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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

KEVIN YOUNG · Graywolf Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of American culture?Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue's gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers -- from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk...
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The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a "great new talent."If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival...
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Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Roz Chast · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it.For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?)...
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Deep Freeze

John Sandford · Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

Class reunions: a time for memories - good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly - in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned...
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The Woman in the Window: A Novel

A. J. Finn · William Morrow
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

"Astounding. Thrilling. Lovely and amazing....Finn has created a noir for the new millennium, packed with mesmerizing characters, stunning twists, beautiful writing and a narrator with whom I'd love to split a bottle of pinot. Maybe two bottles - I've got a lot of questions for her."...
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Uncommon Type: Some Stories

Tom Hanks · Knopf
Pages: 405
Format: Hardcover

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves...
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Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet

Kathy Freston · Weinstein Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Join the CLEAN PROTEIN revolution and lose weight, feel stronger, and live longer.Food and wellness experts Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich have spent years researching the future of protein. They've talked to the food pioneers and the nutrition scientists, and now they've distilled what...
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Origin

ANONYMOUS. · Doubleday
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Whoever You Are. Whatever You Believe. Everything Is About To Change. The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum...
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Heather, the Totality

MATTHEW WEINER · LITTLE
Format: Hardcover

 
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The Purity of Vengeance

Jussi Adler-Olsen; Martin Aitken; Graeme Malcolm · Dreamscape Media
Format: Audio CD

Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series, with more than fourteen million copies sold worldwide, continues with the most chilling cold case yet. In 1987, Nete Hermansen plans revenge on those who abused her in her youth, including Curt Wad, a charismatic surgeon who was part of a movement...
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Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks

Annie Spence · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Gen-X librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.Librarians spend their lives weeding. Not weeds, but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the ones...
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The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH · Pantheon Books
Pages: 227
Format: Hardcover

"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling...
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Logical Family: A Memoir

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN · Harper
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America's finest storytellers." - Neil Gaiman"I fell in love with Maupin's effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his genius turn at memoir is no less compelling. Logical Family...
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Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder

CAROLINE FRASER · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book seriesMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls -- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great...
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South Pole Station: A Novel

ASHLEY BENITES · Picador
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

DO YOU HAVE DIGESTION PROBLEMS DUE TO STRESS? DO YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH AUTHORITY? HOW MANY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS DO YOU CONSUME A WEEK? WOULD YOU RATHER BE A FLORIST OR A TRUCK DRIVER?These are some of the questions that determine if you have what it takes to survive at South Pole Station,...
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Year One

Nora Roberts · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author -- an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives ... It began on New Year's Eve.The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly....
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The Four Tendencies: The Surprising Truth About the Hidden Personality Types That Drive Everything We Do

Gretchen Rubin · Harmony
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understanding...
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