How Did You Get This Number - Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley follows up her bestselling I Was Told There’d be Cake with an equally entertaining, somewhat darker, collection of essays.  In HOW DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER  (Riverhead, $15), we hear about Crosley’s stint buying stolen furniture; her roommate, a kleptomaniac with an eating disorder; and the author’s travels to Paris, Portugal, and Alaska. Witty, and as engaging as a close friend, Crosley makes even a bear attack seem hilarious, and when she turns to everyday events, they suddenly seem worthy of a story. These essays take the reader along on adventures big and small as Crosley observes the craziness that happens around her.

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ISBN: 9781594485190
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2011

Great House - Nicole Krauss

In her third novel, GREAT HOUSE (W.W. Norton, $24.95), Nicole Krauss weaves together four narrative threads, all of which revolve around a large and impressive writing desk.  The novel opens with a young writer, Nadia, recounting how she came to own the desk. Gradually, more narrators pick up the story: an Israeli father struggling with his relationship to his son, a husband trying to understand the secrets of his late wife, a young American woman involved with a complicated man and his strange family, and an antiques dealer who specializes in recovering items pillaged by the Nazis.  With beautiful writing and heartbreaking details, Kraus unfolds each character’s losses, despair, and disappointment, leaving it to the reader to puzzle the whole picture together.

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ISBN: 9780393340648
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2011