Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home–and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer’s stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
Snag a copy of Here I Am today to reserve your place in line when Jonathan Safran Foer stops by the store on Tuesday, September 20th at 7pm to talk and sign his new book!
Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, Geoff Hangartner – The Rookie Handbook
Here’s what’s ahead of you: rigorous training, complicated playbooks, financial conundrums, intense pressure to perform and temptation. Welcome to the big leagues. Informative, smart, funny, and beautifully illustrated, The Rookie Handbook has everything NFL rookies need to know to survive their first season of pro football, straight from veterans Ryan Kalil, Jordan Gross, and Geoff Hangartner. The three authors have a combined thirty years of NFL experience, but they too were rookies themselves, once upon a time. Much like rookies, NFL fans only know what they see on TV or read obsessively following Rich Eisen and scouring obscure blogs for fantasy football info. But when it comes to what goes on in the inner sanctum, behind the locker room doors, it’s a mystery.The Rookie Handbookis the insider’s guide to that exclusive club, pulling back the curtain to reveal how players act and think and what they do when no one is watching.
Chad Conine- The Republic of Football
Anywhere football is played, Texas is the force to reckon with. Its powerhouse programs produce the best football players in America. In The Republic of Football, Chad S. Conine vividly captures Texas’s impact on the game with action-filled stories about legendary high school players, coaches, and teams from around the state and across seven decades. Drawing on dozens of interviews, Conine offers rare glimpses of the early days of some of football’s biggest stars. Packed with never-before-told anecdotes, as well as fresh takes on the games everyone remembers, The Republic of Football is a must-read for all fans of Friday night lights.
Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas’s epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series. The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost an
d gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Although tickets to join the signing line are SOLD OUT you can still come hear Sarah J. Maas talk about the latest in the Throne of Glass series on Wednesday, September 7th at 6pm!
Carl Hiaasen – Razor Girl: A Novel
Best-selling author Carl Hiaasen is back with another entertaining, hilarious mystery. RAZOR GIRL begins with a car crash but, as with all things Hiaasen, it’s not what it first appears to be. With a quirky cast of characters and tons of twists and turns, Hiaasen reminds us that, in fact, the fiction is stranger than truth.
“Breezy, enjoyable…fast-paced…readers will be hoping that Yancy and the other quirky denizens of Hiaasen’s Florida will soon be back for another screwball adventure.”
Rafi Mittlefehldt – It Looks Like This
In spare, understated prose heightened by a keen lyricism, a debut author will take your breath away. A new state, a new city, a new high school. Mike’s father has already found a new evangelical church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don t want to go. Dad wants Mike to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, but there’s something uneasy behind his demands. Then Mike meets Sean, the new kid, and “hey” becomes games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike’s father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand. In guarded, Carveresque prose that propels you forward with a sense of stomach-dropping inevitability, Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world. Heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, It Looks Like This is a novel of love and family and forgiveness not just of others, but of yourself.
And we’ll be hosting the author Rafi Mittlefehldt for a talk and signing on Sunday, September 18th at 2pm!
Diane Sanfilippo – Practical Paleo 2nd Edition
With more than half a million copies sold, the first edition of Practical Paleo revolutionized the way we think about food and our bodies. Dubbed “The Paleo Bible” by readers, it explained how simply eating real, whole foods and avoiding processed, refined foods can improve our health including reducing or even eliminating symptoms associated with common health disorders.
Now, this second edition has been updated to include new information, answer common questions, and make it even easier for you to customize your diet to meet your personal health goals.
Author Diane Sanfilippo will be joined by fellow nutrition consultant and paleo advocate, Cassy Joy Garcia, on Saturday, September 24th to discuss and sign copies of their new books!
Margot Lee Shetterly – Hidden Figures
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.
Herman Koch – Dear Mr. M
Once a celebrated writer, M had his greatest success with a suspense novel based on a real-life disappearance. It told the story of a history teacher who went missing one winter after having a brief affair with a beautiful student of his. The teacher was never found. Upon publication, M’s novel was a runaway bestseller, one that marked his international breakthrough. That was years ago, and now M’s career is fading. But not when it comes to his bizarre, seemingly timid neighbor who keeps a close eye on him and his wife. Why?
