The Last Bookshop In London by Madeline Martin

Look what I found! An absolutely wonderful book about a bookshop in London during The Second World War. I know, I know, it’s WW11. It’s not like any other books of WW11 I’ve read, though. I devoured it.

The year is 1939 and Grace Bennett is finally moving to the city. She’s been living with her uncle and aunt since her mum died and she is moving on. London offers so much. And her mum’s best friend, Mrs. Weatherford, is happy to take Grace and her best friend Viv in. Mrs. Weatherford is a widow who lives alone with her adult son who works at Harrods. But when the girls arrive they don’t find the bright lights and excitement they had expected. The city is preparing for war with black outs and bunkers and it’s pretty grim.

Mrs. Weatherford helps Grace get a job at a dusty old bookshop called Primrose Hill Books, owned by a cranky old man named Mr. Evans who has allowed his shop to drop almost into ruin. Mess. Neglect. The relationship between these two is worth the price of the book. But there is so much more.

As many of you know, I’ve read a lot of WW11 books. A lot. But they do keep on coming. And some are just so darn good you have to read them. This is one of them. I did not expect to find so much detail in this novel. It is as if Martin has lived through these bombings, the rationing, the angst of the times. Nothing is missed in these pages. And I gobbled it all up. Is there a romance? Yes, but it’s far from the focus.

The story is compelling. The characters captured my heart. Of course I loved how much the books met to people during the war. There are scenes during blackouts where Grace reads to groups of people huddling in the bomb shelters that were just wonderful. The tenacity of the English people throughout the bombings is not exploited, but truly shows what humans can do when pushed to the limit. People worked throughout the day and then volunteered at night to guard the city streets.

I loved how Martin introduced the reader to the escalation of the German bombing. She began slowly, then let us know what was being rationed next. There is death and hardship in this story. How could there not be. But it’s a wonderful and powerful story of how literature can literally save lives.

A lot of the novel takes place in a real area of the city called Pastornoster Row. This was once the centre of publishing in London during WW11 and was devastated by aerial bombing in The Blitz. Many of the bookstores in the novel were actually on Pastornoser Row. One that is mentioned is Foyles and I discovered an old photo….

This wonderful gem of a book begins with a cast of characters who do not all get along. But by the end of the novel, that has evolved. And there is a cat. Of course there is.

Grace goes from someone who never reads a book to one of the most enthusiastic readers ever!!! Classics are mentioned. People are discussing books. Reading books. Reading is something that can be done when so much can not.

THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON is available in a trade paperback edition. I urge you to read it. Do yourself a favor. We do have a few copies left at Copperfish Books. We’ve sold stacks of them.

I read my copy of THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON from a library copy and had to wait weeks upon weeks for it. Totally worth the wait!

Morningside Heights by Joshua Henkin

You’ll understand the meaning of this unusual cover once you get into the book. There is deep meaning. Someone is disappearing….

Well over one year ago, Joshua Henkin contacted me through email. He asked if I’d read his book. He would send me a review copy through the mail. Henkin is a novelist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. I took a chance and said I would read it. I almost never take unsolicited works. The book arrived and I read it. It was very good. MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS is written with a lot of heart and soul. Written with great feeling, this novel deserves the positive attention it is now receiving. The pandemic came to town and so the publication date was pushed forward to June, 2021. What a long time to wait when you’re an author with a new book. But it’s all good in this case. Waiting was smart.

Joshua Henkin

So, what’s it about? It’s about a marriage and a family. It takes place in Brooklyn. It’s contemporary. Prudence is a student in a Shakespeare class taught by Spence at Columbia University. She’s six years younger than Spence and he is married with a son. The two fall crazy in love. Older professor falls for younger student. Not a new story. However, move forward thirty years and their story begins to change, slowly but surely. You see, Spence is not doing so well. He’s slowed down. Not himself. Pru is noticing things that have to be addressed. And then comes the dreaded diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s. Everything about their lives change drastically when Pru becomes Spence’s caregiver. Their daughter Sarah has just gone off to medical school way out in California. The tension mounts and the difference is in the air, it’s palpable now.

