FW: Some Alabama-related books....
- fyi..too late for Christmas....aj wright // ajwright@...
From: Capitol Book [mailto:tmu@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 11:30 AM
To: Capitol Book E-Letter List
Subject: Some Surprises
The Capitol Book Newsletter
Thursday December 20, 2001
Some books arrived this week that we didn't think we were going to get in
Christmas.....some we've had before, but sold out, and one we just didn't
were going to see until the new year.
The New Arrival
"Captain Saturday" by Bob Inman. This is Bob's new one, and we hope his best
to be truthful we haven't read it yet. We were planning to wait until closer
appearance here, on January 29. But the book is here now, and those of you
Bob's work ("Home Fires Burning," "Old Dogs & Children," and "Dairy Queen
this new one will be good, and know it'll make a nice Christmas present,
Another New One, But Not Quite As
"It Wasn't All Dancing" by Mary Ward Brown. This new book of short stories
here a couple of weeks ago, and we sold out post haste. Finally got more in,
plenty here now. ($24.95 hardcover)
The Best, or at Least Cheryl's Favorite
"The Animals' Christmas Carol" by Helen Ward. An old, old story, but this
INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL. Helen Ward's illustrations are great. If you have, or
young child, you could do a lot worse than to get this book for them. We
sold out a
week or so ago, and didn't think we'd get any more, but we did!($17.95
No List Would Be Complete.....
...without a mention of this year's number one bestselling Christmas book,
Christmas" by John Grisham. Yes...THAT John Grisham. Sort of cynical couple
then gets back, the Christmas spirit. Nobody's killed, nobody's stalked,
convicted of any crime. We have to admit....we've been surprised at the huge
popularity of this one. Now back in stock. ($19.95 hardcover)
But nothing Grisham did, or could do, will ever match the surprise this one
is. The book's called "What is Mr. Winkle?," and if you saw Mr. Winkle on
Show the other day, well, you STILL aren't sure he's for real, are you?
hate this weird book, or dissolve into tears laughing so hard at it. We got
more in yesterday, and one lady who happened to be here bought 'em all up,
made her leave 10 copies for the store. At last count, only 5 or so remain.
we wonder....what IS Mr. Winkle? Hint: this might be a good one for the dog
(dog nut?) on your Christmas list. ($14.95 hardcover)
Listen to Tennyson read his own poetry! And Whitman! And Eliot! And sad
And fifty other well-known poets! This book, "Poetry Speaks," comes with 3
about 3 hours of poetry listening pleasure. You can read along with the
poems in the
book, plus you get nice little essays on every poet. This is the one book
taking home with us this year, if y'all leave us any. Sold out twice, got
this week. ($49.95 hardcover, includes 3 CD's)
And Yet To Come....
Now here we're going to step out on a limb, and tell you about a book that
a) is not
here yet, b) has already been delayed from its original publication date,
and c) we
haven't even seen an advance copy of, so we can only HOPE it's going to be a
enough book that we can recommend it to you. But underground speculation has
rampant, and we've had lots of inquiries about it, and we THINK it's going
to be here
tomorrow....and since we expect a lot of you will be leaving the office
tomorrow, and wouldn't get any email until after Christmas if we waited
until then to
email you....well, we're just going to tell you about it now, just as if we
really SURE it'll be here tomorrow.
What it is, is a book about the history of Old Cloverdale, complete with
and family histories of folks who built Old Cloverdale, and those who've
(here) for lo these many years. It's been written and published locally, and
it might just be a real good last minute Christmas present. If you're the
person who doesn't mind taking a little risk, why don't you go ahead and
copy or two right now? It's only $14.95, so get three!
A little cautionary note: This may all fall through, and the book may not
here....but don't you see, that's the FUN of it!!
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106