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Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers March 1, 2010

Hardcover Fiction Apple Turnover Murder, Joanne Fluke The Kingdom of Ohio, Matthew Flaming Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell Infinities, John Banville The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Split Image, Robert B. Parker Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls Horns, Joe Hill Hardcover Nonfiction Devotion, Dani Shapiro [...]

Follow Sierra Madre’s Lead — Read Zorro

Follow Sierra Madre’s Lead — Read Zorro

Sierra Madre just finished One Book One City, reading one of my all-time favorites: Zorro, by Isabel Allende. Zorro is among Allende’s lighter works (not much magical realism, but a healthy dose of feminism, and family-friendly on the love scenes). It’s a headlong but thoughtful re-imagining of our own California Robin Hood epic, starring the [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/22/2010

Hardcover Fiction This Time Tomorrow, Michael Jaime-Becerra Help, Kathryn Stockett The Man From Beijing, Henning Mankell The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman Union Atlantic, Adam Haslett Blame, Michelle Huneven Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Shadow Tag, Louise Erdrich Hardcover Non-Fiction Eternity Soup, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/15/2010

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/15/2010

Hardcover Fiction Help, Kathryn Stockett Secrets of Eden, Chris Bohjalian Angel Time, Anne Rice Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman The Postmistress, Sarah Blake Conspirata, Robert Harris Point Omega, Don Delillo The First Rule, Robert Crais The Girl who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson The Information Officer, Mark Mills Hardcover Non-Fiction Game Change, John Heilemann Spirited, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/8/10

Vroman’s Bestsellers 2/8/10

Hardcover Fiction Angel Time, Anne Rice The Help, Kathryn Stockett Wild Child and Other Stories, T. C. Boyle First Rule, Robert Crais Point Omega, Don Delillo Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel Hardcover Non-Fiction Lessons From Little [...]

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 [...]

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