+Dog: The Pawsitive Dog
Guide to Urban Dog Care
by Jenifer Vickery
A comprehensive guide designed to address the challenges that
city dog owners face. Jenifer Vickery is the owner and head-trainer
of the Pawsitive Dog, a dog training center in Boston. She
has been helping dogs and their owners develop lifelong partnerships
Boyos: A Novel
by Richard Marinick
South Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, and the North End.
These are the neighborhoods that poplulate some of the greatest
American crime fiction, from George V. Higgins, to Robert
B. Parker, to Dennis Lehane. Richard Marinick knows these
places as well as any of them. He grew up running with the
Southie gangs during the infamous Whitey Bulger era, and learned
to write during a ten-year prison stretch. He writes what
he knows, and his shattering, utterly authentic first novel,
Boyos, is the result.
The MayDay: A Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard Novel
by Bill Eidson
Veteran thriller writer Bill Eidson scored a hit with 2003's The Repo, the first installment of an acclaimed new series featuring ex-DEA Agent Jack Merchant adn boat repo contractor Sarah Ballard. In The Mayday, Eidson continues their intimate, fractious partnership as they search for a man's wife and children, missing on the high seas. No one believes Matt Coulter's story of a foundered ship, a life raft adrift at night, and a miraculous rescueturned kidnapping—least of all the police. Jack and Sarah dont' either, at first. But they reluctantly take the case, and the farther they follow its twists and turns, the more convinced they become that the missing family are still alive. At least for now.
Stoned, Naked, and Looking in My Neighbor's Window: The Best Confessions from GroupHug.us
by Gabriel Jeffrey
Pop Culture/ Non-fiction
It's amazing what people will do for an audience. It's unbelievable what they will do under the cover of anonymity. Ehibitionism and voyeurism, sin and absolution: they're old, they're human adn they're satisfying. They drive everything from religion to commerce to government. Group Hug (www.grouphug.us) was started as a place for people to totally annonymously post their deepest, darkest secrets. Group Hug received an unbelievable 13 million hits in the first three months, and is growing rapidly. Open your inner voyeur to clandestine sex and personal sins, stolen money adn inner-office shenanigans.
The Beer Advocate: A Beer
Guide for the Drinking Impaired
by Jason Alstrom and Todd Alstrom
By the founders of the immensely popular beer culture web
site beeradvocate.com, this will be the comprehensive guide
for both the beer connoisseur and the beer-curious to keep
on hand. www.beeradvocate.com
This One Time
by Craig Taylor
This One Time is a road-book in the tradition of
Studs Terkel and Haruki Murakami. Canadian journalist Craig
Taylor (New York Times Magazine, UK’s Guardian, Canada’s
National Post) crisscrosses Europe and North America collecting
stories, interviews and arcanum centered on
peoples’ recollection of significant moments. www.anonymousjuice.com
New In Paperback
Gin: The Much Lamented
Death of Madam Geneva - The Eighteenth Century Gin Craze
by Patrick Dillon
Gin is a fascinating history of a time when the social,
economic, and political machinery of Britain was kept lubricated
by this cheap, plentiful, and often deadly elixir. Brilliantly
researched, this is a fast-paced chronicle of the making,
selling, and regulating of a powerful intoxicant, and of its
disastrous effects on ordinary people.
Blue Note Records
by Richard Cook
Now in paperback, the widely acclaimed history of the most
famous jazz label of them all. The pioneering label of jazz's
golden age, Blue Note Records is still a conspicuous arbiter
of style that continues to have influence. Richard Cook captures
the subtle art of Rudy van Gelder's oft-imitated recording
techniques, Francis Wolff's invaluable jazz photography, and
Reid Miles' trend-setting album designs which set the standard
that became the classic symbol of the best in jazz.
by Bill Eidson
A Kate's Mystery Books Selection
Ex-DEA Agent Jack Merchant is living out his precarious early
retirement on the docs of Charlestown, Mass., surrounded by
the revenge-minded dealers and punks he used to put away.
All he's got is his sloop, the Lila, but soon enough he gets
a visit from the repo. An exciting thriller, this is the first
in a new series featuring Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard.
Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams
by M. J. Simpson
Don't panic! Hitchhiker is now in paperback! Pack your towel,
pour yourself a pan-galactic gargle blaster, and take off
on a wild, no-holds-barred tour of the life and career of
Douglas Adams, creator of the phenomenally successful Hitchhiker's
Guide of the Galaxy. The Hitchhiker's novels
were all major bestsellers in the United States and throughout
the world. M. J. Simpson has proudced a rich, revealing chronicle
of oen of the most wildly creative minds of our time.
Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt
by Suzi Parker
Moral repression often breed sexual creativity, and nowhere is that more true than in the South. Join Suzi Parker on a private journey to an eccentric side of sin where Southerners secretly (and not-so-secretly) defy sexual convention. In a region where town often have more churches than liquor stores, you'll encounter a host of unforgettable characters. It's the home to Swingers magazine, and to religious types who picket bookstores for peddling "obscenity" like The Joy of Sex. Suzi's frank, unapologetic style will certainly raise some eyebrows, covering everything from sex-toy parties to porn film sets. Her saucy shots of Southern sin are certain to entertain.