Thursday, October 27, 2011

List #31 Eowyn Ivey

Eowyn Ivey: Fireside Books. Palmer, AK. 99645

Adventures of Cow, Lori Korchek
The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science, Richard Holmes
All the Powerful Invisible Things: A Sportswoman's Notebook, Gretchen Legler
All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Beloved, Toni Morrison
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Tom Franklin
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown
The Green Age of Asher Witherow, M. Allen Cunningham
Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
The Ice-Shirt (Seven Dreams), William T. Vollmann
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Jon McGregor
Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich
My Life in France, Julia Child
And Her Soul Out Of Nothing, Olena Kalytiak Davis
Ordinary Wolves, Seth Kantner
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, Candice Millard
Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
The Spanish Bow, Andromeda Romano-Lax
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman
Stoner, John Williams
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Tinkers, Paul Harding
True Grit, Charles Portis
Two in the Far North, Margaret E. Murie
Two Old Women, Velma Wallis
We Are in a Book!, Mo Willems
What is the What, Dave Eggers
Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle

It is worth mentioning that Eowyn's novel "The Snow Child" releases in the US on Feb 1, 2012.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

List #30 Sheryl Cotleur

Sheryl Cotleur: Book Passage. Corte Madera, CA. 94925

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (actually everything by her)
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Ancient Child by N. Scott Momaday
Power by Linda Hogan
Lightning Bird by Lyall Watson
People of the Sea by David Thomson
A Mantis Carol by Laurens Van Der Post
On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry
Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Bear by Marian Engel
Radical Hope by Jonathan Lear
Best of It by Kay Ryan
Alive Together by Lisel Mueller
The Widow and the Tree by Sonny Brewer
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
Tree of Meaning by Robert Bringhurst
Voices of the First Day by Robert Lawlor
Wisdom of the Mythtellers by Sean Kane
Boys of Our Youth by Joann Beard
Watch With Me by Wendell Berry
Other Side of Eden by Hugh Brody
Eye of the Albatross by Carl Safina
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld
Grass Dancer by Susan Power
Black Elk Speaks by John Neihardt
Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje
The Storyteller by Mario Vargas LLohsa
Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison
La Maravilla by Alfredo Vea, Jr.
Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson
Light At The Edge of The World by Wade Davis
At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Mattheisen
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
Generosity by Richard Powers
Man Who Killed The Deer by Frank Waters
Dry White Season by Andre Brink
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson
New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver
Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg
Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda
Classics for Pleasure by Michael Dirda
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

List #29 Michael Barnard

Michael Barnard: Rakestraw Books. Danville, CA. 94526

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Gastronomical Me by M. F. K. Fisher
The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomaso di Lampedusa
The Weekend by Peter Cameron
What's Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies
The Three Junes by Julia Glass
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke
The Decline & Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Rip-Rap and Cold Mountain Poems by Gary Snyder
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
The Blessing by Nancy Mitford
Cabal by Michael Dibdin
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder
The Rape of Europa by Lynn Nicholas
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
The Prime of Miss Jean Brody by Muriel Spark
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
Last Letters from Hav by Jan Morris
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A. J. Liebling
Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
The Ninemile Wolves by Rick Bass
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Harouan and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall
The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell
Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Mapp & Lucia by E. F. Benson
West of Here by Jonathan Evison
Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright
Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
At Close Range and Other Stories by Annie Proulx
Queen of the South by Arturo Perez Reverte

