April Showers Bring May Books

May 2014
Well, we're barely halfway through and already May is turning into quite a busy month here at Harvard Book Store. Lots of great events, lots of great customers, and, of course, lots of great books. Below, you'll find recommendations for a few of the wonderful titles that have caught our eyes over the past couple of weeks, so take a look and see what catches yours!

Happy reading!
Featured This Month:  
The Empathy Exams:
by Leslie Jamison

"I'm not sure I'm capable of recommending a book because it might make you a better person. But watching the philosopher in Ms. Jamison grapple with empathy is a heart-expanding exercise." --Dwight Garner,
The New York Times


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Staff Recommended:  
The Shakespeare Wars:
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
by Ron Rosenbaum

"Deft, smart, and accessible, Rosenbaum's approach illuminates arcane issues and the personalities and motives of the people in the arguments. Shakespeare Wars is one of the most entertaining books I've ever read." --Mark L., Harvard Book Store


Our Price: $18.00

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New In Paperback:  
The Rathbones:
A Novel
by Janice Clark

"Clark writes a beautiful prose line, and the story, like the ocean, gets deeper, richer, and stranger the farther out you go."
--The Millions, Most Anticipated Books of 2013


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Staff Recommended:
The God of Small Things:
A Novel
by Arundhati Roy

"This book took my understanding of what a novel could be and shattered it into a million pieces. Arundhati Roy's writing is so melodious, so imaginative, and so heartbreakingly beautiful that you will stare in wonder and admiration at nearly every sentence she crafts." --Christine E., Harvard Book Store


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April Spotlight on "Around the World":
The Appian Way:
Ghost Road, Queen of Roads
by Robert A. Kaster

"Layer upon layer, Italy's storied past unfolds in Robert Kaster's captivating journey along the venerable Queen of Roads. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to such a rich trove of ancient and modern memories. Illuminating, erudite, entertaining, and evocative."
 --Adrienne Mayor, author of The Poison King


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Printed Here:  
Recommended by Harvard Book Store
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
Body and Soul


The Harvard Square Book Circle, our in-store book club, will discuss Frank Conroy's Body and Soul

The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is "long gone, replaced by another city of the same name." Against a backdrop that pulses with sound and rhythm, Body and Soul brilliantly evokes the life of a child prodigy whose musical genius pulls him out of squalor and into the drawing rooms of the rich and a gilt-edged marriage.

But the same talent that transforms him also hurtles Claude into a lonely world of obsession and relentless ambition. From Carnegie Hall to the smoky jazz clubs of London, Body and Soul burns with passion and truth -- at once a riveting, compulsive read and a breathtaking glimpse into a boy's heart and an artist's soul.


Our Price: $12.80 
List Price: $16.00


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