Dockside Bookshop’s Book Picks Are In
Here is where you will find what’s new at St. Thomas’s well-known Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our “picks” for fiction and non-fiction. We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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“Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill” by William Manchester, biography, hardcover, 1.232 pages, $40.00
Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion” picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister — when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect and an irresistible will to action. The Last Lion” brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation’s military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America’s beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.
More than 20 years in the making, “The Last Lion” presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.
“Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and the Night the Music Stopped” by Cissy Houston and Lisa Dickey, biography, hardcover, 297 pages, $27.99
Honest and heartbreaking, a mother’s story of tears, joy and her greatest love of all — her daughter, Whitney
On the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, the world learned of a stunning tragedy: Whitney Houston, unquestionably one of the most remarkable and powerful voices in all of music, had been silenced forever. Over the weeks and months that followed, family, friends and fans alike tried to understand how such a magnificent talent and beautiful soul could have been taken so early and so unexpectedly. Glamorous and approachable, captivating and sweet, Whitney had long ago won the hearts of America, but in recent years her tumultuous personal life had grabbed as many headlines as her soaring vocal talents. Her sudden death left behind not only a legacy of brilliance but also painful questions with no easy answers.
Now, for the first time, the beloved superstar’s mother, Cissy Houston — a gospel legend in her own right — relates the full, astonishing scope of the pop icon’s life and career. From Whitney’s earliest days singing in the church choir to her rapid ascent to the pinnacles of music stardom, from her string of number one hits to her topping the Hollywood box office, Cissy recounts her daughter’s journey to becoming one of the most popular and successful artists of all time. Setting the record straight, Cissy also speaks candidly about Whitney’s struggles in the limelight, revealing the truth about her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown, her public attempts to regain her celebrated voice, and the battle with drugs that ultimately proved too much.
In this poignant and tender tribute to her "Nippy," Cissy summons all her strength to reveal not only Whitney the superstar, but also Whitney as a sweet girl, a bright-eyed young woman and a deeply caring mother. Complete with never-before-seen family photographs, “Remembering Whitney” is an intimate, heartfelt portrait of one of our most revered artists, from the woman who cherished her most.
“Daddy’s Gone A Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, fiction, hardcover, 338 pages, $26.99
In her latest novel, Mary Higgins Clark, the beloved, bestselling "Queen of Suspense," exposes a dark secret from a family’s past that threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by their grandfather and famous for its fine reproductions of antiques, explodes into flames in the middle of the night, leveling the buildings to the ground, including the museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.
The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate — tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country, and sister of a rising fashion designer — doing in the museum when it burst into flames? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her at that time of night? What if someone isn’t who he claims to be?
Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in the hospital badly injured and in a coma, so neither can tell what drew them there or what the tragedy may have to do with the hunt for a young woman missing for many years, nor can they warn that somebody may be covering his tracks, willing to kill to save himself…
Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters — one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . .
“Limitless Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life” by Nick Vujicic, religion, 163 pages,$14.99
Nick Vujicic knows there is no greater hope than trusting in God’s plan for your life. Born without arms or legs, Nick has experienced both the peak of hope and the depth of despair. But he has overcome his circumstances and physical limitations by clinging to his faith and understanding the limitless love and power God has for every person.
Now he wants you to experience that same reassurance of hope and the power of God, every day. In these 50 inspirational devotions, Nick shares his most compelling, hard-earned wisdom to help you face obstacles with confidence and courage, and point you toward God. Whether you struggle with faith, relationships, career challenges, anger, health concerns, self-esteem, finding balance or doubt in your dreams, Nick’s biblical encouragement and positive attitude will transform your life and show you that you can be limitless because God is limitless.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen" (Ephesians 3:20-21)
“Arctic Rising” by Tobias S. Buckell, science fiction/fantasy, 352 pages, $7.99
The Arctic ice cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders plan to terraform Earth to save it from itself — but in doing so, they may have created a super weapon the likes of which the world has never seen. Anika Duncan, a pilot for the United Nations Polar Guard, finds herself caught up in a plot by military agencies and corporations who want the Gaia Corporation stopped. But when Gaia loses control of its super weapon, it will be Anika who has to decide the future of the world.
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