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Elaine PetrocelliRonn OwensBook Passage President Elaine Petrocelli often appears on the Bay Area's KGO Radio 810 Ronn Owens Show to discuss current books. The shows feature engaging conversation and excellent reading recommendations! You may view & purchase the books from Elaine and Ronn's discussion list below:


Holiday Reads
from the Ronn Owens Show, June 15, 2016



Before the Fall Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455561780
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 31st, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
From the Emmy, PEN, Peabody, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe Award-winning creator of the TV show Fargo comes the thriller of the year.

Barkskins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743288781
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 14th, 2016

From Annie Proulx the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests.

The Course of Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501134258
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 2016

The Course of Love is a return to the form that made Mr. de Botton's name in the mid-1990s .love is the subject best suited to his obsessive aphorizing, and in this novel he again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods and insecurities to the page. The New York Times

Murder on the Quai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616956783
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Published: Soho Crime - June 14th, 2016

The world knows Aimee Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this "New York Times" bestselling series, as a "tres chic," no-nonsense private investigator the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimee first became a detective . . .

The Airport Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626720916
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

Rules of the House Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Matt Myers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423185161
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 3rd, 2016

Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny

Song of the Poison Dragon Cover Image
By Tracey West, Damien Jones (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545913874
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 26th, 2016

Pick a book. Grow a Reader
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow

The 52-Story Treehouse Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250026934
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 5th, 2016

Andy and Terry live in a 52-Story treehouse.

Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062089236
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Published: Harper - March 15th, 2016


The acclaimed, award-winning historian America's new past master (Chicago Tribune) examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455566389
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Published: Twelve - May 24th, 2016

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393245448
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2016

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries panic, exhaustion, heat, noise and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S.

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476794136
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Published: Gallery Books - May 3rd, 2016

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.

A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455591411
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Published: Twelve - May 3rd, 2016

Amazon Best Book of the Month
"Maria Toorpakai is a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfillment, and genuine personhood." --Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed

The Wild Robot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316381994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2016

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

The Terrible Two Get Worse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jory John, Kevin Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419716805
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Published: Amulet Books - January 12th, 2016

On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they ve formed a pranking duo, they re terrible But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back including pranking alongside him.

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure Cover Image
By Caroline Paul, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781632861238
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 1st, 2016

Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way.

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune Cover Image
By Pamela S. Turner, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580895842
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 2nd, 2016

Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.
This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.