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What people are reading in the Northside
By Rich Ciccotelli

Lost BooksThe Books Inc. Northside best-seller list

1. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (fiction, hardcover)
2. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson (fiction, paperback)
3. Shadow Tag, by Louise Erdrich (fiction, hardcover)
4. The Lost Books Of The Odyssey, by Zachary Mason (fiction, hardcover)
5. Point Omega, by Don DeLillo (fiction, hardcover)
6. Where The God of Love Hangs Out, by Amy Bloom (fiction, hardcover)
7. Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver (fiction, hardcover)
8. 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, by Rebecca Goldstein (fiction, hardcover)
9.  Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova (fiction, hardcover)
10. Ordinary Thunderstorms, by William Boyd (fiction, hardcover)

Books Inc. staff picks

Point OmegaPoint Omega, by Don DeLillo
What is it like to approach your final days? This is a book about memory and reflection, as the author puts it, where we are up against the wall. The desert landscape is stark and mysterious. This is no humor. DeLillo’s incredible imagination and prose is in top form. This 117-page novella gives you more to ponder than most novels. You’ll want to reread passages as you go … and ponder.   
– Bill Dito

Death with Interruptions,
by José Saramago

Saramago uncannily winks and nudges his way to a deeply sympathetic assault on humanity’s understanding of death. Fantasical read! 
– Greg G.

The Lost Books Of The
by Zachary Mason
The author goes all out in these 44 “lost” books of the Odyssey. These intelligently written short stories are wonderful for fans of the Odyssey, but also great because they are done with modern prose, and with such great humor, that those who never took the journey of the Odyssey will really enjoy it too. 
– Rich Ciccotelli

Eight White Nights,
by André Aciman

A young man meets a woman at a holiday party eight days before New Year’s Eve. This is the
story of the next seven nights, how their relationship and emotions build until the final scene on New Year’s Eve. Aciman’s prose is amazing, if not a bit difficult – you may find sentences that sweep you along for half a page. A great read for Proust fans.
– Cecilia I.


Nothing To Be Frightened Of, by Julian Barnes
Best thing I’ve read in years. Barnes gives us an essay on the fear of death that is erudite, moving and hilarious. 
– Bob Deloria 

For Kids

When You Reach Me,
by Rebecca Stead
Newbery Award Winner 2010
The clues are everywhere, so read with care. A deceptively simple story about old friends, new friends, New York … oh yeah, and time travel! 
– Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Rich Ciccotelli is the manager of Books Inc. in the Marina. He compiled the best-seller list based on sales in Books Inc.’s stores in the Marina and Laurel Village during the first three weeks in February.


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