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Dockside Bookshop: The Complete Bookshop

Here is where you will find what's new at St. Thomas' well-known, well-read Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall. Every week you will find new titles to peruse. Look for updates of our "picks" for fiction and nonfiction and, at the end of the reviews, a list of new paperback fiction.
"The Black Angel", by John Connolly, Atria Books, fiction hard cover, 496 pp. $25.
"To those who have been forsaken, hell has no geography."
"The Black Angel" begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City's seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl's mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker's doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on his wife and newborn daughter, Parker knows that the woman and her troubles cannot be ignored. As always, he is driven as much by the evil that simmers in the hidden honeycomb world as he is by the ties of friendship and blood.
As Parker gets closer to the girl's captors, he discovers that her disappearance is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel — an object considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker's own origins.
"You, The Owners Manual" by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. & MEHMET C. OX, M. D., Harper Resource, Diet and Health, 432 pp. $24.95
Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it's true that we live in an age when we're as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you've owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.
You: The Owner's Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you'll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and key-remembering systems and organs.
Just as important, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You'll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body — as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner's Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you'll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner's Manual Diet — a thirty-recipe eating plan that's designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.
" Vieques: A Photographically Illustrated Guide to the Island, It's History & It's Culture" by Gerald SingerSombrero Publishing Company, West Indian-Photography, 191 pp., $24.95
It's a PHOTO BOOK:
With More Than 150 Color Photographs
It's a GUIDE to:
Beaches and Snorkeling
The Bioluminescent Bay
Isabel Segunda and Esperanza
The Playa Grande Sugar Mill Ruins
Hidden Trails, Dramatic Overlooks
The Mosquito Pier and The Magazines
It's a HISTORY:
Indigenous Inhabitants
Pirates and Adventurers
Spanish Colonization & the Sugar Era
US Takeover, Expropration & The Navy Era
The Struggle & Vieques Today
And Much MORE including:
The Bees of Monte Carmelo
The Disappearing Horse Story
The Story of Cacimar and Yaureibo
The Heroic Fishermen's War
We will gladly order any books you want. E-mail us at dockside@islands.vi, or call 340-774-4937.
STORE HOURS
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 340-774-4937
E-mail: dockside@islands.vi

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