Staff Picks - Amelia
Peter Swanson is my pick for breakout thriller author of the year. I read both these titles 3 times! Compelling characters, crystalline prose, and breathtakingly twisty plots make his novels impossible to put down. Each are Soup bestsellers!
Neil Gaiman's mythic tale of a talking tiger teaching a mute princess to speak is one of the most gorgeously illustrated books I've ever seen. Its story is both humorous and heartbreaking -- just lovely.
A physically and emotionally beautiful requiem for the artist's late mother. Extracts from Maman's diaries married with pictures from her life unveil a complicated life and intense relationship with her daughter.
I found Mr. Wilder's memoir to be charming, sincere, and very, very candid. RIP, sir. We shall not see your like again.
The legendary cafeteria is now restored and open for business in DTLA! Clinton himself was a big humanitarian, and quite the badass. The corrupt LA government tried to blow up his house. But he won in the end.