Market Street Books: A Cape Eye On Books’ Bookstore of the Month

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“What are my go- to recommendations for books?” said Cynthia O’Brien of Market Street Books.  “Well, I usually suggest some of our Cape Cod authors.”  O’Brien is a champion of local writers and hosts popular readings and signings throughout the year. Her current favorites range from a biography to a children’s book to historical fiction.

First on her list is the Eric Hother Award winner, FATAL DECISION: Edith Covell World War I Nurse, by Terri Arthur of Falmouth. “This book filled a hole in my history lessons,” notes O’Brien. “It is the true story of a World War I nurse who gave a full measure of devotion to her craft.  www.fataldecision-edithcavell.com.

A second pick is BOBBY KENNEDY: The Making of a Liberal Icon to be be released on July 5th by award-winning journalist, Neiman Fellow at Harvard and Cape Cod writer Larry Tye.   The book is deeply researched and draws on unpublished memoirs and unpublished government files. “It promises to be the definitive biography of this major figure in American history,” says O’Brien. www.larrytye.com.

THE OLD CAPE HOUSE by Barbara Eppich Struna of Brewster won 1st Place in Historical Fiction, Royal Dragonfly Award. “Part history, part mystery and part love story, it is a great read that plunges deep into the legend of the pirate Sam Bellamy and his lover Maria Hallet,” O’Brien says.  www.bestrunabooks.com.

“GIRL SINGER by Cape Cod writer Mick Marlon is a work of historical fiction for Young Adults that takes place during the golden age of jazz,” says O’Brien. “It weaves race relations and the plights of Jews in Germany with amazing details of America’s jazz musicians and culture.”

Her last of five picks is BERTIE’S ADVENTURES AT THE BEACH by John Hutchinson. “It is currently my favorite read-to for children because the dialog is such fun. It is a cautionary tale of a field mouse who meets up with a salty-dog of a sea gull.”

Market Place Books is tucked in a corner of Mashpee Commons overlooking an inviting brick square centered by a large fountain, a space that draws one to linger and perhaps even open a newly purchased book from the wide selection suitable for all levels and tastes that is available at the store.

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Summer hours are 10am – 8pm,  Monday – Saturday and Sundays from 11am – 5pm.  The staff is knowledgeable and welcoming and is happy to make recommendations.

You can find Market Street Books at the Mashpee Commons:

31 Market Street
Mashpee Commons
Mashpee, MA 02649
508-539-6985

Anne LeClaire

Anne LeClaire

– Anne LeClaire is the best-selling author of eight novels, the latest of which is “The Lavender Hour.” A Cape Eye On Books is CapeCod.com’s online book club.

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