Staff Picks - Lilly

   

Lilly was raised on tales of post-war Rome, the magic of Oscar & Hammerstien, and walking the wrong way up the Guggenheim.

 

A lifelong slow reader, Lilly was thrilled to discover the power of audiobooks when one summer she was desperate to occupy her kids on a long road trip. So thrilled, that she co-owned an audio book rental business for a decade, then brought the love to Kepler's.

 

Lilly cherry picks her way through literary fiction, history, travel memoirs, business and the occasional mystery. She loves to share.

 

 

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Expecting Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781402295058
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 1st, 2014

Told from 3 distinct perspectives: Laurie, the wife, Alan, the husband and Jack, 5th year UCLA student and sperm donor, Expecting is a fast-paced, touching and at times laugh-out-loud funny romp through an unexpected process of creating a family. The best part lies in each character's private thoughts, imaginings and impulses. When these characters collide, you, the reader, are in on it all. Hilarious! - Lilly


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770436421
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Published: Hogarth - February 4th, 2014

A debut novel by Steigner Fellow Marra. A very big slice of the Chechyan wars. What does it take to save an 8-year-old girl? More than you would imagine.


The Guest Cat Cover Image
By Takashi Hiraide, Eric Selland (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811221504
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - January 28th, 2014

Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781452113890
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - February 18th, 2014

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The Childhood of Jesus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125761
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Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 2014

Told primarily through dialogue, Nobel laureate Coetzee’s novel is an allegorical tale about childhood and destiny. As new immigrants struggling to adjust to a new homeland, a man named Simon pledges to help a small boy named David find his mother. In doing so, Coetzee gives us much to ponder. (Lilly)


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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

I Am Malala is a remarkable story of a young Pakastani girl’s fight for the right to education, and of her father’s love for his daughter in a society that prizes sons. It will make you believe in the power of a young person’s voice to bring light to oppression. (Lilly)


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The Most of Nora Ephron Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385350839
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 29th, 2013

With razor sharp wit and intelligence, Nora Ephron (1941-2012) captured our hearts. This representative collection of Ephron’s work includes novels, scripts, essays and articles spanning her entire career. Most notable are the script from When Harry Met Sally, which differs from the movie, and Newsweek articles from the 1970’s. (Lilly)


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Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385347563
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Published: Three Rivers Press (CA) - September 9th, 2014

Founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nash (71) shares his life story in intimate detail. Starting with his lower class youth in post-war England and founding The Hollies, to living with Joni Mitchell in Laurel Canyon and forming CSN & later CSNY, Nash is a insightful raconteur of a remarkable era. (Lilly)


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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062079619
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 16th, 2014

Fresh, colorful, erudite, Simon Winchester follows the footsteps of America’s most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators - some famous and some forgotten - who played a crucial role in creating today’s United States. A sweeping, and often surprising, look at the men whose achievements helped unify the states and create one cohesive nation. (Lilly)


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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307743756
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Published: Vintage Books - August 12th, 2014

An insightful history of the first city in Europe to lay the foundations of what we now call liberalism. From its early days as a religious pilgrimage destination, to the economic liberalism of The East India Company, to its present day expression of social liberalism, Shorto deftly explores Amsterdam’s cultural development. (Lilly)


White Teeth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375703867
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 12th, 2001

Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781586481988
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 16th, 2003

The Hungry Tide Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780618711666
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Published: Mariner Books - June 2006

Shantaram Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312330538
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 2005

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812979329
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Published: Random House Trade - April 8th, 2014

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061779756
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 9th, 2012

If you have never read Christopher Moore, start with Lamb: The Life of Christ Told by His Best Friend Biff. But if you know Moore's writing, proceed directly to Sacre Bleu. Did Van Gough really commit suicide or was he murdered? Toulouse-Lautrec quirky persistence uncovers the 'real' story. Gained a renewed appreciation for color, especially le sacre bleu. Lilly