Chuck

Chuck, along with his partner Dee, founded Village Books in June of 1980. Chuck is an eclectic reader who is often in the midst of several books. He loves the fiction of Pat Conroy, John Updike, Barbara Kingsolver, Pete Dexter and many others.  He also reads many business books and other nonfiction.

Rules of Civility Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121169
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Published: Penguin Books - June 26th, 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable novel set in depression-era New York City. This is a great character-driven (as opposed to plot-driven) book. Those characters are rich and deep, including the main character--the city itself. The evocation of time and place is palpable. --Chuck


The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312569372
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Published: Picador USA - August 2nd, 2011

Ostensibly about tracing the provenance of a large collection of netsuke, the book is a family, cultural and artistic history of Europe over the course of more than 100 years. From Paris, where Charles Ephrussi rubs elbows with the Impressionists, to Vienna where the family, along with thousands of other Jewish families, loses it's home to the Nazi's, the story is both intensely personal and broadly universal.


Canada Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061692031
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Published: Ecco Press - January 22nd, 2013

Once again, the richness of Ford's prose carries an unusual story of a young boy who finds refuge in Canada after his feckless father engineers a bank heist and both parents are sent to jail. A great story about crossing lines, both literally and literarily. --Chuck


South of Broad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385344074
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Published: Dial Press - May 4th, 2010

I've been a raving fan of Pat Conroy's work since reading Lords of Discipline in 1981. He's a magnificent storyteller who develops characters that are truly unforgettable. South of Broad puts one more notch in Conroy's belt of great novels. And, in this book, Charleston is one of the main characters. --Chuck


What It Is Like to Go to War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145925
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2012

The Help Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780425232200
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Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 2011

The Mom & Pop Store: True Stories from the Heart of America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802777652
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Published: Walker & Company - August 31st, 2010

Robert Spector reflects on his own experience of growing up in his Father's butcher shop as well as the experiences of many small business operators across the country--including Village Books--to explore the importance of independent, local businesses to the economy of our country. This is a must-read for anyone interested in preserving local communities. --Chuck


Headhunters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307948687
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Published: Vintage Books - September 6th, 2011

The Art of Racing in the Rain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Broadway Books - March 8th, 2011

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802145314
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Published: Grove Press - May 10th, 2011

A Visit from the Goon Squad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307477477
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Published: Anchor Books - March 22nd, 2011

Down and Out in Paris and London Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156262248
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Published: Mariner Books - March 15th, 1972

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060594671
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 17th, 2011

Little Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142408766
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Published: Puffin Books - March 27th, 2008

Michael Tolliver Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060761363
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 20th, 2008

The Brothers K Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553378498
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Published: Dial Press - June 1st, 1996

Atonement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385721790
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Published: Anchor Books - February 25th, 2003

Paris to the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375758232
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Published: Random House Trade - September 11th, 2001