Books to Go with Your Lemonade

August 2015
Well, it's been quite a busy summer here at the bookstore, but now it's August, and August is designed for sitting outside with a glass of lemonade and a good book. So find some time in your busy schedule, grab one of the great titles we've recommended below, and head for the nearest shady square of grass. That's what we'll be doing. 

Happy reading! 

New In Paperback:  
Station Eleven:
A Novel
by Emily St. John Mandel

"Station Eleven offers comfort and hope to those who believe, or want to believe, that doomsday can be survived, that in spite of everything people will remain good at heart, and when they start building a new world they will want what was best about the old." 
--Sigrid Nunez, New York Times Book Review

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Staff Recommended:  
How the States Got Their Shapes
by Mark Stein

"Admit it, you've always wondered why that little 'peg' of Missouri sticks down into Arkansas, why the western border of Tennessee is so weird, or why there's a squarish bit of Massachusetts poking down into Connecticut. Here are the answers, and more."
 --Alan H., Harvard Book Store

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Featured This Month:  
Some Luck:
A Novel
by Jane Smiley

"This sweeping, carefully plotted novel traces the history, from 1920 to the Cold War era, of a single Iowa farming family. . . . Smiley, like one of her characters contemplating the guests at the Thanksgiving table, begins with an empty house and fills it 'with twenty-three different worlds, each one of them rich and mysterious.'" --The New Yorker

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August Spotlight "For Science!":
Big Science:
Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
by Michael Hiltzik

"Absorbing and expansive. . . . Beyond the sheer thrill of the story, Hiltzik's delightful book is invaluable as a basis for reckoning how Big Science can persevere and evolve."--Jonathon Keats, The Los Angeles Times

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Staff Recommended:  
Sea of Poppies:
A Novel
by Amitav Ghosh

"Set in India at the beginning of the first Opium War, this book is as potent and engulfing as the mighty Ganges that flows through it; and if you let it, it will carry you to far and fascinating places.  --Katie F., Harvard Book Store

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New In Paperback:  
The Prince of los Cocuyos:
A Miami Childhood
by Richard Blanco

"Thank you, Richard, for this. The Prince of los Cocuyos is revelation and homecoming." --Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

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Printed Here:  
Around the World:
An Anthology of Travel Writing
collected by Harvard Book Store

Come Around the World with Harvard Book Store and our new anthology of travel writing -- edited and assembled this summer, and printed on our in-store book-making machine, Paige. 

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