Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list
- LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD, by Sheryl Sandberg
- WILD, by Cheryl Strayed
- IT’S ALL GOOD: DELICIOUS, EASY RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD AND FEEL GREAT, by Gwyneth Paltrow
- BEAUTIFUL RUINS: A NOVEL (P.S.), by Jess Walter
- CITY OF THIEVES, by Davis Benioff
- 2013 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RESTAURANTS, by Zagat Survey
- THE RAGE, by Gene Kerrigan
- SEASON OF THE WITCH: ENCHANTMENT, TERROR, AND DELIVERANCE IN THE CITY OF LOVE, by David Talbot
- THE FLAMETHOWERS: A NOVEL, by Rachel Kushner
- GONE GIRL: A NOVEL, by Gillian Flynn
STAFF PICKS FOR ADULTS
CHINA HAND: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by John Paton Davis Jr., Bruce Cumings and Todd S. Purdum
A totally absorbing read, characterized by clear style, razor-sharp analysis, wit, and irony. You won’t put this one down! Serving in the Foreign Service, Davis suggests the roots of the Cold War in Asia, the U.S./China policies in World War II, the postwar interaction of the Soviet Union and China, and finally, the communist takeover (he’s relentless in his criticism of FDR). This is one helluva historical good read and — five stars plus!
— B. Dito
by Sonali Deraniyagala
The author’s experiences are practically unimaginable, but her beautiful writing makes them heartbreakingly real. This book will open your mind to the full range of human experience.
— B. Deloria
STAFF PICKS FOR ALL AGES
MY FATHER’S ARMS ARE A BOAT
by Stein Erik Linde, Oyvind Torseter and Kari Dickson
My eyes are watering just writing about this truly, truly beautiful book. If you know a family dealing with the loss of a loved one, this is one of the very best books I can think of to recommend to them to help cope with their grief. Plus, art and illustration pop from the page in a very distinctive and subtle style. Read it and you’ll see.
— E. Freeman
STAFF PICKS FOR AGES 10 AND UP
MOTHERSHIP: (EVER-EXPANDING UNIVERSE)
by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
This book is all kinds of awesome. Imagine Juno in the year 2074 sent into space to a school for teen moms-to-be and then attacked by aliens, one of which is definitely her baby-daddy. So basically, Juno meets ray guns meets hilarity. Love it.
— E. Freeman
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