The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski: The Familiar Volume 5 is the season one finale of Mark Z. Danielewksi's multi-sensory masterpiece. The astonishing series about a young girl who befriends a cat culminates in this volume, and the consequences of how we encounter one another are revealed in poignant and terrifying relief. All the while, … Continue reading New Releases: 10/31
The Romance Bookshelves—Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT! By Cathy Maxwell Last month, Romance Writers of America, a professional organization of ten thousand writers, gathered in Orlando to hand out their prestigious RITA awards for the best in romance fiction. One of the winners named was Austin’s own Cheryl Etchison for Best First Book with … Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Austin Writers are HOT, HOT, HOT!
Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton “Plunge right into 1940s Monterey, and the Cannery Row made famous by John Steinbeck, in this historical novel about famously charming biologist Ed Ricketts. In limpid prose and acutely captured sensual detail, Hatton tells the story of 15-year-old Margot Fiske, who arrives at Cannery Row with her entrepreneurial father, but snarls … Continue reading New Books! 7/19/16
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a maelstrom of change threatens their Jamaican village. Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis- Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and … Continue reading New Books! 7/5/16
The Roommate Book by Becky Simpson (speaking & signing at BookPeople Thursday, 6/30 at 7PM) In The Roommate Book, which is filled with whimsical drawings and quizzes, author/illustrator and expert roommate Becky Simpson uses her optimism and sense of humor to highlight the advantages of having a roommate and how best to enjoy these shared … Continue reading New Books! 6/28/16
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (signed first editions!) "Both heart warming and heart wrenching, I was glued to the pages of Homegoing. Gyasi's tale of a family split apart is told through many generations of characters, each with a unique voice. I felt connected to each as their stories wove together to form a powerful novel … Continue reading New Books! 6/7/16
Some Possible Solutions: Stories by Helen Phillips "Helen Phillips sings like a Siren on the page (if a Siren also had a killer sense of humor). The short stories in Some Possible Solutions feature doppelgangers and sister-savants, impossible staircases and surreal city parks; they swing open like doors onto rich, strange worlds, which, on closer … Continue reading New Books! 5/31/16