Book buyers’ picks
In the Dark Streets Shineth: A 1941 Christmas
Eve Story, by David McCullough. Historian
McCullough, known for his biographies of
Harry Truman and John Adams, has written a
real gem of a book. Just days after the Japanese
attack on Pearl Harbor, British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill and U.S. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt met at the White House
on Christmas Eve, 1941. As war raged
throughout the world, the two leaders deliv-
ered a powerful message. Don’t let the small
page count of this book fool you. Packed in its
56 pages is a message that is as meaningful
today as it was 60 years ago. This book also
comes with a DVD recording of McCullough’s
presentation of this story at the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir’s 2009 Christmas concert.
At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by
Bill Bryson. If you’re like me, you’ve marveled at the everyday objects in your life, from
tape to paper clips, and wondered about their
history. You can imagine my delight upon discovering this new book from Bryson. He travels from room to room in his English
Victorian parsonage, to “write a history of the
world without leaving home.” As he makes his
way from the kitchen to the study to the attic,
he reveals the history behind everyday objects
with his trademark wit and humor.
—Garrett Sessions, inventory control specialist
The Fall, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck
Hogan. The Fall picks up where The Strain
left off—and it’s just as action-packed as the
first. New York City is in peril as a mysterious
plague of vampirism spreads through the city.
Dark forces are at work, bankrolled by billion-
aire Eldritch Palmer, who is desperately seek-
ing immortality from “the Master.” An aging
professor and an epidemiologist and an exter-
minator—as well as a cast of new and interest-
ing characters—stand between the Master
and his plans to take over New York City, and
then the world.
200 Q&A craft assortment, from Barron’s.
Whether you’re an experienced crafter or
just looking to try something new, these
titles from Barron’s have something to offer
everyone. The easy-to-use-and-understand
question-and-answer format lets you troubleshoot a current project or learn a useful new
technique. With 200 questions on each craft,
it’s easy to find all the answers you’re looking for, whether you’re knitting, crocheting,
sewing or quilting.
—Jonna Erickson, assistant buyer
The Biggest Authors at the Top of Their Game!
sale October 5
A PROMISING STORY
Beth Cardell has a secret. She has
kept it to herself for 18 years, but
all of that is about to change when
she meets a stranger on Christmas
Eve who single-handedly changes
the course of her life. From the
New York Times bestselling author
of the treasured classics The
Christmas Box and The Christmas
List comes Promise Me (Simon &
Schuster), a compelling story of the
transcendent power of love.
Hardcover on sale October 19
A MOTHER’S QUEST FOR THE TRUTH
Ronda Reynolds was going through
a divorce but told her mother that
she was looking forward to getting
on with her life. The next day she
was dead. The coroner ruled it a
suicide, but Barb Thompson never
believed her daughter would do
such a thing. In The Still of the
Night (Free Press) is veteran true-
crime writer Ann Rule’s chronicle
of Thompson’s 11-year crusade to
;nd the truth.
AN EXPLOSIVE THRILLER FROM LEE CHILD
The action from
61 Hours continues! There’s deadly
trouble in America’s heartland . . . and Jack Reacher
walks right into it. First he falls afoul of a local clan
that has terri;ed an entire county into submission.
But it’s the long-unsolved case of a missing child that
Reacher can’t let go. Worth Dying For (Delacorte
Press) is a heart-racing page-turner that accelerates
all the way to a colossal showdown.
THE FOLLOW;UP TO THE DA VINCI CODE
Robert Langdon arrives at the U.S. capital to deliver
a lecture when the night takes a bizarre turn—an
ancient invitation is discovered, plunging Langdon
into a labyrinth of secrets. Dan Brown challenges
readers with an intelligent, fast-paced tale
brimming with suspense in the #1 bestseller, The Lost
Symbol (Anchor Press), now in paperback.
Paperback on sale October 19
sale October 12
Hardcover on sale September 28
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A FAMILY LEGACY COMES TO LIFE
At 38, Brigitte Nicholson’s tidy, safe life comes undone.
She takes on a family genealogy project and discovers
a mysterious ancestor, a Dakota Sioux woman named
Wachiwi. Brigitte follows Wachiwi’s adventurous life and
in doing so turns her quiet existence into an adventure
of its own. Legacy (Delacorte Press) is an unforgettable
story of courage in the face of the unknown.
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