The Avid Reader April 2007

Dear Book Lover,

Book lovers need to read, even when stationed in a war zone: this month we have a fascinating feature on AbeBooks orders shipped to Iraq. We've also partnered with Fine Books & Collections magazine to bring you top quality reviews of books that have become 'Lost Classics,' and we can't wait for the New York Antiquarian Book Fair!

Happy Reading!




In New Books

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah

A Long Way GoneOne might fear that the children forced into the horrific brutality of civil war in Sierra Leone must be lost forever. Ishmael Beah's heart-rending memoir proves otherwise, and bears eloquent witness to the resilience of the human spirit.
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The Children of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien

After three long decades: a new release by legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien. In The Children of Hurin, fans can return once more to Tolkien's realm of dragons, elves and orcs - a world that has enchanted readers for generations.

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In Rare and Collectible Books

ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Decretum GratianiMany of the finest rare booksellers will gather at the ABAA sponsored New York Antiquarian Book Fair this April. If you're in the area, take advantage of the opportunity to see exquisite books, such as this copy of the Decretum Gratiani.

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A Bower of Botanical Prints

Branches de Rousselet, Peche, Prune, et Raisin Merging the scientific and the aesthetic, botanical prints are striking examples of collectible ephemera. Jean Louis Prevost's gorgeous Branches de Rousselet, Peche, Prune, et Raisin, featured left, is one such example and there are hundreds more to be found and enjoyed.

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In Used Books

Lost Classics - Book Reviews by Fine Books & Collections Magazine

In their insightful book reviews, Fine Books & Collections magazine rescues literary gems, like James Hilton's Lost Horizon, from obscurity. They are also offering Avid Readers a steeply discounted subscription! [Learn More About Subscribing]

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The Thrill of an Edgar Wallace Novel

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) is fondly remembered as the inventor of the modern thriller. A popular and extremely prolific writer, his novel Captains of Souls is one of over 170 penned during his bloodcurdling career.

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The Latest Avid Reader Book Club Pick

Right now we're reading The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy. During the Nazi occupation of Poland, two Jewish children are left to fend for themselves in the dense forest.

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LibraryThing Book Pile Contest

You've got stacks of books - so why not enter them in a book pile contest and win yourself... more books!

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Author Interview -
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Bomb Squad

Journalists Richard Esposito and Ted Bernstein have written about the 33 unheralded heroes that make up New York's Bomb Squad.

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Your Cookbook Questions - Answered by Our Expert

From volumes dedicated to the art of Chinese desserts, to the ever present puzzle of what to do with leftovers, Sara Croft finds cookbooks to answer every query!

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LA Times Festival of Books

The LA Times Festival of Books will be held on the UCLA campus, April 28-29. AbeBooks will be at booth #645. Stop by and say hello!

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