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Laura G. Interviews Elizabeth Lim, author of SPIN THE DAWN

LAURA G: The trope of girl-dressed-as-boy has historical precedence from Shakespeare to Tolkien. Usually the crossdressing heroine makes her choice after suffocating under the pressures of being a woman: marriage, etiquette, etc. The same is certainly true of Maia who dreams of becoming a tailor yet is held back by her gender. Why did you choose to incorporate this into your story? Why do you think it’s a theme we return to time and again?

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780525647003
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

Brazos Bestsellers

Here's a list of the top selling books at Brazos Bookstore this week!

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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525520610
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

The Houstorian Calendar: Today in Houston History (On This Day in) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467139878
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - February 25th, 2019

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Drops of Cerulean Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781626345553
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - January 29th, 2019

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062498472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Ben Braver and the Incredible Exploding Kid Cover Image
By Marcus Emerson, Marcus Emerson (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781626727113
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 5th, 2019

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Sea Monsters Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781936787869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - February 5th, 2019

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The Story of My Teeth Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - September 15th, 2015

Phoenix Lore and Slow-Burn Romance: Laura Interviews Author Nicki Pau Preto

I first came across Crown of Feathers back in October and let me tell you, it has been so difficult to wait for it to hit shelves! I read the book in one day, completely engrossed in the world building and characters. I am so thrilled I was able to interview the author, Nicki Pau Preto, about her gorgeous story of sisterhood, deception, and betrayal.

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Crown of Feathers Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534424623
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon Pulse - February 12th, 2019

Houston In My Head: Thu Interviews Kate Gavino, Author of SANPAKU

Kate Gavino is a writer and illustrator from Houston. She is the creator of the website, Last Night’s Reading, which was compiled into a published collection by Penguin Books in 2015. She was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Now, she is working in Paris. Kate and I got together to discuss her forthcoming graphic novel, SANPAKU, which comes out on August 21st.

Thu Doan: Do you mind telling us about SANPAKU?

Sanpaku Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781684152100
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Archaia - August 21st, 2018

The New Inheritors: Keaton Interviews Kent Wascom

Keaton: In your two previous novels, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN and SECESSIA, you immersed us in the dark, convoluted history of the Gulf Coast. But those works hewed closely to the human story of the region--its wars and unruly frontier, the stain of slavery. In THE NEW INHERITORS, you expand your perspective way beyond and put the natural history of the Gulf front and center to the point that it at times even supersedes the human narrative. How did you come to approach such an expansion of time and scope?

Waldo is Hiding in Houston Again!

The world-famous Waldo comes to Houston in July and will be hiding out in 22 local businesses all month (starting July 1). Drop into any of the locations to pick up your Find Waldo Passport and get it stamped every time you find him. Once you have collected ten stamps, you can come to Brazos Bookstore and get a “I Found Waldo!” button and $1 off coupon for any of the Where’s Waldo books we have on display.

Prep Schools, Misogyny, and How Men Can Be Better Feminists: Joy Interviews YA Author Brendan Kiely

I first had the privilege of meeting Brendan Kiely in Fall 2016 at the Young Adult Literature Conference hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, just south of Chicago, where we were both speaking. I had read his ALL AMERICAN BOYS, which he co-wrote with Jason Reynolds and which deftly explores racism and police violence in America. Like everyone else, I was in awe of this book and its authors. Kiely himself was funny and humble and kind and a million other adjectives that basically boil down to awesome human being.

Thrilling and Suspenseful: Thu Interviews Author Nafkote Tamirat

I had the pleasure of interviewing Nafkote Tamirat for her amazing debut novel The Parking Lot Attendant, a suspenseful thriller that takes place on an island where the unnamed narrator and her father are living with a cult. She traces backward to the mysterious circumstances and interactions with enigmatic Ayale, parking lots, and the Ethiopian-American culture in Boston that led them to their current situation.

The Parking Lot Attendant: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250128508
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 13th, 2018

Bookmark Contest - 2018

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. This spring we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here and return it to the store by Sunday, April 29, 2018. We’ll announce the winners at our summer reading kickoff party on Saturday, June 2nd at 2pm!

From Pan de Muerto to Cheesy Breakfast: Joy Talks Magical Bakeries and Family Tradition with Debut Author Anna Meriano

I first met author Anna Meriano through author and friend of the store Caroline Leech, who couldn’t sing Anna’s praises loud enough. So I’ve been eagerly anticipating Anna’s debut middle grade fantasy, LOVE SUGAR MAGIC, which is out now and garnering lots of wonderful starred reviews! We are all doubly delighted to be able to host the LOVE SUGAR MAGIC Houston Launch Party on Friday 1/12 at 7 PM. It’s going to be a blast.

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498465
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 2nd, 2018

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