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Dockside Bookshop Book Picks

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.
DOCKSIDE BOOKSHOP
"The Complete Bookshop"
Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues & Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

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 us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340-774-4937.

BOOK PICKS
“All This Is Love – A Collection of Virgin Islands Poetry, Art & Prose” by Elaine Warren Jacobs, Daisy Holder LaFond, Hilda Lewis Joyce, Jeanne O’Day, Tregenza A. Roach, AuthorHouse, Virgin Islands Literature, pp. 123, $15
“All This is Love: A Collection of Virgin Islands Poetry, Art & Prose is a poignant reminder of the reservoir of artistic talent constantly percolating in the Virgin Islands. The contributors, each an accomplished artist in her or his own right, bring a plethora of personal experiences and insight gleaned from individual journeys. Yet, these stories, poetic entries and artwork often recount, retell and recapture the essence of Virgin Islands and West Indian narratives.
Thematically and stylistically variant, the works by Elaine Warren Jacobs, Daisy Holder Lafond, Hilda Lewis Joyce, Jeanne O’Day and Tregenza A. Roach carve out their own paths, but in the process they encourage the readers to re-imagine ourselves in relationship to our cultures, traditions, histories and each other.
In point of fact, the construction of personal and national identities is not done for ideological exploitation, but rather emerges as the authors maneuver through a series of self-interrogation, reflection and testimonies. At the center of this work is a clear allegiance and respect for the oral tradition, and an unabashed will to preserve and promote it.
This is a timely collection with its rich cultural-traditional-personal tapestry that is fraught with introspection and interpretation of individual and collective realities contextualized in the vibrant West Indian landscape. But, fortunately for the reader, this is a work that blends a series of literary devices that make the negotiating of this text a welcome endeavor.
All This is Love” is aptly entitled, motivated as it is by a sincere love of the art of oral elaboration, of telling; guided by a passionate love of traditions, cultures, and histories; sealed and delivered by an even more abiding love for the Virgin Islands and humanity itself.
“Follow the Lead: Leadership Lessons for Women As They Journey from the Backroom ot the Boardroom” by Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe, AFIA Press, business/local author, pp. 162, $14.95
Are you tapping into your leadership greatness? Do you strive to balance your personal and career lives? Do you seek to become a leader who transforms people and places? Meshing imaginative storytelling with leadership insights gained from years of practical experience, business thought coach Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe delivers in Follow Her Lead ten compelling stories that explore leadership competencies that extraordinary women leaders embody. Whether an emerging or seasoned leader, this book is certain to equip you with leadership wisdoms that can help you develop into the leader you were destined to become.
“Tropical Escapes” by Anita Davis-Defoe, AIFA Press, fiction/local author, pp. 312, $19.95
Confronted by the past and memories of powerful deceit, Zetta O’Neal finds herself overwhelmed with hurt once again when ex-husband Jabari Baptiste mysteriously resurfaces. Smitten by Zetta after a chance meeting, Remi Mowbay, a handsome, international, social entrepreneur, wonders why such a beautiful woman is so cloaked in sadness.
In search of peace and tranquility, on the spur of the moment, Zetta decides to seek refuge by sojourning to distant shores. What happens when new beginnings…the promise of love…backroom politics…gripping intrigue and calculated deception mingle under a sweltering sun?…certainly a recipe for a Tropical Escape.
“An Echo in the Bone” by Diana Gabaldon, DeLacorte Press, fiction hardcover, pp. 820, $30
Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in “An Echo in the Bone,” the enormously anticipated seventh volume, she continues the extraordinary story of the 18th Century Scotsman, Jamie Fraser, and his 20th Century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win; fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival; and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son — a young lieutenant in the British army — across the barrel of a gun.
Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though not if she has anything to say about it.
Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the 20th Century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in an historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles — as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. The future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.
With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold and Benjamin Franklin, An “Echo in the Bone” is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character and adventure — a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.
“Blood Game” by Iris Johansen, St Martin’s Press, fiction hardcover, pp. 338, $27.99
"First comes darkness, then comes fear. Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster "New York Times "best-selling author Iris Johansen’s latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter’s killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape.
Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator’s daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak–a serial murderer who is on her short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve’s refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over…and the games have begun. As she and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most…even if it means bringing them into the game as well.
“First Lord’s Fury Book 6 of the Codex Alera” by Jim Butcher, Berkley Publishing Group, fiction hardcover, pp. 465, $25.95
For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war and the rightful First Lord of Alera.
But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them, using all of his intelligence, ingenuity and fury to save their world from eternal darkness.
“The Gathering Storm” by Robert Jordan, Tor, fiction hardcover, pp. 781, $29.99
Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.
The final volume of the “Wheel of Time,” "A Memory of Light" was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times best-selling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor—his wife, Harriet McDougal—to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents "The Gathering Storm" as the first of three novels that will make up "A Memory of Light." This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost 20 years ago and marking the conclusion of the “Wheel of Time,” the preeminent fantasy epic of our era.
In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international best-selling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward—wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders—his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.
Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower—and possibly the world itself.
The Wheel of Time turns, and ages come and pass. What was, what will be and what is may yet fall under the Shadow.
WE HAVE A NEW AND EXPANDED SALE SECTION FILLED WITH EXCITING BOOKS FOR ALL AGES

INCLUDING: CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS, EXERCISE, BUSINESS, HISTORY,
NONFICTION, LITERATURE, FICTION, & LOTS MORE.

DOCKSIDE BOOKSHOP
"The Complete Bookshop"
Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues & Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

WE HAVE A NEW AND EXPANDED SALE SECTION FILLED WITH EXCITING BOOKS FOR ALL AGES

INCLUDING:
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOKS
EXERCISE, BUSINESS, HISTORY,
NONFICTION, LITERATURE, FICTION,
& LOTS MORE.
DOCKSIDE BOOKSHOP
"The Complete Bookshop"
Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues & Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

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