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Roxane Gay, author of Difficult Women

The women in Roxane Gay’s latest collection of stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

Week of November 13, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of November 13th include DIFFICULT WOMEN, a collection of stories from Roxane Gay that tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection; FATES AND TRAITORS by Jennifer Chiaverini, a riveting work of historical fiction that follows the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his perilous confidence; THE HONEYMOON, Dinitia Smith's spellbinding novel that recounts George Eliot's honeymoon in Venice following her marriage to a handsome young man 20 years her junior; and LIVING OUT LOUD, a moving and inspiring memoir from beloved sports broadcaster Craig Sager on his battle with leukemia and how he maintained a positive outlook on life in the face of incredible circumstances.