The Avid Reader September 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Autumn is an exciting time in the book world - many anticipated new releases are finally arriving. (And you can find them here for less!) This month, tips on collecting Sherlock Holmes, the Man Booker Prize, and our interview with wine expert Natalie Maclean. Happy reading...



  • In New Books: Man Booker Prize
  • In Rare Books: The Avid Collector
  • In Used Books: The Giant's House
  • In the Authors' Corner: Natalie Maclean
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    In New Books

    Moral Disorder
    Margaret Atwood
    Moral Disorder
    The new release from Ms Atwood is a collection of ten interrelated stories, by turns funny, thought-provoking, and tragic - all laid out to resemble a photo album. Intrigued? Find it brand new from $15.09.
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    The Man Booker Prize
    The Man Booker Prize Shortlist
    The shortlist has been announced! Our early prediction for the winner is Sarah Waters (The Night Watch) - but the list also includes Kate Grenville, Edward St. Aubyn, and Kiran Desai's gem The Inheritance of Loss.

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    In Rare & Collectible Books

    The Avid Collector
    The Avid CollectorDo you always look at the Rare Books section of the Avid Reader first? Then The Avid Collector newsletter, packed with articles, profiles, and Q&A on rare & collectible books, is for you.
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    The Avid Collector Pick of the Month
    Pick of the Month Bookseller Phillip Gold of 221Books recommends The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and shares some Sherlockian collecting clues.
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    Our Latest Book Club Pick
    The Giant's House
    Elizabeth McCracken
    The Giant's House
    Have you joined the Avid Reader Book Club? Its members are already busy discussing the latest pick about a librarian's friendship with a boy who won't stop growing. Buy it used from $1.00
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    The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    Kim Edwards
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    Edwards' moving story of a doctor's life-changing decision to abandon his daughter continues to sit atop the bestseller charts. Not interested in paying hardcover prices? Find it used from $8.46.
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    Author's Corner:
    Meet Natalie Maclean
    Natalie MacleanMeet Natalie Maclean, author of the new book Red, White and Drunk All Over, described as "A Year in Provence meets Kitchen Confidential then goes Sideways."
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