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The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
By Riggs, Nina
2017-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781501169359 - Hardcover
$25.00

* INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

"Stunning...heartrending...this year's When Breath Becomes Air." --Nora Krug, The Washington Post

"Beautiful and haunting." --Matt McCarthy, MD, USA TODAY

"Deeply affecting...simultaneously heartbreaking and funny." --People (Book of the Week)

"Vivid, immediate." --Laura ...More
 

Between Them: Remembering My Parents Between Them: Remembering My Parents
By Ford, Richard
2017-05 - Ecco Press
9780062661883 - Hardcover
$25.99

 

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love

How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents--Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, ...More
 

Re Jane Re Jane
By Park, Patricia
2016-04 - Penguin Books
9780143107941 - Paperback
$16.00

Re Jane is snappy and memorable, with its clever narrator and insights on clashing cultures. Entertainment Weekly

For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she's been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable, Jane toils, unappreciated, in her strict uncle's grocery store and politely observes the ...More

 

News of the World News of the World
By Jiles, Paulette
2017-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062409218 - Paperback
$15.99

 

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle ...More
 

Lab Girl Lab Girl
By Jahren, Hope
2017-02 - Vintage
9781101873724 - Paperback
$16.00

National Bestseller



Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of the Best ...More
 

Before the Fall Before the Fall
By Hawley, Noah
2017-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455561797 - Paperback
$15.99

Winner of the 2017 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL and the 2017 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING CREATOR OF FARGO COMES "ONE THE YEAR'S BEST SUSPENSE NOVELS" (NEW YORK TIMES).

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's ...More

 

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
By Cleave, Chris
2017-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781501124389 - Paperback
$16.00

The instant New York Times bestseller from Chris Cleave--the unforgettable novel about three lives entangled during World War II, told "with dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion...a powerful portrait of war's effects on those who fight and those left behind" (People, Book of the Week).

London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school ...More
 

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I Whiskey Words & a Shovel I
By Sin, R. H.
2017-05 - Andrews McMeel Publishing
9781449488062 - Paperback
$17.99

Completely revised and expanded brand-new edition of Volume I, the first book in the Whiskey poetry trilogy

Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel, Vol. 1, is about reclaiming your power on the path to a healthy relationship. It is a testament to choosing to love yourself, even if it means heartbreak.

 

Originally released in 2015, this re-rerelease packs the same punch as ...More
 

Glass Houses Glass Houses
By Penny, Louise
2017-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250066190 - Hardcover
$28.99

 

An August 2017 LibraryReads pick

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Surete du Quebec, suspects the ...More
 

The Last One The Last One
By Oliva, Alexandra
2017-08 - Ballantine Books
9781101966839 - Paperback
$16.00

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva's fast-paced novel of suspense.

She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far.

It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, ...More
 

The Driver The Driver
By Hanson, Hart
2017-08 - Dutton Books
9781101986363 - Hardcover
$26.00

From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a "riveting, smart and funny" (Harlan Coben) debut thriller.

"Everything a great thriller should be--always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. I loved every page."--Scott Turow



Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent ...More

 

Homegoing Homegoing
By Gyasi, Yaa
2017-05 - Vintage
9781101971062 - Paperback
$16.00

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award

A New York Times Notable Book

A Washington Post Notable Book

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, ...More

 

The Gates of Evangeline The Gates of Evangeline
By Young, Hester
2016-09 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780425283172 - Paperback
$16.00

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015

A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2015



From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . . .

When New York journalist and recently bereaved mother Charlotte "Charlie" ...More
 

The Switch The Switch
By Finder, Joseph
2017-06 - Dutton Books
9781101985786 - Hardcover
$28.00

A simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions in New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder's timely, electrifying new thriller.

Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn't notice the mix-up ...More
 

In the Shadow of the Sun In the Shadow of the Sun
By O'Brien, Anne Sibley
2017-06 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9780545905749 - Hardcover
$17.99

North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.





Not the best place for a family vacation.





Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother, Simon. Mia was ...More

 

Commonwealth Commonwealth
By Patchett, Ann
2017-05 - Harper Perennial
9780062491831 - Paperback
$16.99

 

#1 New York Times Bestseller

The acclaimed, bestselling author--winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize--tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. ...More

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
By Stephens-Davidowitz, Seth
2017-05 - Dey Street Books
9780062390851 - Hardcover
$27.99

 

Foreword by Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of our Nature

Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world--provided ...More
 

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
By Lewis, Michael
2016-12 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393254594 - Hardcover
$28.95

 

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data ...More
 

A Gentleman in Moscow A Gentleman in Moscow
By Towles, Amor
2016-09 - Viking
9780670026197 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
$27.00

More than half a million readers have fallen in love with the New York Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow

"How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance." --The Washington Post

"'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Eloise' meets all the Bond villains." --TheSkimm

"Irresistible . ...More
 

The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
By Casey, Susan
2006-05 - Owl Books (NY)
9780805080117 - Paperback   See Other Formats
$16.99

A journalist's obsession with the great white shark brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientist

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