FIRST LINES FROM NEW BOOKS OUT TODAY: JUNE 11, 2012
"At first light on a late summer morning, a man in a hooded sweatshirt moved softly and slowly along an ordinary-looking street in South London."
Capital: A Novel by John Lanchester
"Don’t expect this to be the kind of story that goes: and then, and then, and then."
Invisible Monsters Remix by Chuck Palahniuk
"The 2007-08 financial crisis and the great recession that followed cast vast numbers of Americans adrift amid the flotsam and jetsam of an increasingly dysfunctional form of capitalism."
The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph Stiglitz
"Hanging off the face of a cliff, an ice axe the only thing between him and death, a Sherpa climber named Chhiring Dorje swung to the left. A massive ice boulder ripped off above, hurtling toward him. It was the size of a refrigerator."
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan
OUT TODAY IN PAPERBACK
- Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America - David S. Reynolds
- The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos - John D. Barrow
- Bloodmoney: A Novel of Espionage - David Ignatius