Broche's Take 10

BrocheAroe (Broche, for short) is a proud bookaholic, with undergraduate degrees in English and Anthropology, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Literature for Children. She's worked in a museum library, numerous independent bookstores, two publishing companies, and as an English teacher. She is excited to be splitting her time between the main sales floor, doing publicity, and the children's department at Quail Ridge, while also working on her writing. She writes and reads a little bit of everything.




The Informationist: A Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307717108
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Published: Broadway Books - October 18th, 2011

An international thriller, first in a series, about a woman who was born to be a spy. Vanessa Michael Monroe can pass as a woman or man, speak any language, and has contacts all over the world. 

Kushiel's Dart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765342980
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Published: Tor Books - March 15th, 2002

"Love as thou wilt" is the guiding force behind the lives of those who live in Terre d'Ange. Not for the faint of heart as anything goes in this first book of her Kushiel’s Legacy series.

Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780877017882
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 1991

A love story that spans time and space, told in a series of postcards and letters created by the author/illustrator. Unique, engaging, and romantic.

War Dances Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802144898
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Published: Grove Press - August 3rd, 2010

A collection of short stories by acclaimed Spokane-Coeur d’Alene-American author, Sherman Alexie. War Dances, like all of Alexie’s writing, alternates between poetry and prose. Lyrical, to-the-point, and thought-provoking.

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374527228
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 25th, 2000

Brilliantly-written essays that are a treasure trove of experiences from the life of a consummate book lover. Delightful to enjoy yourself and to gift to others.

Bicycles: Love Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061726491
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 2nd, 2010

Love poems by the award-winning Giovanni, one of my favorite contemporary poets.

Eight Cousins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780486455594
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Published: Dover Publications - February 27th, 2007

Known best for writing Little Women, in Eight Cousins, Alcott charms us with the life of Rose, a sweet but spoiled, dainty girl who is sent to live on "Aunt Hill" with her seven aunts and eight boy cousins. Quite the romp, and my favorite Alcott.

Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's
By Alexandra Ripley, Stephens Mitchell (Based on a Book by)
ISBN: 9780446502375
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 26th, 2007

In this authorized sequel to Gone with the Wind, Scarlett finally fulfills her potential while maintaining her characteristic Southern grace and charm, her irascible wit, her tenacious spirit, and her strength of character.  

The Lover's Dictionary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250002358
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Published: Picador USA - January 17th, 2012

Like most things in life that make you laugh and make you cry, The Lover’s Dictionary is bittersweet. A love story told in episodes, as scenes are used to define words relating to the two unidentified players in a relationship.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385341004
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Published: Dial Press - May 5th, 2009

An epistolary novel (told in the form of letters) set in the mid-1940s as people recover from WWII, the story revolves around the German occupation of a British island, the underground resistance of its inhabitants, and the American writer who by a strange coincidence begins corresponding with them.