June 11th, 2015
On the cover of the NYT Book Review for 6/14/15
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (ISBN
“A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the point of view of the
mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker
He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by
the infamous Meursault, the antihero of
Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years
after that event, Harun, who has lived
since childhood in the shadow of his
sibling’s memory, refuses to let him
remain anonymous: he gives his brother
a story and a name—Musa—and
describes the events that led to Musa’s
casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny
In a bar in Oran, night after night, he
ruminates on his solitude, on his broken
heart, on his anger with men desperate
for a god, and on his disarray when faced
with a country that has so disappointed
him. A stranger among his own people,
he wants to be granted, finally, the right
The Stranger is of course central to
Daoud’s story, in which he both endorses
and criticizes one of the most famous
novels in the world. A worthy complement
to its great predecessor, The Meursault
Investigation is not only a profound
meditation on Arab identity and the
disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its
own right, told in a unique and affecting voice.
Books Rule on Broadway!!!
Best Musical – Fun Home (ISBN 9780618871711 $14.95)
Best Play - Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (ISBN
Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide by Michael Oren
(ISBN 9780812996418 $30.00) – June 23rd
From Michael Oren—former Ambassador and bestselling author of Six Days of War—
comes a memoir of his stint as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and a
fascinating, critical, and timely look at the tangle of US-Israeli relations in the wake of
the US-Iran negotiations.
MSNBC / Morning Joe – 6/23
NPR / All Things Considered – 6/29 or 6/30
Holocaust Memoir ‘Man’s Search For Meaning’ (ISBN
9780807014295 $9.99) Heading To Screen
Michael McGarrity is about two thirds of the way through The Last Ranch.
This will finish the trilogy that was started with Hard Country and continued
We will probaly see The Last Ranch published in 2016. I for one cannot
The titles above and other Michael McGarrity titles can be found in todays
The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day at a Time by
Jonathan Kozol (ISBN 9780804140973 $26.00)
National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work
among our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal
book of his career, he tells the story of his father’s life and work as a nationally noted
specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer’s
disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his
slow descent into dementia.
New York Times Book Review–review – 6/21
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow (ISBN 9780812997576 $27.00)
Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow
was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy
club—just so he could watch endless stand-up for
free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local
high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island—
a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy
heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld.
They talked about their careers, the science of a
good joke, and their dreams of future glory (turns
out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV
show one day and Steve Allen had already
Thirty years later, Apatow is still that same comedy
nerd—and he’s still interviewing funny people
about why they do what they do.
Sick in the Head gathers Apatow’s most
memorable and revealing conversations into one
hilarious, wide-ranging, and incredibly candid
collection that spans not only his career but his
entire adult life. Here are the comedy legends who
inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve
Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to
Sarah Silverman. And here, finally, are the brightest stars in comedy today, many of
whom Apatow has been fortunate to work with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And
along the way, something kind of magical happens: What started as a lifetime’s worth of
conversations about comedy becomes something else entirely. It becomes an
exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the joy that
comes from making people laugh.
Loaded with the kind of back-of-the-club stories that comics tell one another when no
one else is watching, this fascinating, personal (and borderline-obsessive) book is Judd
Apatow’s gift to comedy nerds everywhere.
Comedy Central/Daily Show with Jon Stewart—6/15
NPR/Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal—6/22
End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down
Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)
by Mary Katharine Ham & Guy Benson (ISBN 9780553447750 $26.00)
From the dynamic, unapologetic Fox News and Townhall Media duo comes an
exploration of how the Left exploits wedge issues and fake outrage to silence their
political opponents—in public, on social media, at work, and even in their homes. End of
Discussion grapples with how conservatives and freedom-loving Americans should—
and should not—fight back against this strategic effort that makes America less free,
less feisty, and less fun.
Fox News Channel - Fox & Friends Weekend with Tucker Carlson -6/13
MSNBC-TV - Morning Joe– 6/15
‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 3 Review: Netflix Series Flexes
See today’s ‘Showcase’ for tie-in titles
The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato (ISBN 9781612194349 $16.95)
Suspenseful and wildly original, The Ghost Network is a novel about larger-than-life
fantasies—of love, sex, pop music, amateur detective work, and personal reinvention.
Debut novelist Catie Disabato bursts on the scene with an ingeniously plotted, witty,
New York Times Book Review – Review – 6/21
Project Fatherhood: A Story of Courage and Healing in One of
America's Toughest Communities by Jorja Leap (ISBN 9780807014523
A group of former gang members come together to help one another answer the
question “How can I be a good father when I’ve never had one?”
NPR - Fresh Air – interview with Leap and Big Mike – 6/22
In the Country by Mia Alvar (ISBN 9780385352819 $26.95)
These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new
literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are
exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin
new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere—and, sometimes,
turning back again.