Monday, October 24, 2011

List #28 Liz Whaley

Liz Whaley: Water Street Bookstore. Exeter, NH. 03833

1. Arnow, Harriette The Dollmaker
2. Atwood, Margaret The Blind Assassin
3. Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid’s Tale
4. Austen, Jane Persuasion
5. Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
6. Barker, Pat Regeneration
7. Brittain, Vera Testament of Youth (nonfiction)
8. Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
9. Byatt, A.S. Possession
10. Cather, Willa My Antonia
11. Cather, Willa O Pioneers!
12. De Bernieres, Louis Corelli’s Mandolin
13. Dickens, Charles Great Expectations
14. Dostoevsky, Fyodor The Brothers Karamazov
15. Drabble, Margaret The Realms of Gold
16. Du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca
17. Ehrlich, Greta The Solace of Open Spaces (nonfiction)
18. Eliot, George Middlemarch
19. Faulkner, William Light in August
20. Fitzgerald, F.Scott Tender Is the Night
21. Frazier, Charles Cold Mountain
22. Gibbons, Stella Cold Comfort Farm
23. Haien, Jeannette The All of It
24. Hegi, Ursula Stones from the River
25. Hemingway, Ernest For Whom the Bell Tolls
26. Hurston, Zora Neale Their Eyes Were Watching God
27. Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird
28. Lippi, Rosina Homestead
29. Llewellyn, Richard How Green Was My Valley
30. Morrison, Toni Beloved
31. Morrison, Toni Song of Solomon
32. Morrison, Toni Sula
33. Munro, Alice Friend of My Youth
34. Piercy, Marge Gone to Soldiers
35. Proulx, Annie Close Range: Wyoming Stories
36. Robertson, Adele Crockett The Orchard: A Memoir (nonfiction)
37. Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping
38. Rose, Phyllis Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages (nonfiction)
39. Saint Exupery, Antoine de Wind, Sand and Stars (nonfiction)
40. Shakespeare, William Hamlet
41. Shakespeare, William King Lear
42. Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night
43. Stegner, Wallace Angle of Repose
44. Stegner, Wallace Crossing to Safety
45. Undset, Sigrid Kristin Lavransdatter
46. Urquhart, Jane The Stone Carvers
47. Wiesenthal, Simon The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness (nonfiction)
48. Woolf, Virginia Mrs. Dalloway
49. Woolf, Virginia A Room of One’s Own (nonfiction)
50. Woolf, Virginia Three Guineas (nonfiction)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Books rising like a phoenix.


Or, the un-death of the book. Much print and time and thought is spent these days to dithering about the book industry and how to go forward with old, boring, paper books. The answer, sometimes, is right in front of us. For some time one of my main concerns was the seemingly out-of-whack pricing in terms of new books. Biographies and Collected Poems were $35 or $40. New fiction was climbing up and over $25 towards $30. Those problems still exist--but there is a much more positive trend at work.

The flip-side of our technological 'problem' is that all coins have two sides. More books are being made into art objects currently at reasonable prices. Technology has made that possible. Art books, to be sure, are one category that has seen sales dip in museum and other specialty stores. But it isn't just art books that have become beautiful. It crosses all genres. In the past few weeks I have posted two books to our Facebook page that have forced me to stop unpacking boxes to sit and peruse and enjoy.

The first was Matt Kish's "Moby Dick in Pictures" which should be appreciated not only for its glorious work but also for the certain toil and hours spent creating it. It contains a piece of art for each page of Melville's true American masterpiece. There is short passage to accompany each page that comes from the book. I have already seen many customers page through it and say, "This is going on my holiday list." I'm one of them.

The second was Gingko Press' artistic rendition of Nabokov's "Pale Fire." Priced at $35 it comes with a kind of box set with two booklets and set of index cards. Everyone involved in this project should be proud of the end project--a work that combines words with images that ends with a tactile thing greater than the sum of its parts. This is not the first time Gingko has taken Nabokov to a new level. A few years back they had a book entitled "Alphabet in Color" that dealt with Nabokov's synesthesia. $25 and worth every single penny.

The bike trend has hit full-force and with Minneapolis/St. Paul consistently listed as one of the most bikeable areas in the country we've got the interest to buy books. Three titles we're currently featuring include a local bike map(that is in its 9th or 10th printing) that is made of paper that seems to rubber. It doesn't tear(and believe me, many a child has tried) and is water-resistant. It sells for $10.95. Cyclepedia comes to us from Chronicle Books, always doing good design on all manner of things, and is a look at 100 different bikes. Also $35. Last is a leather bound journal that comes with Nigel Peake drawings. It has some small folders to place things and lots of blank pages to jot down routes or ideas. It is small enough to easily fit in any handle bag and it costs $14.95. Under fifteen books with a leather cover with a handsome wheel design.

Not to ignore the more standard trade books. Archipelago, NYRB, Open Letter and many others are giving their books extra oomph in terms of production. They well know a book can no longer just be a book in order to catch a browser's eye and purse.

The kids books we see coming in every day are a giant step up from what they were even five years ago. Picture books, YA titles, board books and all kinds of clever packaging and design make them worth looking at over and over.

Finally, cookbooks. There used to be cookbooks that fell into either utilitarian(you could actually follow the recipes and make good food) or art/photo cookbooks. Now these two groups are melding together. I got one in the mail earlier this week from Melville House. I've spouted long and long for these guys who have their hands in so many great things its become hard to track. They brought Hans Fallada to the American audience and run a series called the Neversink Library which is new favorite of mine. They, more recently, have started a program for bookstores(indie and chain) to adopt a penguin by selling some copies of their books. Yet it is one of their food books I've been spending time with the past three days. Stephane Reynaud's "Rotis" is food porn in its pictures and art but remains, at its best, a book that any home cook can work with and enjoy.

Does all of this mean the questions and problems facing us do not exist? Not at all. But they are a big part of the possible solutions.

Thanks go to Kurtis Scaletta, local author and friend of the store, for urging me to take this on in some detail.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

List #27 Carla Jimenez

Carla Jimenez: Inkwood Books. Tampa, FL. 33609.

FICTION:

AMERICAN RUST, PHILIPP MEYER
ASSORTED FIRE EVENTS, DAVID MEANS
BEFORE WOMEN HAD WINGS, CONNIE MAY FOWLER
THE BIRD ARTIST, HOWARD NORMAN
A BLIND MAN CAN SEE HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, AMY BLOOM
BREATH, TIM WINTON
DREAMING IN CUBAN, CRISTINA GARCIA
ELLA MINNOW PEA, MARK DUNN
FATHER AND SON, LARRY BROWN
FEAST OF LOVE, CHARLES BAXTER
THE GATHERING, ANNE ENRIGHT
GRUB, ELISE BLACKWELL
IN CUBA I WAS A GERMAN SHEPHERD, ANA MENENDEZ
LARRY'S PARTY, CAROL SHIELDS
THE LITTLE FRIEND, DONNA TARTT
LUSH LIFE, RICHARD PRICE
THE MARCH, E.L. DOCTOROW
MEN GIVING MONEY, WOMEN LAUGHING, ALICE MATTISON
MYSTIC RIVER, DENNIS LEHANE
THE NAMESAKE, JHUMPA LAHIRI
NOBODY'S FOOL, RICHARD RUSSO
POISONWOOD BIBLE, BARBARA KINGSOLVER
ROUND ROCK, MICHELE HUNEVEN
SECRET NAMES OF WOMEN, LYNN BARRETT
SISTERS OF THE HEART, CHITRA DIVAKARUNI
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN, LISA SEE
SUITE FRANCAISE, IRENE NEMIROVSKY
THE SURRENDERED, CHANG RAE LEE
UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT, JAMES W. HALL
THE WELL AND THE MINE, GIN PHILLIPS
WHITE TEETH, ZADIE SMITH

NONFICTION:
BIG BOX SWINDLE, STACY MITCHELL
BIRD BY BIRD, ANNIE LAMOTT
THE BOOK OF AWAKENING, MARK NEPO
COMFORTABLE WITH UNCERTAINTY, PEMA CHODRON
EXUBERANCE, KAY REDFIELD JAMISON
FAST FOOD NATION, ERIC SCHLOSSER
I THOUGHT MY FATHER WAS GOD, NATIONAL STORY PROJECT
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, REBECCA SKLOOT
IN PRAISE OF SLOWNESS, CARL HONORE
LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS, RICHARD LOUV
THE LIARS CLUB, MARY KARR
LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE, DAVE ISAY
DEEP ECONOMY, BILL McKIBBEN
THE LOST ART OF READING, DAVID ULIN
PRAYERS FOR HEALING: 365...FROM AROUND THE WORLD, MAGGIE OMAN et al
THE TENDER BAR, J.R. MOEHRINGER
ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT, SCOTT TUROW
THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, ISABEL WILKERSON
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, JOAN DIDION

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Penguins

I'm still wrestling with broken attachments but we're nearing the end of that. I promise.

In more uplifting news, Check out this promo which is one of the most creative, and zaniest, I've yet heard of. Melville House is yet again doing cool stuff with their fine books.

Help us, and these other listed stores, become a penguin adoptive parent.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Freaky Friday

It is with clenched fists that I type these words--no list today. Outlook Express is winning the battle yet I shall win the war.

And, yes, I am aware that most people stopped using OE in about 1997.

Until next week when we return with more lists, a penguin named Mr. Micawber(soon) and some chatter about all the fantastic art books coming out this Fall.

