Friday, January 14, 2011

Booksellers Rock! Sheryl Cotleur, Book Passage

Algonquin Books recently interviewed Book Passage buyer Sheryl Cotleur. Here's the interview:

[from Algonquin Books Blog]

[Sheryl Cotleur has spent 25 years in bookselling, working up through the ranks doing just about everything. She's spent the last 5 years as Head Buyer for both Book Passage stores (Corte Madera & San Francisco, CA.)]

What books recently rocked my world:

The View From Lazy Point by Carl Safina – one of the best writers out there on the natural world, particularly oceans, this book is a careful observation of the wonders of life as observed through migrations and then also brings to bear the devastating effects of climate change.

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht – a haunting and beautiful novel about the after effects of the Balkans war on the land and its people. Wow, it’s great!

A short story in Granta: Sex – The Fig Tree and The Wasp by Brian Chikwava – this story is brilliant, simultaneously sexy and frightening, about the wayward powers of young rebels in Zimbabwe.

Continue reading at Algonquin Books Blog

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