David's Picks

David is one of the owners of Fireside Books. He's married to Melissa, the other owner. He reads poetry, historical novels, political rants, and mysteries.

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The Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062120403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco Press - January 28th, 2014

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Above the East China Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385350112
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 27th, 2014

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Two stories intertwine in this spine-tingling novel by Sarah Bird. At the close of World War II a young Okinawan woman leaps to her death rather than face capture by the American forces closing in. In contemporary times, a U.S. army brat deals with the bitterness and anger after her sister's suicide. This is a deeply satisfying novel.

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Red Moon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455501656
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 14th, 2014

This is at once a thrilling page-turner and a thought-procoking allegory for our times.