February buyers’ pıcks Book buyers’ picks
believe that the story has been kept secret
since Collins’ death and has just been made
available for modern audiences.
—Scott Losse, inventory control specialist, books
who can recite stats and detailed team histories. I’m just a fan who appreciates skilled
players. I can think of few baseball stars
who can compare to Willie Mays. He began as
a teenager in the Negro Leagues, became a
cult hero in New York and was the headliner
in Major League Baseball’s expansion to
California. He captivated fans for more than
two decades, with 3,283 hits, 660 home runs
and 338 stolen bases. Plenty has been written
about him over the last several decades, but
this is the first biography authorized by Mays
and written with his cooperation.
inventory control specialist, books
Drood, by Dan Simmons. Here’s a book for
those in need of something to counteract
the saccharine sweetness of Valentine’s Day.
Charles Dickens is traveling from Paris to
London when his train crashes. Walking
amongst the dead and injured, Dickens
encounters a dark, spectral figure hovering
over the recently departed. When asked his
name the man says, “Drood.” William Wilkie
Collins, a fellow author and close friend of
Dickens, narrates the novel. Readers are led to
Fugitive, by Phillip Margolin. As an avid
reader living in the Pacific Northwest, I like
finding local authors. Oregon resident
Margolin is a great example. Every time I visit
Portland it helps bring his novels to life. After
all, Margolin worked as an attorney in Oregon
for several years, making appearances at the
state and national level. Known for penning
heart-pounding legal thrillers, he writes with
an authenticity that brings a tangible quality
to every story he tells. In this novel, criminal
lawyer Amanda Jaffe returns. Her job is to
keep con man Charlie Marsh off death row,
protect him from a power-mad dictator and
keep him away from a shadowy killer who
longs to keep a secret buried.
—Joshua Lily, inventory control specialist, books
Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend, by James
S. Hirsch. I’m not the kind of baseball fan
Posh Puzzles, from Andrews McMeel.
I recently read that we’re in the age of the
geek. I can’t remember a time when it was this
fashionable to be smart—and even more than
a bit nerdy. Now, with Posh Puzzles, puzzle
junkies can fulfill their need to challenge their
minds in the most fashionable way possible.
These compact 4-by-6-inch books fit easily
into a purse or tote, and the rounded corners
and elastic-band closure keep the pages from
becoming dog-eared. These books feature
sudoku, hangman, logic and word puzzles.
—Jonna Erickson, assistant book buyer
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FOR THE FOODIE IN YOU
Have the perfect recipe on hand for any occasion; from old
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look to Best Quick Fixes and Betty Crocker Ready, Set …
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Available early February
Products may not be available in all locations or on Costco.com. All book jackets are subject to change.
Don’t just visit a new
immersed in it.
Compiled by expert
travel writers, DK’s
new Back Roads series
insider knowledge and
takes travelers o; the
beaten track, o;ering
full of original ideas.
Each book contains up
to 25 driving routes,
lasting from one to
seven days, and
unusual locations to
spend the night, dine
and sightsee along
the route. Each guide
includes a pull-out
road map for easy navigation.
Available February 15
DON’T LEAVE HOME
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