Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Releases: October 29, 2013

Winter is Coming 

But never fear: George R.R. Martin's A Dance With Dragons is finally available in paperback! For the Song of Ice & Fire fan in your life--maybe you?--we've also got Lands of Ice and Firecontaining maps of all the known world, from the lands of the Seven Kingdoms to the lands across the Narrow Sea. As if that's not enough, this week sees the release of The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister. Who, in all of the Seven Kindgoms, is more quotable than the Imp?

Other Exciting New Releases

The late and greatly lamented Nora Ephron's publisher has released a gorgeous omnibus of her work, The Most of Nora Ephron. It includes essays, screenplays, her novel Heartburn, and her final, previously unpublished play.

Pat Conroy examines his tumultuous relationship with his father--the source material for his novel The Great Santini--in his new memoir, The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son.

The fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is rapidly
approaching. In addition to recent new releases commemorating and examining JFK, his administration, and his assassination--Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House, by Robert Dallek and JFK, Conservative, by Ira Stoll, among others--this week sees the release of The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler and A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, by Philip Shenon. Look for more Kennedy titles .in the next few weeks.

Ben Schott, the author of browser's delight Schott's Original
Miscellany, turns his unique eye to language. Schottenfreude is Schott's collection of "new German words for the human condition." It's truly awesome. Click here for an excerpt recently published in The New York Times.

Elizabeth David (1919-1992) revolutionized British cooking from the fifties through
the seventies by introducing fresh ingredients and other elements from Mediterranean cooking. The new collection of recipes, Elizabeth David On Vegetables, collects all of her vegecentric recipes. It's gorgeous!

New in Young Adult

Altered, by Gennifer Albin, is the second in the Crewel World trilogy, in which gifted women weave the very fabric of existence.

Another second-in-a-series, the marvelously named Necromancing the Stone (following Hold Me Closer, Necromancer) by Lish McBride releases in paperback. Werewolves and fey hounds populate this popular urban fantasy series.

None of these tickle your fancy? Come in and talk to me or any of our booksellers--we'll hook you up with exactly the book you need.

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