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Week of October 9, 2017

Paperback releases for the week of October 9th include A BOOK OF AMERICAN MARTYRS, a powerfully resonant and provocative novel from Joyce Carol Oates, who tells the story of two very different yet intimately linked American families; Chris Smith's THE DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK), an oral history that takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart's long reign to Trevor Noah's succession; SHIRLEY JACKSON: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin, a biography that establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master; and JUNIPER, the inspiring story of a baby born too soon, told by her parents, award-winning journalists Kelley and Thomas French.

March 2016

March's roundup of History titles includes RIGHTFUL HERITAGE, in which Douglas Brinkley chronicles FDR's essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands; David Reid's THE BRAZEN AGE, an unparalleled look at the extraordinarily rich culture and turbulent politics of New York City between the years 1945 and 1950; STEALING GAMES, in which Maury Klein explains how the 1911 New York Giants (a team that stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later) embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more frenetic pace of life; and THE PAPER TRAIL by Alexander Monro, a sweeping and richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper --- the simple Chinese invention of 2,000 years ago --- wrapped itself around our world.