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January 2016

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The new year is bringing lots of activity to Beagle and Wolf!

We’ll be taking inventory on Sunday, January 3, 9-4. We’re assembling a group of volunteers— if you’d like to be one of them, give Jen or Sally a call at 218-237-2665. We’ll provide lunch, give you the staff discount that day, and get out the scanners! We manage to have a lot of fun while we count everything in the store.

Holiday Catalog

Night In, January 16, 7:00

Armory SquareIt’s the event you love in a new location! Night In has outgrown the store, so we’re having it around the corner at Armory Square (203 Park Avenue S.) As always, it will be a great night for readers! Jen and Sally will recommend 20 books, there will be prizes, refreshments, and lots of excitement. This event is designed especially for people who are book group members or wannabees. No matter what the temperature outside that night, it will be warm inside Armory Square, and you may discover just the book your group has been waiting for! Questions? Call the store at 218-237-2665.
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Jewel of the Northwoods Bed and BreakfastReading Retreat Coming April 2!

Mark your calendar!

Give yourself the gift of a day relaxing and talking about books with other readers! We’ll gather at 9:30 over coffee and begin our discussion at 10. The day will end around 4:00. We’ll be reading and discussing three books.

The setting will be the secluded and picturesque Jewel of the Northwoods Bed and Breakfast. Lunch and snacks as well as facilitation will be provided. To extend the experience by staying at the Jewel the night before or after, contact the B&B directly.
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Complete information, including a registration form and cost information, will be available soon.

Winter Hours

clocksStarting January 3, our hours will be:

Monday to Friday 8:30–5:00
Saturday 9:00–5:00
Sunday 10:00–4:00


Introducing Liz

We’re pleased to welcome Liz to the Beagle and Wolf staff!

"Hi my name is Liz, and I'm excited to be working at Beagle and Wolf! Reading is my favorite hobby, and I like reading a wide variety of books. I also love cooking and baking, and getting outside and being active, especially in the winter season. I am currently a student at MState in Wadena as well."

Bestsellers for December

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The New Midwestern Table*

  North Woods Girl  

A Man Called Ove**


Sun and Moon


Warrior Nation

Bestsellers for 2015

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Water and What
We Know

  The New Midwestern Table*  

The Bird Skinner


The Invention of Wings


Fractured Land

*Sample some recipes from The New Midwestern Tablebook
**We’re never quite sure how to pronounce Ove—thanks to the customer who sent this


Midwest Connection Picks


bookAngels of the Underground

hardcover nonfiction by Theresa Kaminski

When the Japanese began their brutal occupation of the Philippines in January 1942, 76,000 ill and starving Filipino and American troops tried to hold out on Bataan and Corregidor. That spring, after having been forced to surrender, most of those men were thrown into Japanese POW camps while dozens of others slipped away to organize guerrilla forces. During the three violent years of occupation that followed, Allied sympathizers in Manila smuggled supplies and information to the guerrillas and the prisoners.

Theresa Kaminski's Angels of the Underground tells the story of four American women who were part of this little-known resistance movement. Gladys Savary, Claire Phillips, Yay Panlilio, and Peggy Utinsky never wavered in their belief that it was their duty as patriotic American women to aid the Allied cause. Through their story, Kaminski highlights how women have always been active participants in war, whether or not they wear a military uniform.

bookThe Drifter

a hardcover novel by Nicholas Petrie

Peter Ash came home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with only one souvenir: what he calls his “white static,” the buzzing claustrophobia due to post-traumatic stress that has driven him to spend a year roaming in nature, sleeping under the stars. But when a friend from the Marines commits suicide, Ash returns to civilization to help the man’s estranged widow with some home repairs.

Under her dilapidated porch, he finds more than he bargained for: the largest, ugliest, meanest dog he’s ever encountered, and a Samsonite suitcase stuffed with cash and explosives. As Ash begins to investigate this unexpected discovery, he finds himself at the center of a plot that is far larger than he could have imagined, and it may lead straight back to the world he thought he’d left behind. Suspenseful and thrilling, and introducing, The Drifter is an exciting novel from a new voice in crime fiction.

The Do-Right
a paperback novel by Lisa Sandlin

Do-Right is Southern slang for prison. In 1954, Delpha Wade killed one man who was raping her and the other man got away. Now, after fourteen years in prison, she’s out. Although nobody’s rushing to hire a parolee, persistence and smarts land her a secretarial job with Tom Phelan, an ex-roughneck turned neophyte private eye. Together these two pry into the dark corners of Beaumont, a blue-collar, Cajun-influenced town dominated by Big Oil. And on a weekend outing, Delpha looks into the eyes of the rapist who got away. The novel's conclusion is classic noir, full of surprise, excitement, and karmic justice. Sandlin's elegant prose, twisting through the dark thickets of human passion, allows Delpha to open her heart again to friendship, compassion, and sexuality.


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