August 17, 2017: Lots of books in over the last week-and-a-half since I last posted. Historical Fiction (several by Margaret George); Woodworking (Time-Life set); Poetry (lots and lots); Kids' books (many - plus some slighter older kids' nonfiction on science projects, etc.); Mythology (Joseph Campbell); History and Biography; Science (including Cal Fremling); Memoir (Kevin Fenton); Travel Guides; and lots of Fiction: by Joyce Carol Oates, Blake Crouch, Joy Fielding, Tami Hoag, Jeffrey Deaver, Edward Rutherford, Paula Hawkins (Girl on the Train), Ken Bruen, Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind), James Joyce (Ulysses), Sue Monk Kidd, Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and many more!
August 6, 2017: A handful of comics in, including many issues of Neil Gaiman's Sandman (Vertigo), plus several Harley Quinn & Batman comics.
July 29, 2017: Several books on photography; books on documentary filmmaking (directing); Critical thinking and creativity.
July 27, 2017: Fiction: Isaac Bashevis Singer (The Image); Nabokov (Lolita); Herman Hesse (Peter Camenzind); Anne Bronte (Agnes Grey); Rainer Maria Rilke (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge); Gertrude Stein (Thee Lives); F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Short Stories). Non-fiction: One Year to a Writing Life (reference); Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (humor); Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life (memoir); Amy Poehler, Yes Please (humor); Virginia Woolf (biography).
July 26, 2017: Haven't updated in awhile; lots of new books in; here's just a sampling: Chinese-English dictionary; Lingo (European languages); Cleopratra (biography); cookbooks (Mediterranean, Indian, Vegetarian); Dianetics (L. Ron Hubbard); Dirty White Boys (Stephen Hunter); Ezra Pound (poetry); Irish poetry 1600-1900; Last Call (Prohibition); Brewed Awakening (craft beers); Architecture; home improvement, and lots more in fiction, memoir, etc. Plus CDs by Pete Yorn, Alison Krauss, Matthew Sweet, Eurythmics, Go-Go's, Sade, Jimi Hendrix, James Bond Themes, and many more!
July 3, 2017:
East and West (Hong Kong, China); 1861 (Civil War); Killer Colt; Valiant Ambition (Nathaniel Philbrick, American Revolution); Neither Ran Nor Snow (US Postal Service); Isaac’s Storm (Erik Larson); A Train in Winter (Women in France in WWII); Pearl Harbor Ghosts. Architecture;
4 books. Fiction
by Kenr Haruf (Benediction), Shusaku Endo (Silence), Emily St. John Mandel (Last Night in Montreal), Richard Russo (Empire Falls), Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See), Paul Beatty (The Sellout), Garth Stein (Raven Stole the Moon), Sir Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, illustrated).Mystery:
Walter Mosley (Blonde Faith), Henning Mankell (The Dogs of Riga), Jo Nesbo (Midnight Sun, The Snowman, The Bat), and more!
June 28-30, 2017: Lots of LPs: Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell), CCR, Steely Dan (Aja & Katy Lied), Stephen Stills (3 LPs), Country Joe & the Fish, The Band, King Crimson (2 LPs), Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells), Beatles (Something New & Abbey Road), Santana (2 LPs), Talking Heads (77 & Stop Making Sense), Neil Young (9 LPs), Madonna (1st album), Rolling Stones (Tattoo You), Kiss (Crazy Nights), Cream (Wheels of Fire), Laurie Anderson (2 LPs), The Lovin’ Spoonful (2 LPs), Patti Smith (Wave), Brian Eno (Another Green World & My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – w/ David Byrne), Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; Dave Brubeck (2 LPs), David Bowie (Pin Ups & Hunky Dory); Blues: John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson (2 compilations), Blind Lemon Jefferson, Koko Taylor (2 LPs), Taj Mahal, Elmore James, Prison Worksongs (1959 field recording), Big Joe Turner (2 LPs), Hound Dog Taylor, Albert Collins, Jimmy Reed (2 LPs). Plus: 180-gram vinyl of Beatles’ White Album & Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland.
June 22-23, 2017: Fiction:
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (Anne Rice), Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill); Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins); Best American Short Stories 1999; This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald); Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales; Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco); Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace); The Dean’s List (Jon Hassler); Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky).Biography:
Charles Schulz; Steve Jobs; Richard Wagner (2 volumes). Science:Field Guide to Beetles; The Future of Ice; The Whole Shebang.Music:
Classical Music Top 40; The Joy of Music (Leonard Bernstein).Travel:
Full Circle (Michael Palin).
June 20, 2017: Essays:
High Tide in Tucson (Barbara Kingsolver).Business:
The Pirate’s Dilemma (youth & capitalism).History:What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World.Biography:
Catherine de Medici. Science:
The Brain That Changes Itself; A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking).
The Big Nowhere (James Ellroy); Pigs in Heaven, Prodigal Heaven (Barbara Kingsolver); The Complete Oscar Wilde (stories, plays, & poems).
