Dan's Picks

Enjoy these picks from Dan, owner of the bookstore.

This Is Where I Leave You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452296367
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume Books - July 6th, 2010

The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143118268
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - September 28th, 2010

One of my favorite non-fiction titles of this past year. In this remarkable and insightful book Alexander dons her scholarly detective cap to dig beneath all the layers of myth built up over the centuries on top of Homer's epic poem. What she reveals is nothing less than Homer's breathtaking struggle to find a meaning within the meaninglessness of war, whether that war is his Trojan War, or the wars that have plagued our species from before the dawn of history right down to our struggle in Afghanistan today.

In the course of this book's 225 pages, Alexander breathes new life into Homer's Iliad for the contemporary reader. I heartily recommend this book for your summer reading list.


Let Me Finish Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780156032186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvest Books - June 1st, 2007

 

 


The Name of the Rose Cover Image
By Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780156001311
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P - September 28th, 1994

The Time Traveler's Wife Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156029438
Availability: Special Order-- Order and we will let you know if it is available ASAP.
Published: Harvest Books - July 5th, 2004

City of Thieves Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452295292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume Books - April 2009

The Song Is You Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812977912
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - March 23rd, 2010

 

 


One Man's Meat Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884481928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - June 2003

One Day Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307474711
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Books USA - June 15th, 2010

Genesis Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780547335926
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - May 1st, 2010

The Lonely Polygamist Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393062625
Availability: Special Order-- Order and we will let you know if it is available ASAP.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 3rd, 2010