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May 29, 2015

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news1Happy Fiction Fridays  


Fiction Fridays got off to a great start last week, and will continue all summer long. Come pick up your summer fiction reading at Harvard Book Store for 15% off. Learn more here





news2Meet the Authors  


Our sensational series of fiction events continues all summer long as well. Mark your calendar for the following highlights, and check out many more events here.


Leslie Parry, Church of Marvels (June 3rd event)   

"This quite literally marvelous novel takes you on a hallucinatory ride through old New York, until the four threads of its protagonists' lives tangle and tighten like a noose. Irresistible." (Emma Donoghue, author of Room)

Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing (June 9th event)  

"I was torn from reality the moment I opened my copy. Every preconception and previous memory of Indian American immigrant stories was tossed to the wind. Instead I was engrossed by the book's freshness, raw honesty, and deeply compelling characters. I reread the last two chapters several times, unwilling to let the characters rest and fade to memory. Do not miss this debut work from Mira Jacob." (Stef L., Harvard Book Store)


Jonathan Galassi, Muse (June 11th event)   

"A witty, elegant, tons-of-fun debut novel. Jonathan Galassi has got all the dirt on the publishing industry and he is ready to dish. But he also takes us from Union Square and a hideaway country cottage to Venice, for a love story all his own." (Gary Shteyngart) 



news4In Case You Missed It


Earlier this month we hosted Viet Thanh Nguyen discussing his debut novel, The Sympathizer.



Browse the HBS Channel, our video archive of author events, and consider buying the books discussed there from Harvard Book Store. Your purchases make this author series possible.


Thanks for reading,


New on Our Shelvesnewshelves
Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf


Knopf, hardcover

Our Souls at Night is a spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab 
by Steve Inskeep


Penguin Press, hardcover
Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men -- President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross -- who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history, five decades after the Revolutionary War.

Sociology, Capitalism, Critique
by Hartmut Rosa, Stephan Lessenich, and Klaus Dorre


Verso, paperback

Sociology, Capitalism, Critique is a contribution to the renewal of critical sociology, founded on a grounded diagnosis of society's ills. The authors, Germany's leading critical sociologists, share a conviction that ours is a pivotal period of intellectual renewal. 

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Kids & Young Adult
Extraordinary People:
A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals 
by Michael Hearst


Chronicle Books, hardcover

Inside this book, you'll find stories of 50 extraordinary people such as Evel Knievel, who jumped his motorcycle over 14 Greyhound buses; The Iceman, found in the ice after 5,300 years; and Helen Thayer, who walked to the North Pole alone. 

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Printed on Paige 
Each week we feature a book printed on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database

White Water, Red Hot Lead:
On Board U.S. Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam 
by Dan Daly


Print on Demand, paperback

White Water, Red Hot Lead is the story of U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, 1967-1968. Dan Daly, Officer-in-Charge of PCF 76, tells of firefights, brutalizing weather, and danger at every turn with an unexpected  touch of romance and humor.


Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries 6
edited by Maxime Jakubowski
$3.99, paperback (originally $13.95)

This impressive collection contains thirty-five short stories from the top names in British crime fiction, including Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Alexander McCall Smith, Jake Arnott, Val McDermid, and many more.
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After the Music Stopped:
The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
by Alan S. Blinder
$6.99, paperback (originally $18.00)

In After the Music Stopped, Alan S. Blinder delivers a masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do to recover from it. 
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A Doonesbury Retrospective
by G.B. Trudeau
$39.99, hardcover (originally $100.00)

Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, this massive celebratory anthology marks Doonesbury's 40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality.
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Recentused Finds in the Used Department


Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
Poems and Problems
by Vladimir Nabokov

Originally published by McGraw Hill in 1970 

$35.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

Printed here in the original and -- on the facing pages -- in English translations made by Nabokov himself, these thirty-nine Russian poems exemplify the stages of a half-century of Nabokov's poetry.

The Age of the Poets:

And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose 

by Alain Badiou

Originally published by Verso in 2014

$13.00 (paperback) in Very Good condition

The Age of the Poets revisits the age-old problem of the relation between literature and philosophy, arguing against both Plato and Heidegger's famous arguments. Philosophy neither has to ban the poets from the republic nor abdicate its own powers.

Rendez-vous with Art  

by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford 

Originally published by Thames & Hudson in 2014

$18.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition

Rendez-vous with Art confronts the elusive questions: how, and why, do we look at art? Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford talked in art galleries or churches or their homes, and this book is structured around their journeys. 

Upcoming Events  


Tickets on Sale Now:   

 Jane Smiley (June 4)
Lev Grossman with Gregory Maguire (June 10)
The Nation's First 150 Years Panel Discussion (June 16)

All Upcoming Events Google Calendar 

Kelly Link

Mon, Jun 1, 7PM

Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble, discusses the 75th anniversary edition of Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber from Penguin Classics.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lucas Mann

Tue, Jun 2, 7PM

UMass Dartmouth professor Lucas Mann reads from his memoir Lord Fear -- a book about brothers, addiction, bereavement, and "one man's fierce and futile desire to fully know his own brother." (Leslie Jamison)
At Harvard Book Store
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Rebecca Dinerstein and Leslie Parry

Wed, Jun 3, 7PM

Debut novelists Rebecca Dinerstein (author of The Sunlit Night, a love story set in the beautiful, barren Far North) and Leslie Parry (author of Church of Marvels, set in turn-of-the-century New York City) each read from their new books.
At Harvard Book Store
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Jane Smiley

Thu, Jun 4, 6PM

Jane Smiley presents Early Warning, the second installment in The Last Hundred Years Trilogy, a gorgeously told saga that began with Some Luck and will span a century in America.
At the Brattle Theatre
$5 tickets
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Alvin E. Roth

Thu, Jun 4, 7PM

Economist and Nobel laureate Alvin E. Roth discusses Who Gets What-and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design.
At Harvard Book Store
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Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite

Fri, Jun 5, 7PM

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite present their collaborative debut novel, War of the Encyclopaedists -- the story of a friendship that stretches from Boston academia to the military occupation of Iraq, as its protagonists keep in touch by editing a Wikipedia article about themselves.
At Harvard Book Store
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Author Event Info 



Featured event books at Harvard Book Store author talks are 20% off on the day of the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.


Tickets & Coupons 

$5 tickets are also coupons good for $5 off a purchase at Harvard Book Store.


The Harvard Square Book Circle

Mon, Jun 29, 7PM

The June selection for our monthly in-store book club discussion is Siri Hustvedt's The Blazing World. Registration is not required and no commitment is necessary.
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