June 13-16, 2017: History:
Undaunted Courage (Stephen E. Ambrose – American West).Architecture:
In the Realm of Ideas (Frank Lloyd Wright).
The Book of Photography (hardcover); Matters of Light & Depth (lighting); The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide. Fiction:
Nightlines (Neil Jordan); Rabbit at Rest (John Updike); The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro); Selected Stories (Andre Dubus); Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad); Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino); The Lottery (Shirley Jackson); Legends of the Fall (Jim Harrison); The Color Purple (Alice Walker); Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (John Irving – short stories, memoir, & essay); The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling); 100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith); Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner); A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway); Winter of Our Discontent (John Steinbeck).
12th June, 2017:
Fiction: Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev); At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Peter Matthiessen); Billy Bathgate (E.L. Doctorow). History: The Fall of Yugoslavia; A Paper House (Yugoslavia); The Boxer Rebellion (China). Autobiography: The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter); My Life in France (Julia Child – plus another Julia Child biography). Local / Nature: Paddling Minnesota.
10th June, 2017:
Local: Embers of October (Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire of 1971). True Crime: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote). History: All the President’s Men (Bernstein and Woodward). Travel: The River at the Center of the World. Young Readers: The Witches (Roald Dahl); The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett w/ color illustrations); The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame w/ color illustrations); The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton). Fiction: The Best of Kipling (Rudyard Kipling). Because It Is Bitter and
Because It Is My Heart & Bellefleur (Joyce Carol Oates); When We Were Orphans (Kazuo Ishiguro); The Magician’s Assistant (Ann Patchett); The William Saroyan Reader. Poetry: Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
7th June, 2017:
Science: Physics of the Future (Michio Kaku). Art: Digital Art; The Family of Man (photography); Working in Black & White (photography); Documentary (film). Business: Cultural Intelligence. Mythology: Edith Hamilton’s classic. Local: It Happened in Minnesota. Psychology: Connected (social networks). Family: Bringing Up Bébé (French parenting); Creative Play for Your Toddler. History: History Laid Bare (history of “love, sex, and perversity”). Health: Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines. Humor: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (Al Franken). Fiction: From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Alex Gilvarry).
3rd June, 2017: Film / Photography: Moving Pictures (Anne Hollander); Film Lighting; Notes of a Film Director (Sergei Eisenstein); Documentary Storytelling; Directing the Film. Science: Human (Michael S. Gazzaniga). Philosophy / Spirituality: The Mind’s I; Illustrated Teachings of the Dalai Lama. Native American: Pages From Hopi History. Fiction: Jack Kerouac (On the Road). Science Fiction: Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls); Gene Wolfe (Shadow & Claw; Sword & Citadel – complete The Book of the New Sun series); Isaac Asimov (Robot Dreams). Plays: Oscar Wilde (5 play collection); Neil Simon (Brighton Beach Memoirs).
2nd June, 2017:
Fiction: Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose); John Steinbeck (Tortilla Flat); Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum); Richard Ford (Independence Day); Ann Patchett (Taft); Cormac McCarthy (The Crossing); Joyce Carol Oates (Black Water); Dante (Inferno). Nonfiction: Lives of 103 Martyr Saints of Korea; Hiking Minnesota II.
1st June, 2017:
Photography: The Art of Black and White Photography; The Tao of Photography; Beauty Shots. Religion / Spirituality: The Essential Jesus, Teachings of the Buddha; Living Buddha, Living Christ; Living Meditation; The Sixth Grandfather (Black Elk); Thich Nhat Hanh Essential Writings; The Miracle of Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh); Black Elk Speaks. Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. Fiction: Pam Houston (Contents May Have Shifted), Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov); Nabokov (Despair); John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath); Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart); Jon Hassler (Rookery Blues); Isaac Bashevis Singer (Satan in Goray); Sir Thomas Moore (Utopia); Henry James (The Ambassadors); William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury); Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls); Nonfiction: Irish Fairy & Folk Tales (edited by W.B. Yeats); An Anthropologist on Mars (Oliver Sacks); Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell). Poetry: W.B. Yeats, E.E. Cummings. Philosophy: Aristotle, Plato, John Locke.
30th May, 2017:
Science: Acquainted With the Night; Machinery of the Mind (artificial intelligence); Shadows of the Mind (consciousness). Cultural Studies: The Transparent Society (privacy); Remix (art & commerce); Sudden Genius (creativity). Business: The Art of Immersion; Getting Things Done. Reference: On Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Photography: The Elements of Photography; After Photography; Langford’s Advanced Photography (7th edition); Studio Photography: Essential Skills (4th edition); Light: Science & Magic; The Essential Lighting Manual for Photographers. Film: How Scripts Are Made. Design: Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process. History: Profiles in Courage (John F. Kennedy – Memorial Edition). Music: Bob Dylan: Essential Interviews. Fiction: Eventide (Kent Haruf); Dear James (Jon Hassler); The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1 – Stephen King).
