Literary


Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

If Miss Marple investigated social consciousness instead of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie might have written this book. Set in a charmingly upscale village on the Sussex downs, this novel is a charmingly upscale commentary on British snobbery as widowed, bookish and oh-so-English Major Pettigrew falls inevitably in love with the village’s Pakistani shopkeeper. Consequences ensue, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 02/27/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 02/27/2011

Hardcover Fiction Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness When the Killing’s Done, T C Boyle Help, Kathryn Stockett Gideon’s Sword, Douglas Preston Paris Wife, Paula McLain Sherlockian, Graham Moore 13 Rue Therese, Elena Shapiro Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown Death of a Chimney Sweep, M C Beaton Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Hardcover Non-Fiction [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/14/2011

Hardcover Fiction Shortcut Man, PG Sturges Exley, Brock Clarke Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness Swamplandia!, Karen Russell The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Steig Larsson Book of Tomorrow, Cecelia Ahern While Mortals Sleep, Kurt Vonnegut Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Oracle of Stamboul, Michael Lukas Sherlockian, Graham Moore Hardcover Non-Fiction Drive, Daniel H. Pink [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/6/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/6/2011

Hardcover Fiction Sentry, Robert Crais Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland While Mortals Sleep, Kurt Vonnegut Swamplandia, Karen Russell Border Lords, T. Jefferson Parker Sherlockian, Graham Moore Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Fatal Error, J A Jance Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Aimee Bender The Help, Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Non-Fiction How I Killed Pluto and [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers for 01/16/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers for 01/16/11

Hardcover Fiction Sentry, Robert Crais Clara and Mr Tiffany, Susan Vreeland Border Lords, Jefferson T Parker Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Distant Hours, Kate Morton Help, Kathryn Stockett Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Judas Gate, Jack Higgins Left Neglected, Lisa Genova Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Hardcover Non-Fiction Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, [...]

Mudbound

Mudbound

Pasadena’s selection for the upcoming One City One Story program is Mudbound. This debut novel by Hillary Jordan is set in the Mississippi Delta just after World War II, as two families play out the South’s eternal conflicts over race, land and class. Six main characters alternate in telling the story, which begins with a burial [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/2011

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/2011

Hardcover Non-Fiction Blessing of a B Minus, Wendy Mogel American Veda, Philip Goldberg Zooborns, Andrew Bleiman Cleopatra, Stacy Schiff I Remember Nothing, Nora Ephron Cooking with Trader Joe’s Dinners, Deana Gunn Great Unrecorded History, Wendy Moffat Wait for Me Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Mitford Autobiography of Mark Twain, Mark Twain Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand Paperback Fiction [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 01/02/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 01/02/11

Hardcover Fiction Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Dead Or Alive, Tom Clancy Confession, John Grisham Our Kind of Traitor, John Le Carre Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Outlaws, W E B Griffin Madonnas of Echo Park, Brando Skyhorse Port Mortuary, Patricia [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/26/10

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/26/10

Hardcover Fiction Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris Object of Beauty, Steve Martin Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Our Kind of Traitor, John Le Carre Confession, John Grisham Help, Kathryn Stockett Dead Or Alive, Tom Clancy Reversal, Michael Connelly Freedom, Jonathan Franzen Hardcover Non-Fiction Autobiography of Mark Twain, Mark Twain [...]

Loving Frank

Loving Frank

The first time I heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, I was standing in the living room of the Hollyhock House, transfixed by my Occidental College professor Bob Winter. He was re-enacting the suicide of Mrs. Barnsdall’s goldfish. The tyrannical genius architect Wright (I believe the epithet Winter used was “Napoleonic”) had designed an indoor fishpond [...]

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