« Monday July 16, 2012 »
all summer reading
should be required!
your non-required reading pleasure, we have a "bookseller's dozen",
14 great middle reader and young adult titles, all 20% off through July 31.
(We realize that some reading is required, so we have the Sunshine State
books for 3rd-6th grade in stock, as well as the books on most area schools'
SLOW COOKING TO SIZZLING,
VEGAN TO BARBECUE
All cookbooks in the store are 20% off in July!
Here are a few ideas to start your mouth watering:
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm
BENJAMIN BUSCH will discuss and sign his widely acclaimed and
completely original memoir, DUST TO DUST.
Busch tells his life story from childhood curiousity to wartime high alert with
breathtakingly detailed observations of the constant elements that make up his world - water, soil, blood, wood
and more - showing up in different forms as time shapes them and him. With much
time spent in solitary pursuits, there are almost no other humans here, but the
reader goes deep into the mind of the adventurous boy and the thoughtful man,
from toy soldiering to Iraq
to acting in war movies. The reviews say it all:
is impossible to read any part of this work and not be moved…one to
be savored. Don't fail to read it." New
York Journal of Books
told...There is not one bad sentence in this book...I cannot wait to see what
[Busch] writes next." Library Journal
"Busch carries us
on a haunting, humorous, and poignant journey." Publishers Weekly
wistful, deep, and wonderfully human, Dust to Dust moved me to laughter
and tears, sometimes simultaneously…After reading this book, you will want to
go outside and really look at our world." Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn and What It Is Like to Go to War
"Dust to Dust is a wonderful book, original
in concept and stunningly written, a soldier's memoir that is about soldiering
and much else besides…a tour de force…" Ward Just
"[Busch] writes with
the precision of a stonemason, the courage of a combat veteran, and the inquisitiveness
of an artist…A haunting meditation on time, memory, and death." Baltimore City Paper
Benjamin Busch grew up in rural
New York, served two tours in Iraq as a
Marine infantry officer, and has appeared as an actor on numerous TV shows,
including as Officer Anthony Coliccio on HBO's The Wire. His writing has been featured in Harper's and twice nominated for a
Pushcart Prize, and he has been guest commentator on NPR's All Things
Considered. Busch lives on a farm in Michigan
with his wife and two daughters.