Ivy Bestsellers - March 11, 2014
It was bound to happen: knocked out of what seemed like a perennial number one spot, The Goldfinch once again rises to the top of our bestseller list!
Book of the Day: Dark Times in the City, by Gene Kerrigan
Still feeling groggy from that lost hour of sleep over the weekend? Dark Times in the City is a multi-pronged adrenaline ride of a thriller that will wake you right up. The novel begins as Danny, a Dublin ex-con desperately trying to stay straight, stops two hit men from killing their intended quarry. Like all good deeds, this one doesn't go unpunished, and Danny soon finds himself sucked back into the underworld he's so desperate to leave behind. Danny's story would be compelling enough, but Gene Kerrigan turns his novel into a seedy Brueghel canvas, also exploring the worlds
Book of the Day: Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day, Holly Goldberg Sloan's Counting by 7s:
Willow is an adopted 12-year-old genius, who looks at everything in a linear way. She is a lovely girl, but doesn't fit in with her peers. When she scores perfectly on a state exam and is accused of cheating, she is assigned an ineffectual social worker, Mr. Duke. Suddenly, Willow's parents die in an accident, and she learns quickly that she must rely on those around her to make it through. Her circle of support becomes Mr. Duke and his other clients,
Ivy Bestsellers - March 4, 2014
In this chilly weather, you wouldn't want to be caught not knowing how to tie your scarf, would you? Our customers certainly don't: Potter Style's How to Tie a Scarf has rocketed to the top of our bestseller list. And take note: Russ Crandall, author of The Ancestral Table (#6 on our list), and Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo (#9 on the list) will be coming to The Ivy on March 22 and May 8, respectively!
Book of the Day: Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear, by Aram Goudsouzian
I picked up Down to the Crossroads after reading an endorsement from Peniel Joseph, whose Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America is one of my favorite works of contemporary history. Aram Goudsouzian's masterly work of social and political history more than lives up to the accolades it's received from Joseph and others.
James Meredith became famous in 1962 as the first black student to enroll at the