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August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016

In this newsletter, you will find books releasing the weeks of August 15th and August 22nd that we think will be of interest to readers, along with Bonus News, where we call out a contest, feature or review that we want to let you know about so you have it on your radar. This week, we are calling attention to our Debut Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight of WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little Reilly; 25 readers will win a copy of the book and share their comments on it.

We also are spotlighting the recent releases of SAFFIRE by Sigmund Brouwer and MAGICAL JUNGLE: An Inky Expedition and Coloring Book for Adults by Johanna Basford. Click on the images above to learn more about each of these books.

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This Week's Bonus News: Our Debut Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight of WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little Reilly --- Enter to Win a Copy and Share Your Feedback on It
We have 25 copies of WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little Reilly --- a debut novel about the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a town and the entire Eastern seaboard --- to give away to readers who would like to read the book, which releases on August 30th, and share their comments on it. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, August 25th at noon ET.

WE ARE UNPREPARED by Meg Little Reilly (Thriller)
This is a novel about the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a town and the entire Eastern seaboard. But the destruction begins early, when fear infects people's lives and spreads like the plague.

Ash and Pia move from hipster Brooklyn to rustic Vermont in search of a more authentic life. But just months after settling in, the forecast of a superstorm disrupts their dream. Fear of an impending disaster splits their tight-knit community and exposes the cracks in their marriage. Where Isole was once a place of old farm families, rednecks and transplants, it now divides into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools, each at odds about what course to take.

WE ARE UNPREPARED is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human costs of our changing earth, and, ultimately, a cautionary tale of survival and the human spirit.

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Click here to read more in our Debut Suspense/Thriller Author Spotlight and enter the contest.
On Sale the Week of August 15th in Hardcover

August 16th

by Eric Van Lustbader (Thriller)
Red Rover, the blackest of black ops teams, is betrayed on its top-priority mission to capture and interrogate a mysterious Saudi terrorist. Greg Whitman and Felix Orteño are left adrift in a world full of deathly shadows, blind alleys and unanswerable questions. Into their midst comes Charlize Daou, a brilliant arms expert who possesses the true power necessary for survival. Ignoring their new orders, Red Rover secretly sets out to find the protected Saudi terrorist, the first step in a perilous journey into the heart of a vast conspiracy that involves the NSA, a cabal of immensely wealthy mystics known as the Alchemists, and an ageless visionary out to create an entirely new way of waging war.
Forge Books * 9780765385512

CURIOUS MINDS: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton (Mystery/Thriller)
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country.
Bantam * 9780553392685

DAMAGED by Lisa Scottoline (Legal Thriller)
Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone. But the real trouble begins when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide. The aide promptly quits and sues the boy, his family and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio for help, and Mary DiNunzio is on the case. Soon Mary becomes Patrick's true champion and his only hope for security and justice. But there is more to the story than meets the eye, and Patrick might be more troubled than he seems.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250099624

In THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress and writer Amy Schumer mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is --- a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend.
Gallery Books * 9781501139888

A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS by Nadia Hashimi (Fiction)
For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered. A shocked Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear she could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamal’s family is sure she did and demands justice. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, Zeba is arrested and jailed. As she awaits trial, she meets a group of women whose own misfortunes have also led them to these bleak cells. Is Zeba a cold-blooded killer, these young ladies wonder, or has she been imprisoned, as they have been, for breaking some social rule?
William Morrow * 9780062449689

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT by Graham Moore (Historical Thriller)
New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history --- and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.
Random House * 9780812988901

NOTHING SHORT OF DYING: A Clyde Barr Novel by Erik Storey (Thriller)
Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado’s thick forests, alpine deserts and craggy peaks for 16 years, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he’s back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune and, most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him. By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister, Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her than the line goes dead. Clyde doesn’t know how much time he has, where Jen is located, or even who has her. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.
Scribner * 9781501124143

THE REST I WILL KILL: William Tillman and the Unforgettable Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave by Brian McGinty (History)
Independence Day, 1861. The schooner S. J. Waring sets sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limps back into New York’s frenzied harbor with the ship's black steward, William Tillman, at the helm. While the story of that ill-fated voyage is one of the most harrowing tales of captivity and survival on the high seas, it has been lost to history. Now reclaiming Tillman as the real American hero he was, historian Brian McGinty dramatically returns readers to that riotous, explosive summer of 1861, when the country was tearing apart at the seams and the Union army was in near shambles following a humiliating defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
Liveright * 9781631491290

