Reality proves to be a painful tangle of the unknown for Tsukuru, the 36-year-old protagonist of Haruki Murakami’s new novel. On the surface, he leads an orderly, harmonious existence. But inwardly, he roils with rejection and hurt.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 24, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the experience.
Most octogenarians are slowing down, settling into the freedom of retirement - but not Jules Feiffer. Instead, the playwright, illustrator, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist went back to the drawing board - literally - to tackle a whole new art form: the graphic novel.