Jonathan, Jesse & Faye Kellerman - The Golem of Hollywood

In conversation with Bill Petrocelli.

In The Golem of Hollywood, Detective Jacob Lev of the LAPD, a Harvard dropout burnt out from years of investigating ghastly homicides, has just been assigned the most gruesome and baffling one of his career. High in the Hollywood hills, a severed head has been found in an empty house, with no sign of the body, no blood, and the Hebrew word for “justice” burnt into a kitchen counter nearby. As the mystery deepens, it starts to challenge every aspect of Lev’s twenty-first-century rationality. His investigation leads him to Prague, where Lev—chosen for this case partly because of his Jewish background—runs headlong into the legend of the Golem, a mud-creature supposedly conjured up by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect the Jews. Could it possibly be more than a myth that scared him as a child?

Father and son co-authors Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman are joined in conversation by fellow best-selling mystery novelist Faye Kellerman.

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to three dozen New York Times–bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives.

Jesse Kellerman is the author of five novels: Sunstroke, Trouble, The Genius, The Executor, and Potboiler. He has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America’s most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle, for The Genius.

Faye Kellerman is the author of Murder 101. She has over twenty million copies of her novels in print, which include Sacred and Profane, Milk and Honey, Day of Atonement, False Prophet, Grievous Sin and Sanctuary

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$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780399162367
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Published: Putnam Adult, 9/2014

Katherine Applegate - Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Special Children's Event! 

 

Newbury medalist Katherine Applegate presents the extraordinary true story of a special gorilla who was captured as a baby in the Congo and brought to a mall in America to attract shoppers. After public pressure mounted to find a better way of life for him, Ivan became a fixture in the hearts of many, while his story became a national symbol of animal welfare. 

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$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780544252301
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Published: Clarion Books, 10/2014

Garth Stein - A Sudden Light

When a boy tries to save his parents’ marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
 
In the summer of 1990, fourteen-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have begun a trial separation, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with his sister, Serena, dispatch Grandpa Samuel—who is flickering in and out of dementia—to a graduated living facility, sell off the house and property for development into “tract housing for millionaires,” divide up the profits, and live happily ever after.

But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own. For while the land holds tremendous value, it is also burdened by the final wishes of the family patriarch, Elijah, who mandated it be allowed to return to untamed forestland as a penance for the millions of trees harvested over the decades by the Riddell Timber company. The ghost will not rest until Elijah’s wish is fulfilled, and Trevor’s willingness to face the past holds the key to his family’s future.
 

A Sudden Light ($26.95) is a rich, atmospheric work that is at once a multigenerational family saga, a historical novel, a ghost story, and the story of a contemporary family’s struggle to connect with each other. A tribute to the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, it reflects Garth Stein’s outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation, and his rare ability to see the unseen: the universal threads that connect us all.

Garth Stein is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, published in thirty-five languages. He is also the author of two previous novels, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets and Raven Stole the Moon. He lives in Seattle with his family.
 
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A Sudden Light (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9781439187036
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Published: Simon & Schuster, 9/2014

Dan Jones - The War of the Roses

The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. The riveting follow-up to The Plantagenets, The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors.

Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages. His four-part television series based on The Plantagenets is currently in production and will be broadcast in 2015. He lives in London.

 

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United States
$36.00
ISBN-13: 9780670026678
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Published: Viking Adult, 10/2014

Katha Pollitt - Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Here's a book that will surely kick up heated commentary: Nation columnist Katha Pollitt, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry and two National Magazine awards for her essays and criticism, reclaims women's abortion rights, arguing in Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights that abortion must be seen as a common aspect of a woman's reproductive life—one in three American women terminate a pregnancy before menopause—and that in today's complex world it can be a source for social good.

Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the ridiculous and the sublime. Her "Subject to Debate" column, which debuted in 1995 and which the Washington Post called "the best place to go for original thinking on the left," appears every other week in The Nation; it is frequently reprinted in newspapers across the country. In 2003, "Subject to Debate" won the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary. She is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute.

 

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$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780312620547
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Published: Picador, 10/2014

Cary Elwes - As You Wish

In conversation with Kelly Anneken

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

Cary Elwes is an actor best known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Quest for Camelot, and the Saw films. 

Kelly Anneken is a standup comedian and co-host of the internationally popular Downton Abbey podcast “Up Yours, Downstairs” and official third chair of Game of Thrones recap “Boars, Gore & Swords.”  She is also artistic director for feminist sketch troupe Femikaze.

 

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1 Ferry Building
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San Francisco
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Postal Code:
94111
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476764023
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Touchstone Books, 10/2014



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