their love endures a war and cultural differences. It ends with a powerful message: love of all kinds can endure through the worst conditions. This would be a great book club read!


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After Alice Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060859749
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 5th, 2016

This is the story of Ada, an imaginative little girl who is looking for her friend Alice, and follows her path through Wonderland. Gregory Maguire is at it again, giving us a fresh new perspective from a well-known and loved tale.


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Slade House Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812988079
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Published: Random House Trade - June 28th, 2016

Slade House is a haunting tale that compels you to read it in one sitting. Read along as victims fall prey to the inhabitants of Slade House, a mysterious place that only appears once every nine years. Even when you know what happens next, you can't stop reading!


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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705210
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Published: Mariner Books - June 14th, 2016

I love anything and everything about Sherlock Holmes; books, plays, TV shows and movies. This book is an awesome source behind how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created, killed and resurrected the world's greatest detective, and how his tales stand the test of time. I loved it!


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Smoke Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385540162
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Published: Doubleday Books - May 24th, 2016

What if we lived in a world where bad thoughts and actions caused smoke to pour from people's bodies so that the world could see their sins? Set in an alternative Victorian England, Smoke explores a society where some can hide their darkness and others are stuck in soot forever. A fascinating read!


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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781620408346
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2016

A unique blend of historical fiction and magical realism. This story takes place in Victorian England and focuses on relationships between three people, a watch with magical powers, and a clockwork octopus. A fascinating read! 


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Armada Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804137270
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Published: Broadway Books - April 12th, 2016

Cline is at it again! He proves himself to be a master of mixing video games and culture references of the 80s while making it fresh and action-packed. Follow his character Zack, whose love for alien invasion video games finally pays off when an alien armada shows up to destroy earth. I loved it!


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Luckiest Girl Alive Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781476789644
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2016

Ani is a very successful writer with a perfect fiancé, but there are things in her past that she must deal with before she can move forward in her life. This book keeps your attention and leaves you wanting more whenever you finish a chapter. Your heart breaks for Ani as you learn about her dark high school days.


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The Water Knife Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804171533
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Published: Vintage - April 5th, 2016

A dystopian future where a drought hits the South and Midwest of the U.S. Water becomes a rare commodity that the poor fight for and the rich sell and waste. A broken landscape with equally broken characters, I found this to be an entertaining look at a potential future.


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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501115073
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Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2016

Backman has established himself as one of my favorite authors. Here is a story about Elsa and her unusual grandmother. When Granny passes away, she leaves Elsa the task of delivering letters to people who Granny wants to apologize to for her wrongs. This book is a perfect balance of humor and sadness. So very creative!


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The Little Paris Bookshop Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780553418798
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Published: Broadway Books - March 22nd, 2016

Jean is a bookstore owner who calls his business a "literary apothecary." He prescribes books to his customers to heal their emotional ailments. But what is harder to prescribe is something to fix his own feelings of loss and grief. Journey with him down the river to find a renewal in life.


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50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. Cover Image
By Brent D. Glass, David McCullough (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451682038
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 15th, 2016

Any history buff would love this book. Each chapter is dedicated to a different historical site throughout the U.S. It is jam-packed with interesting facts and will make you want to pack up the car and go see the country with all of it's rich history!


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An Atlas of Tolkien Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781626864931
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Published: Thunder Bay Press - November 17th, 2015

Tolkien has been my favorite author since I started reading and I have read all of his works. This book may not have been written by him, but his faithful fans did an amazing job of summarizing his works. I had a better understanding of some stories and enjoyed the artwork. A must for every Tolkien collection!


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Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

This is a collection of beautiful and honest poems rooted in the experience of a young woman. Rupi writes simply and eloquently with poems that hit home every time. Truly gorgeous writing!


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A Man Called Ove Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476738024
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 5th, 2015

Ove is an old man who is recently widowed. He comes across as very bitter and grumpy. Through a series of events he is forced to get to know his neighbors and a beautiful story begins to unfold. I laughed and cried throughout the whole book. This is such a touching story that proves you don't fully understand what drives a person.


