Ivy Bestsellers - October 20, 2014
More shake-ups on our bestseller list: this time Marilynne Robinson takes the lead!
Book of the Day: Hannah's Night, by Komako Sakai
Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:
Saturated shades of blue evoke the beauty and solitude of the night in this bedtime book. When four-year-old Hannah wakes up and it is still dark, she begins to explore the wonders of this quiet time when all the world sleeps. Hannah pours her kitten some milk and sneaks cherries to eat. She stands before the picture window and stares at the vastness of the moon, then borrows her sister's doll, music box and colored pencils to play with in bed and finally watches a lovely dove cooing. Gradually, as the day dawns, her eyes become heavy. She begins to yawn, snuggles up next to her sister and falls asleep.
Book of the Day: Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football, by Rich Cohen
Rich Cohen is the literary equivalent of the gorilla in that old joke - the one who sits "anywhere he wants to." What does Rich Cohen write about? Anything he wants to, and brilliantly.
Ivy Bestsellers - October 13, 2014
Well, someone had to do it, and Rick Riordan is the one. The latest volume of his young adult series The Heroes of Olympus has knocked Ian McEwan from the top perch he's been enjoying these past few weeks. McEwan's been knocked down a few pegs, as a matter of fact - to #5. Will he rise again next week? You know where to find out . . .