Green Girl by Kate Zambreno ~reviewed by Katie P. Green Girl is a novel that collapses boundaries. Kate Zambreno, who first published this book in 2011 before it became a cult favorite and was re-published by Harper Perennial this year, addresses her heroine and her audience directly, between long stretches of narration. Chapters, such as … Continue reading GREEN GIRL: Subversive and Poetic
Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up by Grace Helbig ~reviewed by Jan Do you want to improve your life but are intimidated by some of those self-help titles that promise you to “dare greatly”? Look, it’s a good day when I decide to put on pants; let’s not fly too close … Continue reading GRACE’S GUIDE: THE ART OF PRETENDING TO BE A GROWN-UP: (Or At Least The Art of Putting on Pants))
HARDCOVER FICTION Raul's New Release Pick of the Day: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber Signed copies available while supplies last! "Faber's eloquent work illustrates the power of faith in the lives of humans and aliens. The interplay between Peter and his wife is cocooned with the love of God - it … Continue reading New Releases – 10/28/14
~post by Steve(n) The spells and enchantments protecting the Nightmare Factory Book Club from malevolent interlopers are as powerful as they are horrifying. If a malfeasant spy intrudes upon our discussion of The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman on Tuesday October 21st at 8:00 p.m., for example, their arms will become spider's arms, which shall … Continue reading THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY BOOK CLUB Harbors Known Practitioners of Magic
HARDCOVER FICTION The Goddess of Small Victories by Yannick Grannec Princeton University, 1980. A young and unambitious librarian named Anna Roth is assigned the task of retrieving the records of Kurt Gödel--the most fascinating and hermetic mathematician of the 20th century. Her mission consists of befriending and ultimately taming the great man's widow, Adele, a … Continue reading New Releases – 10/14/14
Malice: A Mystery by Keigo Higashino The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino ~review by Raul M. Chapa The rarest and most precious of mysteries are, in my opinion, the ones that twist the facts, make you scratch your head, and totally astound you when you finally … Continue reading Mind Blowing Mysteries from Japan!
HARDCOVER FICTION Some Luck by Jane Smiley Signed copies available while supplies last! Some Luck delivers on everything we look for in a work of fiction. Taking us through cycles of births and deaths, passions and betrayals, among characters we come to know inside and out, it is a tour de force that stands wholly … Continue reading New Releases – 10/7/14
Thug Kitchen is coming to BookPeople! On Thursday, October 16th at 7PM, the Internet duo brings new recipes to us live and in-person so that you too can eat like you give a f*ck. Our staff has been buzzing about this event for some time, and the hype is only growing. After keeping their identities … Continue reading THUG KITCHEN Comes to BookPeople! NSFW!
HARDCOVER FICTION MysteryPeople's New Release Pick of the Day: The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan At the center of this searing, fever dream of a novel are two men—a killer awaiting trial, and a troubled young deputy—sitting across from each other in the dark, talking through the bars of a county jail cell: John Gload, so … Continue reading New Releases – 9/30/14
The Kitchen Ecosystem: Integrating Recipes to Create Delicious Meals by Eugenia Bone Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN ~post by Sutterfield Autumn! Finally! And hooray! The autumnal equinox has past, ushering in that most lovely of seasons. For us here in Central … Continue reading SUTTER’S KITCHEN: FALL EDITION!