This July, Cool Off with a Book

July 2014
Here we are, just early July and already things sure seem to be heating up around here. Hot, muggy days followed by hot, muggy nights. Time to lie back in the sun (or the A/C!) with a good book to keep you company. And on that, we've got you covered, whether your tastes run more to cycling across America or the untold story of Jane Austen's Bennet family servants.

Happy reading!

Serena
Featured This Month:  
Going Somewhere:
A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
 
"A tender, sexy, take-it-with-you-everywhere-you-go-until-you've-read-the-last-page beauty of a book." --Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific

 

Our Price: $12.80
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$16.00

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Staff Recommended:  
Cinnamon and Gunpowder:
A Novel
by Eli Brown

"Here is my summer beach companion recommendation! Pirates! Murder! History! Culinary Intrigue! Follow a gourmet chef's unwilling adventure on a pirate ship and delight in how he navigates kidnapping, seafaring culture, and a charismatic pirate queen." --Stephanie L., Harvard Book Store

 

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New In Paperback:  
A House in the Sky:
A Memoir
by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

"A young woman's harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph. . . . Lindhout's resilience transforms the story from a litany of horrors into a humbling encounter with the human spirit." --Eliza GriswoldThe New York Times Book Review

 

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Staff Recommended:
I Wear the Black Hat:
Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
by Chuck Klosterman

"Until I read I Wear The Black Hat, I had never encountered a book that made me feel almost compelled to look up from the page to quote whole sections out loud to strangers on the T. I believe that this is a testament to both how sharp and how funny I Wear The Black Hat is." --Emily P., Harvard Book Store

 

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July Spotlight on "Great Beach Reads":  
Longbourn:
A Novel
by Jo Baker

"A triumph: a splendid tribute to Austen's original but, more importantly, a joy in its own right, a novel that contrives both to provoke the intellect and, ultimately, to stop the heart." --
The Guardian (London)

 

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Printed Here:  
Recommended by Harvard Book Store
2013 
by the Booksellers of Harvard Book Store

Within these pages you'll find recommendations from the staff of Harvard Book Store for novels, history, neuroscience, and picture books. You'll find jazz and politics and cocktails and elephants. You'll find every one of our staff recommended books from 2013, collected for the first time in what we hope will become an annual tradition. 

 

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Harvard Square Book Circle
discusses 
The Orphan Master's Son

 

The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Adam Johnson's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Orphan Master's Son.


Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother-a singer "stolen" to Pyongyang-and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

Part breathless thriller, part story of innocence lost, part story of romantic love, The Orphan Master's Son is also a riveting portrait of a world heretofore hidden from view: a North Korea rife with hunger, corruption, and casual cruelty but also camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty, and love. A towering literary achievement, The Orphan Master's Son ushers Adam Johnson into the small group of today's greatest writers.

 

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