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Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

A loner who spent years living on the run, Samuel Hawley raised his daughter, Loo, on the road, always watching his back. Now that Loo is a teenager, Hawley wants only to give her a normal life. In his late wife’s hometown, he finds work as a fisherman, while Loo struggles to fit in at the local high school. She also grows more and more curious about the death of the mother she never knew. Soon, everywhere she turns, she encounters the mysteries of her parents’ lives before she was born.

Week of January 29, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of January 29th include THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, which chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South; Jo Nesbø's THE THIRST, in which Inspector Harry Hole hunts down a serial murderer who targets his victims...on Tinder; A PIECE OF THE WORLD, Christina Baker Kline's novel of friendship, passion and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World; and THE STRANGER IN THE WOODS by Michael Finkel, the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years --- not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.