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Just In at Dockside

Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas's 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.
We will gladly order any books you want. E mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340 774 4937.
"The Judgement of Paris", by Ross King, Walker & Company, non-fiction hard cover, 448 pp. $28
From the acclaimed author of the bestsellers "Brunelleschi's Dome" and "Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling."
While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris: The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been, at its inception, quite so controversial. The drama of its birth, played out on canvas, would at times resemble a battlefield; and, as Ross King reveals, it would reorder both history and culture, and resonate around the world.
"The Judgment of Paris" chronicles the dramatic decade between two famous exhibitions: the scandalous Salon des Refuses in 1863, and the first Impressionist showing in 1874, set against the rise and dramatic fall of Napoleon III and the Second Empire after the Franco-Prussian War. A tale of many artists, it revolves around the lives of two, described as "the two poles of art"–Ernest Meissonier, the most famous and successful painter of the 19th century, hailed for his precision and devotion to history; and Edouard Manet, reviled in his time, who nonetheless heralded the most radical change in the history of art since the Renaissance. Out of the fascinating story of their parallel lives, illuminated by their legendary supporters and critics–Zola, Delacroix, Courbet, Baudelaire, Whistler, Monet, Hugo, Degas, and many more–Ross King shows that their contest was not just about Art, it was about how to see the world. With a novelist's skill and the perception of an historian, King recalls a seminal period when artistic expression had the power to electrify and divide a nation.
"Misquoting Jesus", by "Bart D. Ehrman", Harper San Francisco, non-fiction hard cover, 242pp. $24.95
When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In "Misquoting Jesus," Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible.
Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus' words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost 1500 years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible.
Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes — alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.
"So You Call Yourself a Man", by Carl Weber, fiction hard cover, 264 pp. $24
James Robinson and his wife have had their rough patches. But seven years into their marriage, things are better, and hotter, than ever–until the not-so-distant past catches up with him. During a particularly rocky period, James hooked up with a woman on his UPS route, and he wasn't just delivering packages. Now, three years later, the fling has come back to haunt him – with a baby in tow. James has to decide whether to tell his wife, or keep the affair a secret and give in to his ex-mistress's outrageous child support demands. The choice might not be so tough if he wasn't falling in love – with his newfound son.
Meanwhile, James's best friend, Brent Williams, has got his own romantic complications. While he's found his match in a full-figured woman, he finds temptation in a third party.
Sonny Harrison has missed his friends in New York, but now that he's back from Seattle, he expects life to be good again. But when the rekindling of an old flame turns into wildfire, his friends worry if the move also cost him his sanity.

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We will gladly order any books you want. E mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340 774 4937.
DOCKSIDE BOOKSHOP
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