Thanks to Sherman Alexie’s call to action, authors all over the borough-- and the country -- are stopping by their local bookstores on Small Business Saturday to help handsell their favorite titles. Here at WORD, you can meet and chat with authors, find out what they’re recommending this holiday season, and get signed books!Schedule: 11 a.m., Emma Straub and John Bemelmans Marciano12 p.m., Susannah Cahalan and Tim O'Mara2 p.m., Jami Attenberg and Myke Cole3 p.m., Amy Shearn4 p.m., Jennifer Keishin Armstrong5 p.m., Sarah McCarry
Alexander Baddenfield is a horrible boy--a really horrible boy--who is the last in a long line of lying, thieving scoundrels. One day, Alexander has an astonishing idea. Why not transplant the nine lives from his cat into himself? Suddenly, Alexander has lives to spare, and goes about using them up, attempting the most outrageous feats he can imagine.
A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick
"At once a delicious depiction of Hollywood's golden age and a sweet, fulfilling story about one woman's journey through fame, love, and loss."--"Boston Globe "
When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied:
When one of Raymond Donne's former students is found stabbed to death under the Williamsburg Bridge, Ray draws on his past as a cop to find the truth in Tim O'Mara's second New York mystery.
For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie's enormous girth. She's obsessed with food--thinking about it, eating it--and if she doesn't stop, she won't have much longer to live.
An award-winning memoir and instant "New York Times" bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, "Brain on Fire" is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity.
"This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see "
Hailed by "The Washington Post" as "tantalizing" and "mesmerizing," "The Mermaid of Brooklyn" is a whip-smart, heartfelt exploration of what happens when modern day motherhood meets with a little touch of magic.
"Sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes--and a little help from a mermaid"
The Great Reawakening did not come quietly. Across the country and in every nation, people began to develop terrifying powers--summoning storms, raising the dead, and setting everything they touch ablaze. Overnight the rules changed...but not for everyone.
Lady Gaga's old friend and former DJ Brendan Jay Sullivan paints a vivid picture of the downtown scene from which she emerged.