Books to Tide You Over

March 2015
Hang in there, everyone. It may be cold, it may be raining, there may even be more snow to come (though we certainly hope not), but spring is on the way. In the meantime, what you need is a few good reads to help pass the time. Crack open one of these gems, disappear into the pages, and before you know it, the trees will be in bloom. 

Happy reading! 
Featured This Month:  
Find Me:
A Novel
by Laura van den Berg

"Simultaneously whimsical and realistic, despairing and full of hope, dreamy and brutal, Find Me is a beautifully told coming-of-age story about how we come to understand ourselves and our past." --Edan Lepucki, author of California


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Staff Recommended:  
Several Short Sentences About Writing
by Verlyn Klinkenborg

"If you're a reader, writer, thinker, noticer, teacher, or student -- this will make you better." --Liz S., Harvard Book Store


Our Price: $12.00
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New In Paperback:  
Boy, Snow, Bird
by Helen Oyeyemi

"Under Oyeyemi's spell, the fairy-tale conceit makes a brilliant setting in which to explore the alchemy of racism, the weird ways in which identity can be transmuted in an instant -- from beauty to beast or vice versa." --Ron Charles, The Washington Post


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March Spotlight on Science:
This Idea Must Die:
Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
by John Brockman

The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world's most brilliant minds to tackle's 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress?


Our Price: $14.40
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Staff Recommended:  
We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists was like having a personal and face-to-face conversation with Chimamanda. This is the book I want to buy for all my girlfriends, my guy friends, my husband, my father, my brother, my mother, and my younger sister." --Yosra E., Harvard Book Store


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Printed Here:  
Microchondria II:
42 More Short Short Stories
collected by Harvard Book Store

In the shortest month of the year, Harvard Book Store made a book from scratch. Again!

A collection of forty-two original short short stories (500 words or less) written between February 1 and February 15, 2015, with four original cover designs. Compiled and produced by the staff of Harvard Book Store, Microchondria II is printed in-store on Paige, our print-on-demand book machine.


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Harvard Square Book Circle
A Wild Sheep Chase


The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Haruki Murakami's first novel, A Wild Sheep Chase.


A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami's international reputation. 

It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.



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