Lush Life, by Richard Price. Richard Price is
one of the great American crime writers. He’s
written screenplays (The Color of Money) and
worked on TV series (The Wire). He’s also been
writing novels for more than 30 years. Each
new title published feels just as fresh as, if not
fresher than, the last.
In Lush Life, Price tells the story of two
Lower East Sides. One is filled with excess and
the other with hardship. When a young hipster
is killed on the streets, the crime is felt throughout the city.
As fans of Price have come to expect, the
dialogue is hip and vibrant, resulting in the
feeling that you’ve not so much read the book
as eavesdropped on the characters’ lives.
—Shana Rawers, assistant book buyer
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a journalist who, 60 years
later, learns the apartment she and her
husband are about
to move into once
belonged to Sarah’s
family. Her quest to
find out what happened to the girl leads Julia to question her
own life and the decisions she’s made.
Just as Julia is obsessed with 10-year-old
Sarah in the book, I found myself haunted by
both the young girl and the woman determined to keep the memory of Sarah—and all
of the children affected by the “Vel d’ Hiv”
Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. De
Rosnay’s debut novel, Sarah’s Key, is quite a
find. The story is told in two voices. First
there’s 10-year-old Sarah in Paris in 1942,
whose family is rounded up and sent away.
Before leaving the family apartment she locks
her little brother in a cupboard for safety and
promises to return.
The second voice belongs to Julia Jarmond,
Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating
Traditions in the Kitchen, by Maria Helm
Sinskey. Some of my favorite childhood
memories involve food. I loved helping out in
the kitchen, and even better was the time
spent laughing and talking with my family
long after we’d taken our last bites. Sadly, as
we all got older that family time slipped away,
and I’ve been looking for ways to recapture
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Imagine how delighted I was to find
Family Meals. Sinskey writes in the introduction, “This book promises to launch a renaissance of food and fun in your family—cooking
together will be the start of a wonderful and
From the photographs—of the food, her
two daughters and her husband—to the tips
on picking fresh, seasonal ingredients, it’s
apparent that this cookbook is designed to
bring families back together over food. I particularly love that it’s not meant to be a cookbook for special occasions, but rather a
cookbook to make every day feel special.
—Melissa McMeekin, assistant book buyer
For little kids with big
GIANT FOAM BOOKS,
from Readers Digest’s, are
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and Mickey Mouse. Little
ones can complete a scene
on each page with shapes
that pop out of the front and
back covers. Each story brings
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books, from Silver Dolphin,
o er something new and
exciting on every page.
features such as 3-D pop-
ups, sound e ects, lights
and fun facts help young
readers to get up-close
and personal with the
Human Body, Insects and the
incredible world of Dinosaurs!
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