Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 4 of Book House's 25 Days of Holiday Must-Haves: Local Authors

Fellow Mortals by Dennis Mahoney
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With sparse and handsome prose reminiscent of Raymond Carver and early Stewart O’Nan, Mahoney’s probing first novel charts the fall of a man who has spent his life working to be decent and shows us a community trying desperately to hold itself together.

Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi

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Come meet Michelle On December 21st at Market Block Books from 11-1pm  Few books have attracted as much instantaneous staff enthusiasm as Great Balls of Cheese. Sure the cover is cute, but the ideas inside made us salivate and conspire on ways to create a cheese event in our store... even if we have to do demos ourselves! Fortunately, the author has Troy connections and will do the demo for us. Huzzah! --Stanley

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
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I love, love, love, this collection of short stories. Her short stories range from a few sentences to a few pages and all are equally engaging.

 From Kistallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaper by: Harry Rosenfeld 
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In this powerful memoir, Harry Rosenfeld describes his years as an editor at the "New York Herald Tribune" and the "Washington Post," two of the greatest American newspapers in the second half of the turbulent twentieth century.