Peregrine Book Co. Staff Picks: July 2018

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Catered by Reva Sherrard

Investigations of a Dog” by Franz Kafka

Full of labyrinthine hiding places, walking nightmares, and absurd humor. ~Lacey

The Dream and the Underworld” by James Hillman

A case could be made that a book like this could only be alluring to academics or the intellectual crowd. However, I think it bridges a gap between the casual reader and the scholarly when it comes to delving deep into the realm of darkness and dreams. ~Joe

Varina” by Charles Frazier

A captivating and transportive new tale of the Civil War from the author of “Cold Mountain.” Fans of Frazier will not be disappointed. As for newcomers, prepare to be bewitched. ~Bekah

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot

Ever wonder what the musical “Cats” was based on? T. S. Eliot’s light-hearted departure from his more serious works (Prufrock, anyone?) is a series of fun cat-themed poems well worth a lazy hour with a feline companion on your lap. ~Susannah

The Honey Farm” by Harriet Alida Lye

Not a summer goes by when the bees are not … doing what they do. The same could be said about humans, right? There’s a correlation there, for sure, in this twisty psychological drama about trouble on a bee farm during one hot, dry summer. ~Jon

An Apology for Idlers” by Robert Louis Stevenson

This slim jewel of a book by the author of “Treasure Island collects his essays on: the virtues and pleasures of slowing down; love; youth and age; a forest. Each chapter is a deep poetic meditation. ~Reva

Ace Science Fiction” by Walter Goralski

An extremely entertaining review of hundreds of forgotten sci-fi novels from the ACE paperback series. ~Sean

Oothar the Blue” by Brandon Reese

An utterly adorable geek bedtime story about a paunchy, lovable barbarian who wakes up one day to find that fantasy warfare has lost its sparkle. Packed with details from classic fantasy tabletop role-playing games, this is the perfect gift for that special nerd in your life. If that nerd in your life is you, all the better! ~Reva, Sean, Jon, & David

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