Great selection of new titles for you this week in our Guru giveaways, including our first YA title—a collection of short stories by the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles!
An autobiography by one of the funniest comedians of the last century, George Carlin. The book was written in conjunction with comic Tony Hendra, who completed the book after Carlin’s death in 2008.
Holly Black is the author of Tithe (an ALA best book for young adults) and the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles. This is her first collection of short stories.
A richly illustrated retrospective celebrating the life and films of Clint Eastwood—written by renowned film critic, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Richard Schickel and with an introduction by Eastwood himself. This coffeetable book contains over 300 images, including stills from the movies as well as behind-the-scenes shots.
The Venus Fixers: The Remarkable Story of the Allied Soldiers Who Saved Italy’s Art During World War II, by Ilaria Dagnini Brey
In the midst of the conflict of World War II, faced with the potential loss of priceless works of art, the Allied Forces appointed a special group of soliders. The monuments officers—a motley group of art historians, curators, architects, and artists—were to ensure that the great masterworks of European art and architecture were not looted or bombed into oblivion. The journalist Ilaria Dagnini Brey focuses her spellbinding account on the monuments officers of Italy, quickly dubbed “the Venus Fixers” by bemused troops.