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October 2019

October's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Joker, The Addams Family and Jojo Rabbit; the series premieres of "Mrs. Fletcher" on HBO and "Nancy Drew" on The CW, along with the eight-episode Hulu series "Looking for Alaska"; and the DVD releases of Can You Keep a Secret? and Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Tom Perrotta, author of Mrs. Fletcher

A 46-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve Fletcher is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve, who can’t curtail her interest in MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself.

Week of April 30, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of April 30th include HILLBILLY ELEGY, J. D. Vance's passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis --- that of white working-class Americans; A LEGACY OF SPIES, John le Carré's first novel to feature George Smiley of the British Secret Service in more than 25 years; MEN WITHOUT WOMEN, a short story collection in which Haruki Murakami explores the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone; THE SUNSHINE SISTERS, Jane Green's novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life; and MOCKINGBIRD SONGS, a collection of letters between Harper Lee and Wayne Flint, one of her closest friends, that reveals the famously private writer as never before, in her own words.