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Indie Next Picks!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009


We’re ecstatically excited to announce that three of our authors have been chosen as upcoming Indie Next picks! These picks are specially selected by independent booksellers across America, and it’s an honor to be included. The three from our authors are all very different, but each is a treasure and sure to please.

A MOUNTAIN OF CRUMBS is a debut memoir by Elena Gorokhova, a coming-of-age story of her own childhood in Soviet Russia. Her portrait of Russia is emotionally rich and told in stunning prose.

WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG is a hilarious and brilliant collection of essays by novelist Lisa Scottoline, who gathered together her wildly popular columns from The Philadelphia Inquirer to create this gem. Not to be missed!

THEREBY HANGS A TAIL is the second book in the Chet and Bernie mystery series by Spencer Quinn, which debuted last February and built an instant fan base. Bernie is a down-on-his-luck private investigator, whose dog Chet narrates each novel with an uncannily convincing voice. Hysterical, suspenseful and completely addicting!

NYT Notable Books of 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Congratulations to Valerie Martin, whose novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF EDWARD DAY, made the “100 Notable Books of 2009″ list by the book reviewers at The New York Times. If you’re not familiar with Valerie’s work, you really ought to be, and this newest novel is a fine place to start.

And now that we’ve had a chance to peruse the full NYT list of notable books, we’ve got our winter reading figured out. Some of our intended adventures include Dave Eggers’ ZEITOUN and Jonathan Lethem’s CHRONIC CITY.

A few of our other favorites that have made the list are Colum McCann’s LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN (Molly can’t stop raving about it!), Wells Tower’s collection EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED.