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A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY LEAP...
Please bear with us as we at Watermark attempt to master our new computer system. We've gone overnight from an 18-year-old DOS-based inventory and sales system with floppy disk drives to Windows 7 software with internet connections and plasma screens. But don't worry, we still sell good, old-fashioned books!
WHERE'S WALDO IN ANACORTES?
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY BOOKS
CALIFORNIA, by Edan Lepucki (Little, Brown, $26.00). Championed by Stephen Colbert and difficult to obtain from a certain online bookselling behemoth because the publisher refuses to accede to the cyber-company's ruthless monopolistic desires, this novel is readily available for purchase in our store. It's a post-apocalyptic saga about two people, Cal and Frida, who leave their lonely but adequate shack in the woods to raise their child within the security of a larger settlement. But their new community is rife with dark secrets and unexpected dangers of its own. Everything and everyone is perceived as a threat, and Cal and Frida must quickly decide whom they can really trust. This is an exciting and provocative debut by a stunning new talent!
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr (Scribner, $27.00). A gorgeous novel about two young people, a blind French girl and a German mechanical prodigy, a member of the Hitler Youth, whose lives intersect in the French town of Saint Malo at the height of World War II. Deftly weaving their stories together, author Anthony Doerr illuminates the ways that people strive to be good to one another in spite of external forces that compel them to do otherwise. Abraham Verghese, no slouch of a writer himself, says admiringly, "this jewel of a story is put together like a vintage timepiece, its many threads coming together so perfectly."