Literary


Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

I don’t think I’ve ever cared about a contrary old sourpuss like I cared about Olive Kitteridge. She’s the common thread in the thirteen stories that compose Elizabeth Strout’s third book, Olive Kitteridge, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Like most readers, I’m quick to fall in love with the protagonist who may [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/03/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/03/09

Hardcover Fiction Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson Help, Kathryn Stockett Jericho’s Fall, Stephen Carter Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Little Stranger, Sarah Waters Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, Rebecca Wells Six Suspects, Vikas Swarup Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Hardcover Fiction Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Rigler Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Defector, Daniel Silva Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner Help, Kathryn Stockett Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Rain Gods, James Burke Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Hardcover [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/20/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/20/2009

Hardcover Fiction Night Counter, Alia Yunis Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Royal Flush, Rhys Bowen Come Sunday, Isla Morley Help, Kathryn Stockett Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy Rain Gods, James Burke Admission, Jean Korelitz Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartley Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant Hardcover Non-Fiction Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Waxman [...]

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

Three Comedians Walk Into a Bookstore…

By Sandy Gillis Busy summer? Time to read just one book before daylight savings time kicks in? Make it 1993′s Promise and Power: the Life and Times of Robert McNamara, a biography by Deborah Shapley.  It’s an especially important tome in understanding global economics and the U.S.’s involvement in Vietnam. Or if you don’t have [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/8/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 7/8/2009

Hardcover Fiction          Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Swimsuit, James Patterson Scarecrow, Michael Connelly My Fathers Tears, John Updike Angels Game, Carlos Zafon Trouble, Kate Christensen Fingerlickin’ Fifteen, Janet Evanovich Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Plague of Secrets, John Lescroart Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Rigler Hardcover Non-Fiction          [...]

Satellite Sisters Summer Reading

Satellite Sisters Summer Reading

We’re taking a break from our personal recommendations to share the wonderful Best Beachbag Books 2009 by the Satellite Sisters (one of whom is Pasadena’s own Lian Dolan). Personally, I’m running to Vroman’s right now to get The Help by Kathryn Stockett for my trip to the beaches of Lake Michigan next week, to celebrate [...]

The Bones

The Bones

Almost never do I have a great time reading a novel, talk it up to my husband, and then see him not only read it but love it. Such is the case with The Bones, which I discovered a couple of months ago when author Seth Greenland took part in a panel I attended called [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/22

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/22

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Angel’s Game, Carlos Zafon Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Wish Maker, Ali Sethi Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Deception, Eric Van Lustbader Short History of Women, Kate Walbert My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Knockout, Catherine Coulter Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander McCall Smith Roadside Crosses, Jeffery Deaver Hardcover [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/15/2009

Hardcover Fiction Story Sisters, Alice Hoffman Into The Beautiful North, Luis Urrea Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Language of Bees, Laurie Kin Black Water Rising, Attica Locke Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Help, Kathryn Stockett Gone Tomorrow, Lee Child Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Hardcover Non-Fiction Hope [...]

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