July 6, 2010

This summer we've decided to feature one fun and accomplished author for a kid's summer reading table. The best person to ask some advice from would have been the great Roald Dahl. Since he has, alas, passed away, we decided to ask his dogs, Amber and Cookie, for some advice instead.

KB: Hi Guys.
Amber and Cookie: Hi Kenny!
KB: I'm wondering if you have any recomendation as to which author we should feature at the store this summer for kid's summer reading?
Amber: I would suggest the works of my late master Roald. He loved us dearly, took us for many walks, fed us many tasty snacks, and he also wrote many wonderful and orginal titles which are just as delightful today as they were the day they were written.
KB: Thanks Amber! What about you Cookie? Cookie? Oh there you are.
Cookie: I hid Amber's favorite toy while she was talking!
Amber: !!!!!!!!!!!
KB: Hmmmn. Well let's leave it there. We'll do a big Roald Dahl table at the store all summer, with every title 10% off!

Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!

 

The Cookbook Collector



The Cookbook Collector
By Goodman, Allegra
2010-07 - Dial Press
9780385340854 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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Allegra Goodman stands out among modern novelists for her ability to integrate complex intellectual antagonisms in a manner which re-explores classic literary themes. In The Cookbook Collector Goodman sets up a classic Jane Austen paradigm of sense and sensibility built around two sisters, one a CEO of a technology company, the other an antiquarian bookseller, which provides a real window into modern identity conflicts in a world where living through things is far easier than living. ...More

The Island

The Island
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2010-07 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316043878 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
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Nothing says summer read like Elin Hildebrand books, right down to their titles. Here Hidelbrand has followed up, Castaways, A Summer Affair, and Barefoot, with The Island. Hey if it ain't broke.. ...More

Under the Dome

Under the Dome
By King, Stephen
2010-07 - Pocket Books
9781439149034 - Paperback   See Other Formats
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Stephen King's latest best seller is out in paperback today. Here's our blurb from its hardcover release...

All right, so you were thinking that we weren't isolated enough in rural Maine, well Stephen King agrees with you. In Under The Dome a giant invisible force field descends on Chesters Mill Maine, sealing off the town, and setting a chain of dramatic events in motion. If the dome had descended on Farmington we probably wouldn't have noticed anything, but in Chester's Mill all hell breaks loose.
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The Long Ships



The Long Ships
By Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar
2010-07 - New York Review of Books
9781590173466 - Paperback
List Price $17.95 - Your Price: $14.36


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I'm sure we can all agree that masterpieces of historical fiction set in the Viking Age are one of life's great pleasures. Now if you had spent time yesterday railing against the fact that the two best of these, E.R. Eddison's Styrbiorn The Strong and Fran G. Bengtsson's The Long Ships, were out of print, while Haggard's entertaining The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is only available as a dubious print on demand version, you would have been on solid ground. That was yesterday. Today a lovely new edition of The Long Ships hits the shelves, with an introduction by Michael Chabon. Yes it's still not a perfect world when it comes to Viking Age Historical fiction reprints, but we're better off than we were yesterday. Huzzah! ...More

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
By Collins, Suzanne
2010-07 - Scholastic Press
9780439023528 - Paperback   See Other Formats
List Price $8.99 - Your Price: $7.19


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At long last the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy is out in paperback. With book three looming this paperback release is pretty much an all aboard call.

ps. the link above has information on our Mockingjay pre-order special.
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I'm a Truck Driver

I'm a Truck Driver
By London, Jonathan
2010-06 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805079890 - Hardcover
List Price $12.99 - Your Price: $10.39


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Remember the words Shakespeare gave Richard III, "A Truck Book, A Truck Book, My Kingdom for a Truck Book." All I can say is that if someone had handed Richard a copy of I'm A Truck Driver on Bosworth Field then British History would have been altered forever. ...More

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