New Books! 9/22/15

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. . . . Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? This action-packed adventure features more than 50 all-new Peculiar photographs.

Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques (epilogue by Sheila Heti)

“Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation.” At age thirty, writer Juliet Jacques underwent gender reassignment surgery. She serialized her experience in the British newspaper The Guardian. With an epilogue by Sheila Heti, Trans gathers her experience up to present day to discuss issues of gender identity, trans politics, and what it means to be alive.

Not on Fire, But Burning by Greg Hrbek

Skyler saw the incident out her window: Some sort of metallic object hovering over the Golden Gate Bridge just before it collapsed and a mushroom cloud lifted above the city. Like everyone, she ran, but she couldn’t outrun the radiation. Flash forward to a post-incident America, where the country has been broken up into territories, though no one has determined who set off the explosion. Twelve-year old Dorian dreams about his sister even though Dorian’s parents insist Skyler never existed. Are they still shell-shocked, trying to put the past behind them . . . or is something more sinister going on? A series of increasingly terrifying incidents will lead to either tragedy or redemption for Dorian, as he struggles to prove that his sister existed and was killed by a terrorist attack.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Balancing spirituality and pragmatism, the Eat Pray Love author offers insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity while discussing the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need to tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion,Gilbert encourages us to uncover the strange jewels that are hidden within each of us.

Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena & Rene Redzepi

Tacopedia is an encyclopaedic tribute to the vibrancy of Mexican taco culture! Explore one of Mexico’s most popular culinary traditions through 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps that bring the full story behind each taco to life. Tacopedia‘s highly graphic style will appeal to hip taco lovers, food truck enthusiasts, and serious followers of Mexican cuisine, both young, and young at heart.

Essential Horror Movies: Matinee Monsters to Cult Classics by Michael Mallory

jacketWould you dare to come face-to-face with the most terrifying vampires, monsters, zombies, and psychos of all time? They and their movies are all here in this lavishly illustrated volume of the greatest, scariest, and most influential fright films. From such silent masterpieces as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) to such Golden Era classics as Dracula (1931); from such richly colored shockers as House of Wax (1953) to such groundbreaking independent thrillers as Night of the Living Dead (1968); and including modern horrors from Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and the Blair Witch series, Essential Horror Movies chronicles a century’s worth of cinematic terror.

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar

Joe T.: “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a novel about the adventures of a young Mycroft Holmes set in Trinidad. How cool is that? Turns out Kareem read all the Sherlock Holmes stories during his downtime playing basketball and developed a fondness for Homes’s older, smarter brother. Now he’s taken that fondness and written his own Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Is there nothing this man can’t do????”

Classics Reimagined, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen with Alice Pattullo (Illustrator)

A beguiling and modern illustrated edition of a classic tale. The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector’s editions of classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors. Alice Pattullo’s colorful interpretation of Pride and Prejudice follows the romantic adventures of Bennett sisters, Mr. Bingley and his dour friend Mr. Darcy. Her folkloric, multi-faceted images, breathe new life into this engaging romantic novel, making it a collectible for book and art lovers everywhere.

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