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What people are reading in the Northside
By Rich Ciccotelli

The Books Inc. Hardcover
Fiction Best-seller List

The Help

1.) Mary Ann in Autumn: A Tales of the City Novel, by Armistead Maupin
2.) Towers of Midnight, by Robert Jordan
3.) Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
4.) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson
5.) Confession, by John Grisham
6.) Missing Mother, by Merla Zellerbach
7.) Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane
8.) Our Kind of Traitor, by John LeCarre
9.) By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham
10.) The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

Books Inc.'s fab five books for the season

And the Pursuit of Happiness,
by Maira Kalman
A new book of poetic prose and art from the illustrator of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style that presents a whimsical history of democracy. The wonderful illustrations make the story personal and entertaining.
– R. Ciccotelli

The Help

Atlas of Remote Islands,
by Judith Schalansky
A wonderfully unique atlas of 50 mostly unknown islands that the author has “never set foot on and never will.” It’s beautifully illustrated with timelines and stories of the islands’ legends and lores. You have to see this book to appreciate it fully.
– R. Ciccotelli

Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters, by Marilyn Monroe
This collection of personal notes and poems show a side of Marilyn Monroe never before seen in public – if you can believe that. The book shows reproductions of her actual handwritten notes, unveiling not only her wit, but also her deep emotional struggles. Then there are all the great photos, too.
– R. Ciccotelli

Life, by Keith Richards
Richards’s note on the inside cover says it all: “This is the life. Believe it or not I haven’t forgotten any of it.” He tells the brutally honest story of the guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of the Rolling Stones with all the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. This has been the hit book of the season so far.
– R. Ciccotelli

For kids
The Haunting of Charles Dickens, by Lewis Buzbee
This amazing new book by a fabulous local author features kidnappers, London, a tough and plucky heroine, and The Great Man himself. A wonderful book for kids who love to read, or simply need a reason to. Full of fascinating historical detail, this book has something for every reader – mystery for the curious, humor for the reluctant, skullduggery for the adventurous, and enough allegory and reference to satisfy even the most literary bibliophile. Books Inc. in the Marina will distribute free high-fives to anyone who reads this awesome book!
M. Tokuda-Hall

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 November.

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