Thursday, July 24, 2008

Life in Beijing

In honor of next month's Olympics in Beijing, the Guardian presents ten books offering insight into life in Beijing.

Spotlight on Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the New York Times bestselling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, released a new book last month. This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation is Ehrenreich's satirical social commentary on the state of the nation.

Other Barbara Ehrenreich titles available from PCLS:

Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
The Worst Years of Our Lives: Irreverent Notes from a Decade of Greed

For more information on Ehrenreich and her works:
Author website
Author interview

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Releases for August

Place your holds on these upcoming August titles:

Foreign Body by Robin Cook (Aug. 5)
Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown (Aug. 12)
The Assassin by Stephen Coonts (Aug. 19)
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs (Aug. 26)