Thursday, September 13, 2007

Garden Spells makes the list

A wonderful resource for learning about great new books each month are the Book Sense Pick lists. Book Sense is both a local and national effort to shine a light on the knowledge and diversity of independent bookstores. The Book Sense Picks offer a monthly selection of eclectic new books chosen by independent booksellers--the bookstores in your community.

For September, we were pleased to see that among the Book Sense Picks is one of our current faves, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Here's what they say about this unique book: "This is a magical novel about small-town legends, the intricacies of sisterhood, and the mysterious, deep layers of love. Allen's full, complex characters bloom and reveal their hidden depths as the story develops. I hope Allen might revisit this remarkable town and its unforgettable characters in a future novel." —Heather Christman, Warwick's, La Jolla, CA



mary said...

I agree with your comments about Book Sense! As an independent bookseller, I have found some wonderful new titles on the list. We have had great success "handselling" many of the Book Sense titles, which of course got on the list because other bookstore owners discovered and promoted them to their customers who enjoyed them. Great source for good reads.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I absolutley loved Sarah Addison Allens' debute book Garden Spells. I have never blogged or written a comment before, but this was certainly a refreshingly enchanting story. I can't wait for book #2, and Sarah is added to my extremely long list of favorite authors.
A long time reader