Big thanks to Beth Howard for stopping by this afternoon and delivering surprise PIE! (Note to authors everywhere: this is how you make lifelong friends with booksellers.)
We had the pleasure of hosting Beth while she was on tour for her memoir, MAKING PIECE. Check out @worldneedspie on twitter & keep up with Beth’s #MsAmericanPie RV book tour her new #cookbook.
Happy Tuesday! Thunderstruck & Other Stories is finally on our shelves and Elizabeth McCracken is here at 7pm. Huzzah!
In the annals of great first lines, The Noble Hustle ranks near the top: “I have a good poker face,” Colson Whitehead writes, “because I am half dead inside.” Hustle is a gritty, grimly funny — and seriously self-deprecating — account of Whitehead’s adventures in poker, from home games to seedy $2 tables in Atlantic City and finally a trip to Las Vegas to play in the World Series of Poker — with a few detours for beef jerky, and a discourse on Anhedonia, his gloomy spiritual homeland. Spoiler alert: He didn’t win the millions or the diamond-encrusted champion’s bracelet. But he did produce a royal flush of a story (for you non-players, a royal flush is a pretty great thing).
Here’s our exclusive First Read of The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death, which publishes May 6. We’re also hosting a Twitter chat with Colson Whitehead today starting at 12:30 pm ET. Hashtag #NPRHustle.
Read up and come out when Colson Whitehead is here at the store Wednesday, May 28 at 7pm.
What are these adorable bunnies doing with all those books? You’ll find out tomorrow… (at City Farm)
Books and bunnies. Will happily take advantage of any opportunity to remind you of both.
So I read a few pages, or so I thought, reached over and took another sip of coffee and it had gone cold. I looked at the corner of the page and quickly realized that those few pages I read were actually the first hundred.
Good morning. Here’s some news: NOLAN RYAN IS COMING TO BOOKPEOPLE!
The legendary Major League baseball player (formerly of the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers) will be here Friday, May 16 6-8pm to sign copies of The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook.
This event is a signing only.
I dedicated the book to my grandmother for several reasons, one of them being that it was her death that made me think about how differently two people in the same family could interpret the same action.
—Hilary Davidson talked to MysteryPeople about her latest thriller, Blood Always Tells. (Davidson appears here Thursday, 4/24.)
Tomorrow 4/19 at 3p Alicia Silverstone is here speaking about & signing her new book about motherhood, The Kind Mama. Books & tickets available for the signing.