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The City in the Middle of the Night

Charlie Anders · Tor Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now All the Birds in the Sky -- Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best NovelAll the Birds in the Sky -- Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel"If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams...And...
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Mostly Dead Things

Kristen Arnett · Tin House Books
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"One of the strangest and funniest and most surprising first novels I've ever read. A love letter to Florida and to family, to half-lit swamps and the 7/11, and to the beasts that only pretend to hold their poses inside us." -- Karen Russell A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Esquire,...
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Bunny: A Novel

Mona Awad · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls who seem to move and speak as one"We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very...
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Big Sky

Kate Atkinson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia....
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A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: A Novel

Ann Beattie · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A razor-sharp, deeply felt new novel about the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we loveAs a member of the Honor Society at Bailey Academy, one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country, Ben falls under...
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The Only Woman in the Room: A Novel

Marie Benedict · Sourcebooks Landmark
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while...
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Lie With Me: A Novel

Philippe Besson · Scribner
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning, internationally bestselling novel - "the French Brokeback Mountain" (Elle) - about a love affair between two teenage boys in a provincial high school in 1984 France, brilliantly translated by acclaimed writer and actress Molly Ringwald. While passing through...
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Outside Looking In: A Novel

T.C. Boyle · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A provocative new novel from bestselling author T.C. Boyle exploring the first scientific and recreational forays into LSD and its mind-altering possibilities In this stirring and insightful novel, T.C. Boyle takes us back to the 1960s and to the early days of a drug whose effects have...
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The New Me

Halle Butler · Penguin Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

"A dark comedy of female rage" (Catherine Lacey) and a biting satire of life in the American workforce from a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and Granta Best Young American Novelist "Masterfully cringe-inducing. . . [makes] the reader squirm...
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Little Faith

Nickolas Butler · Ecco
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural...
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Leading Men: A Novel

Christopher Castellani · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Book

An expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s Italy. In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja...
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Cape May: A Novel

Chip Cheek · Celadon Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"What a treat. Glamorous and nostalgic and very sexy, Cape May is a novel about marriage, lust, shabby seaside towns and lots of gin. Brilliantly unsettling -- one of those books that stays with you." - Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train...
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Trust Exercise: A Novel

Susan Choi · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Brilliant and challenging . . . An uncanny evocation of the not-so-distant past." -- Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. FletcherPulitzer finalist Susan Choi's multipart, narrative-upending novel in which what happens in high school does not stay in high school...
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The Night Tiger: A Novel

Yangsze Choo · Macmillan Audio
Format: Audiobook

This program is read by the author.A sweeping historical audiobook 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...
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The Tenth Muse

Catherine Chung · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating novel about a trailblazing mathematician who unearths her own extraordinary family story and its roots in World War IIThe first thing I remember being said of me with any consistency was that I was intelligent--and I recognized even then that it was a comment leveled at me with...
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If, Then: A Novel

Kate Hope Day · Random House
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family-driven suspense of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists. In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon,...
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This Storm: A novel

James Ellroy · Knopf
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

A massive novel of World War II Los Angeles. The crowning work of an American master.It is January, 1942. Torrential rainstorms hit L.A. A body is unearthed in Griffith Park. The cops rate it a routine dead-man job. They're grievously wrong. It's a summons to misalliance and all the spoils...
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Sabrina & Corina: Stories

Kali Fajardo-Anstine · One World
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection - a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands. Kali Fajardo-Anstine's magnetic story collection breathes life...
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Willa & Hesper

Amy Feltman · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Book

For fans of What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell and The Futures by Anna Pitoniak, a soul-piercing debut that explores the intertwining of past and present, queerness, and coming of age in uncertain times. Willa's darkness enters Hesper's light late one night in Brooklyn. Theirs...
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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

Kwame Onwuachi · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, from the Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 honoreeBy the time he was twenty-seven, Kwame Onwuachi had competed on Top Chef, cooked at the White House, and opened and closed one of the most talked about...
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The Border: A Novel

Don Winslow · William Morrow
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force.What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know...
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We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It: A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

Tom Phelan · Gallery Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and Alice Taylor's To School Through the Fields, Tom Phelan's We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It is a heartfelt and masterfully written memoir of growing up in Ireland in the 1940s.Tom Phelan, who was born and raised in County Laois in the Irish...
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The Light Years: A Memoir

Chris Rush · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The Light Years is a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American historyChris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving...
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

MARLON JAMES · Riverhead Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman"Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning...
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The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World

