We have compiled a list of learning resources to support those of you who are educating younger children from home! Including English, Maths, Geography, History and Language titles, these books can be used alongside your child’s set work to further and enhance their studies- and hopefully provide a bit of fun for all!
How Much of These Hills is Gold By C Pam Zhang “What makes a home a home?” This question runs through the core of C Pam Zhang’s Booker-nominated novel, set on the sun-bleached planes of the American West following the Gold Rush. The answer is desperately sought by siblings Lucy and Sam, whose Chinese heritage makes them outcasts from the society into which they were born. They travel through the unforgiving wilderness of America with their recently-deceased father’s body on their backs, in the hope that burying him will find them roots in lands which have shunned them for so long. In devastating prose Zhang meditates upon ideas of identity and belonging, charting the journey of two children trying to find their place in a hostile world. This epic adventure tale asks whether home is something we find in ourselves, in others, or in the very earth which we inhabit.
Join Colin Midson as he talks to award-winning author Raynor Winn about her latest book, The Wild Silence. This is the second in a new series of regular online events held in collaboration with Cornwall and Devon independent bookshops.
In The Wild Silence, Raynor picks up the story where the Salt Path left off. As she and her husband return to life within four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult – until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything.
Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises.
The Wild Silence is a luminous story of hope triumphing over despair, of the human spirit’s instinctive connection to nature, and of lifelong love prevailing over everything.
Free tickets for this on-line event will be sent by Zoom link to all customers who purchase a copy of the book from Book Stop
For each sale of a title in this list via our online shop, a book will be donated to a grassroots organisation (including local foodbanks) which help disadvantaged people across the UK and Ireland. This initiative is kindly supported by Penguin Random House and Neighbourly.
Join us at 6.30pm on Wednesday 25th November for an exclusive online event with Ben Macintyre about his latest book Agent Sonya. This is the first event in a series jointly hosted by Book Stop and fellow Cornwall and Devon based Independent bookshops.
All orders of the book to us by email or phone will be provided with a Zoom link prior to the event. The First 50 orders will get a signed (bookplate) copy of the book.
Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including The Spy and the Traitor, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. Ben is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and he regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books. He will be in conversation with former Port Eliot Creative Director, Colin Midson.
From today, as well as being able to order from us by phone (01822 617244) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we have a dedicated site for online orders from Book Stop, provided by our friends at bookshop.org. Go to https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/bookstoptavistock
One of our very favourite authors here at Book Stop, Booker Prize nominated author David Mitchell has this time served up something quite different to his usual mind-bending metaphysical romps across space and time, with a wonderfully nostalgic and bittersweet tale of 1960s rock and roll. Utopia Avenue form in 1967 and ride the tide of social and sexual revolution to be on the verge of global success by late 1968. On the way they encounter pretty much everyone in the business from John Lennon to Janis Joplin, David Bowie to Joni Mitchell, and for die-hard fans of the more familiar Mitchell genre there is also an intriguing metaphysical sub-plot referencing his earlier work and, in particular, the wonderful The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. This book is a lot of fun, but also ultimately genuinely moving and, as always, Mitchell has much to say about life, the universe and everything.
Welcome to the weird and (occasionally) wonderful world of Keiko Furukura and her beloved Convenience Store.
Marginalised by ordinary society, and following a confusing and at times problematic childhood, Keiko finds it difficult to find her place in the modern world, until she stumbles accross the Convenience Store. In this delightful fable of contemporary human existence, Keiko, with the guidance of the bizarre and repulsive Shiraha, must make a choice – between her place as a cog in the global corporate machine ( “my hourly pay covered the basic requirement to condition my body so it was fit to take to work”) and the perhaps equally opressive social imperative created by others’ opinions and expectations.
A marvellous Japanese novel which will get you thinking.