Sunday, February 28, 2010

Carpet Bagging

What's going down this week at Warwick's? Well, first of all, we're having new carpeting installed storewide! (Admittedly, the staff is more excited by this than you really should be.) So, just so you're aware,the place is going to be kind of chaotic when you stop by, but don't be afraid - we're still here to help! Look at all the great new titles we have to offer:

  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult (headed for the top of the bestseller lists, of course, this one is about a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome who has a penchant for crime scene analysis - until the focus is turned around to him.)
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith (he's the guy who brought us the high art of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so use your imagination here.)
  • The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni (Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review: "an honest, noisy, and raucous look at friendship and how loud music can make almost everything better.")
  • Noir by Robert Coover (the pioneering postmoderist tackles the crime novel - good review buzz thus far.)
  • The Heights by Peter Hedges (first new novel in over 10 years by the author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape)
  • The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs (not a lot of buzz about this cozy mystery, but I like the title.)
  • The Shaking Woman or A History of Nerves by Siri Hustvedt (a memoir of personal neurological conditions by the acclaimed novelist - who also happens to be married to Paul Auster. I've always thought that a dinner party at their house would be very intimidating.)
  • Silk Parachute by John McPhee (McPhee's latest collection of essays covers "lacrosse, long-exposure view-camera photography, the weird foods he has sometimes been served in the course of his reportorial travels, a U.S. Open golf championship, and a season in Europe 'on the chalk' from the downs and sea cliffs of England to the Maas valley in the Netherlands and the champagne country of northern France".)

  • Tuesday the 2nd at 7:30 we have the rescheduled event with Stephanie Tourles, author of Raw Energy: 124 Raw Food Recipes For Energy Bars, Smoothies, and Other Snacks to Supercharge Your Body.
  • And on Thursday March 4th, acclaimed novelist Chitra Divakaruni returns to the store for her new novel, One Amazing Thing.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez turns 82 on Saturday.  John Irving and the late (but still publishing) Ralph Ellison were also born in the first week of March.

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