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Book of the Day: Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Friday, Oct 07, 2011 at 8:58pm

Aleph is the latest novel by Paulo Coelho, the author of the bestselling book The Alchemist. Paulo, the main character in this new novel, decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal, the woman he loved 500 years before, an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. For the millions of people who have enjoyed The Alchemist as well as Coelho's many other novels this one sounds like it will deliver similar pleasures.

Categories: New Releases, Literature

Highly Anticipated October Releases

Thursday, Oct 06, 2011 at 11:36am

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As Head Book Buyer for McNally Robinson Booksellers I get to learn about a lot of books in advance of their release. Here are a couple of October releases I'm most looking forward to reading.

Michael Lewis wrote perhaps the best book on the economic collapse, The Big Short, as well as Moneyball, which has been made into a movie currently in theatres, and Blind Side, another recent movie. Lewis may be the author best able to make economics read like a pot boiler. I expect he'll deliver that again with this new exploration of the world in the years post collapse.

One of my own personal favorites, Jose Saramago, published this last novel in Portugal just before he passed away last year. Cain has now been translated and has just arrived on shelves. It represents another retelling from the Bible, something Saramago did in The Gospel According to Jesus Christ. And if you haven't read Blindness yet, what are you waiting for?

Categories: New Releases

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini Available for Pre-Order

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:47pm

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Fans of Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle have been waiting seven long years to see how everything turns out. But fear not - the wait is almost over! Inheritance, the fourth and final book in the Inheritance Cycle, will finally venture into the wild on November 8, 2011. That's not even two months away!

If you can't wait to get your paws on Inheritance, you can pre-order it via phone, e-mail or come and visit the store. As a lucky bonus, Inheritance is also one of our 30% Off titles for November, so you get it for one low, easy payment of $19.59.

See you November 8th!

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases

An Interview with J.A. Pitts

Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 at 11:57am

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I'm a sucker for Norse Mythology and Urban Fantasy. When I saw that J.A. Pitts' series starring blacksmith Sarah Beauhall fused the two together I became very interested indeed.

Black Blade Blues and its sequel, Honeyed Words both feature a fabulous cast of characters and a unique take on my favourite myth cycle, and I can't recommend the series highly enough. I was fortunate to meet J.A. Pitts at 2010's World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio and he was gracious enough to agree to answer some questions about his writing. Honeyed Words will be releasing July 5th, 2011.

Categories: Interview, buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases


An Interview with Gemma Files

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 3:54pm

Gemma Files' outstanding debut, the Aztec myth tinged weird western A Book of Tongues has garnered her a Bram Stoker Award nomination for Superior Achievement in a first novel. A Rope of Thorns, Book 2 in Files' Hexslinger series will be on shelves soon. Gemma was kind enough to answer some questions in an email interview.

Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases, Horror


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