Here’s what’s brand new on the shelves today, check it out:
Storm at the Door by Stefan Merrill Block – This haunting love story about a wife devoted to her dark and manic husband, a veteran of World War II, and their volatile marriage shifts through time and reaches across generations. Along the way, Block stunningly illuminates an age-old truth: even if one’s daily life appears ordinary, one can still wage a silent, secret, extraordinary war.
***We were swept away by Texas native Stefan Merrill’s Block first novel, The Story of Forgetting, and are thrilled to welcome him to BookPeople to speak and sign Storm at the Door on Tuesday, July 12, 7p. Look for a Q&A with Stefan here on the blog in the coming days.***
Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield – Sophie’s A Bad Day For Scandal is the third in her series about Stella Hardesty, a middle-aged Missouri woman who moonlights as an avenging angel for women done wrong by the abusive men in their lives.
***Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday June 22, at 7p for an awesome MysteryPeople event with Sophie Littlefield and mystery writer Juliet Blackwell. The wine will be flowing, music will be playing courtesy of Comanche Club, and we’ll be having a rollicking good time with these two ladies, so come on down!***
Smokin’ 17 by Janet Evanovich – Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list. With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.The hardcover edition of Smokin’ Seventeen contains two smokin’ hot stickers inside!
Men Women and Children by Chad Kultgen – Chad Kultgen, cult hero and author of the buzz-generating illicit classics The Average American Male and The Lie, explores the sexual pressures at work on a handful of troubled, conflicted junior-high students and their equally dysfunctional parents.
Star Island by Carl Hiassen – A hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane, a celebrity’s “stunt-double” who takes over when Cherry, the 22 year old pop star, is too wasted to go out, is kidnapped and Cherry’s handlers have to figure out how to rescue her without revealing to the world that Cherry is not always who she seems.
There are Things I Want You to Know About Stieg Larsson and Me by Eva Gabrielsson – Eva Gabrielsson was with Stieg Larsson for thirty-two years, only to be cut out of his will. Here she gives the real inside story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson.
What A Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years by Ricky Riccardi – Prodigiously researched and richly detailed, this is a comprehensive account of the remarkable final twenty-five years of the life and art of one of America’s greatest and most beloved musical icons.