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:
from the Ronn Owens Show, December 9, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year
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 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 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.
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
Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History
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?
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
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.
A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers
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.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.