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Joy Interviews Greg Van Eekhout, author of COG!

Sometimes you fall in love with a book from the first line. Such was the case for me and COG, a delightful middle-grade novel about a very human (but not quite), very boy-like (but not quite) robot and his adventures. I love this book. It is funny and quirky and heartwarming and I highly recommend it for readers young and old. So imagine my thrill when I was able to snag an interview with COG’s author, Greg Van Eekhout! Here’s what Greg had to say about COG and sci-fi and writing and robots and more! 

Cog By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Cassie Interviews Mackenzi Lee, author of LOKI

If you’ve ever hung out around the store, there’s a big chance you’ve heard me talk about Mackenzi Lee. I am completely in love with her books, particularly THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and its companion novel, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY. When I learned that Lee had started writing a novel about my favorite trickster in the Marvel canon, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Lee has a very busy rest of 2019, so I’m honored that she was able to give me a few minutes of her time to chat with me about LOKI, fanfiction, and dogs!

 

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Loki: Where Mischief Lies By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022262
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062382818
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062795328
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs By Mackenzi Lee, Ms. Petra Eriksson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Ms. Petra Eriksson (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419740060
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Abrams Image - October 15th, 2019

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings Novella) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062967169
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 26th, 2019

Katherine Center talks Emotional Courage in THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah


If we ran into each other in the grocery store one day, and we got to talking about books, and if I said I was reading Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, and if you asked me if I liked it, I would say, without even pausing: “I love it.”

And if you asked me why I love it, I would tell you that it’s a total page-turner. It pulls you in, and buckles your seatbelt, and takes you on a ride that you cannot stop.

And you don’t want to stop.

 

BEST FRIENDS Kicks off Fall Kids' Events

Whether you’ve got kids or teens or if you are a fan of kidlit and YA, or if you are simply looking for fun, high octane events that will introduce you to new books and new authors, Brazos is the place to be this fall! Well, we’re always the place to be, but you know that! 

Best Friends By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250317452
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

STAFF PICKS: Best Back To School Books!

Summer is over and the school year has begun! We asked our staff for their favorite BACK TO SCHOOL BOOK! Check them out here!


LYRIC'S PICK: CULTURE CLASS by Martha Rosler- Artist Martha Rosler looks critically at the intersections of art practice, labor, and capital in this influential essay collection from e-flux journal. This is essential reading for artists, thinkers, students, and anyone willing to engage thoughtfully with the world.

Culture Class (Sternberg Press / e-flux journal) By Martha Rosler, Stephen Squibb (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Martha Rosler, Stephen Squibb (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781934105818
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Sternberg Press - September 6th, 2013

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The Spinner of Dreams By K. A. Reynolds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062673954
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2019

Welcome to America By Linda Boström Knausgård, Martin Aitken (Translator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781642860412
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: World Editions - September 3rd, 2019

True Grit: A Novel By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Charles Portis, Donna Tartt (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781590204597
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: The Overlook Press - November 5th, 2010

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The Disasters By M. K. England Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062657671
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: HarperTeen - December 18th, 2018

The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

All the Impossible Things By Lindsay Lackey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019

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Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts By Maggie Ryan Sandford, Rodica Prato (Illustrator) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780316418393
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - August 27th, 2019

Black Mountain Poems By Jonathan C. Creasy (Editor) Cover Image
By Jonathan C. Creasy (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811228978
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Directions - November 26th, 2019

BOOK DRIVE Benefiting Interfaith Ministries!

Brazos is proud to partner with Interfaith Ministries of Houston for a month long Book Drive in September! 

Stop by anytime during the month of September and add a children's book to donate when you check out! You will receive 10% off your entire purchase when you buy a book to donate to the drive! All books will be given to Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston to distribute to refugee children and families in the Houston area. 

A Tribute to Toni Morrison: Ms. Morrison, Ancestor by Lyric Hunter

When I first learned she'd passed away, I was on the phone with my father. We sighed together briefly, then moved on to matters that pressed on us more immediately, like bills, paychecks and dead car batteries. An hour later, I felt the news sink in more fully as social media posts, elegies and quotes began filling my digital space: surrounded by all of the little ways we make ourselves visible online through writing, I thought, I'll have to write something, because I am a Writer. I didn't feel up to the task. I felt too small.

Casey McQuiston Q&A with Joy & Cassie!

To say that we collectively fell in rom-com love with Casey MicQuiston’s delightful, sexy, political romp, RED WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE, is to really say that we tumbled head first into obsessive happy adoration. So much so that it’s currently sitting as the centerpiece of our brand new romance display. So much so that we’ve become happy evangelists for the rom-com revival in all its new forms. We are, thus, quite delighted to feature an interview that Joy and Cassie did with Casey this week in our lead up to Saturday 8/17’s BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - Staff's Most Anticipated Fall Titles

Brazos is looking to the FUTURE...or at least to this fall! Here are our Staff Picks for Most Anticipated Titles for Fall 2019! 


KEATON'S NON-FICTION PICK: BIG WONDERFUL THING: A HISTORY OF TEXAS by Stephen Harrigan- This is it! A gigantic, single volume history of the Lone Star State years in the making and poised to be the standard for years to come. Filled with images and tales of legendary and obscure Texans throughout time, this is a must have to pore over again and again.

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Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (The Texas Bookshelf) By Stephen Harrigan Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780292759510
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2019

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Out of Darkness, Shining Light: A Novel By Petina Gappah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982110338
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

The Giver of Stars: A Novel By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562488
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 8th, 2019

The Undying: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care By Anne Boyer Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374279349
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

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Full Disclosure By Camryn Garrett Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984829955
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Tarnished Are the Stars By Rosiee Thor Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338312270
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

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salt slow By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250224774
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

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Reinhardt's Garden By Mark Haber Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - October 1st, 2019

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Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming By László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet (Translated by) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811226646
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: New Directions - September 24th, 2019

Honey, I Killed the Cats By Dorota Maslowska, Benjamin Paloff (Translator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920824
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - October 15th, 2019

Mark Interviews Sophie Hughes, translator of the Booker Shortlisted THE REMAINDER!

Back in 2015 I traveled to Mexico City for the first time, a city I had longed dreamed of visiting, mostly, I admit, for literary reasons. I was one of thousands of anglo readers that had been swept up in the frenzy of Roberto Bolaño and his incredible books that had begun getting translated and published in the early 2000’s. My introduction to Bolaño was, also like many, THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES, a colossal book about Bolaño’s youth amidst the poetry, politics and friendships of the 1970’s. It was also a book about place, and that place was Mexico City.

The Remainder By Alia Trabucco Zerán, Sophie Hughes (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895507
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

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