July 2019
November 2019
November is here. What are we craving at NCB? Turkey and tomes!

New in Hardcover

The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate by Tom Brokaw
Bestselling author Tom Brokaw brings readers inside the White House press corps in this up-close and personal account of the fall of an American president.

Tom Brokaw, the young NBC News White House correspondent at the time, gives us a nuanced and thoughtful chronicle, recalling the players, the strategies, and the highs and lows of the scandal that brought down a president. He takes readers from crowds of shouting protesters to shocking press conferences, from meetings with Attorney General Elliot Richardson and White House Chief of Staff Alexander Haig, to overseas missions alongside Henry Kissinger.

Now available

The Seine: The River That Made Paris by Elaine Sciolino
Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign correspondent and was seduced by a river. In The Seine, she tells the story of that river from its source on a remote plateau of Burgundy to the wide estuary where its waters meet the sea, and the cities, tributaries, islands, ports, and bridges in between.

Sciolino explores the Seine through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river's light. A powerful afterword tells the dramatic story of how water from the depths of the Seine saved Notre-Dame from destruction during the devastating fire in April 2019.

Now available

When The Stones Came to Town by Eric Dregni
Photographer Fred Case was on the scene in the Twin Cities during the 1970s whenever the top rock and blues musicians came through town. With his camera in hand, Case photographed such legends as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, the Who, Steppenwolf, the Grateful Dead, Small Faces, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, and the Rolling Stones. His images capture the stars in action onstage at storied Minneapolis venues ranging from the Guthrie to the Depot (First Avenue), the Labor Temple to Jay's Longhorn, the Minneapolis Auditorium to Parade Stadium. The photographer also hung out with many of the musicians and took behind-the-scenes snapshots of backstage antics. Case's own wild adventures chasing his music heroes, beginning in his teenage years, led to many fascinating--and some questionable--experiences.

Now available

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Night Circus,  a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. . What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians—it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead.

Available November 5

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of  Her Body and Other Parties.

In the Dream House  is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.

Available November 5

The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts by Karen Armstrong
Today the Quran is used by some to justify war and acts of terrorism, the Torah to deny Palestinians the right to live in the Land of Israel, and the Bible to condemn homosexuality and contraception. The significance of Scripture may not be immediately obvious in our secular world, but its misunderstanding is perhaps the root cause of many of today's controversies.

In this timely and important book, one of the most trusted and admired writers on the world of faith examines the meaning of Scripture.

Available November 5

Think Little by Wendell Berry
First published in 1972, Think Little is cultural critic and agrarian Wendell Berry at his best: prescient about the dire environmental consequences of our mentality of greed and exploitation, yet hopeful that we will recognize war and oppression and pollution not as separate issues, but aspects of the same. Think Little is presented here alongside one of Berry's most popular and personal essays, "A Native Hill." This gentle essay of recollection is told alongside a poetic lesson in geography, as Berry explains at length and in detail, that what he stands for is what he stands on.

Available November 5

Lateral Cooking: One Dish Leads to Another by Niki Segnit
A groundbreaking handbook--the "method" companion to its critically acclaimed predecessor,  The Flavor Thesaurus-- with a foreword by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Niki Segnit used to follow recipes to the letter, even when she'd made a dish a dozen times. But as she tested the combinations that informed  The Flavor Thesaurus , she detected the basic rubrics that underpinned most recipes.  Lateral Cooking  offers these formulas, which, once readers are familiar with them, will prove infinitely adaptable.

Available November 5

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens
In a small Southern town where loyalty to family and to "your people" carries the weight of a sacred oath, defying those unspoken rules can be a deadly proposition.

After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold.

Available November 12

My Name Is Prince by Randee St. Nicholas
The ultimate collection of stunning photographs documenting the career of one of the world’s greatest superstars.

For twenty-five years, this legendary photographer, with a storied career of her own, worked closely with Prince, capturing some of his most intimate and revealing moments both on and off stage.

In this dazzling collector’s edition, readers are treated to a front-row seat to their innovative and awe-inspiring projects, from his music videos "Gett Off" and "My Name Is Prince"; to their impromptu photo shoots…just because; their adventures around the world from London to Tokyo to Prague, and his breathtaking, showstopping live concert appearances from great stages at Coachella and the 02 Arena to intimate nightclubs.

Available November 19

Under Occupation: A Novel by Alan Furst
From “America’s preeminent spy novelist” ( The   New York Times ) comes a fast-paced, mesmerizing thriller of the French resistance fighters working secretly and bravely to defeat Hitler.

Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. Ricard realizes he must try to get it into the hands of members of the resistance network.

Available November 26

Coming This Month in Paperback

Upcoming Events at Next Chapter Booksellers

Our November Poetry Book Club Selection
by Su Hwang

Against the backdrop of the war on drugs and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, a Korean girl comes of age in her parents' bodega in the Queensbridge projects, offering a singular perspective on our nation of immigrants and the tensions pulsing in the margins where they live and work.

The Next Chapter Poetry Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 2nd at 6:00pm!

A Book Club to Honor Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison Book Club
discusses Jazz

Join our bookseller Milan for a wide-ranging discussion of Toni Morrison's Jazz . No RSVPs are required.

"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison.  Beloved Song of Solomo n,  The Bluest Eye Sula , everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

3:00pm, Sunday, November 17

Our November Book Club Selection
Convenience Store Woman
by Sayaka Murata

Keiko Furukura has her life figured out. Sure, she’s in her mid-thirties and works in a convenience store, but she loves her job. One day, however, she decides to give in to convention just a little, and her simple life becomes a lot less fun. Convenience Store Woman is a winning blend of the familiar and the absurd, and readers of this deft little novel will enjoy a trip to a Japan that’s well off the tourist trail. — David, NCB Manager

The Next Chapter Book Club is open to all, whether you have finished the book or not! Please join us on Sunday, November 24th at 4:00pm as we discuss this novella!

November SFF Book Club Selection
by Priya Sharma

Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with  Ormeshadow , a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil. Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin. Uprooted from Bath by his father's failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow.

The Outside the Margins Speculative Fiction Book Club are meeting on Tuesday, November 26th at 5:00pm! Stop by!

Small Business Saturday is around the corner on Saturday, November 30th!
Come celebrate with a special offer and treats at Next Chapter Booksellers! The first 30 customers to spend over $100 receive a $10 gift card and a complimentary Next Chapter tote bag. Gifting a book? Choose from our paper selection, and we"ll wrap it for you! Cider and donuts will be served throughout the day. From Small Business Saturday to December 31st, we're collecting donations for The Aliveness Project, a community center for and by people living with HIV. Give any amount or round up your purchase!

Graphic Novel Books Are on Sale!
All graphic novels will be 20% off for the month of November!

Thanks for reading all the way to the end.
We've got lots more great books in the store.
We hope you'll come in soon for a recommendation.

--all of us at Next Chapter Booksellers