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The Girl with All the Gifts Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316334754
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Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

Usually I am not a fan of post-apocalyptic worlds, but this book is one of the best I have ever read. Meet Melanie who lives in a bunker with other children who go to school strapped in chairs. Follow her, her teacher, two soldiers and a scientist as they are thrust into the outside world, and it is a horrible, horrible place.


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War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781612002903
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Published: Casemate - February 19th, 2015

These are not made up stories; they are all very real and can make anyone believe in love. Each chapter follows a different couples experience of falling in love during WWII. As you finish each chapter, you are left with your heart over-flowing with emotion. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a feel-good book!


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The Nightingale Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312577223
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 3rd, 2015

Set in France during WWII, the Germans have brought the French to their knees. Two sisters have different approaches to the occupation; one keeps her head down to protect her daughter, the other joins the resistance and risks her life to save refugees. It explores what people do in moments of challenge. Such a beautiful story set in such a dark chapter of history.


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The Rosie Project Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781476729091
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 3rd, 2014

This book is incredibly clever and charming. Don is a highly intelligent geneticist who is also very socially awkward. He is conducting a project to find the perfect wife and he ends up meeting the perfectly imperfect Rosie. Together they embark on a journey to find her biological father. I couldn't put it down!


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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781937994303
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Published: Race Point Publishing - September 19th, 2013

There are so many references in our pop culture to the famous Sherlock and Watson, it does one good to dive into the original tales. Get lost in the foggy, lamp-lit, horse and buggy London of the 1890s and watch Sherlock Holmes work his power of deduction.


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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781594746031
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Published: Quirk Books - June 4th, 2013

After a family tragedy, teenaged Jacob follows clues from his grandfather that lead him to an island. There he uncovers the secrets about an orphanage of children who possess peculiar abilities. Soon to be a film by Tim Burton!


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Orphan Train Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061950728
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Published: William Morrow & Company - April 2nd, 2013

Nimah is a young immigrant girl who has become an orphan in New York City in the late 1920s. She becomes one of thousands of orphaned children placed on a train out west to be adopted, or to be destined for something worse. The unknown is terrifying, and this fictional tale of a true part of U.S. history strikes at your soul.


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A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd Cover Image
By Patrick Ness, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780763660659
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 12th, 2013

I read this book in one sitting because there is now other way to do it. This is a brilliantly told tale about the grief of a thirteen year old boy and his sick mother. It is a powerful masterpiece that had me overwhelmed with emotion. Love it!
 
Also, a Derrick, Mike, and Dani staff pick!


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The Fellowship of the Ring Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780547928210
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Published: Mariner Books - September 18th, 2012

Lord of the Rings Series
 
For me, no author will come close to having the amount of love I have reserved for Tolkien. He has been my favorite since fourth grade. There is a reason that he has been lovingly titled the Father of Fantasy. No bookshelf is complete without his works.


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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781401324643
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012

It's Allen's 100th birthday and he decides he doesn't want to spend it in the nursing home. He climbs out the window, and goes on one heck of an adventure! Filled with colorful characters (some you've never met, some you know quite well). This takes place all over the world and is great fun.


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Ready Player One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307887443
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Published: Broadway Books - June 5th, 2012

Join Wade in a world where virtual reality has become vastly more appealing than reality. In a dystopian future Wade fights against other players in a high stakes video game where the winner gets over two hundred billion. People will do anything to win.


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A Game of Thrones Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553381689
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Published: Bantam - May 28th, 2002

A Song of Ice and Fire Series

This character driven series is arguable the best fantasy tale that has been written since the works of the great J.R.R. Tolkien. In the world of Westeros, dragons, magic, battles, knights, and maidens all surround an epic power struggle to claim the Iron Throne. It is easily the most engaging read you'll have all year.


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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393317558
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 17th, 1999

The author poses the question, "Why do other societies advance while others do not?" Each chapter is dedicated to a well-researched reason for advancement in civilization. It is a very thorough history lesson and an absolutely fascinating read!