Bee Wilson · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning food writer takes us on a global tour of what the world eats--and shows us how we can change it for the betterFood is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion?Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone...
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The Old Drift: A Novel

Namwali Serpell · Hogarth
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

An electrifying debut from the winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing, The Old Drift is the Great Zambian Novel you didn't know you were waiting for On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called...
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Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

T Kira Madden · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut."-Lauren GroffOne of the most anticipated books of 2019--Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club, The Advocate, The Rumpus, The Week,...
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Henry, Himself: A Novel

Stewart O'Nan · Viking
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern masterStewart O'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience...
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The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies

Megan Griswold · Rodale Books
Pages: 352
Format: Book

The Book of Help traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies, Megan Griswold's narrative spans four decades and six continents -- from the glaciers of Patagonia and the psycho-tropics...
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Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America

Bill Geist · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Before there was "tourism" and souvenir ashtrays became "kitsch," the Lake of the Ozarks was a Shangri-La for middle-class Midwestern families on vacation, complete with man-made beaches, Hillbilly Mini Golf, and feathered rubber tomahawks. It was there that author...
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The Silent Patient

Alex Michaelides · Celadon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzing -- I quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours later -- it's now 5:47 a.m. -- I've finished it, absolutely dazzled." -- A. J. Finn, #1 New York...
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Miracle Creek: A Novel

Angie Kim · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we'll go to protect our families -- and our deepest secretsMy husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn't even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . .In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental...
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The Other Americans: A Novel

Laila Lalami · Pantheon
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, author of The Moor's Account--a timely and powerful new novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant that is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, all of it informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.Late...
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The Parisian

Isabella Hammad · Grove Press
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

In this masterful debut novel, Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad delivers a sweeping, brilliantly crafted portrait of a young man's coming-of-age alongside the embattled development of a nation.Midhat Kamal is the son of a wealthy textile merchant from Nablus, a town in Ottoman...
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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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How Not to Die Alone

Richard Roper · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A darkly funny and life-affirming debut novel for readers of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: the story of one man who is offered a second chance at life and love when he develops an unexpected friendship--if he can expose the white lie he told years ago that grew into so much more.Andrew's...
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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

Robert Hillman · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"Beautifully written. . . . Full of insight into the nature of tragedy, love, and redemption." --Garth SteinA gorgeously written, tender, and wise novel about love and forgiveness in 1960s Australia, in which a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant...
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Bowlaway: A Novel

Elizabeth McCracken · Ecco
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alleyFrom the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn...
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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel

Juliet Grames · Ecco
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella's childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents - moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella's own mother is convinced that her daughter...
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The Island of Sea Women

LISA SEE · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds....
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The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH · Pantheon
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes a lighthearted comedic novel about a Swedish police department tasked with solving the most unusual, complicated, and, often, insignificant crimes.The detectives who work in Malmo Police's Department...
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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel

Taylor Jenkins Reid · Ballantine Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. "Beautifully layered and complex . . . I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy...
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The Invited: A Novel

Jennifer McMahon · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter People returns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don't simply move into a haunted house--they build one . . .In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned...
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Lost Roses: A Novel

MARTHA HALL KELLY · Ballantine Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow...
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Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire

Alev Scott · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East. The author's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their...
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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter."While the gap between upper middle-class...
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply...
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Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide

Tony Horwitz · Penguin Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Beloved best-selling author Tony Horwitz retraces Frederick Law Olmsted's epic journey across the American South in the 1850s, as he too searches for common ground in a dangerously riven nation.On the eve of the Civil War, an up-and-coming newspaper, the New York Times, sent a young travel...
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Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

Jacob Tobia · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above."When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier...
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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In Furious Hours, Casey Cep unravels the mystery surrounding Harper Lee's first and only work of nonfiction, and the shocking true crimes at the center of it"A triumph on every level . . . Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce...
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The Trial of Lizzie Borden

Cara Robertson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology - the trial of Lizzie Borden - based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence.The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When...
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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library

Edward Wilson-Lee · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve and Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter, a vividly rendered account of the forgotten quest by Christopher Columbus's son to create the greatest library in the world - "a perfectly pitched poetic drama" (Financial Times) and an amazing...
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Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century

George Packer · Knopf
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Unwinding--the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to AfghanistanRichard Holbrooke was brilliant,...
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The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

Shawn Levy · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A definitive history of Hollywood's most iconic, storied, and scandalous hotel.For nearly ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore:...
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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir

