by Derek Palacio
Conflicting political ideals, culture clashes, spiritual crises and divided passions challenge a Cuban-American family over multiple generations at the turn of the 21st century.
The Boat Rocker
by Ha Jin
Rendered famous for his explosive anti-Communist expose, a fiercely principled Chinese expatriate reporter endures an excruciating assignment investigating his own ex-wife, an unscrupulous novelist who has become a pawn of the Chinese government.
by Gabrielle Zevin
Written in the form of a final letter to his young daughter, Jane, N. recalls his relationship with Margaret Towne and Margarettown, the upstate New York town to which she introduces him–one inhabitated by a mysterious family of women named Old Margaret, Marge, Mia, Maggie, and May–in which N. and Margaret are joined in a bond that ranges from first meeting and courtship to marriage and finally death. A first novel.
Bring out the Dog: Stories
by Will Mackin
A short story collection from a U.S. Navy veteran who completed five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan stands as a remarkable series of episodes reflecting the absurdity and poetry that define life in the most clandestine circles of modern warfare.
The Tao of Bill Murray: Real Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing
by Gavin Edwards
Collects the most interesting Bill Murray anecdotes from the past forty years, many of which have never been made public, and pairs them with whimsical illustrations of the film star in various situations.
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that tells their Stories
by Laura Shapiro
A culinary historian’s short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking explore what these women ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives, in a book that covers Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym and Helen Gurley Brown.
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