New Releases – 4/15/14


The Steady Running of the Hour: A Novel by Justin Go

“Go’s debut novel is a dynamic illustration of what people will do for love. Through Tristan’s European quest for the the truth behind his ancestor’s love story, we get a tale of love found and lost and found again that is compelling. Ashley’s and Imogen’s story has a powerful theme that is played out in the clues that Tristan comes across in his quest to find proof for his inheritance; additionally, slipping back to the actual events of the time gives the reader greater detail than Tristan can discover. It is the passions that burn brightest that flare the swiftest and we are reminded that with the passing of time, everything changes and the hopes one holds in one’s youth must be tempered by circumstances over which one has little control despite what one wishes. A remarkable debut that will engage and delight readers the world over.” – Raul, Bookseller


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
75th Anniversary Edition

To commemorate the book’s 75th anniversary, this volume is modeled on the first edition, featuring the original cover illustration by Elmer Hader and specially designed endpapers by Michael Schwab.


The Other Story by Tatiana de Rosnay

From the bestselling author of Sarah’s Key, the story of a bestselling author who stumbles upon a long-concealed family secret. A reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future.


Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson
MysteryPeople Pick of the Month!

“The book begins with Dominique Monaghan, a second tier model having an affair with an ex-boxer who married another woman for money. After Dominique discovers he’s cheating on her, as well, she slips a muscle relaxant into his drink, hoping to get him talking about the wife and affairs all while recording the conversation for blackmail purposes. The plan goes awry when some guys with guns burst in and kidnap both of them. After a little over a hundred pages, the book goes into hard-boiled sleuth mode. Davidson has a gift for taking you seamlessly through these different point-of-views and sub-genres.” – Scott M.

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

“From one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists, a powerful new novel about Jake Whyte, living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island with a flock of sheep. Every few nights something–or someone–picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, and rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And then there’s Jake’s past, threatening to break into the present.”



Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals by Dinah Fried

A delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections.

Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire by Philip James Bailey, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman
“Earth Wind and Fire. Oh, hell yes.” – Andrew H.
Songs Only You Know by Sean Madigan Hoen
“This is a memoir by one member of the former Detroit hardcore band Thoughts of Ionesco. Told with humor and wisdom, he tells his story of surviving his dysfunctional family.”


The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods by Erin Gleeson

Based on her popular blog. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Among the recipes are eggplant tacos with brie and cilantro, rosemary shortbread, and blackberry negroni.



The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning by Alicia Silverstone


Alicia Silverstone will be at the store on Saturday, Apr 19 at 3PM speaking about & signing copies of The Kind Mama. The speaking portion of the event is free & open to the public. A ticket is required to join the signing line & is only available by purchasing a copy of the book from BookPeople.

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein, Nick Rhodes

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun.


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