Ruth Reichl · Random House
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during...
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The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, age 10 and 12, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C. As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and mystery endured. Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected...
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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David McCullough · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story - the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.As...
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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays

Damon Young · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com, and one of the most read writers on race and culture at work today, a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the ever-shifting definitions of what it means to be Black (and male) in AmericaFor Damon Young, existing while Black...
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge,...
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Working

Robert A. Caro · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed booksFor the first time in book form, Robert Caro...
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Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London

Claire Harman · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder: Can a novel kill?In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest...
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Everything in Its Place

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Gratitude and On the Move, a final volume of essays that showcase Sacks's broad range of interests--from his passion for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer's.Oliver Sacks, scientist...
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Normal People: A Novel

Sally Rooney · Hogarth
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE A wondrous and wise coming-of-age love story from the celebrated author of Conversations with Friends At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He's popular and well-adjusted, star of the school football team, while she is lonely,...
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Sing to It: New Stories

Amy Hempel · Scribner
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

From legendary writer Amy Hempel, one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fiction: a ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking new story collection - her first in over a decade.Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. A multiple award winner, Hempel is highly regarded...
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The River: A novel

Peter Heller · Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars, this is a masterful tale of wilderness survival in the vein of Into the Wild and The Call of the Wild. It is the story of two college friends on a wilderness canoe trip--a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, whitewater, starvation,...
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Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Lorene Cary · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Lorene Cary's grandmother moves in, and everything changes: day-to-day life, family relationships, the Nana she knew -- even their shared past.From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent "ladysitting" her now frail...
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In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A rare, intimate account of a world-renowned Buddhist monk's near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it"One of the most inspiring books I have ever read." - Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart"This book has the potential to change...
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Nanaville

Anna Quindlen · Random House
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling authorIt's a little challenging to suss out why exactly it can be so magical. . . . All I know is: The hand. The little...
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The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds

Caroline Van Hemert · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Hope Jahren, Helen MacDonald, and Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's journey from Washington State to high above the Arctic Circle -- traveling across remote and rugged terrain solely by human power -- to rediscover birds, the natural world, and her own love...
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The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays

Esmé Weijun Wang · Graywolf Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts...
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Machines Like Me: A Novel

Ian McEwan · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

New from Ian McEwan, Booker Prize winner and international bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough...
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Biloxi: A Novel

Mary Miller · Liveright
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Mary Miller seizes the mantle of southern literature with this wry tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take. Like her predecessors Ann Beattie and Raymond Carver, Mary Miller brings an essential voice to her generation. Building on her critically acclaimed novel, The Last...
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Help Me!

Marianne Power · Grove Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

I wanted to find out what would happen if I really did follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could life be transformed? Could I get rich? Skinny? Find love? Be more productive and fulfilled? Because I really did want all the things these books promised....
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White

Bret Easton Ellis · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Combining personal reflection and social observation, Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction is an incendiary polemic about this young century's failings, e-driven and otherwise, and at once an example, definition, and defense of what "freedom of speech" truly means.Bret...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.What makes us who we are?...
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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Lori Gottlieb · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world - where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she) . One day, Lori Gottlieb...
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Mary Laura Philpott · Atria Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of 2019's Most Anticipated Books: BuzzFeed, Bustle, HelloGiggles, LitHub, She Reads Acclaimed essayist and bookseller Mary Laura Philpott presents a charmingly relatable and wise memoir-in-essays about what happened after she checked off all the boxes on her successful life's...
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The Sentence Is Death: A Novel

Anthony Horowitz · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The writer "Anthony Horowitz" and eccentric detective Daniel Hawthorne team up again in a new mystery as they delve deeper into Hawthorne's past.
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Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide

Karen Kilgariff · Forge Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their...
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How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir

Kate Mulgrew · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents....
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Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Book

The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir.
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Hark

SAM LIPSYTE · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant send-up of our contemporary culture from Sam Lipsyte, the critically acclaimed author of Home Land, centered around an unwitting mindfulness guru and the phenomenon he initiates.In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual...
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The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel

Claire Lombardo · Doubleday
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping and poignant ode to a messy, loving family in all its glory."--Madeline MillerA dazzling, multigenerational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple--still madly in love after forty years--recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret...
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Lost Children Archive: A novel

Valeria Luiselli · Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.A mother and father set out with their...
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The Water Cure: A Novel

Sophie Mackintosh · Doubleday
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"An extraordinary otherworldly debut... [Mackintosh] is writing the way that Sofia Coppola would shoot the end of the world: everything is luminous, precise, slow to the point of dread."--The GuardianThe Handmaid's Tale meets The Virgin Suicides in this dystopic feminist revenge...
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Sugar Run: A Novel

Mesha Maren · Algonquin Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"A shining debut, with a heady admixture of explosive plot and taut, burnished prose. This is a book that loves its wounded characters and troubled places, and in so deeply loving, it finds a terrible truth and beauty where other writers wouldn't have found the courage to look . . . Mesha...
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Ghost Wall: A Novel

Sarah Moss · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behaviorThe light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside.In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family...
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An Orchestra of Minorities

CHIGOZIE OBIOMA · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author of The Fishermen, Chigozie Obioma. Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, AN ORCHESTRA OF MINORITIES...
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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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Lanny: A Novel

Max Porter · Graywolf Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

An entrancing new novel by the author of the prizewinning Grief Is the Thing with FeathersThere's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one pub, one church, redbrick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they...
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The Need

Helen Phillips · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, comes a subversive genre-busting thriller about a woman who grapples with the complex dualities of motherhood - joy and dread, tenderness and anxiety - after confronting a masked intruder in her home.There were footsteps in the other...
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Orange World and Other Stories

Karen Russell · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases her extraordinary gifts of language and imaginationThese eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid,...
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Women Talking

MIRIAM TOEWS · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale." Margaret Atwood, on TwitterOne evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women,...
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The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson · Grove Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author G. Willow Wilson, The Bird King is an epic journey set during the reign of the last sultan in the Iberian peninsula at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established...
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The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead · Doubleday
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era...
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Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy

Larry Loftis · Gallery Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From internationally bestselling author of the "gripping" (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion's Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding...
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Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland

Tory Bilski · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A wondrous story of adventure and friendship featuring a group of women who ride Icelandic horses."Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us." -- Virgina WoolfEach June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern...
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At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness

Hana Ali · Amistad
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Muhammad Ali's daughter captures the legendary heavyweight boxing champion, Olympic Gold medalist, activist, and philanthropist as never before in this candid and intimate family memoir, based on personal recordings he kept throughout his adult life.Athlete. Activist. Champion. Ambassador....
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Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Fredrik Backman · Atria Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove shares an irresistible and moving collection of heartfelt, humorous essays about fatherhood, providing his newborn son with the perspective and tools he'll need to make his way in the world. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World...
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American Moonshot

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon."We choose to go to the Moon...
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All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir

Erin Lee Carr · Ballantine Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An acclaimed documentary filmmaker comes to terms with her larger-than-life father, the late New York Times journalist David Carr, in this fierce memoir of addiction and sobriety, work and family. Dad: What will set you apart is not talent but will and a certain kind of humility. A willingness...
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Southern Lady Code: Essays

Helen Ellis · Doubleday
Pages: 224
Format: Book

The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented,...
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The Heartland: An American History

Kristin L. Hoganson · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area...
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The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 576
Format: Book

John Adams, our second president, and his son John Quincy Adams, our sixth, were the only two men rejected by voters for a second term as president in the first fifty years of American political history. This book tells us why. Both men were educated and experienced, but they faced a country...
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The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick

Mallory O'Meara · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A Tor.com Most Anticipated Book of 2019A PureWow "Book We Can't Wait to Read in 2019"A Bustle Nonfiction Book Coming Out In 2019 To Start Getting Excited AboutThe Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick - one of Disney's first female animators...
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Nobody's Looking at You: Essays

Janet Malcolm · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"One of the premier narrative non-fiction writers of her time." -- The New RepublicJanet Malcolm's previous collection, Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers, was "unmistakably the work of a master" (The New York Times Book Review) . Like Forty-One...
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Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent's Guide to Raising Flawless Children

Therese Oneill · Hachette B and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

From the author of the ""hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating""* New York Times bestseller Unmentionable, a hilarious illustrated guide to the secrets of Victorian child-rearing [*Jenny Lawson] Feminist historian Therese Oneill is back, to educate you on what...
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Yuval Taylor · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Hurston and Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance and American literature, were best friends -- until they weren't.Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God) and Langston Hughes ("The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Let America Be America Again") were...
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Louisa on the Front Lines: Louisa May Alcott in the Civil War

Samantha Seiple · Seal Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism Louisa on the Frontlines is the first narrative nonfiction book focusing on the least-known aspect of Louisa May Alcott's...
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Indian America from 1890 to the Present

DAVID TREUER · Riverhead Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian history...
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