April 2017

Dora Maar: Paris in the Time of Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, and Picasso

Louise Baring

You’ll want to check out this gorgeous coffee-table book of work from and about the Surrealist photographer Dora Maar. A friend of Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, and Jean Cocteau, Maar perfectly captures the aesthetic of the Surrealist art movement in her work. Add it to your collection today!

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker

Pick up Holly Tucker’s latest, City of Light, City of Poison, and learn about the world of true crime in seventeenth- century Paris. Tucker brings a new definition to “City of Light” by following Nicolas de La Reynie’s attempts to lower the murder rate in Paris by installing street lanterns—the story that unfolds will turn your understanding of Paris upside down. Tucker is a professor at Vanderbilt.

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

Hannah Tinti

Don’t miss Hannah Tinti’s newest novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. Tinti tells the story of Samuel Hawley and his daughter Loo as they try to settle down and make a normal life—but it turns out Samuel Hawley’s criminal past is anything but normal.

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

David George Haskell

Take a break from whatever you’re doing and enjoy this lovely quiet book from David George Haskell. Haskell is a professor of biology and environmental studies at the University of the South in Sewanee and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his last book, The Forest Unseen. In The Songs of Trees, Haskell combines scientific and literary studies to explore the beauty of trees. See Haskell discuss this wonderful book at Parnassus Books on April 30 at 6:30.

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