Melanie

Melanie

 

 

 

I'm the youngest employee of Octavia Books and I have worked here for over half of the years the store has been open. I have an English degree and read everything, from weighty history to children's books. I am currently working to pay my way through higher education and love to read lighter novels as a distraction from the constant literary analysis. If you're looking for something escapist, light, or young adult, I'm the girl to see.

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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780156035217
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 8th, 2007

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..."  William Goldman's classic tale of True Love and High Adventure is the best example for the book being better than the movie, no matter how good the movie is. ~MB


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Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440212560
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Dell - June 2nd, 1992

Historical fiction with a touch of fantasy, the characters feel like real people that you would love to be friends with.  Spending time in the company of Jamie and Claire is one of my favorite things to do and lots of people agree with me. ~MB


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Wolf Hall: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780312429980
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - August 31st, 2010

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2009, this novel of Tudor England as seen through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, takes a horrible man from a terrible time and makes him sympathetic and understandable.


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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143124924
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 25th, 2014

A history book that is eminently readable, this is a great book for any anglophile to learn about British History from Henry II and Thomas Becket through Richard II and the houses of York and Lancaster. ~MB


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Sabriel (Old Kingdom #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062315557
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - June 3rd, 2014

One of the most original books I've ever read.  A YA fantasy that avoids the current trends for vampires and dystopia, it's a must for any young fantasy readers. ~MB


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American Gods Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380789030
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
Published: HarperTorch - April 30th, 2002

America is a bad land for gods.  This is a fantastic novel about the nature of worship and belief, and what that means for the ideas people leave behind on their way to the next thing. ~MB