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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.  Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
2.  The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson
3.  Room, by Emma Donoghue
4.  By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham
5.  Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
6.  The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, by David Mitchell
7.  The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman
8.  Nemesis, by Philip Roth
9.  Red Queen, by Philippa Gregory
10. Perfect Alibi, by Sheldon Siegel

Books Inc. staff picks

Wolf: The Lives Of Jack London, by James Haley
To say his life was full of adventure is an understatement. Haley’s biography will take you into London’s mind and body and, as a bonus, into the late 1800s and early 1900s in San Francisco and the Bay Area. London was an avowed socialist who loved luxury and wealth. (I suggest you skip the prologue because it gives away much of his life’s paths). 
– Bill Dito

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
Richly deserving winner of the Booker Prize now in paperback. Mantel gives us a different slant on the Henry VIII era than we usually get in fiction.
– Bob Deloria

Primal Cuts: Cooking With
America’s Best Butchers
, by Marissa Guggiana
Maybe it’s a backlash of vegetarianism, but this book shows that meat-lovers are back – new
and improved. Locally driven meat buying and a “nose-to-tail” app-roach has brought butchers back
into the limelight. From the author’s travels across the U.S., we get
recipes and meat preparation
philosophy from the best butchers around. 
– Rich Ciccotelli

What to Cook and How to Cook It, by Jane Hornby
Great illustrations and photos guide you step-by-step through recipes for every occasion. I’m very visual and really like the photos of the various steps instead of just showing the finished product. Great for the beginner or frequent cook alike. Flip through this and you’ll love it.
– Rich Ciccotelli

Kid’s Classic I Forgot to Read
Iron Giant, by Ted Hughes
British poet laureate Hughes wrote this especially to be read out loud (one chapter a night?). It captures the imaginations of both
kids and adults. It’s one of those wonderful stories that grows up with you.
Maggie 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 October.


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