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Deck the Shelves! Samantha Chooses “Middlesex”

Samantha Steele is no stranger to the pages of Trendsetter. Columnist Rachel Stark profiled Sam’s cosmopolitan career with the French Publishers Agency earlier this year, and Samantha and her colleague Brittany Hazelwood at the German Book Office have been loyal friends and allies of Trendsetter from very early on. So bonne année et bonne santé!   Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Picador $15.00 My pick for 2011 is Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex. I read this one in anticipation of his latest, The Marriage Plot, but the new one (in my humble opinion) […]

Deck the Shelves! Grace Chooses “The Skinny on Time Management”

Grace Vinton works in Publicity at Rand Media Company,  a multi-media publisher producing no-nonsense, multi-platform resources for enriching and improving reading. She suggests giving the gift of time this holiday season. Twilight Zone or TrueLife? (or nothing to do with TV at all??)       The Skinny on Time Management is a book by our publishing house (Rand Media Co, $14.95) that is so crazy helpful. This past year, I have gone back to it from time to time to get tips on how to use my time better. It would […]

Deck the Shelves! Joy Chooses “The Weird Sisters”

Joy Azmitia is an Agent at Russell & Volkening Literary Agency. She’s also the first person who agreed to make a video for Life Cycle of a Book, and will therefore always hold a special place in the Trendsetter Hall of Fame slash our hearts. (You can watch her wonderful video on the lit agent life here).   The Weird Sisters   by Eleanor Brown Amy Einhorn Books (Putnam) $24.95 Hardcover; $15.00 Paperback Reason why I would buy this book as a gift this Christmas:  I fell in love with the […]

Deck the Shelves! Livia Chooses Everything is Illuminated

Livia was Trendsetter’s very first intern, and we couldn’t have asked for anyone more perfect to help us find our feet. She’s also the founder and maintainer of the Tumblr phenomenon, Yeah Write!, a creative writing community with more than 12,000 members.   Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $13.99 Livia says:  “Okay, I know I’m a little behind the boat on this one, but I read it while interning at Trendsetter this summer, and it was definitely my favorite book that I read this year. I […]