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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

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

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives

FEATURED NON-FICTION:  “Winner of the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas Prize   Shortlisted for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Foundation Award   Finalist for the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism   Longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction   On an average day in America, seven children and teens

Today Will Be Different: A Novel

Today Will Be Different: A Novel

FEATURED FICTION: “A brilliant novel from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette, about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future. Eleanor knows she’s a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

FEATURED GREAT LITERATURE: “From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth.

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere

FEATURED FICTION: “The runaway New York Times bestseller! Named a Best Book of the Year by:  People, The Washington Post, Bustle, Esquire, Southern Living, The Daily Beast, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Audible, Goodreads, Library Reads, Book of the Month, Paste, Kirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more! From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting

At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

FEATURED BOOK OFF THE SHELF: “From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the 20th century’s major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it. Paris, 1933: Three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are the young Jean-Paul Sartre,

The People’s Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, And The Making of the Modern Retail World

The People’s Grocer: John G. Schwegmann, New Orleans, And The Making of the Modern Retail World

FEATURED NON-FICTION: “The People’s Grocer is a business-based biography of John G. Schwegmann, founder of a legendary New Orleans’ supermarket chain and the most innovative and courageous retailer of the postwar era. Virtually unrecognized in retail history, visionary Schwegmann pioneered the modern big-box concept. Even more important, his 1951 Supreme Court victory over “fair trade”

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

FEATURED FICTION: “In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since her National Book Award–winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths

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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

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