their roles in the circus, the
two magicians fall in love. By
the time the two find out the
game is a battle to the death,
readers will be well under the
spell of this mesmerizing
Book buyers’ picks
The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.
Because I work around books, people are
always asking me what they should read. One
of my go-to titles is The Devil in the White City.
It’s hard to imagine anyone not liking this
book. Larson intertwines the story of the creation of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with the
exploits of H.H. Holmes, a Chicago-area serial
killer masquerading as a charming doctor.
Equally fascinating are the innovations the fair
brought to the world, such as Cracker Jacks
and the Ferris wheel, counterpointed by the
creepy ways Holmes ensnared young women
and eluded the authorities.
—Shana Lind, assistant buyer
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. You
know how sometimes you come across a book
that is so extraordinary that you are transported to a place you wish actually existed?
The Night Circus is that kind of book. Set in a
magical black-and-white circus that simply
appears at night with no advance warning, it is
the story of Celia and Marco, two young magicians who have been pitted against each other
in a grand game of strategy. As they grow into
Kill Me If You Can, by James
Patterson and Marshall
Karp. In this new thriller,
Matthew Bannon, a fine-arts
student from New York City, finds a $13 million bag of diamonds inside a locker at Grand
Central Station. With his beautiful girlfriend,
Katherine, at his side, he seems to have stumbled upon a dream life. His dream, however,
soon becomes a nightmare after it becomes
apparent that someone dangerous is after him
and the diamonds. It turns out a world-renowned assassin, called the Ghost, is hunting him down. Fans will breathlessly be
turning pages to see how Matthew survives.
—Scott Losse, assistant buyer
Go Dog Go and Are You My Mother?, by P.D.
Eastman, and Hop on Pop and Dr. Seuss’s
ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!, by Dr.
Seuss. Since the 1950s, these zany books have
been entertaining children of all ages. Costco
will be offering some titles from the I Can
Read It All by Myself Beginner Book series in a
sturdy, oversize board-book format. These are
all classic children’s stories, told with silly
rhymes and wonderfully wild illustrations
that will keep the family laughing together.
—Melissa McMeekin, assistant buyer
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SEPTEMBER 2011 ;e Costco Connection 59