"Now I can't climb the stairs
Pieces missing everywhere
Prozac painkillers . . ."
- Sh*t My Dad Says (9780061992704) 15.99 by Justin Halpern -- This is a no brainer. By far the funniest book that I have read in a long, long time.
- The Passage (9780345504968) 27.00 by Justin Cronin -- Cronin's new one has created quite the buzz. Ballantine has been giving this title a huge media push. I've heard nothing but good things about it from other readers, too.
- Picturing Hemingway's Michigan (9780814334478) 39.95 by Michael Federspiel -- Generously illustrated with period photographs. Hemingway was the man's man. 'Nuff said.
- The Pacific (9780451230232) 26.95 by Hugh Ambrose. The tie-in to the HBO miniseries of the same name. This one has shown some legs and we should see another spurt of sales for Father's Day.
Odds & Sods
We were saddened to learn that legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden passed away last Friday. McGraw-Hill will release his last book, The Wisdom of Wooden (9780071751162) 24.95 in July.
Good night, funny man . . .
Kathy-jo Wargin's new picture book is Scare a Bear (9781585364305) 15.95. She's teamed up again with illustrator John Bendall-Brunello, who Kathy-jo collaborated with on her title, Moose on the Loose (9781585364275) 15.95.
Robert Cameron's Above Mackinac (9781891143984) 30.00 is available once again from our good friends at Thunder Bay Press.