Have fun and be nice...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

List #26 Jean Westcott

Jean Westcott: Olsson's Books and Records. Washington, DC.(Closed in 2006)
The Lord of the Rings—JRR Tolkein
His Dark Materials—Phillip Pullman
Their Eyes were Watching God—Zora Neil Hurston
Fall on Your Knees—Anne Marie MacDonald
Affliction—Russell Banks
Handmaid’s Tale—Margaret Atwood
A Series of Unfortunate Events—Lemony Snicket
Chaos—James Gleik
Harry Potter series—J K Rowling
The Kiss of the Spider Woman—Manuel Puig
Nobody’s Fool—Rick Russo
The Monster at the End of this Book—Jon Stone
Eva Moves the Furniture—Margot Livesey
Waiting for an Angel—Helon Habila
Beloved—Toni Morrison
Angela’s Ashes—Frank McCourt
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—Christopher Paul Curtis
So The Wind Won’t Blow it All Away—Richard Brautigan
To a God Unknown—John Steinbeck
Eureka Street—Robert McLiam Wilson
Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe
The Master and Margarita—Mikael Bulgakov
Leaves of Grass—Walt Whitman
Collected Stories of Jean Rhys
Labyrinths—Jorge Luis Borges
The Hunger Games—Suzanne Collins
Island of the Blue Dolphins—Scott O’Dell
Beowulf
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital—Lorrie Moore
Source of Light—Reynolds Price
Selected Stories of Alice Munro
Foxfire—Joyce Carol Oates
World’s End—TC Boyle
Love is Hell—Matt Groening
Ooh la la Max in Love—Maira Kalman
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius—David Eggers
Maus—Art Spiegelman
For Whom the Bell Tolls—Hemingway
Complete Fairy Tales—Brothers Grimm
Third Policeman—Flann O’Brien
Mythology—Edith Hamilton
Complexity—H. Mitchell Waldrop
Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
Pobby and Dingan—Ben Rice
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel—Susanna Clarke
The Room—Emma Donohue
Kaffir Boy—Mark Mathabane
The Trial—Franz Kafka
Holes—Louis Sachar
That Was Then, This is Now, SE Hinton

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

List #25 Kimberly Stephenson

Kimberly Stephenson: McGill University. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1)Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
2) Bleak House - Dickens
3) To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee
4) Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis
5) Les Miserables - Hugo
6) Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas
7) My Life and Hard Times - Thurber
8) Atonement - McEwan
9) Main Street -Lewis
10) Jungle - Sinclair
11) Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
12) Dubliners - Joyce
13) Daughter of Time - Tey
14) Coventry - Humphreys
15) American Way of Death – Mitford
16) Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
17) Kim - Kipling
18) Tin Flute - Roy
19) Confederacy of Dunces - Toole
20) Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Twain
21) Kidnapped - Stevenson
22) When the Lights Go Down – Kael
23) Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci – Spence
24) Time and Again - Finney
25) Path to Power – Caro
26) Great Deluge – Brinkley
27) Suspects – Thomson
28) Black Cherry Blues - Burke
29) Mrs. Dalloway - Woolf
30) Resurrection - Tolstoy
31) Battle Cry of Freedom – MacPherson
32) World War Z -Brooks
33) Human Comedy - Saroyan
34) Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Smith
35) Stone Angel - Laurence
36) Lady Oracle - Atwood
37) Three Day Road - Boyden
38) Wuthering Heights - Bronte
39) Suttree - McCarthy
40) Stand - King
41) Harry Potter - Rowling
42) Call of the Wild - London
43) World's End - Boyle
44) 1984- Orwell
45) Moonstone - Collins
46) Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Richler
47) Ragtime - Doctorow
48) Henry and Clara - Mallon
49) Complete Sherlock Holmes - Doyle
50) Cal - Maclaverty


A special note that this is our first list from outside the United States.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

