These are one of my favorite posts to do because it means new books and stories to share with all of you. I don’t know much about these books because I picked them up while looking around the bargains section on BarnesandNoble.com. They are all very different but very interesting. The best part about this is that I got all 6 books for 24.97. If you know Barnes and Noble which almost everyone does. This is a steal because usually that’s the price for one book.
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by: Jeanette Walls
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.
The Secret Daughter Of The Tsar by: Jennifer Laam
A compelling alternate history of the Romanov family in which a secret fifth daughter—smuggled out of Russia before the revolution—continues the royal lineage to dramatic consequences.
In the Shadow of the Banyan by: Vaddey Ratner
You are about to read an extraordinary story, a PEN Hemingway Award finalist “rich with history, mythology, folklore, language and emotion.” It will take you to the very depths of despair and show you unspeakable horrors. It will reveal a gorgeously rich culture struggling to survive. It will ensure that the world never forgets the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime in the Cambodian killing fields between 1975 and 1979, when an estimated two million people lost their lives.
This Burns My Heart by: Samuel Park
Caught between tradition and modernity in 1960s South Korea, a woman in an unhappy marriage struggles to give her daughter a good life.
Heads in Beds by: Jacob Tomsky
Heads in Beds is a funny,real, book about the highs and lows of hotel life, told by a keenly observant insider who’s seen it all. Prepare to be amused, shocked, and amazed as he spills the unwritten code of the bellhops, the antics that go on in the valet parking garage, the housekeeping department’s dirty little secrets—not to mention the shameless activities of the guests, who are rarely on their best behavior.
The I Love Lucy Scrapbook by: Elisabeth Edwards
This is an out of the ordinary pick but not exactly because I’m completely obsessed with I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball. This books chronicles all the special moments of the years the sitcom was in production. This amazing collection of unusual mementos creates a truly unique interactive history. Each of the 193 episodes is covered, with hundreds of photos, fun facts, and authentic, personal notes.