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Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Life

María Hesse · University of Texas Press
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover

One of the most important artists of the twentieth century and an icon of courageous womanhood, Frida Kahlo lives on in the public imagination, where her popularity shows no signs of waning. She is renowned for both her paintings and her personal story, which were equally filled with pain...
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No One Tells You This: A Memoir

Glynnis MacNicol · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

ELLE's The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer"A piercing examination of what it means both to love grown-up, complicated women - and to be one." -- Rebecca Traister, All The Single Ladies "Glynnis has written a book that is honest, hilarious and raw...it misses nothing."...
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

John Hendrix · Amulet Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Interweaving handwritten text and art in his signature style, John Hendrix tells the fascinating story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the oppression of the German people during World War II. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who was shocked to watch the German...
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Minding the Store: A Big Story about a Small Business

Julie Gaines · Algonquin Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

In this charming graphic memoir, the founder of the iconic housewares shop Fishs Eddy recounts the ups and downs - and ups again - of starting a family business, starting a family, and staying true to one's path while trying to make it in the Big City. Whether it's a set of vintage plates...
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An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

Helene Tursten · Soho Crime
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and... no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss investigations, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing...
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Hitler's American Friends: The Third Reich's Supporters in the United States

Bradley W Hart · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II.Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular...
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The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

JONATHAN HAIDT · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A timely investigation into the new "safety culture" on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and ultimately democracyThe generation now coming of age has been taught three Great Untruths: their feelings are always right; they should avoid pain...
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Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free Life

Francine Jay · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Do you ever feel like life is weighing you down? Like the stuff in your home, the to-dos in your schedule, the worries in your heart are too much? Make "lightly" your mantra, one lovely little word to live by, and transform your life.There's no shortage of decluttering books on the market,...
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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Lucy Knisley · First Second
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and "good enough," you can do anything.Except get pregnant. Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything...
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The Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal that Shaped an American Classic

Kendall Taylor · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple's excesses were as widely known as their passion for each other. Despite their love, both...
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The American Agent

JACQUELINE WINSPEAR · Harper
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs, "one of the great fictional heroines" (Parade) , investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent...
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Che: A Revolutionary Life

JON LEE ANDERSON · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The graphic adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara Che Guevara's legend is unmatched in the modern world. Since his assassination in 1967 at the age of thirty-nine, the Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial....
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Gingerbread: A Novel

Helen Oyeyemi · Riverhead Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel.Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch's...
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The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Anna Clark · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The first full account of the Flint, Michigan, water scandal, an American tragedy, with new details, from Anna Clark, the award-winning Michigan journalist who has covered the story from its beginningsWhen the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring...
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The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Anissa Gray · Berkley
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Mothers meets An American Marriage in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.The Butler family has had their share of trials - as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian...
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The Night Tiger: A Novel

Yangsze Choo · Flatiron Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print Length

A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother's...
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The Age of Light: A Novel

WHITNEY SCHARER · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"Sweeping from the glamour of 1930's Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war's long shadow, The Age of Light is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman's self-transformation from muse into artist."--Celeste Ng, New York Times...
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Late in the Day: A Novel

TESSA HADLEY · Harper
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The lives of two close-knit couples are irrevocably changed by an untimely death in the latest from Tessa Hadley, the acclaimed novelist and short story master who "recruits admirers with each book" (Hilary Mantel) .Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been friends...
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The Lost Girls of Paris

Pam Jenoff · Park Row
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan's Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.1946, ManhattanOne morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace...
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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

JESMYN WARD · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction "The heart of Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing is story - the yearning for a narrative to help us understand ourselves, the pain of the gaps we'll never fill, the truths that are failed by words and must be translated through ritual...
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Hunger: A Memoir of

Roxane Gay · Harper
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

"New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes...
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Washington Black: A novel

Esi Edugyan · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling new novel, about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar...
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Unholy Land

Lavie Tidhar · Tachyon Publications
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"Lavie Tidhar does it again. Magnificent." -- Warren EllisLior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father.Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina -- a Jewish...
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The Paragon Hotel

LYNDSAY FAYE · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The new and exciting historical thriller by Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, which follows Alice "Nobody" from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's the Paragon Hotel.The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James is on a cross-country...
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The Light Over London

Julia Kelly · Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

Reminiscent of Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, this sweeping, entrancing story is a must-listen for fans of remarkable women rising to challenges they could never have predicted.It's always been easier for Cara Hargraves to bury herself in the past...
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Transcription: A Novel

KATE ATKINSON · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings...
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Lives Laid Away

STEPHEN MACK JONES · Soho Crime
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme. When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit...
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Michigan POW Camps in World War II

Gregory D. Sumner · The History Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

During World War II, Michigan became a temporary home to six thousand German and Italian POWs. At a time of homefront labor shortages, they picked fruit in Berrien County, harvested sugar beets in the Thumb, cut pulpwood in the Upper Peninsula and maintained parks and other public spaces...
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Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A lush debut; Owens delivers her mystery wrapped in gorgeous, lyrical prose." --Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightHow long can you protect your heart?For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North...
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Milkman: A Novel

Anna Burns · Graywolf Press
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

Winner of the Man Booker Prize"Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique." -- The GuardianIn an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night...
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The Friend: A Novel

Sigrid Nunez · Riverhead Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "Nunez's prose itself comforts us. Her confident and direct style uplifts - the music in her sentences, her deep and varied intelligence." -The New York Times Book Review"A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez...
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The Proposal

Jasmine Guillory · Berkley
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling authorThe author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into...
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The Library Book

SUSAN ORLEAN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post and the acclaimed bestselling author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved...
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Asymmetry: A Novel

Lisa Halliday · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize "Asymmetry is extraordinary...Halliday has written, somehow all at once, a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction." - Alice Gregory, The New York Times...
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Becoming

Michelle Obama · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American...
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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

Piu Marie Eatwell · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly...
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