List #24 Melanie Tighe

Melanie Tighe: Dog-Eared Pages. Phoenix, AZ. 85032

1. Harry Potter (series)- J.K. Rowling
2. Captain Underpants (series)-Dave Pilkey
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) Jeff Kinney
4. Magic Tree House (series) Mary Pope Osborne
5. Goosebumps (series) R.L. Stine
6. Nancy Drew (series) Carolyn Keene
7. Hardy Boys (series) Frank Dixon
8. 39 Clues (series) various authors
9. Guardians of Ga’hoole (series) Kathryn Lasky
10. Warriors (series) Erin Hunter
11. Eragon (series) Christopher Paolini
12. The Lightening Thief (series) Rick Riordan
13. Hunger Games (series) Suzanne Collins
14. Crank (series) Ellen Hopkins
15. The Dark is Rising (series) Susan Cooper
16. Narnia (series) C.S. Lewis
17. The Uglies (series) Scott Westerfield
18. TTYL (series) Lauren Myracle
19. Junie B. Jones (series) Barbara Park
20. Ramona (series) Beverly Cleary
21. Choose Your Own Adventure (series) various authors
22. American Girls (series) various authors
23. Twilight (series) Stephenie Meyer
24. Left Behind Kids (series) Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye
25. Geronimo Stilton (series) Geronimo Stilton
26. Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
27. Frindle Andrew Clements
28. The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien
29. Call of the Wild Jack London
30. Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
31. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
32. Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
33. The Borrowers Mary Norton
34. The Minstrel’s Tale Anna Questerly
35. Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing Judy Blume
36. Are You There God It’s Me, Margaret Judy Blume
37. James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl
38. Indian in the Cupboard Lynn Reid Banks
39. Tale of Desperaux Kate DiCamillo
40. Mr. Popper’s Penguins Richard and Florence Atwater
41. A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
42. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg
43. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Robert C. O’Brien
44. The Giver Lois Lowry
45.Redwall Brian Jacques
46. Number the Stars Lois Lowry
47. Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
48. The Cricket in Times Square George Selden
49. A Long Way From Chicago Scott Peck
50. Lord of the Flies William Golding

Friday, October 7, 2011

List #23 Sue Gazell

Sue Gazell: BookMan/BookWoman Books. Nashville, TN. 37212.

1. The Coroner’s Lunch (series) - Colin Cotterill
2. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
3. The Master Butchers’ Singing Club - Louise Erdrich
4. Last Reports on the Miracles of Little No Horse Louise Erdrich
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
6. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
7. Lamb - Christopher Moore
8. Peace Like a River - Leif Enger
9. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Wallace Stegner
10. Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
11. Dreams of Joy - Lisa See
12. Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
13. The Voyage of the Narwhal - Andrea Barrett
14. Fatu Hiva - Thor Heyerdahl
15. The Bone People - Keri Hulme
16. The Arctic Grail - Pierre Berton
17. The Uttermost Part of the Earth - E. Lucas Bridges
18. Tschiffely’s Ride - A. F. Tschiffely
19. This Way Southward - A. F. Tschiffely
20. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
21. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Michael Dorris
22. This Cold Heaven - Gretel Ehrlich
23. Enchanted Vagabonds - Dana and Ginger Lamb
24. The Art if Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein
25. Yes is Better Than No - Byrd Baylor
26. anything by Haruki Murakami - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, if I have to make a choice
27. The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng
28. The Grass Dancer - Susan Power
29. City of Tranquil Light - Bo Caldwell
30. The Shaman Sings (series) – James Doss
31. Tales of the Otori series - Lian Hearn
(Across the Nightingale Floor, first in series)
32. Outlander(series) - Diana Gabaldon
33. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
34. Forbidden Journey - Ella Maillart
35. News from Tartary - Peter Fleming
36. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
37. Shogun - James Clavell
38. One River - Wade Davis
39. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
40. The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
41. Angle of Repose - Wallace Stegner
42. The Bounty - Caroline Alexander
43. The Last Kings of Thule - Jean Malaurie
44. The Noose of Laurels - Wally Herbert
45. The Cloud Forest (or anything by) - Peter Matthiessen
46. Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
47. The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
48. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
49. The Skull Mantra (series) - Eliot Pattison
50. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

Thursday, October 6, 2011

List #22 Kira Apple

Kira Apple: Wise Owl Books. West Reading, Pennsylvania. 19611.

1. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
3. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
4. The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront—Ď
7. Dawn by Octavia Butler
8. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
9. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
10. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
11. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
12. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
13. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
14. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
15. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
16. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
17. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
18. The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
19. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl
20. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
21. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
22. Absalom, Absalom! By William Faulkner
23. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
24. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
25. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
26. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
27. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
28. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
29. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
30. Dubliners by James Joyce
31. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
32. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
33. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
34. The Giver by Lois Lowry
35. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
36. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
37. Roxaboxen by Alice McLarren
38. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
39. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
40. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
41. The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
42. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
43. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
44. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
45. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
46. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
47. Hyperion by Dan Simmons
48. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead
49. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
50. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

List #21 Carol Schneck

Carol Schneck: Schuler Books and Music. Okemos, MI. 48864
Fool on the Hill – Matt Ruff
Beekeeper's Apprentice – Laurie R. King
The Book of Joe – Jonathan Tropper
Motherless Brooklyn – Jonathan Lethem
A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham
The Car Thief – Theodore Weesner
Leisure Seeker – Michael Zadoorian
Pictures of Perfection – Reginald Hill
Regeneration trilogy – Pat Barker
Mysteries of Pittsburgh – Michael Chabon
Sandman Slim – Richard Kadrey
Nobody's Fool – Richard Russo
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones – Paul Reps
Start Where You Are – Pema Chodron
The Joy of Living - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy – Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
The Book of Ebenezer le Page – G.B. Edwards
Another Country – James Baldwin
Second Tree from the Corner – E.B. White
The Wee Free Men – Terry Pratchett
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven – Sherman Alexie
Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear
The Camomile Lawn – Mary Wesley
Citizen Vince – Jess Walter
Northline – Willy Vlautin
Look Me in the Eye – John Elder Robison
The Sweet Science – A.J. Liebling
On Boxing – Joyce Carol Oates
Skippy Dies – Paul Murray
Black Swan Green – David Mitchell
Up in the Old Hotel – Joseph Mitchell
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor
I Am Not Myself These Days – Josh Kilmer-Purcell
The Fox in the Attic – Richard Hughes
Bangkok 8 – John Burdett
Paula Spencer – Roddy Doyle
Scent of the Missing – Susannah Charleson
Queer – William S. Burroughs
The Black Tower – Louis Bayard
Jenny and the Cat Club – Esther Averill
The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf
Ten Thousand Saints – Eleanor Henderson
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You – Louisa Young
The Woodcutter – Reginald Hill
Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny
Inspector Montalbani series by Andrea Camilleri
Lynley/Havers series by Elizabeth George
Books I would handsell if they were in print:
48. Yesterday's Burdens by Robert M. Coates
49. The Crystal Cabinet by Mary Butts
50. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones

Monday, October 3, 2011

List #20 Jenny Lyons/staff at TKE

Jenny Lyons/staff: The King's English. Salt Lake City, UT. 84105



Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann
The Tiger's Wife By Tea Obreht
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathon Tropper
Last Night at the Lobster, Stewart O'Nan
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry
Foreign Bodies By Cynthia Ozick
The Surrendered By Chang-rae Lee
Cutting for Stone By Abraham Verghese
Ransom By David Malouf
1861 by Adam Goodheart
The Tiger by John Vaillant
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
Charms for the Easy Life, Kaye Gibbon
The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
Border Songs, Jim Lynch
Firmin, Sam Savage
Last Night at the Lobster, Stewart O'Nan
My Antonia, Willa Cather
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
Where I'm Calling From, Raymond Carver
Motel Life, Willy Vlautin
Three Questions, Jon Muth
THE UNLIKELY ROMANCE OF KATE BJORKMAN by Louise Plummer
UNCIVIL SEASONS by Michael Malone
THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Deborah Dean
GOODNIGHT ME by Somebody Daddo
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE by Sara Zarr
City of Thieves, David Benioff
Graceland by Chris Abani
Suicide by Edouard Leve
The Western Lands by William Burroughs
Amulet by Roberto Bolano
Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Girls Don't Fly, Kristen Chandler
Wolves Boys and Other Things that May Kill me, by Kristen Chandler
Scapegoat, by Dean Hale
Icefall, by Matt Kirby
Chihuahua Chase, Ann Cannon
A Place of Greater Safety By Hilary Mantel
Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaefer

Following comments from Hans--

Betsy Burton, owner, wrote a memoir/history of this store a few years back which I enjoyed very much. I am sure they would be happy to sell you a copy. Or your local would.

In any case, this concludes the original twenty lists and puts us at 1,000 books. Thanks for checking in with us and keep doing so--tomorrow I'll post some miscellaneous fun stuff about these lists and on Wednesday I'll begin posting the rest of the lists in the order they got to me.

Edit: I apologize for the two duplicates(thought I think it was multiple staff members naming a title). In any case, it was my(Hans') fault for not being clear about it. Here are two more titles from them--
Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
Bricklayer by Noah Boyd