From alternating points of view, where no one is to be trusted, Herman Koch weaves together an intricate tale of a writer in decline, a teenage couple in love, a missing teacher, and a single book that entwines all of their fates. Thanks to M’s novel, supposedly a work of fiction, everyone seems to be linked forever, until something unexpected spins the “story” off its rails. With ever increasing tension, his signature sardonic wit and world-renowned sharp eye for human failings, Herman Koch once again spares nothing and no one in his gripping new novel, a barbed performance that suspends readers in the mysterious space between fact and fiction.
Kevin Sands – Mark of the Plague
Christopher Rowe is back in this thrilling follow up to the The Blackthorn Key! The Black Death has returned to London, spreading disease and fear through town. A mysterious prophet predicts the city’s ultimate doom until an unknown apothecary arrives with a cure that actually works. Christopher’s Blackthorn shop is chosen to prepare the remedy. But when an assassin threatens the apothecary’s life, Christopher and his faithful friend Tom are back to hunting down the truth, risking their lives to untangle the heart of a dark conspiracy. And as the sickness strikes close to home, the stakes are higher than ever before
Ben Mezrich – The 37th Parallel
This is the hair-raising true tale of a mathematically inclined microchip engineer who becomes obsessed with UFO sightings, abductions, and animal mutilations – and finds an amazing link that may well change the way we view the world. Inspiring and terrifying, this true story will keep you up at night, staring at the sky, and wondering if we really are alone…and what could happen next. From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down The House.
J. Patrick Black – Ninth City Burning
The epic science fiction debut from author J. Patrick Black has the people of Earth pitted in a 500 year war of attrition against an alien menace. The alien technology and weapons proved far superior to our own and dozens of densely populated cities were wiped from the map. Society is drastically changed in the wake of destruction. Most of Earth’s resources are pulled to aid in the war effort. But just when humanity learns to adapt the alien technology, a fierce new onslaught looms on the horizon and heroes must arise if Earth is to survive.
Gayle Foreman – Leave Me
Every woman who has ever fantasized about driving past her exit on the highway instead of going home to make dinner, and every woman who has ever dreamed of boarding a train to a place where no one needs constant attention–meet Maribeth Klein. A harried working mother who’s so busy taking care of her husband and twins, she doesn’t even realize she’s had a heart attack. Surprised to discover that her recuperation seems to be an imposition on those who rely on her, Maribeth does the unthinkable: she packs a bag and leaves. But, as is often the case, once we get where we’re going we see our lives from a different perspective. Far from the demands of family and career and with the help of liberating new friendships, Maribeth is able to own up to secrets she has been keeping from herself and those she loves. With bighearted characters–husbands, wives, friends, and lovers–who stumble and trip, grow and forgive, Leave Me is about facing the fears we’re all running from.
Glennon Doyle Melton – Love Warrior: A Memoir
Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed. A recovering alcoholic and bulimic, Glennon found that rock bottom was a familiar place. In the midst of crisis, she knew to hold on to what she discovered in recovery: that her deepest pain has always held within it an invitation to a richer life. Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another – and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they’ve been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, fall in love.
Geoff Rodkey – The Tapper Twins Run For President
n their third uproarious oral history, the Tapper Twins take their sibling feud to the political stage as they race to become class president. Told as a series of interviews, screenshots, text messages, and social media bursts, The Tapper Twins Run For President tops the antics of the real 2016 elections Claudia Tapper wants to become President of the United States someday. She’s the sixth grade class president, and has every reason to presume she’ll get reelected. Reese Tapper could not care less about student government–until he learns becoming class president is his best shot at overturning a hated new rule. And thus, the greatest political rivalry in Culvert Prep history is born In a tangle of evil-genius advisers, meddlesome best-friends, negative campaign attacks and outrageously funny missteps, Claudia and Reese duke it out to see who will rule the school.