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The Book Buyer's Corner

Welcome to The Book Buyer's Corner where Adrian Newell (represented here by her cats Jinx and Lucy), Warwick's Book Buyer, will talk about what's new and upcoming in the world of books.

 

 

 

Remembering Mary Oliver...

"to live in this world

you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
 
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go"
 

Looking Ahead…

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane (Penguin Press $26.00 5/14/19)

Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland (Ballantine $27.00 5/28/19)

A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson & Rachel Wilson-Broyles (Celadon $26.99 6/25/19)

The Escape Room by Megan Goldin (St. Martin's Press $26.99 7/30/19)

The Last Good Guy by T. Jefferson Parker (G.P. Putnam's Sons $27.00 8/13/19)

 

Good Reads...

As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney (Flatiron $27.99 1/15/19)

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelies (Celadon $26.99 2/5/19)

The River by Peter Heller (Knopf $25.95 3/5/19)

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing (Berkley $26.00 3/26/19)

The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation by Mark Bowden (Atlantic Monthly Press $27.00 4/2/19)

 

 

Life stories, well told…

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug by Stefanie Strathdee & Thomas Patterson (Hachette $28.00 2/26/19)

The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds by Caroline Van Hemert (Little, Brown $27.00 3/19/19)

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May (Park Row $24.99 4/2/19)

Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene (Knopf $25.00 5/14/19)

The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster $28.00 10/16/18)

I love Susan Orlean's writing -- especially her ability to take a relatively unknown topic and bring it to life.

The Library Book centers around the devestating fire at the Los Angeles Public Library on April 29, 1986 that destroyed over 400,000 books, but ultimately it's a love letter to the public library system and the significant contribution they bring to communities all over the country. Part history of libraries, part true crime, The Library Book will appeal to history buffs and bibliophiles alike.

In Pieces by Sally Field (Grand Central $29.00 9/18/18)

America's sweetheart is now America's brave heart. In Pieces is moving, revelatory, timely and not to be missed.

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Grove $26.00 9/4/18)

 

Notable debuts…

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li (Henry Holt $27.00 6/19/18)

Suicide Club by Rachel Heng (Henry Holt $27.00 7/10/18)

If you could live forever, would you want to? And under what conditions? Who would decide and what would you be willing to give up? Welcome to the Suicide Club. This debut, set in the believable and hopefully VERY distant future, is a provocative page-turner.

 

Now in paperback!

Clock Dance by Anne Tyler (Vintage $16.95 4/30/19)

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Penguin $17.00 4/23/19)

Tin Man by Sarah Winman (G.P. Putnam's Sons $14.00 4/9/19)

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles  (Penguin $17.00 3/26/19)

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Civility, this elegant historical novel is set in Russia during the tumultuous years of the Bolshevik revolution. 
Count Rostov is condemned to permanent house arrest at the sumptuous Metropole Hotel where he inhabits a tiny attic while managing to live the fullest of lives.
An intriguing, well-written tale of privilege, political upheaval and revolution.
 
Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (Hogarth $16.00 1/8/19)

Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller (Penguin $16.00 5/29/18)

I have always loved Alexandra Fuller’s ability to tell a story & her fictional debut set on the South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation embraces everything that I’ve come to expect from her writing--poetic prose, wry humor, flawed characters, wild unfamiliar landscapes.  Meditative, informative, a deceptively simple story beautifully told.