Keeping up with news about the publishing industry.
Not just about music this year include David Sedaris, Jon Stewart Peter Schickele
While most people associate the and Bill Clinton. • Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings
Grammys with music, the awards also offer The winners of the 47th annual Grammy of Dr. Seuss by Dr. Seuss, performed by
categories of interest to book lovers. Authors Awards will be announced during an event at various artists
nominated for audio versions of their books the Staples Center in Los Angeles to be broad- • The Story of Classical Music by Marin
cast on CBS Sunday, February 13, at 8 p.m. Alsop
• Ann Brashares signs Girls in Pants:
The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
on February 18, at 6 p.m., at the San
Francisco, California, Costco,
450 10th St.
• Elizabeth Flock signs Emma and Me
on March 4, at 6 p.m., at the
Greensboro, North Carolina, Costco,
4201 W. Wendover.
Some categories of interest include: • The Train They Call the City of New
Orleans performed by Tom Chapin
Best Spoken Word Album
• Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim Half-Blood is full-on success
by David Sedaris J.K. Rowling has finally announced a
• Live & Kickin’ at the National Storytelling publication date for the sixth title in the Harry
Festival by David Holt and Zeb Holt Potter series. Harry Potter and the Half-
• My Life by Bill Clinton Blood Prince, published by Scholastic is
• The Pleasure of My Company by Steve scheduled for release on July 16.
Martin Before any copies were even in print,
• The World According to Mr. Rogers (Fred the book shot to the number 1 spot on a
Rogers) performed by various artists handful of bestsellers’ lists. Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince is available for
presale on costco.com.
Best Spoken Word Album for Children
• The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara
Robinson, read by Elaine Stritch
Source: Publishers Weekly
• Carnival of the Animals by John Lithgow
• The Emperor’s New Clothes performed by
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Mother knows best: She says to keep reading
ESPIONAGE basics of physical care to the discovery of pas- plan. “The unpredictable ending of this story is
Death in Vienna, by sion and purpose in life. This blueprint allows a real treat,” says Pennie.
Daniel Silva. This is any woman to repair the gaps in her own Survivor in Death, by J.D. Robb. The
Silva’s third novel about upbringing and create a better adult relation- Swisher family was murdered in their beds.
how the horrors of the ship with her mother. Addition-ally, Northrup Their security was breached, and the killers
Holocaust reach into the discusses laying the nutritional foundation to used night-vision equipment to find their way
present. Gabriel Allon is a prevent eating disorders and adult diseases through the house. The only mistake they
former Israeli spy and and explains how to foster healthy “love made was to overlook the 9-year-old girl cow-
sometime assassin who maps” in one’s daughters. “This book is a ering in the kitchen. Now Nixie Swisher is an
now works as an art restora- lovely legacy for mothers to share with their orphan and the sole eyewitness to a seemingly
tion expert in Venice. To investigate a bomb- daughters,” says Costco Book Buyer Pennie inexplicable crime. “Lieutenant Eve Dallas
ing, he is called back to Venice, where he Clark Ianniciello. and her husband, Roarke, are put on the case,”
confronts an 80-year-old mass murderer and says Pennie. “They’re running after shadows
is forced to come to terms with the heart- THRILLER and set on find out who’s behind them.”
wrenching story of his mother’s fate. “Well Garden of Beasts, by Jeffery Deaver.
plotted, fast paced and filled with intriguing Now in paperback, this is the story of a mob- ROMANCE
twists and turns, this is a great conclusion to ster turned government hit man who struggles Wait Until Midnight, by Amanda
Silva’s excellent trilogy,” says Pennie. to find a moral compass when he is confronted Quick. The hero and heroine of this tale are
with treachery and betrayal. Paul Schumann is Adam Hardesty and Caroline Fordyce.
NONFICTION a hit man who takes only assignments where Caroline attends a séance, after which the
Mother-Daughter Wisdom, by his victims truly deserve to die. When he gets medium is murdered. Adam investigates, and
Christiane Northrup, M.D. In her newest caught, he is coerced into doing the same job— he and Caroline end up protecting each other
book, Northrup—the author of The Wisdom but this time for the U.S. government—or go to from suspicion as the inquiries continue and
of Menopause—introduces a new map of Sing Sing and the electric chair. He is sent to another murder takes place. “Now available
female development, including the“five facets the Summer Olympics in Berlin, where he is to in trade paperback, the format suits this page-of feminine power,” which range from the hunt down the creator of Hitler’s rearmament turner well,” says Pennie.—Valerie Ryan