Sunday, August 11, 2013

Now in Paperback - August

by Roger Hobbs

Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist.

Smart and captivating from beginning to end, a stellar debut!”

Jean-Paul Adriaansen, Water Street Books, Exeter, NH

Life Among Giants
By Bill Roorbach

“Roorbach has given readers a totally unique family saga that is infused with love, sex, and murder. This is the kind of story that takes you on a journey from the very first page and races right along to the unforgettable conclusion. I was drawn in by the characters, both sympathetic and despicable. This is a great book to recommend to everyone.”

-- Barbara Kelly, Portland Bookstore,
University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

“If you are looking for a romantic love story that will leave you in happy tears, this is the book for you! Suspend disbelief and immerse yourself in the life of Louisa Clark, who takes a job as a caretaker for a young, wealthy, disabled man. After a rocky start, Lou and Will become close, and Will urges her to expand her horizons and escape from their stifling small town. Naturally, love blooms, but can there be a happy ending for two such different people?”

-- Susan Taylor, Market Block Books, Troy, NY

Dear Life
by Alice Munro

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction

A Best Book of the Year:
The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV Club

The Beautiful Mystery
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By Louise Penny
“In the eighth mystery in this popular series, Chief Inspector Gamache finds himself investigating a murder in a remote abbey in the wilds of the Canadian forest. The only clue appears to involve an ancient form of church music, the very earliest Gregorian chant. As usual, Penny's complex characters and their multidimensional relationships, as well as the unusual setting, make this a fascinating reading experience. Each book in the series is better than the one before.”

-- Anne McMahon, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

Heads in Beds
A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
By Jacob Tomsky
“Here is the authentic voice of the Front Desk Agent: funny, experienced, profane, and able to tell a good story or two. Tomsky shares his story of beginning as a parking valet and rising to the heights of the front desk, with a horrifying detour through the housekeeping department along the way. This book is packed with characters, anecdotes, celebrities, and useful information for any hotel guest, such as 'Don't be afraid to tip the Front Desk Agent if you are after an upgrade.' Heads in Beds does for hotel workers what Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential did for restaurant workers. It should be an instant classic!”

-- Mary Muller, Market Block Books, Troy, NY