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 USA Today

Dear Friends -


In case you missed it, we were lucky enough to be featured in

USA Today on Thursday in a feature article about small bookstores. As you'll see if you read the article, we are incredibly passionate about what we do and are very proud to serve the Hudson Valley and western New England communities and to be your local independent bookstore. As we hear of troubles in the industry, such as the impending bankruptcy of Borders, we continue to be grateful for your support of our store. We intend to be around for as long as you'll have us, and we hope that will be a good long time.


Forever grateful, 

Suzanna & Dick 


Oblong Millerton: (518) 789-3797

Oblong Rhinebeck: (845) 876-0500


Living out of the area and still want to support Oblong? Shop our website:

Ghost Light Ghost Light
by Joseph O'Connor
(FSG, hardcover, $25)

Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. Ghost Light is a story of great sadness and joy-a tour de force from the widely acclaimed and bestselling author of Star of the Sea, an international bestseller.   More Info...

Also available as a Google eBook.  

The Twelfth Insight The Twelfth Insight
by James Redfield
(Grand Central, hardcover, $25.99)

The fourth book in the Celestine series is an adventure tale, both suspenseful and contemplative, that builds on the insights introduced in Redfield's previous books. The Twelfth Insight describes a new wave of religious tolerance that is now silently arriving, in reaction to watching years of religious warfare and political corruption.  More Info...

The Weird Sisters The Weird Sisters
by Eleanor Brown
(Amy Einhorn Books, hardcover, $24.95)

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.  More Info...

The Lake of Dreams The Lake of Dreams
by Kim Edwards
(Viking, hardcover, $26.95)

With revelations that prove as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her bestselling phenomenon The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.  More Info...

The Death Instinct The Death Instinct
by Jed Rubenfeld
(Riverhead, hardcover, $26.95)

A spellbinding literary thriller about terror, war, greed, and the darkest secrets of the human soul, by the author of the million-copy bestseller The Interpretation of Murder. More Info...

While Mortals Sleep While Mortals Sleep
by Kurt Vonnegut
(Delacorte, hardcover, $27.00)

Smart, whimsical, and often scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut influenced a generation of American writers-including Dave Eggers, author of this volume's Foreword. In these previously unpublished gems, Vonnegut's originality infuses a unique landscape of factories, trailers, and bars-and characters who pit their dreams and fears against a cruel and sometimes comically indifferent world.  More Info...

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The Red Garden The Red Garden
by Alice Hoffman
(Crown, hardcover, $25.00)

In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions.  More Info...

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13 Rue Therese 13 rue Therese
by Elena Mauli Shapiro
(Reagan Arthur Books, hardcover, $23.99)

American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars. More Info...

Also available as a Google eBook.

New Kids' Books!
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright
(Poppy, paperback, $9.99)

A Gothic imagining of the classic fairy tale with a teenage love story at its core, the film Red Riding Hood opens in theaters on March 11. Ages 12+.
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No Passengers Beyond This Point No Passengers Beyond This Point
by Gennifer Choldenko
(Dial, hardcover, $16.99)

Three siblings - India, Finn, and Mouse - have less than forty-eight hours to pack up all their belongings and fly, without Mom, to their uncle Red's in Colorado, after they lose their house to foreclosure. But when they land, a mysterious driver meets them at the airport, and he's never heard of Uncle Red. Like Dorothy in Oz, they find themselves in a place they've never heard of, with no idea of how to get home, and time is running out. Ages 10+.  More Info...

Incarceron Incarceron
by Catherine Fisher
(Firebird, paperback, $9.99)

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a 17-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl who claims to live on the Outside. Ages 12+.  More Info...

When You Reach MeWhen You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
(Yearling, paperback, $6.99)

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late. Ages 8+.  More Info...  


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Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit
by Il Sung Na
(Knopf, hardcover, $15.99)

As with Il Sung Na's previous books, Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit is filled with rich illustrations, charming animals, and a simple, lyrical text-all wrapped up in a gorgeous package. It's a gentle introduction to the ideas of adaptation, hibernation, and migration, and an exuberant celebration of changing seasons. Ages 2-5.  More Info...

A Crazy Day with Cobras Magic Tree House #45: A Crazy Day with Cobras
by Mary Pope Osborne
(Random House, hardcover, $12.99)

Merlin's beloved penguin, Penny, has been put under a spell! Jack and Annie must find four things to break the spell. The first is a rare and precious emerald. When the magic tree house whisks them back to India over four hundred years ago to search for the jewel, they discover an amazing and exotic world filled with great danger. Ages 7+.  More Info...

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Madeline at the White House Madeline at the White House
by John Bemelmans Marciano
(Viking, hardcover, $17.99)

Readers will see Washington, D.C., as never before, when Madeline takes a midnight sightseeing tour on a magic carpet of cherry blossoms. Invited to the White House by Candle, the president's lonely only daughter, for the annual Easter Egg hunt and roll, Madeline and the other little girls have a rollicking good time, and introduce Candle to the joys of occasionally breaking the rules. Ages 3-6. More Info...



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