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The Best of Books

What people are reading (February 2013)

Books Inc. hardcover best-seller list

  1. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn
  2. CITY OF THIEVES: A NOVEL, by David Benioff
  3. TENTH OF DECEMBER: STORIES, by George Saunders
  4. A MEMORY OF LIGHT, by Robert Jordan
  5. GRACE: A MEMOIR, by Grace Coddington
  6. THE COLOUR OF MILK: A NOVEL, by Nell Leyshon
  7. MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE, by Robin Sloan
  8. SUTTON, by J.R. Moehringer
  9. THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER, by Jeff Bridges
  10. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL: PARENTING FOR AUTHENTIC SUCCESS, by Madeline Levine

STAFF PICKS FOR ADULTS

Wild

by Cheryl Strayed
This breathtaking account is one of the best I’ve read. It’s an exhilarating story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
— S. Sarmiento

The Lost Carving: A Journey To The Heart Of Making

by David Esterly
I read this the second week in January, and I think I may have already found the best book of the year.
— B. Deloria

The River Swimmer

by Jim Harrison
I compare Harrison to my two golden boys of literature of times past — Hemingway and Steinbeck. The two novellas here are wonderful examples of the man’s talent. Intelligent. Provocative. Ribald. Perhaps more for men than women, but nevertheless his stories will carry the reader away, and that’s what good fiction is all about.
— B. Dito


STAFF PICKS FOR KIDS

The Shape Of My Heart

by Mark Sperring, illustrations by Alys Paterson (ages 4 and up)
This book is adorable! I love the funky modern pictures and the sweet messages — a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
— E. Freeman

The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket

by John Boyne, Illustrations by Oliver Jeffers (ages 8–12)
Barnaby Brocket is an extraordinary boy with an extraordinary talent. When his family sends him away, he’ll have to use everything in his heart to find his own way.

— E. Freeman

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Sandy Mullin is the manager at Books Inc. in the Marina.

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