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Love and Ruin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

For her newest novel McClain returns to the fertile ground that is Hemingway's wives-this time telling the story of his third, pioneering journalist and war corrospondent Martha Gelhorn. Drawn together by similiar amibitions, they were forced apart by his ego causing Gelhorn (and the reader) to ponder the classic question 'Can a woman have it all?' Recommended for historical fiction fans or readers who enjoy a strong, if conflicted, female protaganist.


The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 24th, 2018

Another love letter to his momma (the inimitable Margaret Marie Bundrum Bragg) this time to her hard earned culinary skills, Rick Bragg captures the food histories of generations by writing down her recipes for the first time. And, because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else, the food cannot be shared without the story. A book for young locavore foodies and their elders who remember 'the old days'. Bittersweet and full of affection.


Sunburn: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062389923
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Published: William Morrow - February 20th, 2018

With a hat tip to noir great James M. Cain, Lippman weaves a complex story of a man and a woman, both adrift, who fall into a passionate but destructive affair. When the worst happens, as it always must in noir, they leave a trail of death, distrust and broken lives behind.


White Houses Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812995664
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2018

The latest novel from Bloom is a tender and loving picture of tough talking reporter, Lorena Hickok, "First Friend" (and true love) of Eleanor Roosevelt. Her hardscrabble early life and later years are all artfully detailed by Bloom, who once again brings her psychological training to bear to create characters who leap off the page.


This Could Hurt: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062660763
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Published: Harper - January 9th, 2018

Ever had a 'work wife'? Ever been 'let go'? Ever been on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)? Ever sat through a meeting that should have been an email? If so, you will see yourself in this debut novel. All the dreams, schemes, backbiting, and Machivallian machinations are carefully and articulately laid out. Recommended for advancement to your bedside table!


Frida Kahlo: The Story of Her Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9783791383880
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Published: Prestel Publishing - November 7th, 2017

This arresting graphic novel casts Frida Kahlo's life as one long conversation with Death appropriate, if you think, due to her poor health and tempestous love life, it really was her most constant companion. Works as both a primer for the Kahlo novice and a must have for fans.


Butcher's Crossing (New York Review Books Classics) Cover Image
By John Williams, Michelle Latiolais (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590171981
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Published: New York Review of Books - January 16th, 2007

This unrelenting portrait of the greedy squandering of our precious natural resources is both a beautiful excursion into the heart of human darkness and a brutal story that squarely combats the myth of the West. A forerunner of Cormac McCarty, this is an underappreciated great that clamors for a wider audience.


Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016

When done right there's something magical about books told from the point of view of an animal. With this sensitive and lovely story Pennypacker carries the torch passed down from Felix Salten (Bambi) and Sterling North (Rascal). When Peter and his fox Pax are seperated by an impending war to be reunited both must face an epic journey that will test and ultimately redeem them. A great read for children of all ages.
 


New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447651
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Published: Hogarth Press - February 13th, 2018

Chevalier resets Othello, the classic story of jealousy and revenge, as a tale of schoolyard bullying set in the 1970's. In her masterful hands knowing how the story ends only increases the tension and the casual racism of the period makes it, sadly, feel as timely as ever. My favorite of the Hogarth Shakespeare series so far!


In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper Cover Image
By Lawrence Block (Editor)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781681772455
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 6th, 2016

I can't think of a more evocative narrative muse than Edward Hopper. Apparently Lawrence Block feels the same because he asked a diverse group of author friends (Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates and more) to pick a painting and write a story about it. This carefully curated collection features ensnaring tales from all genres so strong it's hard to pick a favorite. With its full color plates, this would make a lovely gift for fans of Hopper's broody genius or anyone intruiged by the intersection of artistic mediums.


You Will Know Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316231060
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

A dark exploration of the world of competitive gymnastics that portrays the agony and urgency of desire, the unknowablility of others and the burden of expectation. A crime novel where the crime is only the catalyst for an examination of a family's unraveling. Abbott at her very best.


The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118035
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Published: Picador USA - June 6th, 2017

Equal parts a memoir about moving solo to the big city and a criticism of visual artists (Darger, Warhol, Hopper) who prominantly feature loneliness in their work, this book is a weird hybrid that totally works. My favorite book of 2016!


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