Archive for June, 2009

Jun 27 2009

China, and the World

Published by under Current Read

The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed by Michael Meyer (Walker, $16.00). When Jason went to China last year (before the Olympics) I was super jealous.  From all reports it seemed like an old world was disappearing forever in their big build-up for the games.  Michael Meyer’s […]

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Jun 27 2009

Funny, Absurd

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I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett (Graywolf Press, $16.00) This has gotten rave reviews all over the place, and Graywolf pretty much only puts out quality stuff.  The unfortunately named Not Sidney is orphaned at age 11 but is fabulously wealthy–his mother invested heavily and early in shares of Ted Turner’s corporation.  The […]

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Jun 25 2009

Gallery Sampling

Published by under Gallery,Subby Love

Tiffany Sutton’s photography.  Up  through July 19.      

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Jun 25 2009

Early Dick

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In Milton Lumky Territory by Philip K. Dick (Tor, $14.95). There are a handful of PKD novels that he wrote in the 1950’s that pre-date his crazy, drug-induced, paranoid, trippily themed 1960’s novels.  Milton Lumkey is one (although it seems like they keep unearthing them).   This is a completely normal book, telling the tale of […]

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Jun 25 2009

3 New Graphic Novels

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    The Color of Earth and The Color of Water by Kim Dong Hwa (First Second, $16.95 each). These are the first two installments in the Color Trilogy, of which The Color of Heaven is the third and due for release in September.  The Color of Earth comes first and traces the relationship between young […]

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Jun 24 2009

Tonight!

Published by under Misc.

Come to the St. Louis Public Library, Buder Branch, 7pm dressed in your best prom dress and hear YA novelist Susan McBride discuss and then sign copies of The Debs: Love, Lies and Texas Dips.  Four up-and-coming teenage debutantes cross paths–and each other–in McBride’s second installment in the Debs series. It’s “Gossip Girl” on mint […]

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Jun 24 2009

In Need of a Planner?

Published by under Misc.,Sidelines

The Moleskine 18-monthers start July 1 and run through all of 2010. And… we have a ton in stock, both pocket and large size. They’re the Weekly Soft Cover version, with the week on one page and a blank facing page.

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Jun 20 2009

Bestsellers May

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    Hardcover: Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 2666 by Roberto Bolano How to Win a Cosmic War by Reza Aslan Waiter Rant by A Waiter         Paperback: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (by a freaking landslide) Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Sex, Thugs […]

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Jun 20 2009

Old Poll Results

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Ovid drops by and offers to change you into one of the following for a day. What do you want to be?  It was cat by a landslide. 41% a cat on a sun-warmed windowsill 20% an oriole 14% a 100-year-old pin oak in an Ozark meadow 13% a rainbow trout shunting through a clear […]

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Jun 08 2009

Twangfest with Barry Mazor This Thursday

Published by under Events,Lou Life

NoDepression.com senior editor Barry Mazor will discuss & sign his new book Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America’s Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century.  In Meeting Jimmie Rodgers, the first book to explore the deep legacy of “The Singing Brakeman” from a twenty-first century perspective, Barry Mazor offers a lively look at […]

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