Is there a better remedy against the winter months than hot tea and good books? C.S. Lewis thought not:
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.”
With rain drumming against the windows and the
heat set to high, we've put together a selection of reading suggestions
to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination. New offerings from Lionel Shriver, Ellen Van Neerven, Lindy West, Edward O. Wilson and more promise
something for everyone at Imprints Booksellers but, sadly, tea is not
included. Best to brew your own, we think. In the mean time, happy winter reading!
Upstairs at the Strand: Writers in Conversation at the Legendary Bookstore
edited by Jessica Strand and Andrea Aguilar, Paperback, $22.99
Based on a series of talks pairing writers of note at NYC’s beloved bookstore, Upstairs at the Strand offers candid and behind-the-scenes accounts of the ways leading writers work, think, and live. The book features such celebrated novelists, playwrights, and poets as Martin Amis, Paul Auster, Renata Adler, Patti Smith, and Mark Strand, as well as contemporary stars such as Alison Bechdel, Junot Díaz, and Téa Obreht.
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
by Neil Gaiman, Paperback, $29.99
The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, a myriad of non-fiction writing by
international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil
Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University
of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and
legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the
collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most
acclaimed writers of our time.
The Gustav Sonata
by Rose Tremain, Paperback, $29.99
Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender – and spanning the twentieth
century – Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel tells the story of Gustav Perle who grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem like far-off concerns. Exploring themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, The Gustav Sonata is a testament to the
passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a
The American People: Volume 1 - Search for My Heart
by Larry Kramer, Paperback, $36.99
Forty years in the making, The American People sets forth Larry
Kramer's reimagined vision of his homeland's history. This is the
story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and
disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. Volume One of this remarkable opus is a work of ribald satire, prophetic
outrage, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment,
written with outrageous love and a sharp eye for the pitfalls of contemporary American culture.
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee
by Agnes Martin-Lugand, Paperback, $27.99
Diane has a charmed life as a wife, a mother and the owner of a literary
café in Paris until a tragic accident claims the lives of her husband and daughter. Trapped and haunted by her memories, Diane
withdraws from friends and family, unable and unwilling to move forward. But, one
year on, Diane shocks her loved ones by leaving Paris to move to a
small town on the Irish coast to rebuild her life alone. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, Happy People Read and Drink Coffee is the inspirational story of a woman finding new meaning in the wake of devastating loss.