Staff Picks - Amelia

 

Amelia, Bookseller

 

The House of Broken Angels Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316154888
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Published: Little Brown and Company - March 6th, 2018

Mr.Urrea did the most charming interview with NPR’s “FRESH AIR”! He has quite the family, which clearly informs this novel. Also, his first favorite book was “The Godfather.” AWESOME!


Vulgar Favors: The Hunt for Andrew Cunanan, the Man Who Killed Gianni Versace Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525482574
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam - December 5th, 2017

First of all, the title of this book is absolutely splendid. Apart from that, if you are as riveted as I by the current incarnation of “ACS,” you owe it to yourself to read the first 2/3rds of this book.


Cinnamon Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062399618
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

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.  


Sophie Calle: Rachel Monique Cover Image
By Sophie Calle (Artist)
$75.00
ISBN: 9782365111171
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Published: Editions Xavier Barral - April 25th, 2017

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.


Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780312337070
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Published: Griffin - March 7th, 2006

I found Mr. Wilder's memoir to be charming, sincere, and very, very candid. RIP, sir. We shall not see your like again.


Clifton's and Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader Cover Image
By Edmond Clinton, Tom Sitton (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781626400221
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Published: Angel City Press - October 9th, 2015

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.