13th May, 2017:
Nonfiction: Hard Choices (Hilary Rodham Clinton); Genius (Harold Bloom); Being Dakota (Native American); Dictionary of Foreign Terms; Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel. Foreign Language: German for Dummies; Intermediate German for Dummies; Swedish-English Ordbok; Buddenbooks (Thomas Mann – in German); Herman Hesse (2 novels in German); Onkel Tom’s Hutte (Uncle Tom’s Cabin in German); Tom Sawyer (German); Mammoth Hunters (Jean Auel – German & Dutch).
10th May, 2017:
Cookbooks: Fresh Start (infants, babies, toddlers); Baby & Toddler Cookbook; Sweet Celebrations (cupcakes). Religion / Spirituality: Buddhism; The Book of the Samurai; Taoism; Living with the Devil; Reimagining Evangelism. History: Founding Brothers; Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787; Library: An Unquiet History; His Excellency George Washington; David Wallechinsky’s Twentieth Century History with the Boring Parts Left Out; Founding Myths; The Vanished Library; The Book on the Book Shelf. Travel: Neither Here Nor There (Bill Bryson). Science: Biomimicry; Einstein for Beginners. Science Fiction: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Fiction: Anne Lamott, Blue Shoe; Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul. Plus: lots and lots of children’s books.
5th May, 2017:
Nonfiction: The Oregon Trail (Rinker Buck); Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now (Ayaan Hirsi Ali); The Rejection Collection (New Yorker rejected cartoons); A Fighting Chance (Elizabeth Warren); The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin); The Party’s Over (Charlie Crist); John Deere’s Company; The Egyptian Book of the Dead; The Wicked and the Banned (1963 look at censorship). Fiction: The Wonder of All Things (Jason Mott); The Road Back to Sweetgrass (Linda Legarde Grover); The Light in the Ruins (Chris Bohjalian); In Caddis Wood (Mary Francois Rockcastle); Boy, Snow, Bird (Helen Oyeyemi); Claire of the Sea Light (Edwidge Danticat); The Private Patient (P.D. James); The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie).
2nd May, 2017:
Lots of art books, plus novels, including The Jungle (Upton Sinclair), The Trial (Franz Kafka), Siddhartha (Herman Hesse), All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy); The Beautiful and the Damned (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Nonfiction: Radiohead (music), The Book of Secrets (Deepak Chopra); Science, and media.
27th April, 2017:
Novels and nonfiction: Lisa Gardner, Find Her; Tana French, In the Woods & The Likeness; Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster & Walking Disaster; Cheryl Strayed, Wild; Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey; Kimberly McCreight, Where They Found Her; E.L. James, Grey; Isaac Asimov, I, Robot; Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild; Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale.
21st April, 2017:
Young Adult: The Thing About Jellyfish (Ali Benjamin); El Deafo (Cece Bell); The Fault in Our Stars (John Green); The Underneath (Kathi Appelt); The War That Saved My Life (Kimberly Brubaker Bradley); Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Jesse Andrews); I’ll Give You the Sun (Jandy Nelson); Stranger with My Face (Lois Duncan); Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo); Traffick, Crank, & Glass (Ellen Hopkins); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne). Poetry: My Seneca Village (Marilyn North). Nonfiction: Minneapolis-St Paul: Then and Now (photos from early days & 2001); Everyday Life Through the Ages (ancient history through modern around the world); field guide to flora and fauna of the forest (in French).
17th April, 2017:
Lots of hardcover novels from the 1940s & ‘50s, including the Studs Lonigan trilogy (James Farrell), Light in August (Faulkner), Ada (Nabokov), Remembrance of Things Past (Proust), Revolt in the Desert (T.E. Lawrence). History: books on Churchill (post WWII), Teddy Roosevelt (McCullough), Anneuser-Busch, Centennial History of the Civil War (2 volumes), History of Warfare (oversized HC), the International Encyclopedia of Aviation (oversized HC). Children’s: Great Illustrated Fairy Tales, 12-volume set of Beatrix Potter (small HCs).
8th April, 2017:
Graphic Novels / Trade Paperbacks: Bone 2 (The Great Cow Race); DMZ 1-2; House of Mystery 1; Maus: A Survivor’s Tale; Moon Knight 1-2 (Bendis / Maleev); Promethea 2-3, 5; Runaways: Rock Zombies & Homeschooling; She-Hulk 1-9; Ms. Marvel 1; X-Factor 1-17.
7th April, 2017:
Looks like I haven’t updated the new arrivals page for about a month. A few things have been trickling in here and there, but no big buys. Here’s some stuff that arrived today: History: A History of the Ancient World (hardcover); Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (Softcover); The World We Have Lost; The Classical World (Greece and Rome); Roman Imperial Civilization. Nonfiction: Dickens by Peter Ackroyd (biography); Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosopher Without Faith; God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis. Fiction: The Master of Ballantrae (Robert Louis Stevenson); Barchester Towers (Anthony Trollope); A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole). Poetry: Purgatorio (Dante); The Aeneid (Virgil); Metamorphoses (Ovid). Plays: Chekhov (four plays); Goethe (Faust); Ibsen (four plays).