Literary


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 [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Signal, Ron Carlson My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Shadows of Death, David Sundstrand Four Corners of the Sky, Michael Malone Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Into the Beautiful North, Luis Urrea 8th Confession, James Patterson Help, Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Non-Fiction Renegade, Richard Wolffe Losing Mum & Pup, Christopher Buckley Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Pull [...]

I Was Told There’d Be Cake

I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Colleen’s Fun Read for Summer I’ll pay any sum for a truly funny book, so to pay a mere $14 for the funniest book I’ve read in several years was a gift of grand proportions. Every single reviewer has compared young New York essayist Sloane Crosley — favorably — to David Sedaris, so I’m not [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 06/01/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 06/01/09

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Sunny Side, Glen David Gold Wicked Prey, John Sandford Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, C M Mayo Gone Tomorrow, Lee Child Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Into The Beautiful North, Alberto Luis Urrea Everything Ravaged Everything Burned, Wells Tower Sign, Raymond Khoury [...]

Mel's Silly Reads for Summer

Mel's Silly Reads for Summer

It’s been a fun few weeks on my bedside table, starting with Gods Behaving Badly, by Marie Phillips, a silly romp that puts a dysfunctional, dissipated and dispirited family of Greek gods in a dilapidated house in contemporary London. Aphrodite is a phone-sex operator, Artemis is a dog walker, and a couple of innocent mortals [...]

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