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The Lacuna

The Lacuna

A “lacuna” is a hole, an empty place in a stone or bone — and a metaphor for The Lacuna‘s central character. Harrison Shepherd moves through Mexico and America in the first half of the 20th century, aching to be a part of a family, and a nation, but never quite fitting in.He’s too bookish for [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/24/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/24/2010

Hardcover Fiction 61 Hours, Lee Child Help, Kathryn Stockett The Ark, Boyd Morrison The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende Storm Prey, John Sandford This Body of Death, Elizabeth George Haunt Me Still, Jennifer Lee Carrell Private Life, Jane Smiley Strip, Thomas Perry Hardcover Nonfiction 101 Things I [...]

Lincoln Vampire Log Lags a Bit

Lincoln Vampire Log Lags a Bit

I am an oozing, drooling undead groupie for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I rushed out to buy Seth Grahame-Smith’s latest mashup, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The premise is deliciously dumb: In addition to his other accomplishments, Honest Abe is a hunter of vampires, who are depicted in “historic” photos throughout the book in [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/10/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/10/2010

Hardcover Fiction Dead in the Family, Charlaine Harris Help, Kathryn Stockett Innocent, Scott Turow Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott This Body of Death, Elizabeth George Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel A Question of Belief, Donna Leon Hardcover Nonfiction Spoken [...]

Three Weissmans: Keep the Mom Spirit Going

Three Weissmans: Keep the Mom Spirit Going

Mother’s Day may have passed, but you can (and should) keep the spirit going by diving in to Cathleen Schine’s wonderful new novel, The Three Weissmans of Westport. Reminiscent of Anne Tyler at her best, Schine is a deft writer who blends humor, social observation and a real understanding of humankind’s foibles and strengths into [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/3/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 5/3/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Body of Death, Elizabeth George The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith The God of the Hive, Laurie King Help, Kathryn Stockett Solar, Ian McEwan Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith Every Last One, Anna Quindlen Island Beneath the Sea, Isabel Allende Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/25/10

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/25/10

Hardcover Fiction Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh The Walk, Richard Paul Evans Wild Child and Other Stories, T.C. Boyle Pearl of China, Anchee Min Help, Kathryn Stockett Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes This Body of Death, Elizabeth George Blame, Michelle Huneven The Double Comfort Safari Club, Alexander McCall Smith Lucid Intervals, Stuart Woods Hardcover Nonfiction Magnificent Desolation, Buzz [...]

Game Change, Indeed!

Game Change, Indeed!

These two quotes really say it all about Game Change, the book that provides both a front-row seat and a back-hallway glimpse into the roller-coaster ride that was the 2008 presidential election. I could not put it down.

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/19/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/19/2010

Hardcover Fiction Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear Matterhorn, Karl Marlantes Bite Me, Christopher Moore Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Solar, Ian McEwan Help, Kathryn Stockett Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson A River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith Hardcover Nonfiction The Big Short, Michael [...]

Gardens of Water: One Book, Many Discussions

Gardens of Water: One Book, Many Discussions

If you did not get a chance to read Pasadena’s One City One Story choice for 2010 in time for the events on March 14, it’s a good read any time: accessible, dramatic and fascinating. Gardens of Water takes place in a distant, lower-class suburb of Istanbul during the devastating Marmara earthquake of 1999. First-time [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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