December 21, 2010

Our very warmest Holiday wishes from your friends at DDG. Although terms like "interactive" and "connected" are bandied about in social media, we feel that nothing is more interactive than real personal relationships, and nothing is more connected than our physical community. Your support of DDG Booksellers, the opportunity to share the love of books with our neighbors, and partnering to sustain the intellectual life of our community, means the world to us. Thank you!

Not many books come out the week before Christmas but there are some nice ones to check out below. If we don't see you before the Holiday, (we're open Christmas eve until 4) we'll see you next week or next year. Happy Holidays to everyone!!

 

Liar

Liar
By Larbalestier, Justine
2010-12 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781599905198 - Paperback
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If you love a good unreliable narrator Liar is not to be missed. A self proclaimed compulsive liar Micah's tale constantly seeks to undermine the readers sense of perspective and reality. This is a great reading group title! ...More

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
By Hanh, Thich Nhat
2010-12 - Shambhala Publications
9781590308387 - Paperback
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Thich Nhat Hanh's latest book is out paperback today. Here's the publisher blurb for it...

"In this book Thich Nhat Hanh, the renowned Zen monk, author, and meditation master, distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. "Mindfulness is not an evasion or an escape," he explains. "It means being here, present, and totally alive. It is true freedom--and without this freedom, there is no happiness." Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, this book offers a range of simple, effective practices for cultivating mindfulness, including awareness of breathing and walking, deep listening, and skillful speech. "You Are Here" also offers guidance on healing emotional pain and manifesting real love and compassion in our relationships with others."
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The Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters
By Soli, Tatjana
2010-12 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312674441 - Paperback
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The lotus Eaters, Soli's novel set during the Fall of Saigon, easily earns The Weekly Top 2 DBBTONIP (Deserving Big Book That's Out Now In Paperback) rating. ...More

What's in the Egg, Little Pip?

What's in the Egg, Little Pip?
By Wilson, Karma
2010-12 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416942047 - Hardcover
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A book for an older child dealing with a new baby featuring penguins, Little Pip is just the thing to help first born kids navigate through all the conflicting emotions of a new egg hatching in the family. ...More

Identical

Identical
By Hopkins, Ellen
2010-12 - Margaret K. McElderry Books
9781416950066 - Paperback   See Other Formats
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Identical, the latest novel told through poems by YA standout Ellen Hopkins, deals with issues of secret keeping and sexual abuse in the context of identical twins in an outwardly perfect family, who are each the subject of very different experiences within the family. ...More

Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2

Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2
By Smith, Alexander Gordon
2010-12 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374324926 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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The Furnace books are a kind of Clockwork Orange for teens, sharing first person narrator's named Alex, and a core backdrop of a society veering into totalitarianism in response to a sense of safety threatened by out of control teen gangs, ever more license being granted the government and the judiciary to deal with said problem. The story takes place after The Summer of Slaughter in which teen gangs went on a rampage, leaving 59 people dead. In the aftermath, the concept of juvenile justice as a reformation process was replaced by something more resembling a garbage disposal. Teens convicted of violent crime are now sentenced to life without parole in a special prison buried deep underground called Furnace. The details of Furnace management are of no concern to the general public, and they are thus unaware that its Warden is in fact a diabolical madman carrying out horrifying experiments on his charges. This second book continues where the first left off, in absolutely nail-biting fashion. ...More

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