Monday September 27th, 2010

The Cherry & the Pit(s)

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired by publishing houses for future release. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

This feature’s been away for a bit, so two pits for you today:

The Cherry:

Holly George-Warren’s A Man Called Destruction: The Life & Music of Alex Chilton from the Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man, a biography of the iconoclastic and influential musician drawn from interviews conducted with Chilton before his March 2010 death as well as with his friends, family, and music colleagues.

The Pits:

Elsa Watson’s Dog Days, in which a small, town cafe owner is struck by lightning and switches bodies with the lost dog following her, then must struggle with her new canine instincts to overcome her fear of dogs and learn how to live and love with the carefree perspective of a dog.

Nina Benneton’s Compulsively Mr. Darcy, about a germ-phobic philanthropist William Darcy who meets granola, infectious-disease Doctor Bennet during one crazy trip to Vietnam to adopt a trendy orphan.