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Anne Girard, author of Platinum Doll

It's the Roaring Twenties, and 17-year-old Harlean Carpenter McGrew has run off to Beverly Hills. There, she has everything a girl could want, except an outlet for her talent. But everything changes when a dare pushes her to embrace her true ambition --- to be an actress on the silver screen. With her timeless beauty and striking shade of platinum-blond hair, Harlean becomes Jean Harlow. And as she's thrust into the limelight, Jean learns that this new world of opportunity comes with its own set of burdens.

Week of January 25, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of January 25th include GOD HELP THE CHILD, the first book by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment, a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape --- and misshape --- the life of the adult; SPEAKING IN BONES by Kathy Reichs, in which forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur; DEVOTED IN DEATH, the 41st installment in J. D. Robb's In Death series, in which Lieutenant Eve Dallas tracks a young couple whose heated passion for each other is fueled by cold brutality; and HUCK FINN’S AMERICA, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy's investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of HUCKLEBERRY FINN, which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America’s favorite icon of childhood.