New Leisure books available!

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane
“Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane’s long-awaited eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads between past and future. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters more richly drawn than any Lehane has ever created, The Given Day tells the story of two families–one black, one white–swept up in a maelstrom of revolutionaries and anarchists, immigrants and ward bosses, Brahmins and ordinary citizens, all engaged in a battle for survival and power.” – Amazon.com review

The Hamburger : A History by Josh Ozersky
“This fast-paced and entertaining book unfolds the immense significance of the hamburger as an American icon. Josh Ozersky shows how the history of the burger is entwined with American business and culture and, unexpectedly, how the burger’s story is in many ways the story of the country that invented (and reinvented) it.” – Amazon.com product description

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008
“This great volume highlights the very best of this year’s fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplays, blogs, and more.” – Library Journal

Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
“Morris’ interviews–with, among others, Black Panther exile Assata Shakur in Cuba; top cop Kiran Bedi in India; author Keri Hulme, who wrote Morris’ beloved The Bone People, in New Zealand; and blind folksinger Pari Zanganeh, who wears a hat instead of a veil, in Iran–are thoughtful and probing, revealing the differences between their lives and those of American women.” – Booklist

The Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan
“Warm and witty, sincere and heartfelt, The Interruption of Everything is sure to delight McMillan devotees and attract a host of new fans.” – Amazon.com review

Coming soon…

Marley & Me by Josh Grogan

Obama’s Challenge by Robert Kuttner

Change We Can Believe In by Barack Obama

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