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Nancy's 6 Go-To Books

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I admire people who read in one particular genre or have the discipline to focus on one period of history at a time...but I am clearly not one of them as proven by this random selection of books that have caught my attention over the past month.

Nutshell: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525431947
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - May 30th, 2017

NUTSHELL, by renowned British author, Ian McEwan, (known for ATONEMENT and SATURDAY, among others) has written a fascinating Hamlet story of a fetus overhearing his mother's plot to murder his father. This is a dark yet humorous tale--and one that I could not put down. 

The Bridge of San Luis Rey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060757502
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - September 2nd, 2014

This Pulitzer prize winner was first published in 1927 but remains remains fresh and timeless 90 years later. The book is the selection for our January Interabang Book Club meeting held in the store and is sure to lead to a great discussion. If you have never read this classic, now is the perfect time. Join us January 3rd at 7:00.

Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735211261
Published: Riverhead Books - November 7th, 2017

Juli Berwald's new book is a surprisingly delightful and very readable read about jellyfish, their role in the delicate ecosystem of our oceans and how the author's return to her career as a marine biologist allowed her to discover her true passion and purpose. Juli spoke at the store this fall and was a guest on Interabang Podcast. If you are intrigued by sea life and care about the future of our planet, this book will resonate deeply.

Escape Cover Image
By Gray Malin, Gray Malin (By (photographer))
ISBN: 9781419727597
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Abrams - October 3rd, 2017

Dallas-born author and photographer, Gray Malin, has published an eagerly awaited second volume of his well known aerial photographs featuring stunning scenes of beaches, deserts and snow. The photos are beautiful and the perspectives are captivating. This is a great gift book for anyone who loves travel and nature.

Man's Search for Meaning Cover Image
By Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword by), William J. Winslade (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780807014271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 1st, 2006

I don't know how I missed this powerful book but I am certainly glad I found it now. Frankel's personal philosophy, known as logotherapy, was forged when he was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. His belief that our deepest meaning and purpose can be discovered through suffering is the foundation of his philosophy. 

Leonardo da Vinci Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501139154
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

This Walter Isaacson book has been flying off the shelves. We still have a few signed copies so hurry in. Isaacson writes in engrossing prose about one of the most brilliant and intriguing men in all of human history. So far he has written about Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and now Leonardo Da Vinci. Who will he choose next?