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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Featured Great Literature:  “Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Slavery in America

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Slavery in America

Featured Non-Fiction: ““Beautifully written . . . A tour de force.”—Chronicle of Higher Education” Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates in his myth-shattering The Other Slavery, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the

The Talented Ribkins

The Talented Ribkins

Featured Fiction:  ““For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.” —Toni Morrison  At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have such problems: He’s got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it’s curtains.  What may or may not be useful

A Farewell To Arms

A Farewell To Arms

Featured Great Literature: “Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield—weary,

Anatomy of a Song: An Oral History of 45 Songs That Changed Rock, R&B, and Pop

Anatomy of a Song: An Oral History of 45 Songs That Changed Rock, R&B, and Pop

FEATURED BOOK OFF THE SHELF: “Writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music in Anatomy of a Song, based on the popular ongoing Wall Street Journal column, through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Taking readers inside the making of a hit, Anatomy of a

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

FEATURED FICTION: “A lush mystery-within-a-coming-of-age-tale-within-a-Southern-Gothic.” -NPR Books “A richly textured portrait of small-town dysfunction and murder . . . Secrets abound, imaginations run wild.” -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Welcome to Spencerville, Virginia, 1977. Eight-year-old Rocky worships his older brother, Paul. Sixteen and full of rebel cool, Paul spends his days cruising in his Chevy Nova blasting Neil

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

FEATURED NON-FICTION: ““A thrilling account…. This book is an awesome nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one.” —New York Times Critic Jennifer Senior’s Top Ten Books of 2016 At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England.  He arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and

The Awakening Land Trilogy: The Town

The Awakening Land Trilogy: The Town

FEATURED GREAT LITERATURE: “In this superb novel—the longest Mr. Richter has written—Sayward, the eldest daughter of Worth and Jary Luckett, completes her mission and lives to see the transition of her family and her friends, American pioneers, from the ways of the wilderness to the ways of civilization. Here is the tumultuous story of the

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

FEATURED FICTION: “From the author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Wicked, the magical story of a toymaker, a nutcracker, and a legend remade . . . Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier

The Catcher In The Rye

The Catcher In The Rye

FEATURED GREAT LITERATURE: “Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger’s New Yorker stories, particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme–With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is full of children.  The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of

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Defy The Stars: A Novel

Defy The Stars: A Novel

FEATURED YA LITERATURE: “From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series, calls “startlingly original and achingly romantic…nothing short of masterful.”   She’s a soldier–Noemi Vidal is willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis, including her own life. To their

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