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new books galore at Green Apple Books

new books galore at Green Apple Books

new books galore at Green Apple Books

new books galore at Green Apple Books

Book of the Month and upcoming events

Hello, fellow booklovers.

Big fall releases are bulging on the shelves; 2016 calendars are here; and we’re enjoying the season of Septober by reading voraciously and hosting stimulating author events.

our October Book of the Month; ten new releases we think you might love; and a few event teasers (including Captain Underpants!) 

We strongly encourage you to check out our full fall events schedule here. 

And, as always:

Thanks for reading!
October 2015 

Aaron Englund uproots his life to settle in San Francisco.  He teaches ESL at a local school and lives in a garage-turned-studio-apartment by the ocean. His self-imposed bachelorhood forces him to confront his past: his Midwestern roots, an abusive father, a mother of not-quite-sound mind who abandoned him as a child, and a traumatic memory he has curiously blacked-out. A private investigator friend offers to track down Aaron’s mother, who has maintained radio silence throughout his adult life. A coming-of-middle-age tale, told with heart and bravado by Lori Ostlund, a long-time master of the short story now making her foray into the world of the novel. Ostlund delights with turns of phrase and humor throughout. Every detail, every sentence, every nuance, every hyphen is placed as carefully and as an acupuncturist’s needle—we feel alongside these characters and understand the depths of their predicaments and emotions. Ostlund succeeds in turning the everyday into the exceptional!

New Books We Think You’ll Like

M Train by Patti Smith (Knopf)

AND WE HAVE SOME SIGNED ONES!  First-come, first-served.

Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling (Crown)

From the author of the beloved book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of “The Mindy Project” comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.  In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Riverhead)

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray
by Dave Eggers & Tucker Nichols (McSweeney’s)

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world’s only bright-orange bridge. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. In this book, fellow bridge-lovers Dave Eggers and Tucker Nichols tell the story of how it happened, how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became, thanks to the vision and stick-to-itiveness of a few peculiar architects, one of the most memorable man-made objects ever created.

Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton)

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)

So begins this newest series, perfect for adventuresome 8 -12 year-olds.  Jump on board!
The Essential Bernie Sanders by Jonathan Tasini (Chelsea Green)

Bern!
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
by Kathryn Edin and Luke Shaefer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Edin teamed with Luke Shaefer, an expert on calculating incomes of the poor, to discover that the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to 1.5 million American households, including about 3 million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? Edin has turned sociology upside down with her procurement of rich and truthful interviews. Through the book’s many compelling profiles, moving and startling answers emerge. More than a powerful expose, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.

New Books for Cooks

My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life
by Ruth Reichl (Random House)

The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (W.W. Norton)

In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new―but simple―techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.

Event reminders!

This Saturday, October 10, Litquake presents Congolese writer Fiston Mwanza Mujila and his translator Roland Glasser, at Books on the Park. On October 17th, Dav Pilkey and Captain Underpants visit Books on the Park! See our event listing for tickets and more information. The following Saturday, October 24, marks the launch of the first annual Moby Dick Marathon at The Firehouse at Fort Mason. On Monday, October 26, Booker Prize-shortlisted author Marlon James talks with Marie Mockett at Books on the Park at 7:30pm. The next night, Kristen Hersh (of the Throwing Muses) talks with Anisse Gross about her memoir of her friendship with the talented and troubled songwriter Vic Chestnutt.

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