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New in November

Our shelves are almost filled to overflowing as the holiday season approaches and the latest batch of titles are arriving. Here's a small sample of new books that may appeal for you or someone on your gift-giving list. And remember, you can click on the cover image of any book and order it online from us.


Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich.The award-winning author tries her hand at speculative fiction in this dystopian tale of a young pregnant woman on the run from a government seeking to round up and incarcerate mothers-to-be.  

The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith,. The 18thinstallment of the popular series featuring Botswana sleuth Precious Ramotswe and her (over) eager assistant Grace Makutsi has the pair investigating the firing of a store clerk who may have gotten a raw deal. 

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. A pair of 60ish professors are thrown together by a car accident involving a young illegal immigrant who has borrowed (withour permission) her boss’s car—the one with a dead body in the trunk. Allende weaves themes of human rights and the plight of refugees into this singular love story. 



The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman. Fadiman is a prize-winning author (The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down) and essayist (At Large and At Small and Ex Libris) who now examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. A beautifully written memoir that interested readers will savor. 

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Biographer Isaacson has won praise for previous biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, now he brings to life one of history's most creative genius. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work,  Isaacson weaves a fascionating narrative that connects de Vinci's art to his science.

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagen. The first and only biography of Jann Wenner, the iconic founder of Rolling Stone magazine, and a romp through the hothouses of rock and roll, politics, media, and Hollywood, from the Summer of Love to the Internet age. Hagan's access to documents and letters from Wenner's personal archives adds to the insider feel.



The California Field Atlas by Obi Kaufmann, This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings. Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, local artist-adventurer Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems. 

Private Gardens of the Bay Area by Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, photographs by Marion Brenner. A lush visual tour of more than 35 private gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, illuminating the unrivalled beauty of the region that has beckoned landscape designers and gardeners for generations. Organized geographically—starting with the San Francisco Peninsula, moving north into San Francisco itself, crossing the Bay into Berkeley and Oakland, and finishing in Napa, Sonoma, and Marin—the book encompasses an extraordinary range of micro-climates that foster the cultivation of an equally extraordinary range of plants.

Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 by Annie Leibovitz. A stunning new collection of images by arguably the best portrait photographer of our time. Her subjects are a mix of movie stars, writers, politicians, and more, all presented with Leibovitz's extraordinary and unparalleled eye for composition and detail. The book itself is an oversized beauty that affords the luxurious full-color photographs the presentation they deserve. 

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Next Event

Truman Capote's classic story is read by Thomas Lynch the first week of December in a Mrs. Dalloway's tradition. Join us in celebrating the holiday season.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
A Christmas Memory Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385392761
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-2 days
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 28th, 2014

Originally published in 1956, this short story based on Capote's childhood tells of a young boy who lovingly makes fruitcakes from scratch at Christmastime with his elderly cousin. This American holiday classic includes an audio CD.

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