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Week of October 2, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of October 2nd include John Irving's long-awaited 15th novel, THE LAST CHAIRLIFT, which is part ghost story and part love story, and spans eight decades of sexual politics; THE LAST KINGDOM, Steve Berry's 17th Cotton Malone adventure, in which the discovery of a lost historical document challenges the global might of the United States; THE HERO OF THIS BOOK, a taut, groundbreaking novel from Elizabeth McCracken about a writer’s relationship with her larger-than-life mother --- and about the very nature of writing, memory and art; UNMASKED, a fascinating memoir by Paul Holes, a retired cold case investigator who is perhaps best known for tracking down the Golden State Killer; DOWN AND OUT IN PARADISE by Charles Leerhsen, the unauthorized biography of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, which is based on extensive interviews with those who knew the real story; and the paperback original ONE LAST KILL, a nerve-shattering thriller from Robert Dugoni that finds homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite drawing a long-dormant serial killer out of hiding.