07.29.14

Book(s) of the Day: Three Summer Thrillers

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Are you ready for a little summer relaxation? Looking for a thriller with a clever premise, characters interesting enough to make you care about their fates and - most importantly - a plot that, even if a bit outlandish, will keep you turning pages? Check out these three novels for your summer suspense fix:

The Butcher, by Jennifer Hillier

Edward Shank is a local hero. During his tenure as police chief, Edward apprehended and fatally shot a serial killer known as the "Beacon Hill Butcher." Decades later, retired from the force, Edward decides to move into

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07.28.14

Ivy Bestsellers - July 28, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

It looks like the book to beat (for domination of our bestseller list, anyway) this summer is Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat.  But last summer's champion, Gone Girl, slips onto our list in paperback at #10.

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton DiSclafani

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07.26.14

Book of the Day: Help! We Need a Title!, by Herve Tullet

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

The fourth wall comes tumbling down in this whimsical and amusing book, in which Herve Tullet makes fun not only of picture books, but of himself. Quickly-drawn colorful princesses, snakes, frogs and stick figures speak directly to the reader asking, "Who are you? What do you want? You're very sweet." They then suggest that the reader return later when the book is more developed. The merry cast of characters tries to distract and cajole in an effort to make the reader put down the book. Eventually, in desperation, they call for an author. Tullet, a bit dismayed, appears in a photo, remarking that the

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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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