Sunday, July 09, 2006

Help For Those Who Can't Find Anything To Read

As always, the titles which have just been ordered are very seductive. There's Jessica Abel's graphic novel, La Perdida; new mysteries by John Dunning (book-related) and Betty Webb (set in Arizona); What Jesus Meant by Garry Wills; Building green : a complete how-to guide to alternative building methods : earth plaster, straw bale, cordwood, cob, living roofs by Clarke Snell & Tim Callahan; another Katrina book, The storm : what went wrong and why during hurricane Katrina : the inside story from one Louisiana scientist by Ivor van Heerden and Mike Bryan ; Hazel Rowley's literary biography, Tête-à-Tête : Simone De Beauvoir And Jean-Paul Sartre.
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The not-quite-as-new, the titles people are already standing in line for, start out with the usual authors at the top of the list — Patricia Cornwell, John Sandford, (ok, not so usual: Sweet swan of Avon : did a woman write Shakespeare? by Robin P. Williams), Janet Evanovich, Anne Tyler (Digging to America), Mary Higgins Clark, Alexander McCall-Smith. But it also includes The foreign correspondent by Alan Furst; Everyman by Philip Roth; Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky; The omnivore's dilemma : a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan; Terrorist by John Updike; Michael Connelly's Crime beat : a decade of covering cops and killers.

We try to keep you armed with lists--What's New lists; the lists, guides & suggestions on the Books and Literature page; most popular southwest titles; etc. Still stuck for something that appeals? Ask at the desk and we'll try to help.

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