RISE THE DARK by Michael Koryta (Thriller)
Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak's notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village. They've never meant anything to the police or to her husband, investigator Markus Novak. Now the man he believes killed her is out of prison, and draws Markus to the place he's avoided for so long: the lonely road where his wife was shot to death. In Red Lodge, Montana, Sabrina Baldwin is abducted by Garland Webb, the man Markus believes killed his wife. Drawing them all together is a messianic villain who understands that you can never outpace your past. You can only rise against the future.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316293839

ROB THY NEIGHBOR: A Charlie Henry Mystery by David Thurlo (Mystery)
Charlie Henry and his friends are enjoying a cookout when a gunshot rings out in the neighborhood. As he and best friend Gordon run to the source of the shot, they happen upon two masked intruders in their next-door neighbor's house. The men seem to be there to kidnap Sam Randall, but they abandon their mark and get away in a waiting van. Detective DuPree has been investigating a string of similar home invasions in the area, but this one seems out of the ordinary. Sam hires Charlie and Gordon to investigate the crime, not trusting the police to keep him and his wife safe. The investigation reveals Ray Geiger, son of retired NYPD cop Frank Geiger, as the prime suspect.
Minotaur Books * 9781250078896

A SQUARE MEAL: A Culinary History of the Great Depression by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe (Cooking/History)
The decade-long Great Depression forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a quarter of all Americans out of work and undernourished. In 1933, as women struggled to feed their families, President Roosevelt reversed long-standing biases toward government-sponsored “food charity.” For the first time in American history, the federal government assumed, for a while, responsibility for feeding its citizens. The effects were widespread. Championed by Eleanor Roosevelt, “home economists” who had long fought to bring science into the kitchen rose to national stature.
Harper * 9780062216410

STING by Sandra Brown (Romantic Suspense)
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. But Shaw is there to kill her. As he and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. Shaw has other plans, though, and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits --- and each other --- to stay alive.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455581207
On Sale the Week of August 15th in Paperback

August 16th

DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW by Thomas Cobb (Psychological Thriller)
On a cold, icy night, patrolman Ronny Forbert chases after a car driven by his old friend turned nemesis, Matt Laferiere. Within minutes, what begins as a clear-cut arrest for drunk driving spirals out of control into a heated argument between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run. As uneasy relationships, dark secrets and old grievances reveal themselves, there are people in town who believe that a crime must have been committed, and someone --- Officer Forbert --- must pay a price, a choice that will hold devastating consequences for them all.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062391261

by Ottessa Moshfegh (Psychological Suspense)
Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker and a secretary at the Moorehead boys’ prison, is consumed with resentment and self-loathing that she tempers with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. She also spends her nights and weekends shoplifting and stalking a prison guard named Randy. When the bright and beautiful Rebecca Saint John arrives as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist what appears to be a budding friendship.
Penguin Books * 9780143128755

THE GOLDEN AGE by Joan London (Historical Fiction)
Paperback Original
Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold’s family, Hungarian Jews, escape the perils of World War II to the safety of Australia in the 1940s. But not long after their arrival, Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to a sprawling children’s hospital called The Golden Age, where he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who radiates pure light. Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling one another’s rehabilitation, facing the perils of polio and adolescence hand in hand, and scandalizing the prudish staff of The Golden Age. Meanwhile, Frank and Elsa’s parents must cope with their changing realities.
Europa Editions * 9781609453329

THE GRATITUDE DIARIES: How A Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life by Janice Kaplan (Memoir/Personal Growth)
On New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade Editor-in-Chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Relying on both amusing personal experiences and extensive research, Kaplan explores how gratitude can transform every aspect of life, including marriage and friendship, money and ambition, health and fitness.
Dutton * 9781101984147

LAST BUS TO WISDOM by Ivan Doig (Historical Fiction)
Donal Cameron is being raised by his grandmother, the cook at the legendary Double W ranch in Ivan Doig’s beloved Two Medicine Country of the Montana Rockies, a landscape that gives full rein to an 11-year-old’s imagination. But when Gram has to have surgery, all she can think to do is to ship Donal off to her sister in faraway Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Aunt Kate is bossy, opinionated, argumentative and tyrannical, prompting Donal to leave. He is joined by Herman the German, and the pair have rollicking misadventures along the way.
Riverhead Books * 9781101982563

THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA: A History by Erika Lee (Social History)
In the past 50 years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA tells the little-known history of Asian Americans and their role in American life, from the arrival of the first Asians in the Americas to the present day.
Simon & Schuster * 9781476739410

