Kelly H.

Kelly H.

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Kelly grew up in a small antiquing village 60 miles north of New York City. She moved down here 10 years ago to study photography at FIT & The School of Visual Arts. The thought of moving back home never appealed to her, so she's been sticking it out in the city where she currently resides in the LES. Although her number one passion has always been photography, reading is a close second. Her four years at Strand has allowed her to amass an substantial amount of books that she's happily lugged from apartment to apartment. Kelly's seasonal reading habits make her collection very diverse and she's totally cool with that. Kelly has a predilection for short stories, with J.D. Salinger being her all time favorite. When she's not working or reading Kelly spends her time making art, knitting, baking, crafting and thinking about what to eat for dinner.

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The Vacationers By Emma Straub

The Vacationers

By Emma Straub

The Vacationers by Emma Straub is the perfect book to tote along with you to the beach this summer. Love, lies, deceit and humor combine for the perfect lighthearted read. Anyone who has ever been on vacation as an adult with their family can easily identify with the characters Emma Straub creates. Note: Book is best read with a glass of wine within reach.


  • Franny and Zooey

    By J.D. Salinger

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780316769495
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: April 1991
    The memorable saga of the Glass family, in which author J.D. Salinger fictionally explores 'the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions' while making - out of necessity - the critical distinction between entertainment for the masses and artists of the soul. 202p.
  • The Gastronomical Me

    By M. F .K. Fisher

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865473928
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 1998
    THE GASTRONOMICAL ME is M.F.K. Fisher's chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-WWII tensions, readers witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent. Unique among the classivcs of gastrronomic writing. 252p.
  • The True Deceiver

    By Tove Jansson

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590173299
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: December 2009
    (A new New York Classics Original translation). Deception - the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others - is the subject of this, Finnish writer Tove Jansson's (1914-2001) most unnerving and unpreditable novel. Here, Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work, from her sensitive tale of island life, The Summer Book, to her famous Moomin stories: solitude and community, art and life, love and hate. 181p.
  • Too Much Happiness

    By Alice Munro

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390349
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: November 2010
    In these ten superb new stories - now available in paperback - with clarity and ease, Alice Munro once again renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories about the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives. In the first story a young wife and mother, suffering from the unbearable pain of losing her three children, gains solace from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other tales uncover the 'deep holes' in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and, in the long title story, the yearning of a 19th-century female mathematician. A New York Times Notable Book. 304p.
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    By Cheryl Strayed

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307476074
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 2013
    A Best Nonfiction Book of 2012: The Boston Globe, Entertainment WeeklyA Best Book of the Year: NPR, St. Louis Dispatch, VogueAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.