Here are a few new books we're especially excited about. Use the pull-down menu for more suggestions in specific categories, or visit the store for personalized recommendations from our staff.
Amy Bloom's fictional recreation of the ambiguous relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickock adds the kind of depth and intimacy to history that only the most deft of novelists can achieve. And FDR, too, comes across as complex and compelling. I loved this book!
It's like Harry Potter meets James Bond in Nazi Germany, starring a Jewish orphan who just keeps kicking butt. Published as a Young Adult novel, but adults will enjoy it too. Nina couldn't put it down!
"History does not repeat, but it does instruct."
Here are 20 lessons we can learn from Europe's various slide into totalitarianism during the 20th century. An important and very timely read!
This is one of the most astonishing works of fiction I've ever read-- an original, unique, possibly perfect novel. It's in the form of an extended conversation mostly among dead (or mostly-dead) people that is simultaneously sad, very funny, profoundly moving, and overflowing with insight into what it means to lose life and lose loved ones.
Dave says: It doesn't get much weirder and wackier than this! A surreal tale of a normal middle-aged man thrown into a world of rottweiler-faced killers, giants, a foul-mouthed crab, poisons, magic seeds and much, much, more. A cynical Alice in Wonderland, the Hike follows a crazy path down into the rabbit hole for the worst LSD trip ever!
George says: A gritty, violent, and timely scifi story that turns young girls into powerful killing machines. It's a great ride that will scare men for generations.