Sunshine by Robin McKinley

by Alexandra Kroeger - Friday, Jul 23, 2010 at 4:38pm

All Rae Seddon, also known as Sunshine, wants is to be alone for a few hours. The Voodoo Wars have been over for years now, and there aren't any "bad spots" too near her grandmother's old cabin - it should be a perfect place for some peace and quiet away from her job at her family's cafe. But then she's captured by vampires - and when she wakes up, she's chained just feet away from one of them. Vampires in this universe aren't sexy (or sparkly) at all, yet Con the vampire and Sunshine realize that they need each other in order to survive. When Sunshine escapes, she brings Con with her; however, any chance of peace and quiet is gone. Not only are the authorities interested in her case, but the forces that chained her up with Con are still out to get them both.

Categories: Reviews


Join our book clubs

by D - Thursday, Jul 22, 2010 at 9:38am

Join one of our book clubs this fall and engage in passionate discussions of great literature. Our Grant Park store has four clubs. Each club meets once a month and is run by an experienced facilitator. The available slots are Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. Grant Park also has a daytime book club that meets Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested in joining any of our clubs or want more information, please email John Toews at events (at)

Tom Jokinen's Night Table Recommendations

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:46pm

I keep fat books on my bedside table for the nights I can't sleep and thin books for the nights I can, when I'm too tired for more than a page or two. In fact I fall asleep easily so the fat books never get read. They exist as pure potential or myths, the Loch Ness monsters of the books I own. I may never read them but it's important to know they're there in case I ever do, but I won't. Meanwhile the thin books never get finished because I can't remember what I read the night before and I end up starting again, every night in the same place, falling asleep after two pages. I should stick to TV. Anyway, here are my poor neglected bedside books:

Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors


An interview with David Mitchell

by D - Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:42pm

David Mitchell is the acclaimed author of the novels Black Swan Green, which was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Time; Cloud Atlas, which was a Man Booker Prize finalist; Number9Dream, which was short-listed for the Man Booker as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Ghostwritten, awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best book by a writer under thirty-five and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. His latest novel is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. This interview is from The Leonard Lopate show on WNYC, New York Public Radio.

Our hearts go out to Mary Forrest George's family.

by D - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 3:50pm

Our friend Mary Forrest George, who wrote under the pseudonym Elizabeth Thornton passed away, July 12, 2010. She was a familiar face in our store, she will be greatly missed.

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