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A Fast Valentine to Slow Food

A Fast Valentine to Slow Food

Erica Bauermeister’s lyrical novel about the adventures of a cooking class in a snug little Seattle bistro — The School of Essential Ingredients —  is out in paperback. If your valentine is into slow food, soft rain and happy endings, this fantasia on the healing power of food and connection makes a nice little gift for [...]

The Children’s Book

The Children’s Book

Arty, Crafty & a Little Bit Potty The English Arts and Crafts movement  is the mothership to our own Arroyo arts culture, and A.S. Byatt’s new novel, The Children’s Book,  though a bit too teeming (why name one boy Gerald and one Geraint when you can make all 20 of your major characters’ names up?), [...]

A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents

A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents

If you are tickled whenever you see a glimpse of Pasadena in a movie or TV show, then Liza Palmer’s A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents will deliver the same thrill. This family drama set against a San Gabriel Valley backdrop will have locals nodding their heads and murmuring “I know that place!” with [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/10/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/10/2010

Hardcover Fiction Iron River, T. Jefferson Parker Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde The Help, Kathryn Stockett Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Summertime, J.M. Coetzee U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton Noah’s Compass, Anne Tyler Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Gathering Storm, Robert Jordan Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls Hardcover Non-Fiction Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert Drive, Daniel Pink [...]

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Attention Tudor fanatics: This new novel by Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize, is a fascinating take on Henry VIII’s early reign. Brawling, brilliant Thomas Cromwell, the Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s loyal dogsbody, is the central character who rises literally from the mud of the London dockside to Henry’s right hand. Meanwhile, Katherine of [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/4/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/4/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Help, Kathryn Stockett Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Las Orchestra Saves the World, Alexander McCall Smith Roses, Leila Meacham Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Hardcover Non-Fiction Book [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/13/09

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/13/09

Hardover Fiction Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh The Help, Kathryn Stockett U Is for Undertow, Sue Grafton Rumpole Christmas, John Mortimer Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Las Orchestra Saves The World, Alexander McCall-Smith Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown I Alex Cross, James Patterson Hardcover Non-Fiction Stones into [...]

The Pasadena Short Story Project

The Pasadena Short Story Project

Local writer, comic and marketing consultant Paula Johnson is also the proprietor of the Rose City Sisters, a “online flash fiction blog” that publishes very short stories of 1,000 words or less. The writers don’t have to live locally, but their stories must have some connection to Pasadena. In the blog’s first year, it’s piled [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/6/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/6/2009

Hardcover Fiction U Is For Undertow, Sue Grafton Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Rumpole Christmas, John Mortimer Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel The Help, Kathryn Stockett Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton Ford County, John Grisham Under the Dome, Stephen King Hardcover Non-Fiction Thank Heaven, Leslie Caron Southern California Story, Michele [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/29/2009

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/29/2009

Hardcover Fiction Hollywood Moon, Joseph Wambaugh Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel The Help, Kathryn Stockett Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro Last Night in Twisted River, John Irving Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Rumpole Christmas, John Mortimer Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Hardcover Non-Fiction Opposite Field, Jesse Katz Open, [...]

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