Thursday, March 27, 2008

Book Buzz hosted by Nancy Pearl

Nancy started with a story about being stuck on a long flight with only two books which she hated. She suggested a contest: to create a single word [presumably ending in “-phobia”] to describe being with out a good book to read. Nancy told stories about book tours, including the author fear that no one will show up. She had one story which really does qualify as the “worst event ever.” The author ended with an attendance of negative one when the one person rounded up by the book store owner literally died at the appearance

On the platform were:

Skip Dye, Random House – ran the PowerPoint presentation

Emily Cook, Milkweed (Minneapolis) looks like Winne Cooper

Virginia Stanley, Harper Collins

??? Random House

Talia Ross from Macmillan

These are raw notes from that presentation........

Emily Cook, was the "ambassador from the Minnesota

Pakastani Bride by Bapsi Sidhwa, Pakistan’s best woman author.

Rock Island Line by David Rhodes

Driftless by David Rhodes (due out in September)

The Farther Shore by Matthew Eck

Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska

Discovering Pig Magic by Julie Crabree

Slant by Laura Williams [body image issues]

River of Words: Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things by Pamela Michael & Robert Hass

??? from Random House


The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson (ISBN: 978-0-307-40522-7) pub date May 6th (Galleys at the booth)

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow (ISBN: 978-0-375-42404-5) pub date May 13th

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley (ISBN: 978-0-307-35289-7) pub date June 10th (Galleys in the booth)

Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost (ISBN: 978-0-7679-2200-5) pub date ?[also wrote the Sex Lives of Cannibals]

TUNA: A Love Story by Richard Ellis (ISBN: 978-0-307-26715-3) pub date July 15th

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (ISBN: 978-0-385-34099-1) pub date July 29th

A Stopover in Venice by Kathryn Walker (ISBN: 978-0-307-26706-1) pub date August 19th

The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis (ISBN: 978-0-345-50071-7) pub date September 9th (no cover art)

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg (ISBN: 978-1-59051-191-6) pub date September 9th (unexpected insanity, in New York today) [Samplers and galleys in the booth]

Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (DC Comics/Minx)

Emily Post: A Biography by Laura Claridge (ISBN: 978-0-375-50921-6) pub date October 14th (First real bio of Post)

Don’t Look Now: Stories by Daphne du Maurier (ISBN: 978-1-059017-288-9) pub date October 21st

Talia Ross from Macmillan (packets handed out)

Blue Heaven by C. J. Box (in Room L100 D-G) Friday morning. Free copies of the books will be given out at the program on mysteries

Also authors at the Sisters in Crime booth #242

Galleys in booth 608

Quiver by Peter Leonard (Elmore Leonard’s son)

Don’t Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt

I Shall Not Want by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Lie Down with the Devil by Linda Barnes

The Waters Edge by ? Judson

Hell Hole by Chris Grabenstein

The September Society by Charles Finch

Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton

Vodka Neat by Anna Blundy (get for ria)

Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Barbison

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeline Wickham (pseudonym for Sophie Kinsella)

The Writing Class by Jacy Willet

Cats in May by Doreen Toney

Looking for Anne of Green Gables by Irene Gammel [author added thanks to comment below!]

Nick of Time by Ted Bell

Twisted by Tracy Brown

By Schism Rent Asunder by David Weber

Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi

Frames by Loren Estleman

After 9/11 (graphic novel)

Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer

Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver

Volk’s Shadow by Brent Ghelfi

Blackout by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza

Virginia Stanley – Harper Collins

Blog Talk Radio (live plus podcast….sort of like Unshelved for libraries)

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein book signing on

Early Work a new web site from Nora Rawlinson (

Olive TV (

The Roaring 20s: Quarterlife Lit for those in the 20s available at the booth

Many AREs at the booth 506

All will be posted on the web site.

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (new!!)

Virginia then ran out of time……….

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I noticed you have "Looking for Anne by (and are missing Irene Gammel.