New York Times Book Review – Review – 6/21
NPR - All Things Considered – Interview with Arun Rath – 6/21
Nick Offerman (Gumption ISBN 9780525954675 $26.95) will star in the
world premiere production of “A Confederacy of Dunces” (ISBN
9780802130204 $16.00) with the Huntington Theater Company in Boston.
“I am simply tumescent at the prospect of assaying the beloved character of Ignatius J.
Reilly with our team of magnificent and weird artistic champions,” Mr. Offerman said in a
statement. “It seems only fitting that I should follow seven seasons of Ron Swanson’s
beef with the pudding of Toole’s corpulent fop.” Performances are scheduled to run
Nov. 11 through Dec. 13.
New Line Wins Auction For Jonathan Stokes Book Series ‘The Thrifty
Time Traveler’s Guide’
8 Surprising Facts about the Rise of the Dark Net (ISBN
‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor Boards ‘Girl on the Train’
Both titles are listed in todays ‘Showcase’
Releasing June 23rd
- The Book of Speculation (ISBN
A beautifully crafted and hand-illustrated debut novel about a mysterious book that
holds the key to a curse that has haunted a family of traveling circus performers for
I came across this book at
auction as part of a larger lot I
purchased on speculation. The
damage renders it useless to
me, but a name inside it led me
to believe it might be of interest
to you or your family....
Simon Watson, a young
librarian, lives alone in a house
that is slowly crumbling toward
the Long Island Sound. His
parents are long dead. His
mother, a circus mermaid who
made her living by holding her
breath, drowned in the very
water his house overlooks. His
younger sister, Enola, ran off to
join the circus six years ago.
One June day, an old book
arrives on Simon's doorstep.
Fragile and water damaged, the
book is a log from the owner of
a traveling carnival in the
1700s, who reports strange and
magical things-including the
drowning death of a circus
mermaid. Since then,
generations of "mermaids" in
Simon's family have drowned-
always on July 24, which is only
As his friend Alice looks on with alarm, Simon becomes increasingly worried about his
sister. Could there be a curse on Simon's family? What does it have to do with the book,
and can he stop it in time to save Enola?
The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous
novel about the power of books, family, and magic.
From PW - New Fifty Shades Hits #1, as Vintage Heads to Press for
1.25 Million Copies – Go HERE
Now taking orders for – Grey (ISBN 9781101946343
Yow will also find EL James previous titles in today’s
Ali Smith's much-nominated How to be Both (ISBN
9780375424106 $25.95) won the UK's Bailey's Women's Prize for
Fiction. (The book was shortlisted for the Booker and the Folio Prize, and
won the Costa Award for fiction.)
Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas (ISBN 9780812995367
$35.00) Releasing June 16th
New York Times bestselling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder Evan Thomas
brings one of the most infamous, polarizing, and enigmatic political figures—President
Richard Nixon—to life in an intimate, evenhanded portrait.
MSNBC/Morning Joe – interview – 6/16
MSNBC/ Hardball with Chris Matthews – interview – 6/16
NPR/ “Diane Rehm” – interview – 6/22
Back in stock soon, get your backorder in…
The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy (ISBN
The astonishing story of Geoffrey Pyke, the maverick genius, inventor, father of the
special forces--and suspected
In the World War II era, Geoffrey
Pyke was described as one of the
world’s great minds—to rank
alongside Einstein. Pyke was an
inventor, adventurer, polymath, and
unlikely hero of both world wars. He
earned a fortune on the stock
market, founded an influential pre-
school, wrote a bestseller, and
came up with the idea for the US
and Canadian Special Forces. In
1942, he convinced Winston
Churchill to build an aircraft carrier
out of reinforced ice.
Pyke escaped from a German WWI
prison camp, devised an ingenious
plan to help the Republicans in the
Spanish Civil War, and launched a
private attempt to avert the
outbreak of the Second World War
by sending into Nazi Germany a
of pollsters disguised as golfers.
And he may have been a Russian
In 2009, long after Pyke’s death, MI5 released a mass of material suggesting that Pyke
was in fact a senior official in the Soviet Comintern. In 1951, papers relating to Pyke
were found in the flat of “Cambridge Spy” Guy Burgess after his defection to Moscow.
MI5 had “watchers” follow Pyke through the bombed-out streets of London, his letters
were opened, and listening devices picked up clues to his real identity. Convinced he
was a Soviet agent codenamed Professor P, MI5 helped to bring his career to an end.
Henry Hemming is the first reporter to sift through this extraordinary new information
and finally tell Pyke’s astonishing story in full: his brilliance, his flaws, and his life of
adventures, ideas, and secrets.
Nice review for the upcoming movie adaptation of ‘The Little Prince’
(ISBN 9780156012195 $10.00) –
Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless classic gets a loving 21st-century makeover,
especially in its handcrafted stop-motion sequences.
