Michael Chabon – Moonglow
A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow is also a tour de force of speculative history in which Chabon attempts to reconstruct the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company whose ads for scale models of human skeletons, combustion engines and space rockets were once a fixture in the back pages of Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and Boy’s Life. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of “the American Century,” Moonglow collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional non-fiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most daring, his most moving, his most Chabonesque.
Join us Tuesday December 17th at 7PM as Chabon discusses and signs this incredible new book.
Neal Shusterman – Scythe
Our booksellers have been talking about SCYTHE since our BookPeople Carnival of Books in August. Meghan loves this new novel from Neal Shusterman, author of CHALLENGER DEEP and UNWIND, and the fundamental questions it raises. When Citra and Rowan are appointed “Scythe’s apprentices” they must learn the true cost of their disease-free society. Shusterman is no stranger to grappling with tense morality, and SCYTHE is a fantastic, intricate story about the price of death.
Mark your calendars for an event with Shusterman, Chandler Baker, and Kim Liggett on Friday, January 13, 2017!
Audrey Coulthurst – Of Fire and Stars
OF FIRE AND STARS is out today! Prepare for Audrey Coulthurst’s book launch on December 3rd at 2PM with Paula Garner & Amy Tintera by diving into this magical marvelous world of princesses and warriors. Denna is betrothed to the prince of Mynaria, an alliance between royalty that is sure to stablize the area. But Denna has a secret that may undo all the diplomacy of this betrothal–plus, she’s under the tutelage of the prince’s sister. An unlikely romance, fast-paced action, and a complex world combine for a fantastic fantasy story that is sure to entertain.
Jon Stewart – The Daily Show (The Book) An Oral History
The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show’s seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America’s most groundbreaking shows.
Thomas L Friedman – Thank You For Being Late
From Thomas L Friedman, three-time recipient of the Pullitzer Prize, comes a contemporary history, exploring the dizzying and overwhelming sense of transformation the world and our lives are constantly undergoing every day. In Thank You For Being Late, Friedman not only explores the world’s three largest forces -technology, globalization, and climate change/biodiversity loss- and the effect their accelerations are having on the key realms we interact with daily -the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community- but also on why this is happening and how we can overcome the massive stressors this acceleration causes and reimagine our impact on the world.
Julia Baird – Victoria The Queen
International New York Times columnist Julia Baird presents a new biography of one of the most powerful women in history – the passionate, clever, stubborn woman who built an empire and reigned for 60 years in a era of immense change: Queen Victoria. With new and revealing archives unearthed, Baird has written an intimate and enlightening story of the Queen, her family, and even her new life after her husband’s death, including new infomation about the Victoria’s relationship with her Scottish servant John Brown.
Carrie Fisher – The Princess Diarist
A brand new book from that most idiosyncratic of Hollywood stars and ultimate princess of our hearts: Carrie Fisher. In a series of interconnected autobigraphical essays, Fisher dives deep into her life, from childhood as the heir to Tinseltown royalty to her adventures as Princess Leia and beyond. Incredibly both painfully insightful and uproariously entertaining, Carrie Fisher has once again delivered a moving and intimate look at a life of celebrity success, addiction, mental illness, and recovery.
Brandon Sanderson – Arcanum Unbounded
Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive comes a dazzling story collection featuring shorts and exerpts previously published individually, essays and even planetary system illustrations, now collected and showcased alongside a brand-new Stormlight novella! Full of clues and secrets for dutifully well-read fans of Sanderson’s work, this is a must-have collection that revisits and ultimately connects the various epic series.
Paulo Coelho – The Spy
From the most translated living author in the world, Paulo Coelho, comes a brand new work of literary fiction inspired by the life of Mata Hari, one of history’s most enigmatic women, who dared to defy convention. When she arrived in Paris she was penniless, but within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city – a dancer and courtesan who entertained even the most wealthy and powerful. But in a country at war, paranoia spawns distrust and suspicion and Mata Hari’s life and liberty is at stake.
Wally Lamb – I’ll Take You There
In this radiant story of the American Century that is an homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of women, Wally Lamb has woven an ecovative tapestry of the life of Felix Funicello and the trio iof unforgettable women who shaped it. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face.
Mo Daviau – Every Anxious Wave
New in paperback is a book that got a lot of love from us booksellers when it debuted in hardcover – it was even a TrustFall pick! EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE from Mo Daviau is a fun, engaging, time-travelling romp with characters and soundtracks to love.
“Every Anxious Wave is equal parts fun thrill ride and emotional character study. When Karl Bender discovers a wormhole in his bar, he uses it to transport himself and others to legendary concerts of the past. But when his best friend ends up stuck in a different century, his life is forever altered when he recruits physicist Lena Geduldig to help him. Daviau understands how much music affects our memory, and how our past in turn affects our ability to connect with people. The novel is a strong, empathetic exploration of love and friendship, with a dose of time travel to really make the reader reflect.” – Consuelo