The Short List at The Ivy Bookshop
We've just added Chris Bohjalian to The Short List, a reading series of award-winning authors from The Ivy Bookshop and WYPR! Here's the updated schedule:
On Wednesday, June 11, Scott Anderson reads from and discusses
Ivy Bestsellers - April 21, 2014
Michael Lewis is becoming the one to beat: his Flash Boys tops our bestseller list for the third week in a row. And Rachel Sussman shows considerable staying power as well (perhaps thanks to handselling from her proud mother, Shirley Fergenson). If you haven't yet picked up a copy of The Oldest Living Things in the World, you can do so on May 10, when Rachel visits the store.
Book of the Day: At the Same Moment, Around the World, by Clotilde Perrin
Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:
Join in a trip around the world. "It is six o'clock in the morning in Dakar, Senegal," opens the book. "Keita wakes up early to help his father count the fish caught during the night. At the same moment, in Paris, France, it is seven o'clock in the morning, and Benedict drinks hot chocolate before school." With whimsical, soft drawings we get a glimpse of what children around the world are doing at the same moment in their particular time zones. Traveling eastward from the Greenwich meridian, we complete a full circle, ending back in Senegal. Our voyage takes us through both
Book of the Day: No Way Back, by Matthew Klein
Jimmy Thane is a turnaround artist whose personal life - racked by drug use and adultery - is in need of the kind of makeover he gives his corporate clients. To that end, Jimmy finds himself in Florida trying to get Tao Software back on track after its CEO's mysterious disappearance. Jimmy's surly, egomaniacal and otherwise dysfunctional new colleagues won't make his mission easy. But soon he has much more to worry about: a cooked accounting ledger that leads him to an abandoned house full of money, an alluring receptionist who seems to know more than she's letting on, an unfriendly neighbor who, it turns out, knows wa-a-ay too much about Jimmy's personal life. And, oh yeah, a Chechen
Ivy Bestsellers - April 14, 2014
Michael Lewis once again takes the #1 spot on our list. Will he pull a Donna Tartt (who is STILL hanging in there at #10, and whose just-won Pulitzer Prize will likely only increase her sales) and top the list so many times I rue the day I ever had to type his name? Watch this space next week to find out. Until then, click here to read about our May 10 event for Rachel Sussman, author of The Oldest Living Things in the World (#2 on the list).