Because some seriously good reads are coming your way this September!
So put away the sun block and the beach bag! Here are our picks for making Fall fun!
Those who know us know we are fascinated by all things Chanel. Coco Chanel: The Legend and Her Life by Justine Picardie is something we can’t wait to get our hands on. Picardie had unprecedented access to the Chanel archive and this book promises to bring to solve many of the mysteries surrounding this creative genius.
Also, those who know us know that we are NPR junkies. We are really looking forward to hearing the story behind the voice that has brought us so many wonderful stories. Michele Norris using her own family’s stories examines the history and current state of race relations in America. From the story of her grandmother employed as a traveling Aunt Jemima to her father’s shooting by a white police man The Grace of Silence promises to be a book that will elicit many a discussion.
Nobody is better than Ken Follett at bringing us big, fat wonderful epics. And this September he begins a new trilogy centering around five interconnected families. They will begin their stories at the beginning of the last century and through the subsequent books carry us through to the end. Fall of Giants is just the thing for those increasingly long nights ahead.
Room by Emma Donoghue is a book we are wild for and have included in our Fall 2010 Book Discussion Series. Jack is a very typical 5 year old boy. Energetic and curious about the world he keeps his Ma on her toes! But very quickly we realize that Jack and Ma’s world is not like ours. It is confined to an 11 x 11 space. And they never leave it. Every one we have given this book to has become a huge fan. We can’t wait to hear what the rest of you have to say about it.
Ok, it can’t all be serious all the time. So David Sedaris is back with Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. We love anyone who can make us laugh out loud with such force that anyone near you at the time will assume there is something seriously wrong with you and move slowly away avoiding eye contact. Such is the power of anything written by Sedaris. These are short stories all featuring animals that have some very human characteristics.
So, yes it is most sad that we have to pack away the detritus of summer. But look at the wonderful Book Goodness that is coming our way! Almost makes the transition seem worth it!