This movie will release here in the fall
More ‘Little Prince’ titles in today’s ‘Showcase’
Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True
Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder by Ben Mezrich (ISBN
The bestselling author of Bringing Down the House (sixty-three weeks on the New York
Times bestseller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires
(the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network) delivers an epic
drama of wealth, rivalry, and betrayal among mega-wealthy Russian oligarchs—and its
CBS Sports Radio Network-Radio/"Jim Rome Radio Show," June 11
The Price of Salt, or Carol (ISBN 9780393325997 $14.95)
There is already early ‘Oscar’ buzz on this film
Cannes Film Review: ‘A Tale of Love & Darkness’ (ISBN
Deadline reports HBO has given a straight-to-series commitment to the
dark comedy, Big Little Lies (ISBN 9780399167065 $26.95), which is
based on the 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty. Starring Reese Witherspoon
and Nicole Kidman
IN STOCK – Jesus Cow by Michael Perry (ISBN 9780062289919
New York Times bestselling humorist Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this
hilarious and big-hearted tale, a comic yet sincere
exploration of faith and the foibles of modern life that
blends the barbed charm of Garrison Keillor, the
irreverent humor of Christopher Moore, and the
audacious insight of Chuck Klosterman
Life is suddenly full of drama for low-key Harley
Jackson: A woman in a big red pickup has stolen his
bachelor’s heart, a Hummer-driving predatory
developer is threatening to pave the last vestiges of
his family farm, and inside his barn is a calf bearing
the image of Jesus Christ. His best friend, Billy, a
giant of a man who shares his trailer house with a
herd of cats and tries to pass off country music lyrics
as philosophy, urges him to avoid the woman, fight
the developer, and get rich off the calf. But Harley
takes the opposite tack, hoping to avoid what his
devout, dearly departed mother would have called “a
Then the secret gets out—right through the barn door and Harley’s “miracle” goes viral.
Within hours pilgrims, grifters, and the media have descended on his quiet patch of
Swivel, Wisconsin, looking for a glimpse (and a percentage) of the calf. Does Harley
hide the famous, possibly holy calf and risk a riot, or give the people what they want—
and raise enough money to keep his land—and, just possibly, win the woman and her
big red pickup truck?
Harley goes all in, cutting a deal with a major Hollywood agent that transforms his little
farm into an international spiritual theme park—think Lourdes, only with cheese curds
and t-shirts. Soon, Harley has lots of money . . . and more trouble than he ever
The Astronaut Wives Club (ISBN 9781455503247 $17.00) will
premiere on Thursday, June 18, at 8 PM
Based on Lily Koppel’s book, Astronaut Wives Club
tells the real story of the women who stood beside
some of the biggest heroes in American history
during the height of the space race. In its first
incarnation, the series was to cover only the wives of
the astronauts from the Mercury missions. Its scope
was subsequently expanded to also include the
Gemini and Apollo missions.
The Astronaut Wives Club stars JoAnna Garcia
Swisher as Betty Grissom; Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter; Dominique
McElligott as Louise Shepard; Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper; Erin Cummings as
Marge Slayton; Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn; Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra; Desmond
Harrington as Alan Shepard; Bret Harrison as Gordo Cooper; Wilson Bethel as Scott
Carpenter; Kenneth Mitchell as Deke Slayton; Joel Johnstone as Gus Grissom; Sam
Reid as John Glenn and Aaron McCusker as Wally Schirra.
Now taking orders for…..
Go Set a Watchman’ (ISBN
Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was
the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To
Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript
was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To
Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to
Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—
struggles with issues both personal and political, involving
Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent
events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new
light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a
magnificent novel in its own right.
Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audiobook edition of Harper Lee's
Go Set a Watchman (ISBN 9780062409904 $34.99), for release by
HarperAudio's Caedmon imprint.
‘The Alienist’ (ISBN 9780812976144 $17.00) Lands Big Bucks Series
Order From TNT
REVIEW: The Baby-Sitter’s Club GNOV01: Kristy’s Great Idea
(ISBN 9780545813877 $10.99)
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (ISBN 9781616955601
Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the
Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut confronts race, class, and
sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx.
New York Times Book Review – Review confirmed – 6/21
We are now accepting orders for….
What Pet Should I Get? By
(ISBN 9780553524260 $17.99)
A never-before-seen picture book by Dr.
This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr.
Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary
equivalent of buried treasure! What happens
when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick
a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The
tale captures a classic childhood moment—
choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life
lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but
sometimes you just have to do it!
Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this
is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays,
birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.
An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s creative process, his interest in
animals, and Seussian creatures throughout his work.
Hogwarts Hops ‘The Pond’: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version of
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
(ISBN 9780545850568 $9.99) – June 30th
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