Somewhere, someone's waking up Billie Joe Armstrong as September enters its last days, but here in the book world we've been trying to keep track of all the titles hitting our shelves this month. This week, Marilynne Robinson wraps her celebrated Gilead series, local author Ryan Holiday's back with more from the Stoics, and a bevy … Continue reading Happy Fall, Here’s Some New Books For ‘Ya!
Flash Boys by Michael Lewis review by Andrew H. Flash Boys, the latest from the ever prolific Michael Lewis, is a fantastic eye-opening account of the inherent corruption of the financial system. Not only the corruption, but Lewis exposes the fact that most bankers were too ignorant of the complex systems that ran the stock … Continue reading FLASH BOYS: The Unforgiving Hand of Truth
Lots of awards and finalists were announced this week. The three Story Prize Finalists were announced; NBCC announced it's 30 finalists for the best books of 2013 as well as awarded A Constellation of Vital Phenomena the first ever John Leonard Prize; Mystery Writers of America announced it's list of 2014 Edgar Awards nominees; and Sinead Morrissey … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books
_____________________________________________________ Elizabeth, our Adult Book Buyer - The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje (author of The English Patient) "This book comes out in the fall and I think it's going to be huge. It's about two boys on a ship to England in the early 1950s. They go through the Indian Ocean, Suez Canal, Mediterannean, … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week