Monday, July 16, 2012

Tuesday Tomorrow

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Published by: Doubleday
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 5320 Pages
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The official patter:
"The Sandcastle Girls is a sweeping historical love story steeped in Chris Bohjalian's Armenian heritage.When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The year is 1915 and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to help deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. When Armen leaves Aleppo and travels south into Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, and comes to realize that he has fallen in love with the wealthy, young American woman who is so different from the wife he lost.

Fast forward to the present day, where we meet Laura Petrosian, a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents' ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed "The Ottoman Annex," Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura's grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history that reveals love, loss - and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations."

Everything about this discription screams must read book to me!

Legends: The Wrath of Gods by Anthony Horowitz
Published by: Kingfisher
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
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The official patter:
"Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .

When it comes to mixing it up with the Gods, woe be to the man (or woman) who makes them angry. Here is a collection of five stories that demonstrates just how angry those Gods can get. From creative re-tellings of the Greek stories Pandora’s Box, The Judgment of Paris, and Narcissus and Echo, to less familiar but equally cautionary Viking story of The Stolen Hammer of Thor, and the Inuit legend of The Ten Fingers of Sedna, one thing is clear—it never pays to mess with the Gods!"

Feels a bit like Horowitz is trying to get his lost readership back from Riordan by doing the same thing... knowing Horowitz, he'll do it better than Riordan.

The Guild Volume Two by Felicia Day
Published by: Dark Horse
Publication Date: July 17th, 2012
Format: Paperback, 155 Pages
To Buy

The official patter:
"Felicia Day returns her hysterical, award-winning web show about online gamers to comics, and this time she's brought along her real-life Guild! Joining Day in writing are Guild co-stars Jeff Lewis (Vork) and Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo), producer Kim Evey, and director Sean Becker, for five tales spotlighting the members of the Knights of Good. Set before the first season of the show, these hilarious stories delighted fans and newbs alike and introduced plots that influenced the show itself, including Season 5's backstory of Tink, originally hinted at in these pages. Featuring a huge variety of comics' best artists as well as many of the talents key to the web series, and leading directly to the moment Zaboo unexpectedly appears at a startled Codex's front door in Episode 1, this collection comprises a true "Season 0" of The Guild!"

I have been very bad about keeping up with the comics. I adored the first comics and the show, so I can't wait for this collection!


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