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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets.
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes
Caffeinated by Murray Carpenter The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state.
Fire in the Unnameable Country by Ghalib Islam The universe is shaking as Hedayat, the "glossolalist" narrator of Fire in the Unnameable Country is born on a flying carpet in the skies above an obscure land whose leader has manufactured the ability to hear every unspoken utterance of the nation.
By Its Cover by Donna Leon Donna Leon's critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti series has attracted readers the world over with the beauty of its setting, the humanity of its characters, and its fearlessness in exploring politics, morality, and contemporary Italian culture.

The Perfect Book Club

March 28, 2012| Solar by Ian McEwan

SolarAn engrossing, satirical and very funny new novel on climate change.

Michael Beard is in his late fifties; bald, overweight, unprepossessing — a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. An inveterate philanderer, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

When Beard's professional and personal worlds are entwined in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself, a chance for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster.

With a global scope, Solar is a comedy dealing directly with the crises of today. A story of one man's ambitions and self-deceptions, it is a startling and stylish new departure in the work of one of the world's great writers.

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News and Events

Author Signings

Peter Robinson will be joining the Capital Crime Writers at the Main Branch of the Public Library on Saturday morning, May 10th. The date coincides with the release of his latest novel, Children of the Revolution, in trade paper. Perfect Books will be on hand to provide copies. Check the posters in the store for more details.

Great New Titles coming  in April

Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Katherine Boo)  releases in paper on April 8th

Miriam Toew's new novel, All My Puny Sorrows arrives on April 15th

Maeve Binchy's final opus, Chestnut Street, releases on April 22nd

Gone Girl, last year's smash hit, will finally be in our hands in trade paper on April 22nd

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden (by Jonas Jonasson - The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window) will be here April 29th

Michael Pollan's Cooked will be available in paperback also on April 29th

 

 

Remaindered Books

New shipments of remaindered books arrive every week. Check the bin outside the store as you pass by for some surprising bargains.

 

 

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