Edit ModuleShow Tags

Your Shelf Life

5 Books for the Nightstand


Published:

When the Killing’s Done

A new novel from prolific California novelist T.C. Boyle, author of The Tortilla Curtain and World’s End. In the Channel Islands, a National Park Service biologist wants to save the endangered native animals from invasive species like rats and feral pigs. But her plan raises the ire of local animal rights activists. Boyle raises serious questions about our relationship to the natural world. us.penguingroup.com.

Dayglo

The landscape of San Diego permeates James Meetze's poetry collection, rich with sun, light, sand, waves, eucalyptus and chaparral. National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, who selected Dayglo as winner of the 2010 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, writes, “Think of Thoreau inhabiting a city like San Diego, perhaps on a beach where ‘when brightness becomes your halo / it’s just sun / and nothing holy,’ and you will have a sense of the wonders of this collection.” ahsahtapress.boisestate.edu.

Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover

Album art may be a quaint artifact in the digital age, but during its heyday, the master of the form was Alex Steinweiss. This beautifully designed book features thousands of original artworks by Steinweiss for classical, jazz and pop record covers. It also includes Steinweiss-designed logos, labels and examples of his typeface, the “Steinweiss Scrawl.” A must-have for music lovers and graphic design geeks. taschen.com.

The Fates Will Find Their Way

Hannah Pittard’s short stories have won acclaim from the likes of McSweeney’s and Salman Rushdie, and her debut novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way, is already generating buzz in literary circles. It tells the story of a teenaged girl gone missing and the circle of boys she grew up with who can’t forget her, long into adulthood. Comparisons to The Virgin Suicides are natural as Pittard explores the nature of teenage crushes and their legacy. harpercollins.com.

A Box of Darkness: The Story of a Marriage

Sally Ryder Brady’s memoir reveals her 46-year marriage to a dashing man who not only introduced her to famous writers (as editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly Press) but danced like Fred Astaire. When he dies unexpectedly, Brady’s grief is overwhelming. When she learns her husband was harboring secrets, she must come to terms with unanswered questions about his identity and commitment to their long marriage. Box reads like a mystery but is a meditation on marriage and grief. ­us.­macmillan.com/­aboxofdarkness.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

I Tried It: Yoga Out Loud

Who knew that modern electronic music would be a perfect match for a 5,000-year-old spiritual practice?

Backstage Tour: San Diego Opera’s 'Tosca'

We learn what it takes to stage a famous production

2016 Valentine’s Day Guide

San Diego’s best dinner specials, wine tastings, spa deals, staycations, shows and more
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. San Diego's Next Hot Neighborhoods
    Where everyone will be living in 2016
  2. The Noisy Restaurant Epidemic
    Notice a volume spike in restaurants lately? There are so many reasons today's restaurants are louder than ever. Award-winning architect Matthew Ellis explains.
  3. Goodnight, Claire de Lune
    For 19 years, Claire de Lune was the come-as-you-are cultural hangout for North Park. Today it closes. Owner Claire Magner looks back.
  4. The Best of North County 2016
    There’s never been a better time to experience NoCo’s charms
  5. Get Outside: 15 Outdoor Challenges
    Take your workouts to new heights and lengths with our list of San Diego’s best hikes, bike paths, and swims
  6. San Diego's James Beard Nominees Are...
    The James Beard nominees were announced today. And San Diego's restaurant scene grabbed three. And the nominees are...
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

The Inaugural Breakthrough Biomedical Philanthropy Forum

Sponsored by the Salk Institute

“Will You Marry Me”?

Sharon Jenks, CEO of 6 Degrees, on building business relationships

More Than 1,300 Prizes are Ready to be Given Away

What are you waiting for? Buy your raffle ticket now
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags