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$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316204262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2013

RECOMMENDED BY DEBRA

Anxiety and art are two of the main themes in this searingly funny story of a mother and daughter with equally strong wills and conflicting personalities. Told through e-mails, interviews, memos, flashbacks and point-of-view narratives, this story feels very immediate, and given the title, we know that someone is going to disappear, so every interaction feels like yet another clue in a building mystery.  Author Maria Semple, TV writer for Mad About You, Ellen and Arrested Development, shows her snark--and also her heart--and you will hope with all of yours that wherever Bernadette went, hopefully, she will find herself.


Mambo in Chinatown (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9781594632006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Hardcover, 6/2014

RECOMMENDED BY CHLOE

Mambo in Chinatown is a great summer read. It's the sotry of a young American-born Chinese woman struggling to create her own identity. I really like the way the author uses culture to craft the world of the main character Charlie Wong. It's a little bit of an ugly duckling fairytale, but Charlie's journey from noodleshop to ballroom keep it feeling fun and modern.


$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780865478671
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Faber & Faber, 4/2014

RECOMMENDED BY CHRIS

A lyrical, dream-like journey through the landscape—both literary and physical—of America and beyond, tracking Lovecraft, Lowry, the Black Mountain poets, the Beats, Roberto Bolano and others.


Odin's Ravens (Hardcover)

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780316204989
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 5/2014

RECOMMENDED BY HENRY BANKS, ESCUELA DEL SOL

This book is an adventure and battle book about the descendants of the Norse gods Odin, Loki, and Thor. Teenagers Matt Thorson, Fen and Laurie Brekke, and Baldwin are sent on a quest to fight a giant serpent, stop an apocalypse, and save the world. This book is funny, adventurous and very interesting. My favorite part of the book was reading about all the monsters, gods and spirits. I would recommend this book for kids 8-12 years old.


$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781416547860
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster, 11/2013

RECOMMENDED BY BILLY HANDMAKER
HEAD OF BOSQUE SCHOOL

In a captivating and moving manner, this newest book by Goodwin tells the story of the relationship between Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the reporters at the turn of the century known as the "muckrakers."  The sections in the book on the breakdown of the friendship between the two presidents will sadden any reader; in addition, the historic parallels between the Progressive Era and today's time period will quickly become apparent to even the most casual student of history. This is excellent historical writing.


The Secret of Magic (Hardcover)

$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780399157721
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Putnam Adult, 1/2014

RECOMMENDED BY CHLOE

Coming home to Alabama, a young black veteran named Joe Howard calls his father in Mississippi. Somewhere between that phone call and Alabama, Joe Howard's beaten body washes up on a riverbank in Alabama. What follows is a riveting tale about finding justice when the status quo won't allow it. Set in the 1940s South, we follow Regina Robichard, an attorney for Thurgood Marshall, as she wades through a case twisted by the complex relationships of a segregated town. I enjoyed this book and the layers I had to explore to understand the people who live within it.


$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780307962904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf, 4/2014

RECOMMENDED BY CHLOE

Astonish Me is a forbidden glimpse into the world of ballet. Joan will neer be the prima ballerina, but her actions place her in the middle of two great ballet stars. Her story is nothing like the aesthetic perfection of dance itself, however there is something poetic in the interwoven characters and the dances they create through the affairs of their desires. The story of Joan will draw you in and have you contemplating the subtle differences that exist between talent and passion.


$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781451681758
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner, 4/2013

RECOMMENDED BY PHIL

Beautiful, charming, heartbreaking, and extremely well-written. This book was highly recommended to me by a customer, and I pass on that recommendation to you.


Beth's Story, 1914 (Paperback)

$5.99
ISBN-13: 9781481406314
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Published: Simon Spotlight, 6/2014

RECOMMENDED BY MIA JESPERSON-CHAVEZ, MONTESSORI OF THE RIO GRANDE

Beth lives in Chestwood manor. Her lady maid leaves unexpectedly so Beth gets a new lady maid named Shannon. Beth is excited becuase her cousin Gabrielle is coming to Chestwood Manor, but Gabrielle is acting weird and suspicious. My favorite part is when Beth's grandma starts mistaking everything and dets really mad. This is a good book for people who like cliffhanging chapters.


$38.88
ISBN-13: 9780007378012
Availability: Special Order – Price & Availability May Change
Published: Fourth Estate (GB), 1/2011

RECOMMENDED BY JANICE

This uplifting story is a great reminder that a life without limits is possible. You will not be able to put this book down. Spell binding and life altering, a beautiful story of forgiveness, redemption and what is possible for the human spirit. I highly recommend this book!


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780062295071
Availability: In Stock at Warehouse – Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books, 4/2014

RECOMMENDED BY EMMA, AGE 12

This is a very good fantasy book. It didn't catch my attention at first, but if you keep reading it, it gets much more exciting. I would recommend this book for all and any fantasy readers.


$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780307952493
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown, 5/2014

RECOMMENDED BY ADRIENNE MATHEWSON

A non-fiction account of the hidden secret of the bacha posa written by an investigative reporter. In teh male-dominated society of Afghanistan, some families dress their girls up as boys, which allows them to live in freedom unimagined by most girls. This account explroes what happens to these girls when they return to their female roles as young women. This is an important account ofthe lives of women who live in repressive societies. Their stories need to be heard.


