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On Diane's Shelf January 2024

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! HAPPY JANUARY 2024!!

As always, thank you THANK YOU devoted customers for your continued patronage. We thank you for valuing our expertise and customer service AND AND A HUGE thank you to all our Diane's Books Angels! Because of your kindness and generosity we put special wrapped books in the hands of 456 precious children!

WHAT JOY! A DIANES BOOKS' TRADITION FOR OVER 25 YEARS!

What is new in 2024?

NON-FICTION:

MILTON FRIEDMAN: The Last Conservative.  Jennifer Burns.

"A masterful profile of a consequential American"

THE COMFORT OF CROWS: A Backyard Year. Margaret Renkl

A store favorite and as Ann Patchett says: "A howling love letter to the world"

HISTORICAL FICTION: 

DIVA. Daisy Goodwin. 

Fabulous and fascinating. Maria Callas simply known as la divina - the divine one and of course DIVA!

FICTION:

BONFIRE NIGHT. Anna Bliss. 

BONFIRE NIGHT, celebrated every November 5th in England and in 1936, two lives, two lovers search for their very own BONFIRE NIGHT. A debut novel and I love celebrating these new authors!

ROM COM:

HEDGING YOUR BETS. Jayne Denker. 

My January 2024 ROM COM-my new love-rivals to romance and gardens too! 

FOR CHILDREN:

MR MEN LITTLE MISS 5 MINUTE STORIES. Roger Hargreaves. 

We love love love LITTLE MISS and MR. MEN adventures and now-what a great way to kick off the New Year, reading these out loud to all your children. Twenty stories in one volume! HOORAY FOR MR. MEN and LITTLE MISS and even witty enough for grown-ups!

AND OF COURSE THESE ARE JUST A SMALL TASTE! Please come, browse, talk books with us-in the bookstore, on the telephone, on our new and exciting website dianesbooks.com

We love to talk books with YOU!

AND please remember our signature DIANE'S BOOKS RED READING WAGONS- traveling all over this country and beyond, enchanting readers young and old.

Such joy to put books in the hands of precious children and special grown-ups!

AND perfect gifts every time are DIANE'S BOOKS GIFT CERTIFICATES and DIANE'S BOOKS PICK OF THE MONTH CLUB! TALK TO OUR MARIA

And as always I thank my devoted, caring, amazing, hardworking, intrepid staff members: Maria; Joanie; Danielle; Chris; Lisa; Verna; Dorothy; Diana; Alex; Dimple and Rachel.

PLEASE READ OUT LOUD TO YOUR CHILDREN EVERY DAY

PLEASE SHOP LOCAL SO YOU CAN SHOP LOCAL FOREVER

 AND my final words and the most perfect thought for 2024 from Leonardo da Vinci

"I wish to work miracles"

diane