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Barb

Barb
Barb Bassett (she/her)
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Barb has called the Red Balloon her home since 1997. Before that, she worked in several bookstores in her native Fargo, ND. She can’t remember when she didn’t love books and reading, and kept D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths checked out from the school library for the whole of her 4th grade year. She particularly loves children’s books (all types), food literature, travel essays, mysteries, and anything about the Tudors, but she can safely say she has (almost) never met a book she didn’t like.

 

A Few Favorites:

Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994849
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018
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The Hired Girl Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780763694500
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Published: Candlewick - December 26th, 2017
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D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780440406945
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 1992
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Cooking for Picasso: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399177668
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 20th, 2017
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A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
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Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016
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Dune Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780441172719
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Published: Ace - September 1st, 1990
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One of the best SF series ever written!!  Everyone should read this!


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The Jane Austen Society: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250248732
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020
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Great historical fiction!  Even if you're not a fan of Jane Austen, this is a delightful story about folks banding together to save a beloved landmark in post-WWII England.


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The Second Home: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250239341
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 2nd, 2020
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The Gordons are not your typical dysfunctional family--think Anne Tyler with even more plot!  Throw in a much-loved summer home on Cape Cod, a sleazy neighbor, and a secret love affair, and you have a great vacation read.