Led by former Greenlight staffer Natalie and co-owner Jessica, this book group discusses paperback fiction; in 2012, the group is focusing on award winners and under-the-radar gems. The winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize, The Girl with Glass Feet is a love story to treasure. Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound archipelago of St. Hauda’s Land. Magical winged creatures flit around the icy bogland, albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods, and Ida Maclaird is slowly turning into glass. Ida is an outsider in these parts, but during one fateful visit the glass transformation began to take hold, and now she has returned in search of a cure.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Occasionally a book is published and everyone in the shop gets very excited about it, we recommend it to customers, and they also tell us what a greatbook it is. This happened last year with "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher" - a book which went on to win the Galaxy Book of the Year. Our event with Kate the day after the award was one of our highlights of the year. Well, something similar has been happening with a new book called "The Girlwith the Glass Feet" by first-time novelist Ali Shaw. We all think the book is a remarkable debut (think Murakami meets Annie Proulx, with perhaps a bitof Anne Tyler thrown in) and when we learned that Ali lives in works inOxford (he worked for a time in the Bodleian Library & at Blackwells) wethought it was too good a chance to miss, and invited him for an event. The book has subsequently been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award(the winner of which will be announced on January 5th) and we're delighted that Ali will be coming to Mostly Books on Monday 18th January at 7.30pm - a week before the Costa Book ofthe Year Award itself is presented in London. Tickets £5 or £2 to Mostly Booklovers (gaskella)… (more)