Readers' Circle Lunch! Join us for lunch with Wayne Pacelle
following his talk. You won't want to miss! You'll choose from a
selection of special items at The Café at Books & Books by Chef
Allen: $25 per person includes sandwich, salad, beverage, cookie, tax & tip. Space is limited, so reserve your place today. RSVP here.The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the
world’s largest animal protection organization, Wayne Pacelle brings us The Bond (William Morrow, $16.99), a heartfelt, eye-opening exploration of the special bond between animals and humans. With the poignant insight of Animals Make Us Human and the shocking reality of Fast Food Nation—filled with history, valuable insights, and fascinating stories of the author’s experience in the field—The Bond
is an important investigation into all the ways we can repair our
broken bond with the animal kingdom and a thrilling chronicle of one
man’s extraordinary contribution to that effort.
Emmy Award winning journalist Cindy Roesel gives readers a glimpse at what goes on internally at broadcast news stations in her new novel, Viewer Discretion Advised (BluePoint). After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene “Charley” Thomas moves to sizzling Miami and begins working as a news director at a local station. Charley discovers her station manager, Jonathan Lefton, is the boss from hell who will do anything for a story no matter who gets hurt in the process. When nude photos of noon anchor, Miranda Andrews, are discovered in the men’s room of a local bar, she’s promoted over the main anchor, sparking off a firestorm. Miranda’s quickly thrown into the mix and assigned special reports. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death all for ratings and Emmys.
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir (Random House, $26) chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another.