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Week of October 19, 2015

Releases for the week of October 19th include AFTER THE WIND, in which Lou Kasischke (a consultant on the movie Everest) tells the harrowing story of what went wrong on Mount Everest the day that eight climbers died, the worst tragedy in the mountain's history; THE SACRIFICE, a novel by Joyce Carol Oates that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality and power on innocent lives, and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism; and Andrew Roberts' NAPOLEON: A Life, the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s 33,000 letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation.