First Look: What’s New on Our Shelves This Week

New releases arrive at Left Bank every Tuesday! Here are a few of particular interest to us this week, that we encourage you to check out.

Real TalkReal Talk For Real Teachers by Rafe Esquith

The only classroom teacher to have won the National Medal of the Arts, Rafe Esquith is famous for transforming a group of fifth-graders into what Publishers Weekly calls “classical music playing, Shakespeare-performing superachievers.” He’s been recognized by Johns Hopkins, Parents Magazine, and Oprah Winfrey. And he’s back with his new book, Real Talk For Real Teachers, a book of advice for those who struggle day to day in the world’s hardest profession. Plus, we’re bringing him to MICDS on Friday, July 19th (you can purchase tickets here). If you’re an educator at any stage in your career, this is going to be an inspirational night you absolutely don’t want to miss.

Countdown CityCountdown City by Ben Winters

Second in his Last Policeman trilogy, Washington University alumnus Ben Winters tells the story of Detective Hank Palace who, 77 days before an asteroid collides with earth, takes on the case of a woman from his past and her missing husband. A sci-fi mystery that asks the big questions:  What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you? And you can meet Ben on Wednesday, July 24th, at our CWE store. Come on out and give him a warm welcome back to St. Louis!

BelladonnaBelladonna by Fiona Paul

Staff and customer favorite Fiona Paul returns with the sequel to Venom, her YA mystery set in Renaissance Venice. In Belladonna, the second chapter in the Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, while searching for the Book of the Eternal Rose, the only evidence that will save her fiance, Luca. Left Bank is the official home store for signed copies of Fiona’s books, so you can order an autographed copy of Belladona today!

Also new in-store this week: The English Girl by Daniel SilvaThe Secret Keeper (in paperback) by Kate MortonThe Light in the Ruins by Chris BohjalianThis Town by Mark LeibovichThe Never List by Koethi ZanThe Poisoned Pilgrim (in paperback) by Oliver PötzschWitch Wraith by Terry Brooks; and The Violet Hour by Katherine Hill.