This could have been a very sad and depressing story. But Henkin pulls it off beautifully. His prose is distinctive and lovely. The story is beautiful. He knows Brooklyn. And it shows.

Spence’s first wife has always been in the picture. She and Spence and Prudence have cultivated a special relationship that is certainly unique. I think it adds so much to this story. And Arlo, their son, is a character with a lot of baggage but becomes an important part of the story toward the culmination.

Henkin does a super job of giving us Prudence in all her angst. After all, being a caregiver to an Alzheimer patient who used to be a brilliant and vital partner, has got to be a daunting task, at best. Where’s that man I married? What’s happening? I’m feeling betrayed. And she is not old. The part of the book where Prudence is attracted to another man is, I think, very well executed.

I was so pleased when Indy Next chose Joshua’s book, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS for the June cover. That’s a big deal and well deserved!

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS by Joshua Henkin will be available for purchase Tuesday, June 15th. We will have them on sale at Copperfish Books for 20% off for your reading pleasure. My review copy arrived from the publisher, Pantheon. This new novel is going to push Henkin up to yet another level as a literary author. Do not miss it!

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

One Two Three

My first time reading Frankel but it won’t be my last. She tackles environmental issues that would break a normal person down after years and years. She uses voices and gets into the heads of the triplets born to the main character who are damaged in ways most of us do not even want to think of. Instead of this being a depressing novel, it’s very uplifting. I came to care deeply for all of these characters. And especially for Mirabel who is the most physically challenged of all while being the most brilliant.

Seventeen years ago the tiny town of Bourne was experiencing green water. The run-off from the local factory is poisoning the water and it’s affecting the health of the people. This story delves deeply into the lives of the three Mitchel sisters and their mom. We watch as mom continues to strive for justice for all the affected people in the town. She has gotten nowhere so far. But that may change soon.

Meet Mirabel: she’s the smartest person anyone in town has ever met, and she can’t speak.

Meet Monday: she’s all about the books and is running a library from her home now that the local library closed.

Meet Mab: she’s the most normal one who is expected to get good grades, get into college, and get out of town.

Bourne is a town lost to the environmental issues that is killing it. People have fled the area and it’s dying a slow death. No jobs, scary health issues. You name it. And then along comes a family moving into what used to be the library. Who are they? What’s up? And how are these people connected to the “factory?”

One moment I found myself LOL while the next I was reaching for a tissue. I stepped outside my comfort zone to read this book. It was recommended by someone I trust: Amy Einhorn, who is working with the publishing company of Henry Holt. Amy, thanks so much for sending the early copy. This is truly a masterpiece of a novel.

Copperfish Books is offering 20% off and has copies of ONE TWO THREE in stock and ready to go.

Laurie Frankel is a New York Times bestselling author and has been a Reeses’ bookclub pick with her HELLO SUNSHINE.

Laurie Frankel

Fifty Words For Rain by Asha Lemmie

Fifty Words For Rain

It’s not often I find a novel  that actually takes my  breath  away. FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN did just that. And then some.

The novel is set in Japan and begins in 1948 in Kyoto.  Nori is eight years old when her mother drops her off in front of an estate, then takes off down the street at breakneck speed.  Nori is left standing in front of a gate with a letter in her hand. The letter is supposed to introduce her to her grandparents. She’s officially been abandoned. And so this remarkable debut novel begins.

Nori is a half black child born illegitimately to a mother who was Japanese royalty.  Nori’s mother left her husband and young son to be with her American born black GI father. They never married. And now Nori is in the clutches of her evil grandmother who is determined to keep her hidden away in the attic and away from public eyes. Nori is subjected to excruciatingly painful bleach baths in hopes of lightening her dark skin. She’s routinely beaten by a grandmother who is only interested in saving “face.” Saving her royal family name from disgrace. It is utterly unnerving to read.

When Akira, Nori’s half brother, comes to live with the family, Nori finds a kindred soul and finally begins to come alive. Akira is going to be the heir to all the family owns. He is so beautifully talented and his skills with the violin are becoming legendary.  Nori begins to learn about music . And grandmother becomes incensed to watch this closeness. It must end.

I knew next to nothing of this remarkable story when I began this novel. I’m so glad that is how I read it. I feel it will take away too much to go into any detail about the story. So my review will be short.

The gorgeousness of the story and the beauty of the prose only enhance the experience. You will find yourself turning the pages at the speed of light only to slow yourself to prolong the story.

Nori will live in my mind forever. What she endures is beyond the limits of reality.  Living with the knowledge that everything bad that happens to you and your loved ones is your fault was her fate.

I love novels that truly move me. FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN by Asha Lemmie

Asha Lemmie

is one of those novels. You simply must add it to your must-read list. Right now.

FIFTY WORDS FOR RAIN is now available in a trade paperback version. Perfect for your upcoming summertime reading enjoyment.

Lizzie And Dante by Mary Bly

Lizzie & Dante

This oh-so-atmospheric cover drew me in. What’s not to like about people enjoying this beautiful beach that looks like it’s surely set on some exotic island. That island paradise is Elba and the characters are beautiful people with incredible stories to tell. Beautiful people have angst in their lives too.

Most of the people that arrive on the island of Elba have arrived on sleek yachts. Most of the people are wealthy beyond reason. They are usually as sleekly groomed as their yachts. And then some fly in from all over the world.

LIzzie and her best friend Grey and his famous boyfriend, Rohan, have flown in from California and NYC. Lizzie is the NYC citizen and her story is the sad one. You see, she’s trying to make the best of her life now that she’s been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. She’s on a huge regimen of medications but at least they can be taken in pill form, for now. She and Grey were once a couple, in every sense of the word. But then he told her he preferred having sex with men. Heartbroken and feeling betrayed, their friendship took a dive. But as things happen, they have recently become fast friends again and he is helping her through this awful diagnosis. Grey is a pretty famous writer and is working on a horror story. Meanwhile, the reason Rohan is on Elba is to do research. He’s supposed to be writing a screen play: about Romeo and Juliet. You see, he expects to turn it all around…. And since Lizzie is a Shakespeare scholar, he needs her help.

We can sniff out a romance. After all, this is an exotic island. And a very special chef shows up on the public beach with his shaggy dog. His name is Dante and he has a young daughter who is motherless. Etta is twelve going on thirty. She’s a delightful addition to this story.

The scenery, the food, and the colorful characters all add up to a great beach read. Be sure to toss this on in that beach bag this summer.

Mary Bly AKA Eloisa James

Mary Bly is the pen name for Eloisa James who is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives with her family in NYC but can often be found in Paris or Italy. She’s married to a genuine Italian knight. Golly!

I borrowed my copy of LIZZIE & DANTE from our local library but want to give a shout out to the publisher: Dial Press. What a great summer read!

Copperfish Books has copies of LIZZIE & DANTE on their shelves right now but they’re going quickly. They are discounting them at 20% for now.

June Is Looking Somewhat Normal Here In SW Florida

June is most definitely the official start of summer all over our country. Time to begin anew. I have an announcement. The 21st of June will be my last day working at Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda. It’s been an amazing run. I love the store. I love the people I work with and for. But my big picture is broadening and it’s time for me to work for ME. Work more on my blog and work more with you great readers who make my reading and writing so very rewarding. I have some new ideas for projects and will be expanding my horizons for the coming book season. I am excited. For those of you who are involved in book clubs I visit during the upcoming season, I look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces. For those of you who do not belong to one of the clubs I visit, this might be the time to sign up. I am happy to visit small and large clubs. Small fee. Big rewards. To book me just click on the Book Me Now button on this blog. I will get back to you asap.

Mary Kay Andrews at Copperfish Book with Maurice On Books

Mary Kay Andrews stopped by Copperfish last month and signed copies of her new novel, THE NEWCOMER. It was our first in person event and everyone was socially distanced and very safe. It was wonderful to see everyone’s beautiful smiles.

The last masked event!!

This summer we have some amazing books coming our way. You’ve seen my summer reading list so you know some of them. I will be blogging about even more over the next few weeks. Right now I’m over the moon about MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’m also very excited about AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL BEASTS by Lori McMullen; it’s a wonderful novel in trade paper about the early life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. All of us here in SW Florida will be adding it to our library. On the fifteenth of June a book I’ve been championing since before the pandemic raised its ugly head, is finally coming out so your readers can feast your eyes on it:

Morningside Heights

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS by Joshua Henkin is an amazing upcoming novel that takes place in Brooklyn, New York. It’s about family and challenges and is heartbreaking yet compelling as all get-out. My review will post closer to pub date.

I’ve been babying a small frangipani tree for two years. It needs to be planted in the ground. It’s made it through this winter and has finally flowered. I love that it’s a delicate pink shade. The other trees like it in my community are all yellow. Planting will happen soon. Roses are budding and will soon be blooming. They love sun and lots of rain. Orchids have seen their prime and will rest this summer. Anything green is going crazy. Plus, the mango trees are heavy-laden with fruit and soon will give them up.

Pink frangipani

I will have pictures to share of my upcoming Asheville visit on my July musing post. The excitement grows.

I hope you all are in your happy place for this summer and surrounded with great books to read and family to visit. Cheers!

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising

I absolutely loved Reid’s last novel, DAISEY JONES AND THE SIX. I’ve been waiting anxiously for her next book. And, here it is: MALIBU RISING took my breath away right from the very first page. My attention was caught. I was totally in Malibu. I was so ready for this story.

Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Malibu catches fire.” That’s your first sentence. I’m all in.

“The Malibu fire of 1983 started not in the dry hills but on the coastline.

It began at 28150 Cliffside Drive on Saturday, August 27-at the house of Nina Riva-during one of the most notorious parties in Los Angeles history.

The annual party grew wildly out of control sometime around midnight.

By 7 A.M., the coastline of Malibu was engulfed in flames.

Because, just as it is in Malibu’s nature to burn, so was it in one particular person’s nature to set fire and walk away.”

Then comes the back story and what a wild ride it is. This is the story of the Riva family–surfer siblings Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit, as well as their mother, June, and their father, the famous singer Mick Riva. It takes place over the twenty-four hours leading up to Nina Riva’s infamous Riva Party, but it is also a culmination of generations of secrets and traumas.

The backdrop is Malibu: surfers, models, actresses and screen-writers, tennis pros and TV stars, studio execs and musicians. Reid brings this amazing area in Southern California vividly to life. She’s tossed in sibling rivalry, parenthood, marriage, and the ways we repeat our parents mistakes. So many secrets and traumas. All set along the beauty of the California coast.

This is an absolutely delicious novel that you are going to want to dive right into this summer. Ballantine Publishers provided my review copy in exchange for an honest review. I LOVED it!

Copies of MALIBU RISING are available at Copperfish books and are discounted 20%. One of the BEST reads of the summer.

Among The Beautiful Beasts by Lori McMullen

Among The Beautiful Beasts

This earthy green cover hides some pretty impressive stuff. This cover gives nothing away. You would never guess what or who this novel is about. But I am absolutely delighted to tell you! AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL BEASTS is a novelized version of the life of Florida’s own Marjory Stoneman Douglas, before she arrived in Florida and up until she became embroiled in the dynamics of the Florida Everglades. I was ecstatic to find this novel and that it is being published June 1 from She Writes Press. I think you will be, too.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

If you live in Florida, especially South Florida, or you vacation here, you probably already have Marjory Stoneman Douglas on your radar. She is most certainly the most famous woman in our state. There is another Marjorie to note and that would be Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. More about her in another post.

So what do we know of Douglas? We know she is most famous for writing the wildly important THE EVERGLADES RIVER OF GRASS about 75 years ago. This amazing book about our Everglades is a must-read book for every Florida history buff. In order to understand the Everglades you must have this book. In fact, I am highly suggesting you have a copy nearby while reading this novel. Trust me, you will want to reference events.

The Everglades River Of Grass

Yes, this is a novel. We begin with Marjory as a young girl. She’s just six years old when her mother yanks her away from her father and they leave him behind. We get the feeling he may have done something wrong. But Marjory’s mother is taking her to live with her grandmother. And they both live there until mom can no longer struggle with her mental state. That is when Marjory truly begins to live her own life. She makes a very poor choice in men. And then she finally leaves for Miami. And that is when I truly fell in love with this novel. The moment she stepped from the train onto Miami soil, I could almost feel the awful burden of her former life lift from her shoulders.

Marjory’s father runs the Miami Herald. He hires her on as a journalist. Then she becomes an editor. She has an affair with a rival journalist. The Miami of those days was very much the wild, wild, west of the east coast. Miami Beach was a wasteland populated only with the roughest of shelters and no electricity nor running water. Wild beach. Beautiful beach. Pristine beach. And then Marjory is introduced to the Everglades….

Marjory Stoneman Douglas lived in Florida for 83 years and passed away in 1998. She was a journalist, fiction and non-fiction writer, editor, publisher, and crusader for women’s rights, racial justice, and conservation of nature. In other words, she was a force!

There is no other novel like this. It’s great for your bookclub. Great for discussion. Just great, period. And rereading THE RIVER OF GRASS, or reading it for the first time will enhance your story.

We have copies of this amazing novel at Copperfish Books and it will go on sale Tuesday, June 1. I love that it’s in trade paper format which makes it even more enticing for clubs.

Lori McMullen

I am now reading VOICE OF THE RIVER, which is an autobiography written by Douglas. McMullen has done her research and does a fabulous job with her novel. You are going to want to read this autobiography to get even more from the novel. I am loving it.

Voice of the River

Lori McMullen grew up in unincorporated Dade County, outside Miami, so she knows the area well. This is her first novel. I look forward to her next one.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom, founded Friends of the Everglades, and named the Everglades the The River of Grass.

I was sent my copy of AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL BEASTS in exchange for an honest review. I am so taken with this novel. I believe it’s going to be an important novel for us here in Florida and I look forward to hand selling it on June 1.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Many years ago I was a fan of Anne Rice’s notorious vampire novels. They were a bit naughty and definitely eerie, and more than a little bit addicting. I read the entire series. Some of you probably saw the movies. They were really good and starred big movie stars like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. So I’m no novice at reading about the undead.

Then we had years of light and humorous stories featuring vampires. I got bored. Enough. Along comes Grady Hendrix with his new novel called THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES. It is being touted as “smart” horror, whatever that is. I gave the book not even a second glance when it first appeared. Southern Independent Booksellers began advertising it. After all, a Southern author wrote it. Still, I paid it no notice. Then one of my bookseller friends told me she loved it. And it began getting chatter about awards. So, I requested it from my library to take a peek. And the rest is history.

THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES takes place just outside Charleston, South Carolina, near Mt. Pleasant, not far from the islands. This is an area I know and love. It was easy to get right into this story. I found the characters quite engaging and immediately thought of people who might like this novel. The story is set up so that you believe that the community is quite normal. Normal people doing normal things. Don’t fret. That changes suddenly.

What seems fluffy at first suddenly takes a turn for the very unfluffy. The ladies in the book club read true crime novels, mostly. One of their husbands believes the club reads the bible. Oh my Lord. Such normal folk.

Then one night Patricia Campbell’s life forever changes when she is attacked by her elderly neighbor while taking out the trash. The scene that ensues almost made me put the book down. Let me rephrase that: I did put the book down. I had to regroup and decide whether or not to continue. Things quickly got back to normal and I read on. Then we meet the vicious neighbor’s nephew, James Harris. Just writing his name now makes my hackles stand straight up in the air.

This is a neighborhood filled with men who are very successful. Their wives are stay at home mom’s as was the case in South Carolina in the late eighties. It was so normal. The women were restless and bored. The men took them for granted. The kids were mostly spoiled. And then children from the other side of town began to go missing.

There are several scenes in this book that are very disturbing. Graphic. Sometimes hard to read. But the story is compelling as all get-out. I had to know how this was going to end. I just had to.

The writing is oh-so-good. It’s clever and yanks you in. It’s a bit erotic at times. It’s presented in a way that I found to be almost mesmerizing.

So what would you do if you knew there was a vampire in your midst and no one believed you.?Thought you were losing your mind. And we watch as “Jim” slowly and surely wins the trust of the community. Horrifying. And that is exactly what it’s supposed to be.

There are those of you who will not even crack this book open. I get that. But for those of you who want to step outside your reading comfort zone, perhaps are looking for something well-written yet totally unique, this is your novel. Smart Horror. Ha.

Copperfish Books has it in stock right now in a brand new trade paperback issue. This new updated issue has new additional bonus features in the back, which include a reading group guide for book clubs, a hand-drawn map of the book’s setting, Mt. Pleasant, an annotated true-crime reading list by Grady Hendrix, and more?

My beautiful finished trade paper copy arrived from the publisher, Quirk Books, in exchange for an honest review. It might have you stepping outside your comfort zone. It might keep you up at night. It’s compelling as all get-out, and it’s wonderfully written!

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

That Summer

Diana is fifteen that summer, the summer she’s allowed to work as an au pair for a family her parents know. They’re going to spend the summer months on Cape Cod at their palatial cottage on the sea. What a magical time it is for Diana. A magical age when her entire future lies before her like festive unopened gifts under the tree. You are right there with Diana as she discovers another life she barely knew existed. And she meets a group of older and more sophisticated young people who befriend her. And there is a boy. Older. Worldly. She’s in love. Right? And as the summer comes to a close we watch, helpless, as it becomes a tragedy….

Years pass and we meet Daisy, a woman who is seemingly happily married with a precocious teenage daughter, living in Philadelphia. Daisy teaches cooking while her husband is a lawyer. They live the good life with the big house and the cottage on Cape Cod. But something’s off. Daisy gave up her ambition to marry Hal, her husband, and we’re getting a feeling she’s not all that happy. Plus, their daughter is doing everything she possibly can to escape any of the “good” schools they get her into.

Who is Diana now? She’s a business dynamo who is single and childless. She lives on Cape Cod. And she can not get past the “past!”

We know “something” happened on that beach on that night all those years ago. Diana’s story comes out in bits and pieces through the chapters. The horror of that night changed her life completely.

When Daisy begins receiving emails meant for another person she becomes intrigued. Then she agrees to meet this woman who is so much like her, but not. They become close friends. Daisy shares her doubts about her marriage and family.

This amazing novel of friendship and resilience came at me like a rocket. Honestly, I have never read anything quite like it. It’s a helluva lot more than a summer read. Sure, it’s got summer and it’s got Cape Cod, but it’s got issues that we are facing right this very moment. Issues of class and sexuality pose very serious questions. Moral issues are put to the test. Thought provoking and insightful, THAT SUMMER is so much more than summer reading. It just could be the block-buster of the summer!

Cape Cod is such a draw for writers and readers. It’s got so much to offer. Most readers love the beach, and most readers love a good love story. Well, THAT SUMMER has all this, and so much more.

Women coming together to help each other is a big theme for me.

Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner has written dozens of novels over the past twenty years. They’ve all gone on to become super hits. I read an article where she spoke about writing this book. She wrote it during this pandemic. So there is that. But she began it in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. She was watching on tv and couldn’t help seeing how it was affecting Kavanaugh’s wife. All of us watched these hearings play out. It was harrowing. Guilty, not guilty? Everyone has his or her own perspective. #MeToo movement was on fire. Women were stepping up and speaking out. So, Weiner decided to approach her novel from the wife’s point of view. You can’t help but see correlations between the novel and the hearings. You are supposed to. It’s a powerful novel. A very important one.

We need to feel the beach right now. This summer we should all be able to actually go to the beach if we so desire. You will definitely feel like you’re on the beach in this novel. Cape Cod beckons.

I have to thank Atria for providing the advance readers’ copy of THAT SUMMER in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, it’s one of my favorites this summer.

We have new copies of THAT SUMMER at Copperfish Books just waiting for you to come in and claim yours. It’s a beautiful cover and a fabulous story. Oh, by the way, they are discounted 20%. Hope to see you soon. I’ll be in the store later today and on Wednesday until two.