Through the Bookstore Window


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$24.95  $22.95
Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
Publish Date
5.6 X 1.0 X 8.7 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Bill Petrocelli is the author of the novel The Circle of Thirteen. He is co-owner with his wife, Elaine, of Book Passage with bookstores in Corte Madera, San Francisco, and Sausalito. Bill is a former attorney with the California Attorney General and previously headed a poverty law office in Oakland. His previous books were Low Profile: How to Avoid the Privacy Invaders and Sexual Harassment on the Job: What it is and How to Stop it.


"For the fortunate among us, memory is a merciful editor, while for the unfortunate, memory is merciless. As storytellers have shown since antiquity, Bill Petrocelli dares to reveal in his searing new novel, Through the Bookstore Window, both sides of the ambivalent power of recollection. His lionness-hearted heroine, Gina Perini, survives the minefields of tribal memory in vengeance-torn Bosnia, only to have the terror follow her to a bookstore she opens half a world away, in San Francisco. Through the window of books, which Petrocelli, as a legendary bookseller, knows so well, as well as the courage of friends, and the redemptive power of love, we learn how stories recollected in the tranquility of a bookstore, can still heal the world's wounds."
--Phil Cousineau, author of The Book of Roads and Wordcatcher

"It's a rare mystery that can deliver so much in the way of pure emotional resonance. Bill Petrocelli's Through the Bookstore Window is such a book. This is a thriller with a heart."
-- Janis Cooke Newman, author of A Master Plan for Rescue

"Through the Bookstore Window is an unusual, rewarding take on the nature of memory: how it haunts and heals, how single moments set the future in motion, and how it binds survivors together in ways they seldom expect."
--Foreword Reviews

"Bill Petrocelli knows books and bookstores. He also knows how to write a compelling, provocative, meaningful novel that will sweep you from San Francisco to Bosnia and back again, delivering chills, suspense and some profound thoughts on the power of love. Take a peek through a bookstore window and grab this terrific read!"
--Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of the Miranda Corbie series and City of Sharks

Praise for The Circle of Thirteen

"The Circle of Thirteen is a remarkable tale, nothing less than visionary account of a new world order, fascinating and provocative."
--John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Juror

"A wonderful, uplifting thriller full of strong and unforgettable women, a book that will keep you turning the page."
--Abraham Verghese, New York Times bestselling author of Cutting for Stone

"We open the door upon a world so near to our own--and yet so far. A fantastic, futuristic view of the reality that we may already have created."
--Katherine Neville, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of The Fire and The Eight

"In The Circle of Thirteen, Bill Petrocelli has created a story that flashes forward and backward through time, creating a futuristic world that bears some striking similarities to today. The Circle of Thirteen is a true celebration of the power of women in the face of great odds."
--Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Joy and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

"A unique and thoughtful thriller."
--Martin Cruz Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Gorky Park and December 6