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Warwick’s is pleased to present our Signed First Editions Club! This monthly* program is designed to appeal to the lover of the bound book, the savvy bibliophile, the dedicated collector. Each month, our experienced buyers will hand-select a brand-new, signed first edition hardcover book for members, focusing on both rising literary stars we're excited about and established, award-winning authors we know and love.
How it works:
- Membership in the Warwick's Signed First Editions Club has a 12-month duration, with one opportunity to opt out of a selection. (We will notify members each month via email to let you know what the selection will be.)
- There's no enrollment fee - the only cost is that of the monthly selection - typically a $25-35 hardcover book - plus the option for shipping ($5.95). Free in-store pick up is also available. Please note: books not picked up within 2 weeks of notification will be shipped at the flat rate mentioned above.
- Once you sign up, Warwick's will keep your payment information securely on file & your credit card will be billed on a monthly basis.
The Signed First Editions Club also makes a great gift! Sign up to have these hand-picked selections sent to that special someone in your life who loves to read.
To sign up, email us at email@example.com or call the book department at (858) 454-0347. (If emailing, please provide payment & shipping information, as well as whether the membership is a gift for someone.)
*Please note that some of our selections have strict publisher on-sale dates and will not always be available at the beginning of the month. If you have any questions, please call or email the book department.
For a look at our past selections, visit our archives page here.
"A Mediterranean idyll, a family saga, a mystery. A love story that's as weird as real life, as rich and surprising and tender and affecting. The Rocks is all these things. Like Beautiful Ruins, it reminds me of all the reasons I read novels." --Jennifer Haigh, Pen/Hemmingway Award-winning author of Faith.
The lives and loves of expatriates on Mallorca, shaped by a 60-year-old misunderstanding. Nichols' novel opens in 2005 with a chance meeting between Lulu Davenport and Gerald Rutledge on a cliff-top road near The Rocks, Lulu's seaside hotel. Though they live in the same small town on an island, the couple has managed to avoid each other since their very brief marriage in the 1940s, and this encounter immediately becomes a confrontation.
In its course, the pair of 80-somethings accidentally tumble to their deaths. The remaining sections of the novel-set in 1995, 1983, 1970, 1966, 1956, 1951, and 1948-trace backward through the ripple effects of their falling-out to the incident that started it all, sweeping into the vortex their children by other spouses, and the generation after that as well.
As intoxicating as a long afternoon sitting at the bar at The Rocks, the book features complications that include a book deal, a real estate swindle, a shipwreck, a drug bust, and many sexual affairs, including a couple of statutory rapes. All of it is absolutely riveting, leaving the reader desperate to depart immediately for swoony Mallorca, depicted from the time no one knew where it was (one would-be visitor goes to Monaco by mistake) to its present-day popularity. Nichols' expertise on everything from the Odyssey to olive oil to classic movies enriches the story, as does his profound understanding of his screwed-up cast of characters.
A literary island vacation with a worldly, wonderfully salacious storyteller.
"Makes for a poetic read, with De Robertis penning effortlessly lyrical sentences. The novel is true to its time and manages to be engrossing and believable. . . Beautifully written." —Publishers Weekly
"A plea to embrace 'the bright jagged thing you really are,' and De Robertis captures the enormity of that struggle." —Kirkus Reviews
February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father's cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed.
Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin.
Leda is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda knows, however, that she can never play in public as a woman, so she cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and, as a young man, joins a troupe of musicians bent on bringing tango into the salons of high society.
As time progresses, the lines between Leda and her disguise will begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed will reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her music career but her life itself. With evocative scenery, prose suffused with the rhythms of the tango, and a deep, resonant core, De Robertis delivers her most accomplished novel yet.
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