Memorial Day Reading
Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Larry Miller offers the following update from our History shelves:
Next summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. The Ivy is pleased to offer two new books on that conflict. Sean McMeekin's July 1914: Countdown to War concentrates on the war's immediate outbreak, and Christopher Clark's The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 takes a longer view to
Ivy Bestsellers - May 21, 2013
Well, this week's #1 bestseller is hardly a surprise: even Ivy customers can't be expected to resist the Dan Brown juggernaut. Apparently once again they can't resist F in Exams either. The perfect little impulse buy (for graduation, perhaps?) returns to our list at #9. And staff favorite A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by first-time author Anthony Marra, debuts at #6.
Inferno, by Dan Brown
Qais Akbar Omar on The Diane Rehm Show
We are excited to host Qais Akbar Omar, author of A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story, this Monday, May 20. Click here to read the transcript of his recent appearance on The Diane Rehm Show. A Fort of Nine Towers is Omar's memoir of coming of age in war-torn Afghanistan, amid bravery and
Front Table at The Ivy Bookshop
Join us this May and June for Front Table at The Ivy Bookshop, a series of events featuring outstanding authors of memoir and literary fiction.
On May 20, Qais Akbar Omar discusses and signs A Fort of Nine Towers, his memoir of coming of age in war-torn Afghanistan, amid terrifyingly narrow escapes and absurdist adventures, as well as moments of immense joy and beauty.