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Week of February 27, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of February 27th include THE BLACK WIDOW, another spellbinding international thriller from Daniel Silva that finds art restorer, spy and assassin Gabrial Allon grappling  with an ISIS mastermind; MOST WANTED by Lisa Scottoline, a thriller that poses an ethical and moral dilemma: What would you do if the biological father of your unborn child was a killer?; SEX OBJECT, a memoir that reveals the painful, embarrassing and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Jessica Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City; and THE FAMILY TREE, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912, written by Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.

January 2016

January's roundup of History titles includes THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS by Alison Weir, the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I; THE DEFENDER by Ethan Michaeli, a revelatory narrative of race in America that brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs; THEIR PROMISED LAND, Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars; and James P. Duffy's WAR AT THE END OF THE WORLD, a harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II --- General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea.