Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Book Passage picks on the Ronn Owens Show

Elaine PetrocelliRonn OwensElaine Petrocelli was on the Ronn Owens Show on KGO on December 21st, where she and show host Ronn Owens discussed some recommended books. The shows feature engaging conversation and excellent reading recommendations! Here is a checklist of the titles they spoke about. A more fully annotated and illustrated page listing these books has been posted to the Book Passage website.


McSweeneys $19.95
call (415) 927-0960 to place an order

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees
Nancy Hugo $29.95

Italian Racing Bicycles: The People, The Products, The Passion
Guido Rubino $39.95

The Conference of the Birds
Peter Sis/Rumi $29.95

Italian Baker (revised)
Carol Field $35.00

Pilgrimage  *** 
Annie Leibovitz $50.00


Extra Virginity  
Tom Mueller  $25.95

The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America
Tom Brokaw  $26.00

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert Massie $ 35.00

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
Elizabeth Letts, $26.00

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Adam Gopnik $25.95


The Language of Flowers  
Vannessa Diffenbaugh $25.00

-- companion book
A Victorian Flower Dictionary
Mandy Kirkby, Vanessa Diffenbaugh $22.00

The Cat’s Table  *** 
Michael Ondaatje $26.00

The Buddha in the Attic
Julie Otsuka  $22.00

The Drop
Michael Connelly $27.99

Love and Shame and Love  *** 
Peter Orner $24.99

Oracle of Stamboul
Michael David Lukas $13.99

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson  $15.95

Dead Love  zombie fiction
Linda Watanabe McFerrin $14.95

The Hunter
not yet released
John Lescroart  $26.95


Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents Travel Book
Michael DuBois, Katri Hilden, Jane Price

Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents London: Everything You Wanted to Know
Klay Lamprell

Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents Paris: Everything You Wanted to Know

Klay Lamprell

Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents New York: Everything You Wanted to Know

Klay Lamprell

Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents Rome: Everything You Wanted to Know
Klay Lamprell

Time Travelling Fashionista
Biana Turetsky $17.99

Christopher Paolini $27.99

Book Thief

Markus Zusak $12.99

Here Comes Grandma!
Janet Lord and Julie Paschkis  $13.99

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker (Author), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)   $16.99

Secrets at Sea

Richard Peck and Kelly Murphy  $16.99

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales

Chris Van Allsburg $24.99

The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater $17.99

The Emerald Atlas
John Stephens  $17.99

Bigger than a Bread Box
Laurel Snyder  $16.99

 ***  some autographed copies available

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I listened to Elaine during this show for the first time. I recently checked out The Language of Flowers from my local library and I really enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful suggestion! I bought a copy for my mom, as well as A Victorian Flower Dictionary for her birthday. I look forward to borrowing her dictionary soon.