What’s New This Week?

by Jessica on September 8, 2015

It’s only the second week of September and we’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’ with these new releases!
So excited for this fall and what’s to come!

Hardcover:

Bream Gives Me Hiccups
by Jesse Eisenberg
Fiction
$26.00

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (“The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement“); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (“she didn t have one of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen“); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention (“I ve been calling Mabel all day, she doesn t pick up Yes, of course I dialed the
right number 2
“).

The Magic of Math
by Arthur Benjamin
Mathematics
$26.99

In “The Magic of Math,” Benjamin does more than just teach skills: with a tip of his magic hat, he takes you on as his apprentice to teach you how to appreciate math the way he does. He motivates you to learn something new about how to solve for x, because there is real pleasure to be found in the solution to a challenging problem or in using numbers to do something useful. But what he really wants you to do is be able to figure out why, for that’s where you ll find the real beauty, power, and magic of math. If you are already someone who likes math, this book will dazzle and amuse you. If you never particularly liked or understood math, Benjamin will enlighten you andwith a wave of his magic wandturn you into a math lover.

Make Me
by Lee Child
Mystery
$28.99

Praised by Stephen King in “Entertainment Weekly” as the coolest continuing series character now on offer, Jack Reacher is back in a gripping new thriller from #1 “New York Times” bestselling author Lee Child.

Reckless
by Chrissie Hynde
Music Bio
$26.95

Chrissie Hynde, for nearly four decades the singer/songwriter/ undisputed leader of the Pretenders, is a justly legendary figure. Few other rock stars have managed to combine her swagger, sexiness, stage presence, knack for putting words to music, gorgeous voice and just all-around kick-assedness into such a potent and alluring package.

Trigger Mortis
by Anthony Horowitz
Mystery
$27.99

Incorporating original, never-before-published material from 007 creator Ian Fleming, New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz returns literary legend James Bond to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating and dashing thriller.

Two Years Eight Months & Twenty Eight Nights
by Salman Rushdie
Fiction
$28.00

In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A down-to-earth gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens in his bedroom to a mysterious entity that resembles his own sub Stan Lee creation. Abandoned at the mayor’s office, a baby identifies corruption with her mere presence, marking the guilty with blemishes and boils. A seductive gold digger is soon tapped to combat forces beyond imagining.

Wind in the Reeds
by Wendell Pierce
Biography
$27.95

Meet Wendell Pierce 9/30 @ 7pm in our event space! 

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city’s neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce’s family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city’s levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in.

Paperback: 

The Complete Cosmicomics
by Italo Calvino
Fiction
$15.95

We were peering into this darkness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, great change I ve ever happened to witness, and compared to it the rest is nothing.

The Narcissist Next Door
by Jeffrey Kluger
Psychology
$16.00

Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, businesspeople, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger in his provocative book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger explains the surprising new research into narcissism and the insights that research is yielding. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government; what to do when we encounter narcissists; and how to neutralize narcissism’s effects before it’s too late.

The Paying Guests
by Sarah Waters
Fiction
$17.00

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

Undeniable
by Bill Nye
Life Science
$16.99

Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,” he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.

Kids & YA:

Boys in the Boat: Young Readers Edition
by Daniel Brown
American History
$17.99

Out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mad Libs
by Price Stern Sloan
Activity
$3.99

Fans of the”Diary of a Wimpy Kid”book series will go crazy for our brand new Mad Libs, featuring 21 fill-in-the-blank stories starring Greg, Rowley, Manny, and the rest of the gang Pick one up for only $3.99.

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic
by Jason Segal
Jr. Fiction
$16.99

Charlie Laird has a dream life.
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.
But Charlie can t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . “zombies”? At least, they sure “look” like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means. Things are getting freaky again.