New to Titcomb’s – Week of April 4th
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman ($24.00; our price: $19.20) – staff pick by Karen! In 2005, celebrated novelist Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura’s death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, he wrote “Say Her Name,” a novel chronicling his great love and unspeakable loss.
Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer ($24.95; our price: $19.96) - staff pick by Karen! From the bestselling author of Songs Without Words and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier comes her strongest work yet–a collection of burnished, impossible-to-put down narratives framed by two stunning, linked novellas.
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin ($24.95; our price: $19.96) A million-plus-copy bestseller in South Korea and poised to become an international sensation, Please Look After Mom is the stunning, deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, and of the desires, heartaches, and secrets they discover she harbored within.
Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg ($26.00; our price: $20.80) A beautiful story about the power of love and family, this new novel by the beloved, bestselling author of The Last Time I Saw You follows the journey of a couple who meet again after their divorce.
The Love of My Youth by Mary Gordon ($25.95; our price: $20.76) Beloved author Gorden pens a beautifully choreographed novel about first lovers meeting again after more than 30 years, walking the streets of Rome and reimmersing themselves in their lost past.
A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant ($28.00) Bestselling author Jenny Conant presents a stunning account of Paul and JuliaChild’s early lives as OSS agents in the Far East.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett ($16.00)- now in paperback! In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women–black and white, mothers and daughters–view one another.
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay ($14.99)- now in paperback! When Nina Revskaya puts her remarkable jewelry collection up for auction, the former Bolshoi Ballet star finds herself overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, and of the events, both glorious and heartbreaking, that changed her life half a century earlier. It was in Russia that she discovered the magic of dance and fell in love, and where, faced with Stalinist aggression, a terrible discovery incited a deadly act of betrayal–and an ingenious escape to the West.
Ape House by Sara Gruen ($15.00)- now in paperback! From the author of the bestselling Water for Elephants comes the story of a family of bonobo apes violently kidnapped from their laboratory by animal liberation activists and placed on a reality TV show.
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff ($15.00) – now in paperback! Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when she buys a piece of vintage clothing, she’s not just buying fabric and thread–she’s buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life.
Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell ($15.00) – now in paperback! Struggling artist Claude Monet’s life was irrevocably changed when he met the beautiful and mysterious Camille Doucieux. Through years of painting, misunderstanding, and love, they carve out a life together, but can Camille ever escape her past?