Join us in wishing a happy #BookBday to:
THE LAUGHING MONSTERS by Denis Johnson
“In a work that’s part spy novel and part buddy tale, Johnson aptly locates his portrayal of a shadowy world of complicated relationships and ever-shifting alliances in one of the more broken places on the planet. This is what you might get if you combined Casablanca‘s cynicism and sense of intrigue with a touch of Heart of Darkness post-9/11.”–Library Journal, starred review
*And don’t miss Joy Williams’s glowing review set to appear ON THE COVER of the 11/9 New York Times Book Review!
UNDENIABLE:Evolution and the Science of Creation by Bill Nye
With UNDENIABLE –a compelling, thought-provoking, and undeniable explanation as to why race does not really exist — you will discover the true promise and peril of genetically modified food and understand how new species are born in a dog kennel and in a London subway — take a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time, and explore the new search for alien life, including those surrounding each and every one of us, right here, on Earth.
“With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best.”–Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, host of COSMOS
UGLY GIRLS by Lindsay Hunter
“Hunter has done a superb job of establishing and maintaining mood and tone while creating a story that is compulsively readable. And that ending…”–Booklist
THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini
“Venturini’s melancholy but fascinating first novel is an invitation to think about altruism, ethics, and the tangled precincts of the human heart.”–Booklist, starred review