Jason Diamond - Searching for John Hughes For Jason Diamond, a Jewish kid from a broken home growing up in suburban Chicago, John Hughes and his films were his whole life -- a love and connection that manifested in a dream to write THE John Hughes biography -- a biography that, with no training, background, or … Continue reading New Books 11/29!
Each month I'll be investigating events around town that might pique the interest of the book nerds, the literature obsessed, and those who enjoy stimulating entertainment and/or socializing. Not surprisingly, Austin has a number of things going on every month the Book People community would enjoy. Paramount Theater Presents: Science Summit w/ Dr. Brian Greene, Dr. … Continue reading Austin Events for the Literati – December
Rest easy, book lovers – new fiction and good times are coming soon to your favorite bookstore! Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Chabon will be here on December 13th. We finally have our hands on Michael Chabon’s eagerly anticipated eighth novel, Moonglow – his first since 2012’s Telegraph Avenue! In the grand tradition of epics like The Amazing … Continue reading MOONGLOW lives up to the hype
Michael Chabon - Moonglow A gripping, poignant, tragicomic, scrupulously researched and wholly imaginary transcript of a life that spanned the dark heart of the twentieth century, Moonglow is also a tour de force of speculative history in which Chabon attempts to reconstruct the mysterious origins and fate of Chabon Scientific, Co., an authentic mail-order novelty company … Continue reading New Books 11/22!
Congratulations to the 2016 National Book Award winners! It has been a wonderful year for publishing and these 4 books couldn't be more deserving of such a prestigious award. We hope you'll take some time to check them out. Fiction: If you didn't read Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad when Oprah told you to this summer, now … Continue reading National Book Award Winners!
JULIA A Naked Singularity by Sergio De La Pava "As a New Yorker who spent a year working for the Public Defender's Office, I think that this book rings hilariously true. Sergio De La Pava so accurately captures the inexhaustible pathos of the most tireless cogs of the legal system. I've only just started, but … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Jessica Romm Perez & Shani Silver - domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home From the editors of domino magazine comes a new book about discovering personal style and creating a space that you love. This new book dives deep into the specifics of decorating: how to use accessories, lighting, color, pattern, and art to personalize … Continue reading New Books 11/15!
In this time of terror and monsters, the impermanence of the human body with all its casual indignities and inherent shortcomings must come as a bittersweet salve to our wounded psyches. Despite our fundamental differences, we are all equals to the worms under our inevitable grave dirt. The dead, they say, shed all pretension in … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Rides The Moebius Strip With Brian Lumley’s NECROSCOPE!
This blog discusses Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn, a stunning entry in the National Book Awards shortlist, whose winner will be announced in a ceremony Nov. 16. To bone up for the great literary event, or to compare notes if you've already read the shortlist, see my reviews of The Throwback Special, News of the World, and The … Continue reading NBA Countdown: Another Brooklyn
Trainwreck - Sady Doyle “Well-behaved women never make history” is an adage for a reason: it has a ring of truth. The relationship between a woman and the public is a multifaceted entity that often becomes more important than the individual. When a woman establishes her own narrative, she steps outside the strict rules of society. A misogynistic society … Continue reading Preview of our Holiday Catalog 2016!