10.28.14

Book(s) of the Day: Halloween Round-Up

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Halloween is almost upon us. Do you need a host/hostess gift for that costume party you're attending? Or do you just want to check the locks, turn on all the lights and scare yourself silly? Whatever you're in the mood for, one of these new releases should warm your thrill-seeking little heart:

American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America, by Linda S. Godfrey

From Bigfoot to the chupacabra, monster expert Linda S. Godfrey explores the "hidden menagerie of America's homegrown beasts."

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10.27.14

Ivy Bestsellers - October 27, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Another week, another new #1 bestseller for The Ivy. This time, Atul Gawande's meditation on mortality takes the lead.

Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage, by Ann Patchett

Plenty More, by Yotam Ottolenghi

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10.24.14

Book of the Day: El Deafo, by Cece Bell

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

An affecting memoir, this graphic novel chronicles Cece's life from the age of four, when she contracted meningitis and lost her hearing, through elementary school. In El Deafo, we learn how it is to move through the world with a hearing impairment. We feel Cece's isolation when she can't hear the teacher because her hearing aid is broken. We see her challenges as words visibly fade from the page when people turn away or speak too softly. We experience her frustration as her friends try to reach out in ways that

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10.21.14

Book of the Day: Consumed, by David Cronenberg

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, David Cronenberg has written a novel. And Consumed is exactly what you would expect from the director of such cerebral, erotic and grisly fare as Crash, Naked Lunch, eXistenZ,

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10.20.14

Ivy Bestsellers - October 20, 2014

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer
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