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At Dockside: A Tale of Two Cops and Two Countries

Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas' well-known, well-read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction and, at the end of the reviews, a list of books for teens and children..
STORE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi
"Paradise City" by Lorenzo Carcaterra.
Ballantine Books, fiction, 352 p. $24.95
The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of "Sleepers" and "Gangster," "Paradise City" is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, honor, and evil.
As a 15-year-old, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way. His father was gunned down by the Camorra, the murderous clan run by Don Nicola Bossi. When his mother moved him from New York back to his family's ancestral home in Naples, Gian found himself face-to-face with the source of the mob's strength, the spring that spawned its deadly killers.
Today, 23 years later, he is a dogged detective on the Naples police force, homicide division, the most dangerous beat in Europe. He is the nemesis of all who export evil, the man who stops it before it spreads overseas. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. "The strength of Naples reinforces the muscle of New York" — and now the two worlds are about to collide.
In the highest towers of the most expensive streets of New York City, Pete Rossi, the son of Don Nicola, has decided to bring Gian back to America — permanently. When Gian learns that his teenage niece, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, he cancels a much-needed vacation to Capri, to paradise, joking that "one island is just as good as the other."
Gian's homecoming will be anything but smooth. Someone must always watch his back, and detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job. A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she'll be dealing with a peasant from the old country. The handsome, reserved, unrelenting Gian is a revelation: an irritant and a temptation — especially for a woman who has sworn off cops as lovers. Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping … but turns out to be a deadly trap.
As they dash from the sun-struck villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, their journey links Old-World honor and modern-day danger, and ends in a dizzying explosion of the present and the past. "Paradise City" is Lorenzo Carcaterra's richest entertainment, a book that is at once a sensational crime novel and a provocative exploration of his trademark themes: violence and innocence, love and revenge.
"He's Just Not That Into You" by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Simon & Schuster, nonfiction, 176 pp. $19.95.
He says:
Oh sure, they say they're busy. They say that they didn't have even a moment in their insanely busy day to pick up the phone. It was just "that crazy." All lies. With the advent of cell phones and speed-dialing, it is almost impossible not to call you. Sometimes I call people from my pants pocket when I don't even mean to. If I were into you, you would be the bright spot in my horribly busy day. Which would be a day that I would never be too busy to call you.
She says:
There is something great about knowing that my only job is to be as happy as I can be about my life, and feel as good as I can about myself, and to lead as full and eventful a life as I can, so that it doesn't ever feel like I'm just waiting around for some guy to ask me out. And most importantly, it's good for us all to remember that we don't need to scheme and plot, or beg anyone to ask us out. We're fantastic.

For ages women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men.
"He's afraid to get hurt again."
"Maybe he doesn't want to ruin the friendship."
"Maybe he's intimidated by me."
"He just got out of a relationship."
Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say that — despite good intentions — you're wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they'd like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages.
The truth may be He's just not that into you.
Unfortunately guys are too terrified to ever directly tell a woman, "You're not the one." But their actions absolutely show how they feel.
"He's Just Not That Into You" — based on a popular episode of "Sex and the City" — educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship.
Reexamining familiar scenarios and classic mindsets that keep us in unsatisfying relationships, Behrendt and Tuccillo's wise and wry understanding of the sexes spares women hours of waiting by the phone, obsessing over the details with sympathetic girlfriends, and hoping his mixed messages really mean "I'm in love with you and want to be with you."
"He's Just Not That Into You" is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman's night table. It knows you're a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start "figuring him out," consider the glorious thought that maybe "He's just not that into you." And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.

Books for Teens and Children

1. "A Nest Full of Stars" (poetry) by James Berry, $15.99
2. "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz (Pop-up Book), $19.95
3. "It's Hard to Be Five" by Jamie Lee Curtis, $16.99
4. "Jungle Drums" by Graeme Base, $18.95
5. "Dragon Rider" by Cornelia Funke, $12.95
6. "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini, $18.95
7. "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry, $17.99
8. "Angelina Ballerina's Storybook Treasury" by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, $9.95
9. "A Deluxe Book of Flower Fairies" by Cicely Mary Barker, 16.99
10. "Classic Fairy Tales" by Scott Gustafson, $19.95
We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340-774-4937.
STORE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

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Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas' well-known, well-read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction and, at the end of the reviews, a list of books for teens and children..
STORE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi
"Paradise City" by Lorenzo Carcaterra.
Ballantine Books, fiction, 352 p. $24.95
The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of "Sleepers" and "Gangster," "Paradise City" is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, honor, and evil.
As a 15-year-old, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way. His father was gunned down by the Camorra, the murderous clan run by Don Nicola Bossi. When his mother moved him from New York back to his family's ancestral home in Naples, Gian found himself face-to-face with the source of the mob's strength, the spring that spawned its deadly killers.
Today, 23 years later, he is a dogged detective on the Naples police force, homicide division, the most dangerous beat in Europe. He is the nemesis of all who export evil, the man who stops it before it spreads overseas. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. "The strength of Naples reinforces the muscle of New York" -- and now the two worlds are about to collide.
In the highest towers of the most expensive streets of New York City, Pete Rossi, the son of Don Nicola, has decided to bring Gian back to America -- permanently. When Gian learns that his teenage niece, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, he cancels a much-needed vacation to Capri, to paradise, joking that "one island is just as good as the other."
Gian's homecoming will be anything but smooth. Someone must always watch his back, and detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job. A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she'll be dealing with a peasant from the old country. The handsome, reserved, unrelenting Gian is a revelation: an irritant and a temptation -- especially for a woman who has sworn off cops as lovers. Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping ... but turns out to be a deadly trap.
As they dash from the sun-struck villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, their journey links Old-World honor and modern-day danger, and ends in a dizzying explosion of the present and the past. "Paradise City" is Lorenzo Carcaterra's richest entertainment, a book that is at once a sensational crime novel and a provocative exploration of his trademark themes: violence and innocence, love and revenge.
"He's Just Not That Into You" by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Simon & Schuster, nonfiction, 176 pp. $19.95.
He says:
Oh sure, they say they're busy. They say that they didn't have even a moment in their insanely busy day to pick up the phone. It was just "that crazy." All lies. With the advent of cell phones and speed-dialing, it is almost impossible not to call you. Sometimes I call people from my pants pocket when I don't even mean to. If I were into you, you would be the bright spot in my horribly busy day. Which would be a day that I would never be too busy to call you.
She says:
There is something great about knowing that my only job is to be as happy as I can be about my life, and feel as good as I can about myself, and to lead as full and eventful a life as I can, so that it doesn't ever feel like I'm just waiting around for some guy to ask me out. And most importantly, it's good for us all to remember that we don't need to scheme and plot, or beg anyone to ask us out. We're fantastic.

For ages women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men.
"He's afraid to get hurt again."
"Maybe he doesn't want to ruin the friendship."
"Maybe he's intimidated by me."
"He just got out of a relationship."
Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say that -- despite good intentions -- you're wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they'd like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages.
The truth may be He's just not that into you.
Unfortunately guys are too terrified to ever directly tell a woman, "You're not the one." But their actions absolutely show how they feel.
"He's Just Not That Into You" -- based on a popular episode of "Sex and the City" -- educates otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn't like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship.
Reexamining familiar scenarios and classic mindsets that keep us in unsatisfying relationships, Behrendt and Tuccillo's wise and wry understanding of the sexes spares women hours of waiting by the phone, obsessing over the details with sympathetic girlfriends, and hoping his mixed messages really mean "I'm in love with you and want to be with you."
"He's Just Not That Into You" is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman's night table. It knows you're a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start "figuring him out," consider the glorious thought that maybe "He's just not that into you." And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.
Books for Teens and Children

1. "A Nest Full of Stars" (poetry) by James Berry, $15.99
2. "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz (Pop-up Book), $19.95
3. "It's Hard to Be Five" by Jamie Lee Curtis, $16.99
4. "Jungle Drums" by Graeme Base, $18.95
5. "Dragon Rider" by Cornelia Funke, $12.95
6. "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini, $18.95
7. "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry, $17.99
8. "Angelina Ballerina's Storybook Treasury" by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig, $9.95
9. "A Deluxe Book of Flower Fairies" by Cicely Mary Barker, 16.99
10. "Classic Fairy Tales" by Scott Gustafson, $19.95
We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340-774-4937.
STORE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi