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Written by RICHARD RUSSO

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-45482-9

National Bestseller and a New York Times 2016 Notable Book

In these pages, Richard Russo returns to North Bath, the Rust Belt town first brought to unforgettable life in Nobody’s Fool. Now, ten years later, Doug Raymer has become the chief of police and is tormented by the improbable death of his wife—not to mention his suspicion that he was a failure of a husband. Meanwhile, the irrepressible Sully has come into a small fortune, but is suddenly faced with a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he...

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by ARTHUR MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/22/2016

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-10847-4

The collected short fiction of America’s leading dramatist of the 20th century in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
 
Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story. Initially published in prestigious venues like the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction constitutes a fascinating and indispensable portion of his life’s work. Presence: Collected Stories revives and reintroduces these masterly...

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THE COMPLETE GOTHIC STORIES
Written by RAY RUSSELL
Foreword by GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/27/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12931-8

Horror legend Ray Russell’s haunting and macabre stories, including “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written” (Stephen King), with a foreword by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
 
Haunted Castles is the definitive, complete collection of Ray Russell’s masterful Gothic horror stories, including the famously terrifying novella trio of “Sardonicus,” “Sanguinarius,” and “Sagittarius.” The characters that sprawl through Haunted Castles are frightful to the core: the...

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by SHIRLEY JACKSON
Introduction by LAURA MILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/27/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12937-0

In celebration of the Shirley Jackson centennial, a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the greatest haunted house story ever written
 
First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless,...

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A NOVEL
Written by NATHAN HILL

Format: Hardcover, 640 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 08/30/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94661-9

A Nix can take many forms. In Norwegian folklore, it is a spirit who sometimes appears as a white horse that steals children away. In Nathan Hill’s remarkable first novel, a Nix is anything you love that one day disappears, taking with it a piece of your heart. 

It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having...

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THE DARING U.S. MISSION TO RESCUE THE PRICELESS STALLIONS KIDNAPPED BY THE NAZIS
Written by ELIZABETH LETTS

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-54480-3

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II
 
In the chaotic last days of the war a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find—his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world’s finest purebreds in...

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Written by IMBOLO MBUE

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99848-1

Winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

In the vein of Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini comes a compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

 
Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their...

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Written by LILY BROOKS-DALTON

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 08/09/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99889-4

For readers of Station Eleven and The Snow Child, Lily Brooks-Dalton’s haunting debut is the unforgettable story of two outsiders—a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth—as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed.
 
Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a research center in the...

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Written by COLSON WHITEHEAD

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 08/02/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-54236-4

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the National Book Award
Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection

 
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits....

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A NOVEL
Written by DREW MAGARY

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 08/02/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-56385-0

The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org

“A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing


From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tales and video games into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family

 
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Written by KRYS LEE

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 08/02/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-670-02568-8

"Lee takes us into urgent and emotional novelistic terrain: the desperate and tenuous realms defectors are forced to inhabit after escaping North Korea.” –Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son 

"The more confusing and horrible our world becomes, the more critical the role of fiction in communicating both the facts and the meaning of other people’s lives. Krys Lee joins writers like Anthony Marra, Khaled Hosseini and Elnathan John in this urgent work." –San Francisco Chronicle

Yongju...

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Written by DAVE EGGERS

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 07/26/2016

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-451-49380-4

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. 
 
Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for...

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