At Accent on Books we "celebrated" the beginning of our fiscal year this morning by finishing the process of taking inventory -- and we survived to tell the tale. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can look forward to another month with an amazing roster of new books. Among the titles which should be arriving in our store before the month is over:
Traveling With Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. The author of Secret Life of Bees collaborates with her daughter for this dual biography of two very different women searching for meaning and serenity.
Hands in Harmony, by Tim Barnwell. The nationally acclaimed Asheville photographer here portrays those who create music and handicrafts in Appalachia. A CD of traditional music will be packaged with the book.
The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood. This versatile and tremendously gifted author returns to the territory of The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake with another cautionary dystopia tale.
Homer and Langley, by E. L. Doctorow. Another historical novel by the author of Ragtime, this one dealing with two eccentric New York brothers.
The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker. A novel about a poet, and a meditation on poetry by one of the country's most innovative and controversial writers.
Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon. The seventh novel in the wildly popular "Outlander" series.
And, oh yes, The Lost Symbol, by one Dan Brown. You may remember his last book; went by the name of The DaVinci Code.