I love books for children that don't talk down to them–that are just as gothically creepy and macabre as something written for adults in the Victorian age. I know that's oddly specific, but The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield is such a book! Not only would I have loved it as an oddball child, I love it as an oddball adult! Sophie Blackall (of whom I'm a huge fan!) drew the perfect illustrations to accompany such a story and I hope she and John Marciano pair up again. I foresee this book selling in equal numbers for kids and adults! --Lauren's Staff Picks
Your Classical Companion, KBAQ 89.5, and Changing Hands Bookstore are proud to present Book Notes—a book club for music lovers
Our May Book Notes selection is Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation's
Treasures from the Nazis by Robert M. Edsel
WHAT: Featuring novels, biographies, memoirs and monographs about classical music, composers, musicians and history, Book Notes is your literary gateway to learning more about the music you love.
WHEN: Tune in to KBAQ 89.5FM the first Friday of every month to hear Randy Kinkel's Book Notes review the month's pick or click here (mp3) » On the First Friday of each month at 6pm, Randy Kinkel will review a new book. A repeat airing of his review can be heard the following Sunday during The Pulse at the Heart of the Arts, at 1pm.
WHERE: You can buy the Book Notes monthly selection by clicking "Add to cart" below. You can also order at 480.730.0205, or at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283.