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Dockside Bookshop: The Complete Bookshop


Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas' well-known, well-read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction.
"Anansi Boys," by Neil Gaiman, William Morrow & Company, Fiction Hardcover, 352 pp. $26.95
One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age — complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the kids.
When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed — before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun … just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.
Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, "American Gods," the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny — a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."
"Cinnamon Kiss," by Walter Mosley, Little Brown & Company, Fiction Harcover, 312 pp. $24.95
It is the Summer of Love as "Cinnamon Kiss" opens, and Easy Rawlings is deep in a conversation with his lifelong friend Mouse about robbing an armored car. It’s a cinch, Mouse says. This would be further outside the law than Easy has ever traveled—but his daughter Feather urgently needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time.
Then another friend offers a job that just might solve Easy’s problem without the risk of jail time. He has to travel to San Francisco to investigate the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney and his assistant of sorts, the beautiful Cinnamon Cargill. Easy can see there is much more to this story than he is being told—Robert Lee, his new employer, is as shadowy and suspect as the man Easy is seeking. And the woman who fronts for Lee is as alluring and dangerous as they come. But Easy’s need overcomes all concerns. Far away from his usual network of contacts and support, he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves of San Francisco to a violent and vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe.
"It's Called A Breakup Because It's Broken," by Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, Broadway Books, Nonfiction Hardcover, 276 pp. $19.95
When Greg Behrendt – comedian and consultant to "Sex and the City" – laid out the truth about men's "mixed signals" (the truth being that there's no such thing), millions of women found themselves liberated. But knowing a guy's not that into her doesn't mean a woman is not going to be hurt. Now, for every woman who's had her heart broken, Greg and his coauthor-wife, Amiira, offer "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken" – a must-have survival guide for getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner SuperFox.
This hilarious and helpful book covers everything from how to pull the plug on a relationship and make it stick, to proven remedies for uncontrollable crying, to how to act the first time you see him with another woman. Divided into two parts – "Get Over It," and "Get On with It" – chapters include:
– There Are No New Messages, so stop checking your machine – and his! – every five minutes
– He's Not Hiding at the Bottom of That Pint of Ice Cream
– What's He Thinking? Who cares? But Greg and Amiira respect the need to obsess, so here's a chapter of indulgence
– If It Was So Great, You'd Still Be Together: Seeing the reality for what it was
– Revenge Is a Dish Best Served HOT! So get out of your pajamas, start taking care of yourself, and find your way back to an even more rocking you!
Plus: an essential workbook, so you can put the crazy stuff down on paper instead of inflicting it on the world.
Before finding each other, Greg and Amiira had been there, too, and found their way out of the darkness. Now they've come back with a flashlight and a helping hand. "It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken" is more than the ultimate reference guide to the dissolution of a relationship. It's the voice of encouragement that you need to turn your breakup into a break-over, and get a jump on the brighter romantic future that awaits.

New Paperback Fiction

1. "Shopaholic & Sister" by Sophie Kinsella $12.00
2. "Everyone Worth Knowing" by Lauren Weisberger $7.99
3. "Echoes" by Danielle Steel $7.99
4. "The Italian Secretary" by Caleb Carr $7.99
5. "Two Dollar Bill" by Stuart Woods $9.99
6. "The Closers" by Michael Connelly $7.99
7. "Villages" by John Updike $7.99
We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail us at [email protected], or call 340-774-4937.
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Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
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