MRS. GRANT AND MADAME JULE by Jennifer Chiaverini (Historical Fiction)
In 1844, shy Missouri belle Julia Dent met Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant, a brilliant horseman and reluctant soldier. The two fell deeply in love, but the groom’s abolitionist family refused to attend their wedding ceremony. Despite her new husband’s objections, Julia kept as her slave another Julia, known as Jule. Both women risked certain danger as they traveled to and from the field of war. Though Julia secretly taught Jule how to read, the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation inspired Jule to make a daring bid for freedom.
Dutton * 9781101983836

THE RACE FOR PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton (Historical Fiction)
Opening in Normandy on June 29, 1944, THE RACE FOR PARIS follows two American female war correspondents on their quest to document (and make) history by covering the Allied liberation of Paris. Jane is a young, single journalist for the Nashville Banner. When she’s assigned to cover a field hospital, she meets Olivia, “Liv,” an Associated Press photographer. However, due to their gender, Liv and Jane are constantly confronted by red tape. Reluctantly accompanied by Fletcher, a male British military reporter, the two women go AWOL and chase their story through gunfire, carnage and death scarring the French countryside.
Harper Paperbacks * 9780062354648

SAFFIRE by Sigmund Brouwer (Historical Mystery/Romance)
Paperback Original
For years, the American Zone of the Panama Canal mesmerized the world, working in uneasy coexistence with the Panamanian aristocrats. It’s in this buffered Zone where, in 1909, James Holt takes that first step to protect a defenseless girl named Saffire, expecting a short and simple search for her mother. Instead it draws him away from safety, into a land haunted by a history of pirates, gold runners and plantation owners, all leaving behind ghosts of their interwoven desires, sins and ambitions, ghosts that create the web of deceit and intrigue of a new generation of revolutionary politics. It will also bring him together with a woman who will change his course --- or bring an end to it.
WaterBrook * 9780307446510
On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Hardcover

August 23rd

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue (Fiction)
Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades. When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job, even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.
Random House * 9780812998481

THE BOOK: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston (History)
We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them? In THE BOOK, Keith Houston reveals that the paper, ink, thread, glue and board from which a book is made tell as rich a story as the words on its pages --- of civilizations, empires, human ingenuity and madness. In an invitingly tactile history of this 2,000-year-old medium, Houston follows the development of writing, printing, the art of illustrations and binding to show how we have moved from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls to the hardcovers and paperbacks of today.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393244793

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena (Psychological Thriller)
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all --- a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years.
Pamela Dorman Books * 9780735221086

THE DOLLHOUSE by Fiona Davis (Fiction)
Fiona Davis' debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past.
Dutton * 9781101984994

FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Romantic Comedy)
Piper Dove is determined to become the best detective in Chicago. Her first job is to trail former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. But Graham has spotted her, and he’s not happy. Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper is determined to protect him. If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding that Piper find her very dead husband.
William Morrow * 9780062405616

THE MANNINGS: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family by Lars Anderson (Sports/Biography)
What the Kennedys are to politics, the Mannings are to football. Two generations have produced three NFL superstars: Archie Manning, the Ole Miss hero–turned–New Orleans Saint; his son Peyton, widely considered one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game; and Peyton’s younger brother, Eli, who won two Super Bowl rings of his own. And the oldest Manning child, Cooper --- who was forced to quit playing sports after he was diagnosed at age 18 with a rare spinal condition --- might have been the most talented of them all. In THE MANNINGS, longtime Sports Illustrated writer Lars Anderson gives us, for the first time, the never-before-told story of this singular athletic dynasty.
Ballantine Books * 9781101883822

THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross (Historical Thriller)
Poland, 1944. Alfred Mendl and his family are brought on a crowded train to a Nazi concentration camp after being caught trying to flee Paris with forged papers. A renowned physicist, Mendl holds knowledge that only two people in the world possess. And the other is already at work for the Nazi war machine. In Washington, DC, Intelligence lieutenant Nathan Blum routinely decodes messages from occupied Poland. But never did he expect the proposal he receives from “Wild” Bill Donovan, head of the OSS: to sneak into the most guarded place on earth on a mission to find and escape with one man --- the one man the Allies believe can ensure them victory in the war.
Minotaur Books * 9781250079503

THE PERFECT HORSE: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts (History)
In the chaotic last days of World War II, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find --- his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine --- an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food. With only hours to spare, one of the Army’s last great cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision --- with General George Patton’s blessing --- to mount a covert rescue operation.
Ballantine Books * 9780345544803

