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Tucked into a narrow (but deep) corner in Windsor Terrace, Terrace Books can boast author Jon Scieska (of beloved Stinky Cheese Man fame) as an “honorary bookseller” and a weekly Sunday morning story time. It just doesn’t get better than that.
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Nick Raschella
Manager
A generational story told with smooth and addictive prose, Pachinko had me turning the pages well into the night. A reminder of the hardships some families face to carve out a place for their children in a tumultuous world, this novel tells the story of a Korean family emigrating to Japan on the cusp of World War II and follows them through the decades.

 

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Patrick Flahertyss
Bookseller
In the same way that one will never view art in the same way after reading his Ways of Seeing, the late John Berger’s Sense of Sight will change the way one views the world. Though art features heavily, this collection of essays and writings deals with a diverse array of topics, touching on everything from the development of Cubism to the death of his father to the differences between peasant and bourgeois conceptions of eating. And Berger’s “Manhattan” certainly ranks with E.B. White’s “Here is New York” for capturing the pandemonium of New York City in the span of a couple pages. Amid the bluster of today’s political turbulence, Berger’s lyrical sensitivity and Marxist humanism are sorely needed.