Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New books from McSweeney's!

We are thrilled to be carrying books from McSweeney's!  If you are not familiar, McSweeney's is a small publishing house that started out as a literary journal, edited by Dave Eggers, that published only works rejected by other magazines.  Today, the publication has grown to be one of the country’s best-read and widely-circulated literary journals.  McSweeney’s Books has published over thirty-five titles, and we are happy to have a handfull of them in the shop.  
Josh and I both just finished reading Zeitoun.  I was worried that it was just going to be another book about Katrina, but it blew my mind.  Dave Eggers is one of my favorite writers, so I love the general tone of the book and the store of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American entrepreneur who stayed in New Orleans to protect his house and business through the hurricane is almost unbelievable.  It made me feel guilty for not being outraged enough about what was happening in our country at that time.

On a lighter note!
We are strong believers in everyone pulling their own weight in a household, so we are big fans of The Baby Be of Use series.  These books teach your young ones helpful skills like how to make you breakfast, do your banking, fix your car, and mix a great drink.  Goodness knows they have the time.

We also got in this gem.

We would love to start carrying the Quarterly as well, we just don't know if there is a demand for it.  So, if you would like to see the journal being stocked at Tigertree, please just let us know.  

1 comment:

jen_k_ said...

I'd buy the quarterly from you!