Literary


Dog On It

Dog On It

A savory little summer read for lovers of dogs and mysteries, Dog On It is the first in a series that features a disgraced K-9 member of the police force (Chet) partnering with his equally misfit human partner (Bernie). A real romp in the arroyo, this Arizona-set mystery is saved from being over-sweet by a [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 7/4/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 7/4/11

Hardcover Fiction State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Witches of East End, Melissa De La Cruz Joy for Beginners, Erica Bauermeister Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria, Jack Walker Dreams of Joy, Lisa See Hypnotist, Lars Kepler Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Map of Time, Felix Palma Smokin Seventeen, Janet Evanovich Paris Wife, Paula Mclain Hardcover Non-Fiction Go [...]

Fundamentally, Transcendentally American

Fundamentally, Transcendentally American

Tinkers, by Paul Harding This quietly beautiful book centers around the deathbed of George Crosby, a remarkable, unremarkable old man. As the life fades from this modern Yankee, his mind opens in cascading fragments of his present and past—and the pasts of his father and grandfather. An examination of family, beauty and ecstasy, this novel [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/27/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/27/11

Hardcover Fiction Dreams of Joy, Lisa See Disturbance, Jan Burke Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, Ron Hansen State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Smokin Seventeen, Janet Evanovich Snowman, Jo Nesbo Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy Inspector and Silence, Hakan Nesser Dog Who Came In From The Cold, Alexander Smith Hardcover Non-Fiction In [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/16/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 6/16/11

Hardcover Fiction Dreams of Joy, Lisa See Against All Enemies, Tom Clancy State of Wonder, Ann Patchett Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly 2030, Albert Brooks Buried Prey, John Sandford Sister, Rosamund Lupton Little Women Letters, Gabriel Donnelly Paris Wife, Paula McLain Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction Professional Idiot, Stephen Glover Man in the Rockefeller Suit, [...]

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger

Its blurbs claim that the excellent novel The Little Stranger is haunted by the spirits of Edgar Allen Poe and Henry James. I would say that author Sarah Waters, so successful in channeling Dickens’ and Wilkie Collins’ Victorian London in Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith, took on, with this gothic-tinged novel set after World War [...]

Joy for Beginners

Joy for Beginners

I slipped into this inviting novel like a warm bath.  It’s soothing and sensual, comforting and relaxing.  There’s no psycho behind the shower curtain either – if you are looking for a reading experience that is the equivalent of a good long soak, and are willing to shed some tears and giggle a bit as [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/22/11

Hardcover Fiction Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks Spiders Web, Earlene Fowler Snowman, Jo Nesbo Leaving Van Gogh, Carol Wallace Fifth Witness, Michael Connelly Sixkill, Robert Parker Drop of the Hard Stuff, Lawrence Block Buried Prey, John Sandford Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht 2030, Albert Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson If You Ask [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/15/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/15/11

Hardcover Fiction Drop of the Hard Stuff, Lawrence Block Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris Buried Prey, John Sandford Sixkill, Robert Parker Leaving Van Gogh, Carol Wallace Tigers Wife, Tea Obreht Land of Painted Caves, Jean Auel Those In Peril, Wilber Smith Calebs Crossing, Geraldine Brooks 2030, Albert Brooks Hardcover Non-Fiction World As It Is, Chris Hedges [...]

Room Comes to Vroman’s

Room Comes to Vroman’s

If you haven’t read Emma Donoghue’s novel Room yet, you’re probably sleeping well—but we’re here to warn you that you’ll be staying up until the wee hours once you start reading it. It’s a gripping story of a most unusual mother-son duo, told solely from the 5-year-old boy’s perspective, and it’s both terrifying and uplifting. [...]

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