The Sense of an Ending,
by Julian Barnes
The winner of the 2011 Man Book Prize for fiction, this deeply emotional novel by acclaimed author Julian Barnes will impel you to read it in one go. The main character, Tony Webster, is forced to reexamine his retired life, a life he thought he knew, when his past reenters in dramatic fashion. Just pick it up and start reading and you will see.
The Marriage Plot,
by Jeffrey Eugenides
Regardless of how you choose to pronounce his last name, every one knows Eugenides for his brilliant first novel The Virgin Suicides, and, of course, Middlesex. This new novel will be considered his best to date. The Marriage Plot is a post-modern romantic coming-of-age tale set in the early 1980s that won’t let you down.
The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adrià
From the man behind the legendary El Bulli restaurant comes this beautiful cookbook that shows us how to make everyday, low-budget meals, step-by-step. The featured dishes are taken directly from meals made and eaten daily by the El Bulli staff. What a treat to learn these simple recipes from one of the world’s best chefs!
STAFF PICKS FOR KIDS
by Maile Meloy Meloy’s novel is a smart and intriguing adventure story set during the Cold War. Filled with spies, magical elixirs, first love, and a race to stop an atomic bomb, The Apothecary is a fun and exciting read with a relatable heroine and hero at its heart. For ages 10 and up.
– Anna Logan
Rich Ciccotelli is the manager of Books Inc. in the Marina. The best-seller list is based on sales in Books Inc.’s stores in the Marina and Laurel Village during the first three weeks of October.