December 2012: Holiday Catalog, Gift Books, and More
Here are some more great books from our Holiday Catalog. Also, see what's new on our Staff Favorites table. Plus, check out the latest Gift Books, CDs, and Holiday Books for kids.
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From the Holiday Catalog
Listed below are just a handful of the many great titles represented in our Holiday Catalog. All of these books, and many others, are located at the front of the store.
The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey
Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for
recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he
breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from
loneliness and despair. When they find a little girl, Faina, living in
the woods, they come to love her as their own. But in this beautiful,
violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they
eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.
More from Macrina
by Leslie Mackie
Mackie was among the first wave of Americans experimenting with recipes
from European master bakers and a long, slow fermentation process. She
rediscovered the craft's traditional, almost spiritual importance.
This new book has more of Mackie's irresistible, artisanal breads,
including flatbreads and an emphasis on traditional Italian breads. The
reader will also find cakes, cookies, pies, and other sweets and
savories that devoted customers love.
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
by Robin Sloan
Out-of-work Web-designer Clay Jannon lands a new gig working the night
shift at the titular bookshop, but soon realizes that this store is even
more curious than the name suggests. With irresistible brio and
dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan has crafted a literary adventure
story for the twenty-first century, evoking both the fairy-tale charm
of Haruki Murakami and the enthusiastic novel-of-ideas wizardry of Neal
Stephenson or a young Umberto Eco, but with a unique and feisty
sensibility that's rare to the world of literary fiction.
by Simon Winchester
This beautiful book tells the rich and fascinating story of skulls,
both human and animal, from every perspective imaginable: historical,
biographical, cultural, and iconographic. At the center of Skulls is a stunning, never-before-seen-in-any-capacity, visual array of the skulls of more than 300 animals that walk, swim, and fly.
by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann
Readers, as if on safari, encounter eight wild animals that come alive.
Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding
lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D
movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual
experience. Accompanying the images is a guide that features a lively,
informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts for each
by Ally Condie
Cassia's journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the
otherwise perfect façade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break
free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for
the final chapter. The wait is over. One young woman has raged against
those who threaten to keep away what matters most-family, love, choice.
Her quiet revolution is about to explode into full-scale rebellion.
by Sandra Boynton
As the dynamic parade of forty-six spiffy and intent animal musicians
marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in
turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos,
cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig,
even a trumpet-playing Santa rhino-all underscored by marching snares
(fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid
New Gift Book
Here are some of the best new arrivals to our Gift Books section:
Railway Maps of the World
by Mark Ovenden
This book is a mesmerizing compendium of historical and contemporary
railway maps and posters from every corner of the world. Hundreds of
images, covering two centuries of railway advertising, surveyors'
plans, travel posters, satellite photos, and station wall maps, are
combined with text brimming with vivid historical details and charming
The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color,
features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts,
and drawings from the magazine's archives. The roster of contributors
includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean, Roddy Doyle, Ian Frazier, Arthur
Miller, John Updike, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, Alexandra Fuller, Jeffrey
Toobin, T. C. Boyle, Ogden Nash, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Strand, and
Anne Sexton, plus a Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell and a new essay by
Dancers Among Us
by Jordan Matter
This book presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers
leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking--but in the midst of daily life: on
the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park.
Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and
more, Dancers Among Us
celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, original, universal.
Grace: A Memoir
by Grace Coddington
Coddington's extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as
creative director of "Vogue" have made her an international icon. With
the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and
peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the
reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Delightfully
underscored by Coddington's pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace
will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup
artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom she has
created her signature images.