VIB (Very Impressive Book) Picks

Every now and then we encounter a new book that we’re so excited about we want to shout it from the rooftops, so we've created a special tag to distinguish it from the rest: TC VIB (very impressive book)! That means it’s a true stand-out in a season of many excellent and compelling new books. 

 

Our latest selection is: 

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

"I hesitate to call The Rocks the perfect summer novel, although it really is, because it's the perfect winter novel, too, providing a sunny refuge from deep winter blues. Set on the gorgeous island of Mallorca, The Rocks is the story of great love gone awry, told brilliantly by way of a surprising timeline. We meet Lulu and Gerald when they are quite elderly and haven't spoken in decades. The tragi-comic end to this chance encounter sets in motion the tale of their lives and the mystery of their sudden parting in reverse time, ending at the beginning, just after World War II. Lulu Davenport is a British ex pat who runs the Villa Los Roques, Gerald, her ex-husband is an avid sailor and writer, living quietly among his olive trees. Peter Nichols has populated The Rocks with fascinating and eccentric characters who the reader gets to know better as they get younger. I absolutely loved The Rocks and will put it in the hands of readers with great enthusiasm this summer, fall, winter and spring." ~Cathy Langer, Lead Buyer for the Tattered Cover stores

 
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$27.95
ISBN: 9781594633317
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2015

$26.95
ISBN: 9781594205712
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Published: Penguin Press - June 26th, 2014

$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

$26.00
ISBN: 9780553418521
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Published: Hogarth - March 31st, 2015

$25.99
ISBN: 9781250061874
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 17th, 2015

$26.00
ISBN: 9781476755670
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 20th, 2015

$25.95
ISBN: 9781616203047
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - January 6th, 2015

$28.00
ISBN: 9780553418842
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Published: Hogarth - October 28th, 2014

$26.00
ISBN: 9780316370134
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

$25.99
ISBN: 9780062315281
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Published: William Morrow & Company - July 2014

$25.00
ISBN: 9780802122551
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - June 3rd, 2014

$24.95
ISBN: 9780385352093
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 6th, 2014

$25.99
ISBN: 9781250039811
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - March 11th, 2014

$27.95
ISBN: 9781594486098
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2014

$25.99
ISBN: 9780062236739
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Published: HarperTorch - January 7th, 2014

$27.95
ISBN: 9781594631719
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 31st, 2013

$26.00
ISBN: 9780865477735
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Published: Faber & Faber - October 1st, 2013

$24.00
ISBN: 9781620401392
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - August 20th, 2013