Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
Eight Million Stories in a New York Minute
By Heather Holland Wheaton
($5, HK Publishing)
You Are Here
By Heather Holland Wheaton
($12.95 HK Publishing)
Saturday, April 9, 2011 was quite a festive occasion at Logos Bookstore as a double-decker bus full of people arrived at Logos Bookstore for a book signing for Heather Holland Wheaton, author of You Are Here and Eight Million Stories in a New York Minute, two collections of short stories.
For those people who missed the event and the chance to meet an author who lives the life of contemporary New York City, which is also the setting of her stories, both books are currently available at Logos Bookstore. Eight Million Stories in a New York Minute, is a tiny shirt-pocket size book that comes in a plastic envelope and has a circular metal clasp to keep the pages shut when not being read. It’s the perfect little book for those people engaged with social media, the Internet and all kinds of apps, as it is a collection of short story thoughts. Some characters introduced there reappear in “You Are Here,” which has some chillingly poignant stories such as “Famous Last Words,” “The Secret Goldfish,” “Almost Winter,” and “Neighbors.” The stories are interrelated as characters appear in more than one story and many live in the same building, 80 West 80.
The world of this book mirrors different layers of contemporary New York City society. Some noteworthy characters are Azazel the cat lover and Internet knitter businesswoman; Emily, a young woman who has just arrived in town; and Candace St. James, an art film and theater actress.
Meanwhile Spring has arrived, Mother’s Day, first communion, confirmation, baptism, graduation and Father’s Day celebrations are coming up and Logos Bookstore has books, greeting cards and gift items for all those occasions. Also two fine impressionist paintings of Sonia Grineva’s are currently displayed at the store and her pianist sister Katya Grineva’s CD’s are available for purchase, too.
Come on over!
Upcoming Events At Logos Bookstore:
Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7 p.m., The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapters 9 through 11 and continue its discussion of The Talmud.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7 p.m., Kill Your TV Reading Group (KYTV) will discuss The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7 p.m., KYTV Reading Group will discuss A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse.
Children’s Story Time led by Lily is every Monday at 11 a.m.
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Subways to Lexington Ave. and 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st and 2nd Aves.)