Carpenter's Gothic (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780141182223
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Published: Penguin Classics, 3/1999

RECOMMENDED BY CHRIS

Gaddis has the best ear for how people really talk. He was one of the greatest novelists of the second half of the twentieth century. Carpenter's Gothic is more accessible--and shorter--than Gaddis's two National Book Award winning books. Tight in time and location, it is told mostly in dialogue interspersed with lyrical description of the setting in a small village on the Hudson River. The characters talk at each other and almost always get it wrong. The world--its religion, politics, and exploitation--is captured in the characters' conversation. The book is as accurate a reflection of today's world as it is the world of 1985 when it takes place.





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SIDES PRESENTS NEW HISTORY

August 23, 3pm: New Mexico author Hampton Sides presents a new history--this time about the Arctic--In the Kingdom of Ice at Bookworks.

August 27, 11am: Artist Candy Chang visits with her Before I Die art project and a talk about the work for high school students at the Kiva Auditorium.

FRIENDS CELEBRATE MAX EVANS

August 30, 3pm: Writers recollect their days with author Max Evans and celebrate his birthday and a new book about his life at Bookworks.

CHILE PEPPER KING DAVE DEWITT WITH NM RECIPES

September 6, 3pm: The Chile Pepper King and New Mexico cookbook author, Dave DeWitt, presents his latest book of New Mexico dishes, at Bookworks.

BRUNCH WITH DEBORAH MADISON AT SLATE STREET

September 6, 11am: New Mexico cookbook author and chef Deborah Madison will join fans for brunch and a talk about the recipes in her books Vegetable Literacy and the New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Attendees have their choice of the two books, along with a brunch of Deborah Madison recipes served up by Slate Street Cafe. Event takes place in the wine loft at Slate Street Cafe, 515 Slate Ave NW.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD NEW MEXICO 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

September 6, 5pm: The renowned Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the keynote at Planned Parenthood New Mexico's 50th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets are available here.

LISA LENARD COOK PRESENTS HER NOVEL DISSONANCE

September 7, 3pm: Corrales author Lisa Lenard-Cook launches the reissue of her acclaimed novel, Dissonance, just republished by Santa Fe Writer's Project. Dissonance tells the stories of Anna Kramer, a Los Alamaos pinao teacher who inherits the journals of Holocaust survivor, Composer Hana Weissova.

LIO CARTOONIST MARK TATULLI BRINGS DESMOND PUCKET TO ABQ

September 16, 7pm: Mark Tatulli visits with a cartoon book for kids, Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic.Tatulli, the creator of the popular comic strip, Lio, launches this second book in the series aimed for 8-12 year-olds at Bookworks.

MOROCCAN NOVELIST PORTRAYS ESTEBAN

September 22, 7pm: Laila Lalami, a Moroccan novelist and author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits and Secret Son, tells the story of Esteban, the Moroccan slave who was one of only four survivors of the treacherous Narváez expedition that explored the American Southwest. The tale is told from the imagined memoirs of Esteban, giving readers an insight into his never before explored point of view of the New World.

ACCLAIMED SHORT STORY WRITER VISIT ALBUQUERQUE

October 22, 7pm: Molly Antopol, one of the 5 under 35 and award-winning writer of the book of short stories, The Unamericans, makes her Albuquerque premier as part of the Jewish Book Festival at the Jewish Community Center.

FIGHT CLUB AUTHOR CHUCK PAHALNIUK AT UNM

October 27, 7pm: Chuck Pahalniuk, the creator of Fight Club, Lullaby, Doomed and many other books, will be in Albuquerque on tour for his new novel, Beautiful You. Admission to the event will require a hardcover purchase. More details on ticketing and venue to come.




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Sherri Burr, August 27, 7pm
A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Planning

Candy Chang, August 27, 11am
Before I Die at the Kiva Auditorium

Hampton Sides, August 28, 7pm
In the Kingdom of Ice

Max Evans, August 30, 3pm
Max Evans & a Few Friends

Bill Nevins, September 2, 7pm
Heartbreak Ridge, new poems

Ruth Zaporah, September 4, 7pm
Improvisation on the Edge, on drama

Eriq La Salle, September 5, 7pm
Laws of Wrath, a new thriller

Dave DeWitt, September 6, 3pm
Dishing Up New Mexico

Deborah Madison, Sept. 6, 11am
Brunch at Slate Street Cafe
515 Slate Ave NW
meal & book included
SINGLE TICKET $75
COUPLE'S TICKET $110

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sept. 6, 5pm
Planned Parenthood 50th Anniversary
Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW

Lisa Lenard-Cook, Sept. 7, 3pm
Dissonance, a novel of war & music

Simon Chokoisky, Sept. 9, 7pm
The 5 Dharma Types, vedic wisdom

Steven Gould, Sept. 12, 7pm
Exo, new science fiction

Mark Tatulli, Sept. 16, 7pm
Desmond Puckett & Lio cartoonist

Pamela Windo, Sept. 17, 7pm
Him Through Me, on free love & music

Nick DePascal, Sept. 19, 7pm
Before You Become Improbable, poetry

David Wagner, Sept. 20, 3pm
Death in the Dolomites, new mystery

Laila Lalami, Sept. 22, 7pm
The Moor's Account, historical fiction]

Jen Sincero, Sept. 23, 7pm
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting...

Erika Wurth, Sept. 24, 7pm
Crazy Horse's Girlfriend, new fiction

Wildewood, Sept. 26, 7pm
CD Release, American Folk Rock

Bruce Coville, October 1, 7pm
Amber Brown Horses Around, for kids

Judy Chicago, Oct. 4, 3pm
Institutional Time & The Dinner Party

Molly Antopol, Oct. 22, 7pm
The Unamericans, acclaimed stories
Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE

Chuck Palahniuk, Oct. 27, 7pm
Beautiful You, new fiction
University of New Mexico
Student Union Ballrooms B&C
TICKETS