Ferry Building Picks

Our second store is located in the vibrant San Francisco Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. Below are some of the staff's favorite latest reads.







A Sudden Light (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781439187036
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

Trevor’s dad, Jones, has brought him from their East Coast home on a mission to ease Trevor’s grandfather into a nursing home so the valuable property can be developed. But as Trevor learns of his forebears, he also discovers that some of them are still very present in the old house. This new novel from the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain is a ghost story, and a thought-provoking commentary on shepherding the land.


Travels with Casey (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781439146934
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 7/2014

In 2012 San Francisco native Lewis took a 13,000 mile road trip – in a rented van, with his dog Casey. Inspired by John Steinbeck’s classic travelogue Travels with Charlie, Lewis’s charming memoir of his journey with Casey also advocates for dog rescue groups. We love Casey!


The Remedy for Love (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781616203313
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 10/2014

When the unkempt young woman in line before him can’t pay for her meager supplies, Eric decides to cover for her, as well as offer her a ride home. His act of charity leads him to the cabin deep in the woods, the barely-livable shelter Danielle has appropriated. When the storm strands them, there’s no room to hide from truths they have both been avoiding in this often terrifying, frequently funny novel.


ISBN-13: 9780374123666
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 6/2012
A Scheherazade-like tale on the high seas for the foodie set! Full of savory scenes of dark comedy, adventure, and romance, this unique novel is a perfect book club pick – just out in paperback!

Painted Horses (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780802121646
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Published: Grove Press, 8/2014
In a breathtaking debut, Malcolm Brooks sweeps post-WWII American prosperity, ancient native traditions, and the rush to tame the still-wild West together in a novel driven by diverse and deeply realized characters who come together in a heartpounding story. Archeologist Catherine Lemay defies a “man’s world” and takes a job with a power company to explore a Montana canyon before its slated flooding for a hydroelectric plant. With mustanger and canyon dweller John H., she learns much about the region, its significance, and herself. Some signed first editions

ISBN-13: 9780374380694
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 5/2014
We love to draw grown-ups into our Kids’ Section with books that say “No child needed to savor this book!” Brilliant author-designer Peter Sis (The Conference of the Birds, The Dreamer) once again presents an illustrated work that appeals on several levels: children can follow a simple storyline that is expanded for more mature readers in the detailed drawings and implications of larger questions.

Big Little Lies (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399167065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Putnam Adult, 7/2014
While the parents of Pirriwee Public’s kindergarten class embody the most clichéd stereotypes of any PTA, Australian author Liane Moriarty’s suspenseful summer read is full of surprises.Told in a flashback format, from the deadly results of the school’s annual cocktail party/trivia night to the catty “prekindy” orientation six months earlier, Big Little Lies is a clever page-turner where even the five-year-olds harbor secrets. Some signed first editions

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