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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:

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Holiday Reads
from the Ronn Owens Show, December 18, 2014

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982626
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 7th, 2012

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
In this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love.


$24.00
ISBN: 9780307720658
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - October 14th, 2014

A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign


$25.99
ISBN: 9780062313768
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Published: Ecco Press - September 30th, 2014

Where am I from? Where do I belong? Who am I? These are the universal questions that have emerged from Richard Blanco's illuminating, story-rich poetry. Now Blanco explores these questions in this vivid account of his coming of age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his effort to contend with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.


$30.00
ISBN: 9780316244923
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 4th, 2014

The intimate and long-awaited autobiography of a legend


$28.00
ISBN: 9780345544926
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 14th, 2014

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER


$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

From the bestselling author of "Stitches "and "Help, Thanks, Wow "comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.


$14.99
ISBN: 9780803740884
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Published: Dial Books - October 9th, 2014

Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean Here comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG personality--and an imagination to match


By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780763663391
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 26th, 2014

Yippie-i-oh Saddle up for the first in a spin-off series starring favorite characters from Kate DiCamillo's "New York Times" best-selling Mercy Watson books.


$16.99
ISBN: 9780803740013
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Published: Dial Books - March 18th, 2014

"From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" meets "Chasing Vermeer" in this clever middle grade debut


$26.00
ISBN: 9781439199350
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Published: Scribner Book Company - December 9th, 2014

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Red Tent "and" Day After Night," comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.


$27.99
ISBN: 9780062336019
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Published: Harper - September 23rd, 2014

An enthralling literary debut that evokes one of the most momentous events in history, the birth of printing in medieval Germany--a story of invention, intrigue, and betrayal.


$26.00
ISBN: 9781476753034
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Published: Atria Books - November 4th, 2014

$27.99
ISBN: 9780061692062
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Published: Ecco Press - November 4th, 2014

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the celebrated fictional landscape that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe


$30.00
ISBN: 9780307271181
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 28th, 2014

A fascinating, behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington--a rich and colorful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.


$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
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Published: Hyperion Kids - March 2006

Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One: Lightning Thief, The


$16.99
ISBN: 9780375870644
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

Believe in the possible . . . with this "warm, witty, and wise" novel from "New York Times" bestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm
Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?


$24.00
ISBN: 9780802123213
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Published: Mysterious Press - November 4th, 2014

From critically acclaimed novelist Bradford Morrow, called "a mesmerizing storyteller who casts an irresistible spell" by Joyce Carol Oates and "one of America's major literary voices" by "Publishers Weekly," comes "The Forgers," a richly told literary thriller about the dark side of the rare book world.


By Charles Phan, Janny Hu (With)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607740544
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 7th, 2014

The long-awaited cookbook from The Slanted Door, James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan's beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant.


$15.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Broadway Books - October 28th, 2014

$36.00
ISBN: 9780692236710
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Published: Laura Parker Studio - November 1st, 2014

In Insalata's and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants, chef Heidi Krahling brings home cooks into her kitchens to share the food and flavors that have made her San Anselmo restaurants, Insalata's and Marinitas, so beloved in Marin County, California.


By Leslea Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419711855
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 2nd, 2014

"Here is the world, ever changing and new, "
"Spinning with joy at the wonder of you "


$17.99
ISBN: 9780385375559
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 26th, 2014

An original picture book about a unicorn from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Plant a Kiss).


$16.99
ISBN: 9780763649241
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - July 22nd, 2014

Curmudgeonly Bear succumbs to Mouse's entreaties and discovers the joy of books in a hilarious story that fans will covet for their own library.


By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763662295
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 14th, 2014

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, "New York Times" best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.


By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763665104
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 14th, 2014

Who says princesses don't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black


By Richard Byrne, Richard Byrne (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627790710
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 30th, 2014

When her dog disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella calls for help. But when the helpers disappear too, Bella realizes it will take more than a tug on the leash to put things right. Cleverly using the physicality of the book, "This book just ate my dog "is inventive, ingenious, and just pure kid-friendly fun.


By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$26.99
ISBN: 9780399167911
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Published: Philomel Books - October 14th, 2014

THE alphabet book to top all others, from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling "The Day the Crayons Quit"
"If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters."


$19.99
ISBN: 9781481422345
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 23rd, 2014

$22.00
ISBN: 9781416547877
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 9th, 2014

$26.00
ISBN: 9780802123299
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Published: Mysterious Press - January 6th, 2015

After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks.