New Books 10/25!

Marina Abramovic – Walk Through Walls

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.” Walk Through Walls is a memoir from Marina Abramovic, the world’s most celebrated performance artist; known for her extensive body of work, she’s led a fascinating life, from a dark childhood in postwar Yugoslavia to finding worldwide fame as an artist known for testing, and overcoming, the limits of the body. Marina’s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past boundaries of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist and even more extraordinary woman.\

Willie Nelson – Pretty Paper

An inspiring holiday novel based on Willie Nelson’s classic Christmas song, this is a story in the tradition of great Christmas stories, exploring who that paper vendor might have been and the the life he may have lived before becoming a seller of “pretty paper” in downtown Ft. Worth. “Pretty Paper” is written with womderful, engaging characters and an old-fashioned Christmas feel. An exploration of how life experiences can profoundly inspire a singer-songwriter, this novel gives readers a window into the mind of Willie Nelson, unapologetically celebrating the most glorious and heartwarming time of year.

Anne Carson – Float

Anne Carson is perhaps one of the best poets working today. In FLOAT she reaches an even greater level of brilliance and surprise. Presented in an arrestingly original format—individual chapbooks that can be read in any order, and that float inside a transparent case—this collection conjures a mix of voices, time periods, and structures to explore what makes people, memories, and stories “maddeningly attractive” when observed in spaces that are suggestively in-between.

TC Boyle – Terranauts

A new book from TC Boyle is always exciting, and The Terranauts lives up to its promise. The terranauts are 8 scientists — 4 men and 4 women — chosen to live in a prototype enclosure of an off-Earth colony. The book is told through the perspective of 2 of the scientists as well as the best friend of one of them, who was passed over for inclusion in the experiment. As the world watches for them to fail, they are faced with complicated problems they couldn’t have expected.

Bob Drury – Lucky 666

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey’s Typhoon comes the story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Empire in 1943, engage in the longest dogfight in history, and change the momentum of the War in the Pacific. Told with invaluable primary resources to bring the conflict and the men involved to life, Lucky 666 tells a tale of friendship, heroism, and sacrifice set against the horrific backdrop of vicious aerial warfare. A must-read for lovers of narrative non-fiction.

Chuck Palahniuk – Bait: Off-Color Stories for you to Color

You might think this is just another adult coloring book. You’d be wrong. This is an adult coloring book by Chuck Palahniuk, filled with his stories, as weird and gruesome as ever. The new book, Palahniuk has said, is meant to invite audience participation. With the artists’ designs, his stories, and your colors, it can become an even more vibrant work of art to keep on your shelf. Perfect for Palahniuk fans who can’t get enough of his provocative stories.

Jim Hornfischer – Fleet at Flood Tide

Here is the extraordinary story of the most consequential campaign of the Pacific War: the U.S. Fifth Fleet’s seizure of the Marianas, a relentless deployment of overwhelming force on air, land, and sea that opened the path to total victory over Japan and established a new state of the art in warfare: the first use of the forerunners of today’s SEALs; the emergence of massive cross-hemispheric expeditionary operations; the flowering of American naval aviation and carrier power; and the secret training of Marianas-based air crews who would first unleash nuclear fire. From the epic seaborne invasion of Saipan, to the stunning aerial battles of the Marianas Turkey Shoot, to the grinding combat ashore and the devastating bombing campaign that culminated with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Marianas were the fulcrum of the Pacific, a kaleidoscope of valor, drama, and tragedy.

Join us Tuesday, Nov 1st at 7PM for an insightful discussion and book signing by author James D. Hornfischer!

Abraham Conlon & Adrienne Lo – The Adventures of Fat Rice

Chefs Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo are the co-owners of the fantastic Chicago restaurant Fat Rice and now they’re sharing the secrets in their new book The Adventures of Fat Rice! This cookbook explores the stories and recipes behind the cuisine of Macau; a unique and cosmopolitan region just outside of Hong Kong that has for too long flown under the radar of the culinary world.

Don’t miss out when the authors visit us on Friday November 4th at 7PM!

Phil Collins – Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

Phil Collins has had a truly astonishing career, from his time as frontman of Genesis to his impressive work as a solo artist. In his memoir he delves deep and discusses what has made him the performer he is, and is self-reflective in a way that allows us to get to know the man behind the music. Collins’ refreshingly forthright voice will equally charm and enlighten pop culture audiences and diehard music fans alike.

Nick Cave – Sick Bag Song

From the inimitable Nick Cave comes a mesmerizing exploration of love, inspiration, and memory that chronicles his 2014 twenty-two-city American tour with the Bad Seeds. Like Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Olds, and others, Nick Cave has been influenced by a huge variety of people and texts, and here undertakes a quest of sorts to show us how he got to where he is. This beautifully packaged hardcover will be a centerpiece for any fan’s library, as well as a poetic introduction for the uninitiated to the limitless imaginative universe of this living legend

P.D. James – The Mistletoe Murder

Beloved cookbook author and host of the Food Network show Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten is back with a collection of 85 never-before-published recipes that she makes for her husband, Jeffrey. She has often said that one of her great pleasures is cooking a meal to share with her husband when he returns home for the weekend, especially a roast chicken dinner. These are some of her most personal recipes and are perfect for any family meal.

Ina Garten – Cooking for Jeffrey

Beloved cookbook author and host of the Food Network show Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten is back with a collection of 85 never-before-published recipes that she makes for her husband, Jeffrey. She has often said that one of her great pleasures is cooking a meal to share with her husband when he returns home for the weekend, especially a roast chicken dinner. These are some of her most personal recipes and are perfect for any family meal.

Mo Willems – Nanette’s Baguette

Mo Willems is back again with another amazing, delightful, inventive book for kids! NANETTE’S BAGUETTE is set in a picturesque French village constructed entirely of cardboard. Willems uses paper cutouts to stage the adventure of Nanette and her baguette with lots of fun words and rhymes. Perfect to read aloud!

Simon Curtis – Boy Robot

Isaak discovers his true nature as a boy robot, and must learn how to defend himself against the agents of the government attempting to eliminate him and his kind. As ever, the story of what makes a person truly alive is at the heart of this YA novel, and both robots and humans must confront their own selves in order to resolve the conflict.

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