New Releases – 11/11/14

HARDCOVER FICTION

Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 by Alice Munro

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994). Family Furnishings brings us twenty-four of Alice Munro’s most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, many of them set in the territory she has so brilliantly made her own: the small towns and flatlands of southwestern Ontario.

The David Foster Wallace Reader

Essays, novel excerpts and more by David Foster Wallace. Wallace’s explorations of morality, self-consciousness, addiction, sports, love, and the many other subjects that occupied him are represented here in both fiction and nonfiction. Also included is a selection of his work as a writing instructor, including reading lists, grammar guides, and general guidelines for his students. A dozen writers and critics, including Hari Kunzru, Anne Fadiman, and Nam Le, add afterwords to favorite pieces.

Revival by Stephen King

New from the Master of Horror! In a small New England town, over half a century ago, Jamie Morton looks up from his toy soldiers to see a striking man, the new minister, Charles Jacobs. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men.

We’re beyond excited to welcome King here to the store this Saturday to sign copies of Revival. This event is SOLD OUT. If you have a ticket, stay tuned for event guidelines. 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio
by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby & Mark Evanier

The names Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are synonymous with comic books, and their partnership ushered in the Golden Age of comics starting in the 1940s. Together they created memorable characters such as Captain America and the Sandman, and were the first to publish the genres of western, crime, horror, and romance in comic books. Over the course of three decades they wrote and illustrated several hundred comics, many of which are reproduced in this oversized volume organized by genre and covering all aspects of their amazing career.

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

In her new book, musician, artist & crowdfunding pioneer Amanda Palmer advises how those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and devoted fans can ask for what they need, turn strangers into friends, and learn to be more giving in our own lives.

Palmer is here at BookPeople Monday, November 24 at 7pm to play the ukelele, talk and sign books. Books & tickets for the signing are now available in-store & via bookpeople.com!

Small Victories: Spotting Improbably Moments of Grace by Ann Lamott

From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem small, she writes, but they change us—our perceptions, our perspectives, and our lives.

Watch Me: A Memoir by Anjelica Huston

Her second memoir, Watch Me is a chronicle of Huston’s glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor, and about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, including Wes Anderson, Richard Condon, Bob Rafelson, Mike Nichols, and Stephen Frears.

Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers
by Margaret Sullivan

Jane Austen’s six novels are true classics, still immensely popular some 200 years after their first publication. But although the celebrated stories never change, the covers are always different. Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design, from elegant Victorian hardcovers and the famed 1894 “Peacock” edition to 1950s pulp, movie tie-in editions, graphic novels, foreign-language translations, and many, many others. Filled with beautiful artwork and insightful commentary, this fascinating and visually intriguing collection is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.

No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL by Mark Owen

The companion volume to this bestselling book No Easy Day, former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. He offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions we read about in the headlines.

Stalin: Volume 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Stephen Kotkin

In Stalin, Stephen Kotkin offers a biography that is equal to this shrewd, sociopathic, charismatic dictator in all his dimensions. Stalin gives an intimate view of the Bolshevik regime’s inner geography of power, bringing to the fore fresh materials from Soviet military intelligence and the secret police. The character of Stalin emerges as both astute and blinkered, cynical and true believing, people oriented and vicious, canny enough to see through people but prone to nonsensical beliefs.

41: A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has authored a personal biography of his father, George H. W. Bush, the 41st President. The book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and President.

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Copies of these books and many, many more are available on our shelves at BookPeople (603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas) and via bookpeople.com. We ship all over the world.

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