New Releases


Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd
In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties , passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.

Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.



Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, bestselling author of Food Rules and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Along the way, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture.

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays by David Sedaris
A new collection of essays from David Sedaris! A new collection of essays from David Sedaris! A new collection of essays from David Sedaris! From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, Sedaris takes readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour.


Fabio’s Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani
Top Chef Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani has written a gorgeously illustrated new cookbook that shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his hardscrabble childhood, his success as a chef in the United States, and the women in his family who inspired him. Fabio will be here at BookPeople Tuesday, April 30 at 7PM. Tickets for the signig portion of the event are now available in-store and online with the purchase of a copy of Fabio’s Italian Kitchen from BookPeople.

This is How by Augusten Burroughs
If you’re fat and fail every diet, if you’re thin but can’t get thin enough, if you lose your job, if your child dies, if you are diagnosed with cancer, if you always end up with exactly the wrong kind of person, if you always end up alone, if you can’t get over the past, if your parents are insane and ruining your life. If you have ever wondered, How am I aupposed to survive this? This is How. Burroughs will be here at BookPeople Wednesday, May 1 at 7PM. Tickets for the signing portion of the event are now available in-store and online with the purchase of the paperback edition of This is How from BookPeople.

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
A Time, Washington Post, and NPR Best Book of the Year in hardcover, Dearie is the stunning story of how Julia Child transformed herself into the cult figure who touched off a food revolution that has gripped the country for more than fifty years. Spitz will appear in conversation with Statesman food critic Addie Broyles here at BookPeople on Monday, May 6 at 7PM. 

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.

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