Wendy Van Biert

Wendy is a retired English teacher with past bookselling experience as well. Since her first visit to Amelia twenty years ago, she knew it felt like home and four years ago was able to move here. In addition to being a book person, Wendy is a published author, a painter and dog lover. At Story & Song her greatest pleasure is helping readers find the perfect book.

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“The Sweetest Fig” Once again Chris Van Allsburg explores the mysterious territory between fantasy and reality in an uncanny tale that will intrigue readers of all ages.

With circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, Omeros simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events–the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement–and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile

Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this series—with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

“The God of Small Things” The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a skyblue Plymouth with chrome tailfins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers’ demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale….

Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, The Stranger–Camus’s masterpiece–gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.