Maureen Corrigan - So We Read On

Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power.

Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender.

With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.

Maureen Corrigan is the book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, the Critic-in-Residence at Georgetown University, and winner of the Edgar Award for Criticism. She is the author of Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading.

 

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$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780316230070
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 9/2014

Lauren Oliver - Rooms

Wealthy Richard Walker has just died, leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime. His estranged family—bitter ex-wife Caroline, troubled teenage son Trenton, and unforgiving daughter Minna—have arrived for their inheritance. But the Walkers are not alone. Long dead former residents linger within in the house's claustrophobic walls. Though their voices cannot be heard, they speak through the house itself—in the hiss of the radiator, a creak in the stairs, the dimming of a light bulb. The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force. Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama that is as haunting as it is resonant.

Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novel Before I Fall and the international bestselling Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. She is also the author of two novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Lisel & Po, which was a 2012 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

 

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Rooms (Hardcover)

$25.99
ISBN-13: 9780062223197
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press, 9/2014

Andrea Martin - Lady Parts

Whether stealing scenes on the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, or starring on the stage in her recent Tony award winning role as Berthe in Pippin, Andrea Martin has long entertained audiences with her hilarious characterizations and heartwarming performances. Martin has worked stages, sets and even trapezes across North America, playing to houses packed with adoring fans, all of whom instantly recognize the star who has entertained us for nearly forty years.

In Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts, Martin, for the first time, shares her fondest remembrances of a life in show business, motherhood, relationships, no relationships, family, chimps in tutus, squirrels, and why she flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. Martin opens up her heart in a series of eclectic, human, always entertaining and often moving essays. These stories will make you giggle and may make you cry. This is a powerful collection by a woman with a truly storied life.

 

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94111

Lady Parts (Hardcover)

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9780062387288
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Harper, 9/2014

Kathleen Weber - Della Fattoria Bread

Bread is one of the most fundamental parts of our diet, yet so many of us rely on bland grocery-store offerings when flavorsome breads can easily be made at home. Della Fattoria Bread: 63 Foolproof Recipes for Yeasted, Enriched, and Naturally Leavened Breads teaches readers to make the popular breads of this award-winning bakery. More than an instructional guide, the book takes the fear out of bread baking, and encourages bakers to draw on their senses, experiences, and instincts. The book is filled with invaluable bread-baking secrets, including starters and proper techniques, and features recipes for all levels of bakers.

Kathleen Weber co-founded Della Fattoria Cafe in 1996 with the building of their first wood-burning oven outside the kitchen door of the family ranch in Petaluma, California. What was thought of as a hobby for Kathleen blossomed over the next several years into a thriving artisanal bread business. Today, artisanal products of Della Fattoria reach clients in Sonoma, Napa, Marin and San Francisco counties including the San Francisco and Marin farmers markets.

 

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1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$29.95
ISBN-13: 9781579655310
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Artisan Publishers, 10/2014

Barry Lancet - Tokyo Kill

10/07/2014 9:00 pm

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Japantown was named “Best Debut of 2013” no less than three times, has been nominated for a Barry Award for Best First Novel, selected as a Best Debut of Year both by Suspense Magazine and renowned mystery critic Oline Cogdill, and optioned by J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (with Warner Bros) for a TV drama. To date, foreign rights have been sold to eight countries.

Fresh off this exciting debut, and with the second book in the series, Tokyo Kill, just out, author Barry Lancet will talk about Japanese culture, his long tenure as an American in Tokyo, how he parlayed his inside information about Japan into a popular mystery-thriller series, and more.

Barry Lancet moved from California to Tokyo in his twenties, where he has lived for more than two decades.  He spent twenty-five years working for one of the country’s largest publishers, developing books on dozens of Japanese subjects—from art to Zen—all in English and all distributed in the United States, Europe, and the rest of the world.  

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Japan Society of Northern California
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500 Washington Street, Suite 300
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$25.00
ISBN-13: 9781451691726
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781451691702
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

Jessica Merchant - Seriously Delish

Jessica Merchant, creator of the popular food blog How Sweet Eats, has now created her first cookbook, Seriously Delish. Her playfulness jumps off the page in her inventive and incredibly delicious recipes, such as Amaretto-Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Toast Croutons, Mini Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn and Blueberry Salsa, and Fleur de Sel Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milk Shakes. Her sense of humor, which brings millions of visitors to her site, shows through in chapter titles like "Breakfast (. . . for Dinner?)" and "Salad, Soups, and Vegetable-like Things (Ugh, if We Must)." Merchant makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. As an added bonus, all of the photographs in the book were taken by Merchant herself, giving her cookbook the personal touch that her fans love and newcomers will appreciate. Seriously Delish features imaginative recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun.

Jessica Merchant founded the popular food blog How Sweet Eats in 2009. A self-proclaimed food fanatic, she shares her ramblings with millions, creating a community on her site that brings in over 100,000 readers every day.
 

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1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$29.99
ISBN-13: 9780544176492
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin, 9/2014



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