Watch this exclusive video of Charlaine Harris discussing her popular books, including where she came up with the idea to introduce Bubba to the series, and the fact that she’s known how the series would end almost since she started writing it:
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In her latest adventure, Precious is called on to find the culprit in a cattle double-murder, but, as is always the case, she gets sidetracked time and time again. Her friends and associates continue to find themselves in unlikely predicaments, and only the No. 1 Lady Detective has the good sense and patience to help them find a resolution. Through shotgun weddings to political shenanigans, Precious is able to keep her cool and lend a helping hand.
If you’re a fan of witty, unconventional detective stories, add this series to your to-be-read list immediately.
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Whether this epic new drama is your introduction to Martin’s breathtaking work, or you’re a longtime fan who’s looking to revisit the book series, you’ll want to start with the first title: A Game of Thrones. Kicking off this impressive fantasy series, A Game of Thrones introduces a fictional kingdom where decades pass without a change of seasons, and a lengthy winter is setting in. A collection of forces—both good and evil—struggle to control the kingdom as they battle the harsh natural elements.
This groundbreaking fantasy series has won unprecedented accolades, and will have you hooked from page one.
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As head writer for Saturday Night Live and later as creator and star of 30 Rock, Tina Fey pioneered a specific brand of humor that’s instantly recognizable. Fey’s admirers will find much to like in her hilarious and poignant memoir—from the awkward real-life moments she’s used to craft her humor, to more serious concerns about balancing professional success and motherhood.
Few comedians can write ‘funny’ like Tina, and this book proves that she’s just as good on the page as she is on screen.
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Sorry to tell you, elephants—your moment is over. After a few years of pachyderm titles dominating the bestseller list, there’s a new hot mammal in town. Tigers are the new literary “it” animal. To help you decide which recent tiger release is for you, I offer a primer:
Think kids these days are a bunch of coddled softies, and could benefit from a kick in the pants? You’ll find the tough-love parenting described in Amy Chua’s memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother to be a breath of fresh air.
Does David Attenborough’s voice set your heart racing? Do you spend Friday nights re-watching your “Planet Earth” Blu-rays? Do you prefer true stories of Man versus Nature to romantic comedies or superhero flicks? John Vallaint’s The Tiger is the right book for you. Vallaint tells the gripping story of a remote Russian town beset by a man-eating tiger, and the villagers’ hunt for revenge.
Are sweeping epics full of unrequited love, twists of fate, and heartbreaking tragedy your cup of (Darjeeling) tea? Sarita Mandanna’s Indian saga, Tiger Hills, is the right pick for you. Mandanna’s beautiful debut novel is a multi-generational tale that follows the lives of two South Indian friends with conflicting expectations during the late nineteenth century.
Is your copy of Lolita falling apart at the binding? Do you appreciate unflinching memoirs like Autobiography of a Face, Running with Scissors, and A Child Called It? As long as you’re open-minded and not easily shocked, you may be captivated by Margaux Fragoso’s Tiger, Tiger. Fragoso was the victim in a 15-year relationship with a pedophile, and her raw, honest, and disturbing memoir explores this issue in a way that no previous book has.
Tigers surely are burning bright in the literary world these days!
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Hamill has seen a lot in his life. He left behind a scholarship to a prestigious high school to work in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. He rose to prominence as a beloved and respected journalist and newspaper columnist. And he was one of the men who wrestled the gun from assassin Sirhan Sirhan after he shot Robert Kennedy.
But like many writers of his era, and many before and since, Hamill’s exploits were often fueled by the bottle. In A Drinking Life, he takes a hard, honest look at years of imbibing, and his long road to sobriety. The beauty of this book—besides Hamill’s sure-handed writing—is in his ability to find the balance between glamorizing and demonizing the effects of alcohol. So from his early years as a Brooklyn teenager using alcohol for liquid courage, to a stint in Mexican prison, to his realization that his addiction was preventing him from being the father he needed to be, Hamill thoughtfully explores the many stages of his lifetime struggle.
Once you’ve read A Drinking Life, you’ll have a new perspective on Hamill’s wonderful collection of novels as well.
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That’s why these newly-released “_____ for Dummies” mini editions are such a welcome addition to our NOOK Book collection. At just 99 cents each, you’ll get the most pertinent info from each Dummies title, without having to invest in the full-length book.
Presented with the perfect photo opp? Pull out your NOOK (or your smart phone with the NOOK app) and get quick tips from Digital Photography For Dummies, Mini Edition. Have a new puppy you need to housetrain, but don’t have time to enroll him in obedience school? Housetraining For Dummies, Mini Edition will give you the tools you need.
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Prune restaurant sits in New York City’s East Village, across the street from my wife’s former apartment. Each Saturday morning we’d watch the intrepid brunch crowd congregate outside of this tiny eatery, lining up for a coveted table hours before it opened—rain or shine. Occasionally we were part of the patient crowd, and were rewarded with a rustic (and incredibly fattening) menu of delectables.
In Blood, Bones & Butter, Hamilton tells of a life surrounded by food, and the circuitous path she took to land at the center of the New York culinary world. The central memories of her rural childhood are filled with the enormous parties her parents would host, with 200 friends and family congregating to enjoy a feast. That early love for food led her around the world—learning about new cultures through their food—and finally culminated in her opening the critically-acclaimed Prune.
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In Cleopatra: A Life, Pulitzer Prize-winner Stacy Schiff takes on one of history’s biggest stars: a woman who knew fame and fortune two thousand years before 24/7 celebrity gossip and tabloid culture made their debut.
In this epic book, Schiff recounts the notorious pharaoh’s short but impressive life. You likely know the broad strokes—ambition, murder, betrayal—but after reading this account, you’ll see Cleopatra in a new light. Her ambition may have led to her downfall, but it certainly makes for a page-turner of a story.
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In her charming, bestselling debut novel, The Weird Sisters, Eleanor Brown gives us three very different sisters—the progeny of a Shakespeare-scholar father—whose own dramas rival the Bard's best. All three have pursued very distinct life paths, but each has run into some serious bumps along the road. So when their mother falls ill, they see a chance to take a break from their own complicated lives. Of course, each sister doesn't know that the other has the exact same plan, and when all three land back at their childhood home, plenty of family drama ensues.
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