New Releases – 11/5



purchase hereTHE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT by Amy Tan

“The book follows a half American half Chinese girl growing up in Shanghai. Her mother owns a very unusual house for courtesans. The title is definitely a double entendre. It’s a great time.” –Doc

BookPeople has SIGNED COPIES available on our shelves and at If purchasing online, write “signed copy” in the comment section. Available while supplies last.

AMY TAN will be in the store on Tuesday, December 17 at 7PM speaking & signing copies of The Valley of Amazement. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. You receive a ticket to the event at the time you purchase your copy of The Valley of Amazement.

purchase hereBELLMAN & BLACK by Diane Setterfield

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale comes a dark and mesmerizing ghost story guaranteed to haunt you to your very core. As a boy, William Bellman commits one small, cruel act: killing a bird with his slingshot. Little does he know the unforeseen and terrible consequences of the deed, which is soon forgotten amidst the riot of boyhood games. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to be a man blessed by fortune—until tragedy strikes and the stranger in black comes.

purchase hereRED SKY IN MORNING by Paul Lynch

A tense, thrilling debut novel that spans two continents. It’s 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man’s father is an expert tracker and ruthless killer with a single-minded focus on vengeance. The hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric work camps of the Pennsylvania railroad, where both men will find their fates in the hardship and rough country of the fledgling United States.


The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are and what they are capable of. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is a perfect combination of comedy, mystery, wisdom, and charm.

BookPeople has SIGNED COPIES available on our shelves and at If purchasing online, write “signed copy” in the comment section. Available while supplies last.

purchase hereWANT NOT by Jonathan Miles

From the critically acclaimed author of Dear American Airlines, a compulsively readable, deeply human  novel that charts the course of three  intersecting lives—a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a new family and a second chance at getting things right—in a thoroughly contemporary examination of that most basic and unquenchable emotion: want.



purchase hereROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney is a father, a husband, a comedian, a writer. He is the author of an endless stream of beautiful, insane jokes on Twitter. He is sober. He is sometimes brave. He speaks French. He has bungee jumped off of the Manhattan Bridge. He enjoys antagonizing political figures. He listens to metal while he works out. He played Sir Lancelot in Camelot. He cleans up well. He is friends with Margaret Atwood. He is lucky to be alive.

ROB DELANEY will be in the store on Saturday, November 9 at 7PM speaking & signing copies of Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. Wristbands are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Rob Delaney from BookPeople. Wristbands will be available as of 9AM the morning of the event.

DOUBLE DOWN by Mark Halperin & John Heilemann

From the authors of the number one New York Times bestseller Game Change, an explosive account of the 2012 presidential election, pulling back the curtain to reveal the exhilarating, news-breaking story behind the headlines for the first time. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin apply their unparalleled access and storytelling savvy to the 2012 election.

MARK HALPERIN & JOHN HEILEMANN will be in the store on Sunday, November 17 at 7PM speaking & signing copies of Double Down.

purchase hereTHE BULLY PULPIT by Doris Kearns Goodwin

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life.

purchase hereVANISHED by Wil S. Hylton

In the fall of 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. According to mission reports from the Army Air Forces, the plane crashed in shallow water—but when investigators went to find it, the wreckage wasn’t there. Witnesses saw the crew parachute to safety, yet the airmen were never seen again. Some of their relatives whispered that they had returned to the United States in secret and lived in hiding. But they never explained why.



purchase hereTHE LAST LION: WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL: DEFENDER OF THE REALM, 1940-1965 by William Manchester & Paul Reid

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nation’s military response and defense, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the “never surrender” ethos that helped win the war.



purchase here50 FOODS by Edward Behr

With 50 Foods, noted authority Edward Behr has created the definitive guide to the foods every food lover must know. A culinary Baedeker, 50 Foods will delight and inform the connoisseur as well as the novice. Like Behr’s celebrated magazine, The Art of Eating, 50 Foods presents simple, practical information about buying, using, preparing, and enjoying. For the connoisseur at any level, 50 Foods is a beautifully written guide to deliciousness, with color illustrations by Mikel Jaso throughout.

purchase hereCLASSICO E MODERNO by Michael White

Having won or been nominated for just about every known prestigious culinary award, Michael White is hailed by food critics as the next great hero of Italian gastronomy. His reach extends around the globe with a clutch of acclaimed fine dining restaurants. Now, in Classico e Moderno, White brings his passion for authentic Italian cuisine to the home kitchen, with recipes—nearly 250—that cover both the traditional and contemporary dishes of the region.

purchase hereGIADA’S FEEL GOOD FOOD by Giada de Laurentiis

Food Network’s most beautiful star reveals her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips. Finally answering the question her fans ask most often, “How do you stay so trim?,” Giada De Laurentiis shares the delicious easy recipes and tips she uses to maximize energy and remain fit.



purchase hereDIARY OF A WIMPY KID: HARD LUCK by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley and his family and friends are back in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Book 8, the latest installment in the #1 bestselling series by Jeff Kinney and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. A global phenomenon, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has more than 85 million books in print around the world.

2 thoughts on “New Releases – 11/5

  1. My preorders from Scholastic came in last week. It’s very exciting that I’ll be able to deliver the good news to the students who ordered these books 🙂

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