Elaine on the Radio





Elaine PetrocelliRonn Owens

Book 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 9, 2016

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Moonglow Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062225559
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - November 22nd, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year


Heroes of the Frontier Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780451493804
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - July 26th, 2016

A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale On the Roadcrossed with Henderson the Rain King Deeply affecting. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
Longlisted foran Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction


A Gentleman in Moscow Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

A New York Times bestseller
Chosen as a best book of the year by NPR, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Philadelphia Inquirer
The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles debut, Rules of Civility, shapes A Gentleman in Moscow] Entertainment Weekly


The Girl from Venice Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781439140239
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2016

The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction, The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice.


In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579655976
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Artisan Publishers - October 4th, 2016

I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.
Emma Straub, New York Timesbestselling author ofThe VacationersandModern Lovers


Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780307475947
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Published: Vintage - October 25th, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History


Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101903544
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Archetype - October 4th, 2016

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night?


Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780553418811
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - September 6th, 2016

Longlisted for the National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabric


To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780544734142
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 1st, 2016

An AMAZON BEST BOOK of 2016 in BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP

A top pick on FORTUNE S FAVORITE BOOKS LIST for 2016.

The never-before-told story of Pixar's improbable success.


Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374273538
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 22nd, 2016

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers


Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
Availability: Special Order
Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.


Epic Bike Rides of the World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781760340834
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lonely Planet - September 20th, 2016

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780544814622
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 26th, 2016

NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

From the celebrated star of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, an inspiring, uplifting, and candid memoir of how she got there


Qb: My Life Behind the Spiral Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544845763
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 11th, 2016

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi's riveting bestseller Open, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback.


They All Saw a Cat Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452150130
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

A New York Times bestseller
"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." Shelf Awareness, starred review
"Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." The Huffington Post


The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627790307
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 7th, 2016

From the author of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas "comes another extraordinary story of World War II and innocence in the face of evil.


Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101994825
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016

A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying.
Critics agree Wolf Hollow is the most powerful middle grade debut of the year
An NPR Best Book of 2016
A Booklist Best Book of 2016
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016

AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of 2016


Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721328
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Published: Amulet Books - September 13th, 2016

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains.


The Girl from Everywhere Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062380753
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 16th, 2016

Heidi Heilig's debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City, to nineteenth-century Hawaii, to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.