The Hazards of Working at a bookstore Vol. 1.3

Posted February 20, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

So I worked 2nd floor again last night, and saw several new books. One I didn’t get a chance to write down before the name slipped my mind close to when we were getting ready to close. So I have two to talk about. First off I want to mention that one of the books I posted in an earlier Hazards entry, Ill Wind, was one that I found someone else had looked at and then set down somewhere else for me to of course pick up and put away. I thought that was interesting as it’s not on a display anywhere.

Okay, first book is another teen one, The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. It’s main character is Sylvie, who was a ballerina until she broke her leg. Her father dies, her mother remarries, and moves her away from Manhattan where she’s grown up to Alabama. In Alabama there are two boys that she is intrigued by, the golden boy, and a cousin’s mysterious foreign guest. Then she starts seeing things, and that is what gets me interested. The book is not new, this is the paperback release, but the paperback cover is so much more attention grabbing as you can see in the picture I’ve posted. The hardcover had just a flower covering the entire cover. Kind of boring.

The 2nd book is The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean. The part where our main character, Dora, has a crush on her flirtatious coffee shop manager, is something that is familiar in my life. Also I’ve read that this book started on the author’s blog, which also intrigues me.
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