Monday, August 6, 2012

Now in Paperback - July & August

Here are a few of the books recently released in paperback that are in stock at Hatties...

Rules of Civility
A Novel
by Amor Towles

“This flawless debut novel follows two young women, boarding-house roommates, making their way in 1938 Manhattan. A chance meeting with an enigmatic young businessman launches the pair into areas of society heretofore closed to them, where they encounter a large cast of characters both charming and repellent. With echoes of Fitzgerald, Towles evokes effortlessly the era of pre-war Manhattan, from the workplace politics of a law office secretarial pool to the alcohol-fueled lawn party of the Long Island gin-and-horses set. This is an astonishing book!”

-- Matthew Lage, Iowa Book L.L.C., Iowa City, IA

The World We Found
A Novel
by Thrity Umrigar

“Umrigar's latest recalls the halcyon days at university in 1970's Bombay, which were characterized by intense friendships, fierce ambitions and a determination to change the world, as remembered by four women whose lives have ended up radically different from their collegiate dreams: one, dying in America, whose last wish is to see her three friends, two living in upper middle class Mumbai, and the fourth who has been long-estranged from their circle. Painful secrets, both past and present, threaten to prevent the reunion. Blood may be thicker than water, but Umrigar proves that friendship is thicker than blood in this marvelous novel that is both fascinating and disturbing by turns.”  -- Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

A Good Hard Look
A Novel of Flannery O'Connor
By Ann Napolitano

“Ann Napolitano’s novel, A Good Hard Look, with O’Connor occupying a central role, does the Georgia author proud. Be prepared to like this book. It’s complicated and peacock-haunted and strange…’ Does one’s integrity ever lie in what he’s unable to do?’ O’Connor once asked. At the heart of Napolitano’s brave book lies that question: the mysteries of freedom, its price, and the unmarked paths we take to get there.”  -Atlanta Journal

The Magician King
By Lev Grossman

“A spellbinding stereograph, a literary adventure novel that is also about a privilege, power, and the limits of being human. The Magician King is a triumphant sequel.”


The Train of Small Mercies
by David Rowell
“Old and young, black and white, nuns and bikers, girls in bikinis and men in military uniforms, all gathered to pay homage to Robert Kennedy as his funeral train passed by. This novel depicts a day in the lives of six characters who are looking for hope in an America overcome by grief. All ask the same question: Who now will stand up for those who need championing? A stunning debut!” -- Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI

Untold Stories
by Monica Ali
“Spoiler alert! This perfect summer read ties into the recent Royal Wedding so tightly that one feels rather guilty in a faintly voyeuristic way. It is also fascinating as an imagined, but quite believable, character study. And best of all, it comes from the pen of the wonderful Monica Ali!” -- Dana Brigham, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA

Friday, August 3, 2012

Daytime Cookbook Club Update!

Let's Get Organized!

On August 14th at noon there will be an organization meeting for Hattie's Lunch Cookbook Club. This meeting will be to EAT! and discuss possible cookbooks. If you aren't sure if a cookbook club is for you, this is a great opportunity to find out. Join us for this first meeting and see what you think!

The previously decided details are:
  • We plan to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month
  • Members will make a recipe from the "Cookbook of the Quarter"

Now, for the most important part... the eating... Marcia will assign a category (appetizer, main, sides, dessert). Once you have your category, make a recipe that you love (or maybe want to try out) to share. Spread the word!