REPO MADNESS by W. Bruce Cameron (Mystery/Humor)
Ruddy McCann is finally getting his life back on track. He has a beautiful fiancé, a somewhat stable job stealing cars, and a lazy, lovable basset hound. With his job suddenly in jeopardy, his fiancé wanting a break, and a new court-ordered psychiatrist insisting he take his medication or violate the terms of his probation, Ruddy finds himself missing the one thing he thought he would be happy to be rid of --- the voice of Alan Lottner, dead realtor and Ruddy's future father-in-law. When a woman tells Ruddy that the tragedy that defines his life may be a lie, Ruddy starts to investigate the disappearances of women in the area and soon discovers that his own redemption may be within reach.
Forge Books * 9780765377500

SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller (Mystery)
In 1944, three young men from a small town in West Virginia are among the American forces participating in D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home 72 years later? Bell Elkins, prosecuting attorney in Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, is asked by an old acquaintance to look into the death of her beloved father in an Alzheimer’s care facility. Did he die of natural causes --- or was something more sinister to blame?
Minotaur Books * 9781250089588

SURRENDER, NEW YORK by Caleb Carr (Psychological Thriller)
In rural, impoverished Burgoyne County, New York, a pattern of strange deaths begins to emerge: adolescent boys and girls are found murdered, their corpses left hanging in gruesome, ritualistic fashion. Senior law enforcement officials are quick to blame a serial killer, but their efforts to apprehend this criminal are peculiarly ineffective. Meanwhile, in the county's small town of Surrender, Trajan Jones, a psychological profiler, and Michael Li, a trace evidence expert, teach online courses in profiling and forensic science from Jones' family farm. Alone and armed mainly with their wits, protected only by farmhands and Jones' unusual ''pet,'' the outcast pair are secretly called in to consult on the case.
Random House * 9780679455691
On Sale the Week of August 22nd in Paperback

August 23rd

DICTATOR by Robert Harris (Historical Thriller)
At the age of 48, Cicero is in exile, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. By promising to support his political enemy, Caesar, he is granted return to Rome. There, he fights his way back to prominence. DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in ancient history --- the dissolution of the Roman Republic, the murder of Pompey, the assassination of Julius Caesar. But the central problem it presents is a timeless one: how to keep political freedom unsullied by personal ambition.
Vintage * 9780307948137

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber (Romance)
When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is shattered. Then she meets Rocco, a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back --- including their son Owen’s happiness. Leanne has quietly ignored her husband’s cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole’s all-too-familiar crisis. She finds it difficult to resist the overtures of Nikolai, a charming baker from Ukraine, until an unexpected tragedy tests her commitments.
Ballantine Books * 9780553391947

KATRINA: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin (Current Affairs/Economics)
More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana --- on August 29, 2005 --- journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm’s immediate damage, the city of New Orleans’s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm’s lasting effects not just on the city’s geography and infrastructure, but on the psychic, racial and social fabric of one of this nation’s great cities.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451692259

M TRAIN by Patti Smith (Memoir)
M TRAIN begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Patti Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M TRAIN is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature and coffee.
Vintage * 9781101910160

MY LIFE ON THE ROAD by Gloria Steinem (Memoir)
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail; her early exposure to social activism in India; organizing ground-up movements in America; and the infinite contrasts, the “surrealism in everyday life” that Steinem encountered as she traveled back and forth across the country.
Random House Trade Paperbacks * 9780345408167

THE NOVEL HABITS OF HAPPINESS: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery)
Isabel Dalhousie, the insatiably curious Edinburgh sleuth and philosopher, takes on a case unlike any she’s had before: a six-year-old boy has been experiencing vivid recollections of a past life. His visions include a perfect description of a Scottish island and a house where he claims to have lived. The boy’s mother asks Isabel to investigate, but her findings continue to perplex as her efforts to seek rational explanations are thwarted by the unusual mystery unfolding before her.
Anchor * 9780307949240

THE RIGHT'S ROAD TO SERFDOM: The Danger of Conservatism Unbound: From Hayek to Trump by Christopher F. Arndt
Paperback Original
The conservatism that drives the American Right today prizes strong, authoritarian leaders who promise get-tough plans to vanquish problems such as immigration, terrorism and middle-class stagnation. This focus on temperament rather than on individual liberty, pluralism and free expression runs counter to the political philosophy of freedom that many conservatives believe they espouse. With the aid of F. A. Hayek, a surprising conservative critic, first-time author Christopher F. Arndt reveals four qualities that animate the American Right. These characteristics, which tend against political freedom, are often misunderstood and promoted as political freedom.
Bulkington Press * 9780997807219

SCRAPPER by Matt Bell (Fiction)
Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as “the zone,” an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he’s come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy’s unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas.
Soho Press * 9781616957650

THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang (Psychological Suspense/Horror)
Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams --- invasive images of blood and brutality --- torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It’s a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law and sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that’s become sacred to her.
Hogarth * 9781101906118

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