Literary


Going Astray with Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail

Going Astray with Cheryl Strayed on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild (Alfred A. Knopf), is an overnight success who has actually been a hard-working writer praised in literary circles for years. She first won anonymous fame as the writer of the “Dear Sugar” column on The Rumpus; “Sugar” revealed her identity shortly before Wild‘s release. It was a masterful plan—her book [...]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Science writer Rebecca Skloot uncovered much more than the history of a cell line when she set out to write a book about HeLa, a strain of human cells that figured in the development of significant advances in medicine. Her ten years of research brought her into intimate contact with the descendants of Henrietta Lacks, [...]

Discovering the Sarajevo Haggadah

Discovering the Sarajevo Haggadah

An ancient volume. An illuminated manuscript. A 500 hundred year journey evading destruction. In Geraldine Brooks‘s People of the Book, Hanna Heath, a rare-book expert, follows the trail of seemingly random clues that begin to unlock the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah. The reader is taken into the worlds of Inquisition-era Venice, early 20th Century [...]

Hoyt Street

Hoyt Street

Mary Helen Ponce grew up in a Pacoima barrio in the middle of World War II. Hoyt Street is her memoir of the times, the places, the people and the food as she experienced it as a sheltered, bratty, impish, bright, sassy, questioning young girl. She’s bilingual, raised in a household so overflowing with kids [...]

The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife is an enigmatic, involving tale of life in the Balkans (the actual country is coyly, and rightly, never named). Interweaving the contemporary experience of Natalia, a young doctor, with that of her grandfather and, by extension, an unbroken line of folk memory stretching into the distant past, this first novel by Téa [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/16/12

Hardcover Fiction Believing the Lie, Elizabeth George The Jaguar, T. Jefferson Parker Sisterhood of Dune, Brian Herbert Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson How It All Began, Penelope Lively The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/9/12

Hardcover Fiction Breakdown, Sara Paretsky Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James Dark Men, Derek Haas A Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson 11/22/63, Stephen King The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Hardcover Non-Fiction Taking [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/2/12

Vroman’s Bestsellers 1/2/12

Hardcover Fiction Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Girl With Kicked The Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson The Cat’s Table, Michael Ondaatje Red Mist, Patricia Cornwell The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides [...]

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

This wonderful novel captures a remote time and place (northern Mexico in the late 1800s) teeming with fascinating characters who live large while debating politics, spirituality, community and faith. There is an aristocratic Don and his engineer companion; his mistress, his wife and illegitimate children; faithful retainers; rebellious natives; a dastardly priest; and soldiers who [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/11

Hardcover Fiction Week Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly The Litigators, John Grisham 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Leopard, Jo Nesbo A Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve [...]

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