1. State Of Wonder, by Ann Patchett
2. The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain
3. Smokin’ Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich
4. Against All Enemies, by Tom Clancy
5. Robopocalypse, by Daniel Wilson
6. Dreams Of Joy, by Lisa See
7. Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel, by Jeffery Deaver
8. Bloodmoney, by David Ignatius
9. Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan
10. Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks
Books Inc. Staff Picks
A sweeping story, beautifully written, which begins in pre-World War II Paris and ends with the holocaust in Budapest. It is a romantic historical novel (I thought of Doctor Zhivago or The English Patient) that has as its underlying theme the power of love in the face of life-shattering experiences.
– Bill Dito
In the mood for a good Nordic-style detective novel? If so, I highly recommend the latest from Nesser. I personally liked inspector Van Veeteren and his cerebral musings about this particular case. Also, the mood is Scandinavian and I enjoy a book that can transport you with words.
Robopocalypse, by Daniel Wilson
A rip roaring great read! An all-too-plausible revolt of robots against humans. It’s a compulsive page-turner. A perfect summer read. But read it now … before it’s too late!
In The Small Kitchen, by Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine
Your kitchen need not be small to enjoy this marvelous combination of memoir and cookbook, but living in San Francisco, you probably know what its like to work in small spaces. These girls bring to life their experiences and recipes within the constraints of their twenty-something lives. Food and fun!|
KIDS’ CLASSIC I FORGOT TO READ
Stuart Little, by E.B. White
Stuart Little is the story of one little mouse and his unusual family. A great tale of acceptance packed with lots of adventure, since what isn’t an adventure when you’re only two and a quarter inches tall?
– Anna Logan
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