Literary


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 [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/12/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/12/2010

Hardcover Fiction Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott Bite Me, Christopher Moore A River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear The Black Cat, Martha Grimes Changes, Jim Butcher Deception, Jonathan Kellerman Solar, Ian McEwan The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Nonfiction Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/5/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 4/5/2010

Hardcover Fiction Known To Evil, Walter Mosley Solar, Ian McEwan Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson Help, Kathryn Stockett Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon Deception, Jonathan Kellerman The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear A Week in December, Sebastian Faulks The Solitude of Prime Numbers, Paolo Giordano [...]

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

The glass room is the centerpiece of a starkly modern “machine for living” house built by the equally modern Landauers, a young, progressive couple who marry in the heady days of the new democracy of Czechoslovakia. The sleek, striking building expresses their hopes and personalities and the drive to be “new.” But old forces are [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 3/29/2010

Hardcover Fiction The Language of Secrets, Dianne Dixon Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Seth Grahame-Smith The Ask, Sam Lipsyte Known To Evil, Walter Mosley Bite Me, Christopher Moore Angelology, Danielle Trussoni Help, Kathryn Stockett Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, Helen Simonson The Mapping of Love and Death, Jacqueline Winspear Hardcover [...]

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