An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Cows. They taste so good yet screw up the environment so well,
and it can be hard to find a guilt-free medium. Join Jared Stone on
his quest to discover that happy balance, from packing his Prius
full of frozen cow to figuring out exactly how to cook that much
beef without getting bored. Includes recipes, shenanigans, and food
In Colorado in 1998, three not-very-bright anti-government
extremists armed to the teeth stole a water truck, executed a deputy
sheriff, and then escaped into the harsh desert back-country of the
four corners region. Following years of research and interviews,
the author pieces together the story of the killers, their victims, and
one of the largest and longest manhunts in American history.
In the long history of our planet, there have been five great
extinctions. Now, humans are causing a sixth extinction. In this
engaging, thoroughly researched Pulitzer Prize winner, Kolbert
takes you through the past five extinctions while outlining the
sixth. Informative but never dull, this book is non-fiction at its best
– the kind that makes you want to take action.
Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, and an endearing helping of awkward
combine in this excellent memoir. It’s the late 70’s, and Madge,
who is determined to get cool and get laid, lands a job at the totally
hip Imperial Cafe in Oakland. What follows are the often bizarre
stories of her co-workers, the regulars and everyone in between, all
woven around her journey through adulthood.
You know her name, and you’ve read her Mary Russell books, but have you read Laurie King’s Kate Martinelli series? If not, you’re in for such a treat! I adore Martinelli. Kate is a gay detective working in San Francisco, who is smart, dogged, and not afraid to dive into a case head on. A Grave Talent is exactly what you'd expect from King—a complex, thrilling mystery. —Flannery
A secret society of magic-users, policing the infinite multi-verse. An ancient empire, on the brink of catastrophic civil war. An Easter weekend science fiction and fantasy convention, where everything will be decided. Also: Ghosts, centaurs, comics, nursery rhymes, veterinary surgery, and a scene inspired by breakfast with Neil Gaiman. Find out why Diana Wynne Jones was a legendary influence on the SFF world: read one of her only books for adults, finally back in print. —Jocelyn
Marya Morevna had three sisters who in turn had three suitors, but only she knew their secret. They weren’t men at all, but birds. This secret forged her path anew. She was thrown headlong into the arms of Koschei the Deathless and the watchful eye of Baba Yaga. Valente beautifully retells this ancient Russian folktale against the backdrop of Stalin’s regime. —Ivy
They don’t make them like this anymore. John Scalzi takes you back to the heyday of pulp science fiction, full of space ships, space guns, space aliens, and spaaaaace. Scalzi takes the most unlikely of heroes, and sends you straight into battle and adventure with them, keeping the action going so quickly that you might almost miss that there is a heart, and serious thought, behind this hilarious, ridiculous, action-packed book. —Jocelyn
In every story, there is a hero and a villain. But what happens to the story when the villain has compassion and the hero is a brat? Local author Lisa Jensen spins the story of the beloved Peter Pan on its head, focusing instead on the man whom everyone loves to hate, Captain Hook. Full of lush descriptions, wonderful fun elements and swashbuckling fun, this one will have you believing in the redemptive power of love.
Collecting the five novels featuring St. Aubyn’s autobiographical protagonist into a single volume, The Complete Patrick Melrose Novels is one of the most anticipated books of 2015. Savagely exposing the insular world of British wealth and class in which St. Aubyn was raised, the writing is smart, insightful and gorgeous. In Lost for Words, St. Aubyn unleashes his acid wit on a motley group of “celebrities” chosen to judge a major literary prize (read The Booker Prize), exploring the personal motivations—ranging from the selfish to the misguided to the outright delusional—that determine the “best” novel of the year.