Fun, food, fantasy and fear
Bob Books, by Bobby Lynn Maslen. These books
were created especially for the very youngest
readers, to give them the opportunity to say,
“I read the whole book!” They are the perfect
way to bring kids, books and adults together.
All of the books have colorful covers and
simple, amusing illustrations that will delight
children. Especially for Costco, Scholastic has
created a set of oversize Bob Books for children
and grown-ups to enjoy.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History
of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. Confronted
with a staggering array of choices, today’s
omnivore has trouble deciding what to eat:
hunted, grown, gathered, organic, natural or
just grab-and-go food. Pollan explains that
everything we consume reveals and reflects our
evolutionary inheritance. The simple question
“What should I eat?” has far-reaching answers,
involving politics, economics, psychology and
health. In Pollan’s hands, the topic is fascinating, informative and oh-so-timely.
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade,
by Diana Gabaldon. In another period mys-
tery for Gabaldon’s legion of fans, Lord John
Grey pursues a family secret as well as a secret
love affair, against the backdrop of the Seven
Years’ War. He must find the truth behind his
father’s death and decide what is most important to him: love, loyalty, family name, self-respect or honesty.
The Sanctuary, by Raymond Khoury. This
explosive novel follows a geneticist caught up
in a trail of ancient clues. In
Naples in 1750, the pa lazzo
of a marquis is broken into
and he is accused of being
an impostor. In Baghdad in
2003, an American army unit
hunting down Saddam’s inner
circle finds a concealed lab
where horrific experiments
were carried out on
men, women and
children. In both instances, a clue is left Raymond
behind—a circular Khoury
symbol of a snake
feeding on its tail.
COSTCO HAS A signed advance reader
copy of Ann Patchett’s Run (to be
published in October) to give away. To
enter, print your name, membership number, address and
daytime phone number on a
postcard or letter and send it
to: Ann Patchett, The Costco
Connection, P.O. Box 34088,
Seattle, WA 98124-1088.
Or send an e-mail to
“Ann Patchett” in the subject line.
No purchase is necessary. Only
current Costco members are eligible to
win. One entry per household. Entries
must be received or postmarked by
September 3, 2007. The winner will
be randomly selected and notified by
mail on or before October 1, 2007. The
value of the prize is $25.95. Void where
prohibited. The winner is responsible
for all applicable federal, state and local
taxes. The decision of the judges is final.
Employees of Costco or HarperCollins
and their families are not eligible.
FROM HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA
THE BOOK OF THE DEAD
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child present the
ultimate showdown between good and evil—
set against the backdrop of an ancient Egyptian
curse—in this prequel to the newest Preston/
Child collaboration, The Wheel of Darkness.
Detective Harry Bosch reopens one of his own
unsolved cases and comes face to face with a
psychotic killer he has been seeking for 11 years.
When Bosch realizes he and his partner missed a
clue that could have prevented nine additional
murders, his whole being as a cop begins to crack.
An extraordinary, moving story, Dear John
explores the complexities and transforming
power of love. Following 9/11, Army soldier
John Tyree must choose between love and
country while the girl of his dreams must
decide to wait for him or move on.
THE WHEEL OF DARKNESS
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
At a remote monastery in Tibet, a rare and
dangerous artifact mysteriously disappears.
Aloysius Pendergast agrees to take up the
search that leads him and Constance to the
maiden voyage of the Queen Victoria—and
to an Atlantic crossing fraught with terror.
HARD CALL: GREAT DECISIONS AND THE
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE WHO MADE THEM
John McCain with Mark Salter
In this remarkable book, Senator McCain
and Mark Salter use experiences of both
extraordinary people and people in extra-
ordinary circumstances to dramatically
describe the anatomy of a great decision.