07.21.14

Ivy Bestsellers - July 21, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Customers turned to Daniel Silva for their summer thrills this past week: his latest debuts at #1 on our bestseller list. And be sure to join us on August 12 when Dan Fesperman (author of #10 on this week's list) launches his new thriller, Unmanned, at The Ivy.

The Heist, by Daniel Silva

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07.18.14

Book of the Day: Popular, by Maya Van Wagenen

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

In this true life story, Maya Van Wagenen comes upon model Betty Cornell's Teen-Age Popularity Guide, a 1950s self-help book, in the summer before eighth grade. With her mother's help, Maya decides to follow Betty's advice, working on one chapter each month: focusing on hair, poise, grooming, glamour and attitude in her quest to become popular. Interspersed with tips 60 years apart from both Betty and Maya,

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07.15.14

Book of the Day: All Those Vanished Engines, by Paul Park

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Sometimes the best novels are the slow burns.

Paul Park's latest begins - only begins, mind you - as a coming-of-age steampunk thriller set in an alternate post-Civil War America. This first part is diverting and well-written, but it is nothing compared to what follows, as the novel moves back and forth in time, mining Park's real and imagined personal and family history. All Those Vanished Engines becomes a hypnotic meditation on destiny, responsibility, inheritance and the nature of time and story. I don't want to say much more about the plot, as part of its

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07.14.14

Ivy Bestsellers - July 14, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

What's this?  Although Bloomsday (June 16th, the day on which James Joyce's Ulysses takes place) is nearly a month past, a book about Joyce's struggle to publish the novel tops our bestseller list. Oh well - better late than never!

The Most Dangerous Book, by Kevin Birmingham

Carsick, by John Waters

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07.11.14

Book of the Day: Paperboy, by Vince Vawter

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

When Victor Vollmer III takes over his best friend's paper route for a month, he is confronted with opportunities and challenges. It is 1959 in segregated Memphis, and Victor learns from his neighbors about racial tensions, inequality, friendship and fairness. The challenge of a pronounced stutter leaves Victor unable even to say his name without tremendous difficulty; he remains nameless until the very end of the book because of this. Throughout Paperboy, Victor matures, learning about relationships,

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