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A NOVEL
Written by BILL BEVERLY

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/03/2017

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90375-9

Dodgers is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that recalls the very best of Richard Price, Denis Johnson, and J.D. Salinger. It is the story of a young LA gang member named East, who is sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys—including East's hothead younger brother—to kill a key witness hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, ultimately forcing him to grapple with his place in the...

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A NOVEL
Written by BRIT BENNETT

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Riverhead Books

On Sale: 10/11/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-18451-2

One of Buzzfeed's "21 New Books You Need to Read this Fall"

One of The Millions' "Most Anticipated" for the second half of 2016


"Brit Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature." -Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner House

A dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most.


Set within a contemporary black community...

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Written by DAN BROWN

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/20/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97411-7

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a...

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A TERRORIST, A PRESIDENT, AND THE RISE OF THE DRONE
Written by SCOTT SHANE

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14031-7

    Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama’s campaign against the excesses of the Bush counterterrorism programs and his eventual embrace of the targeted killing of suspected militants. And it recounts how the president directed the mammoth machinery of spy agencies to...

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A NOVEL
Written by BILL BEVERLY

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90373-5

By a debut novelist, Dodgers is a dark, haunting, coming-of-age narrative story of a young African-American man named East who works for an L.A. drug gang. His journey away from Los Angeles and into a blighted rural American landscape forces East to come to terms with the choices he has made, ultimately revealing the man he chooses to become.

“Every now and then, the publication of a novel seems to come at the perfect time. Bill Beverly’s Dodgers is one of those novels: a coming of age...

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POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY
Written by MATTHEW DESMOND

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 03/01/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44743-9

New York Times Editors' Choice
One of Wall Street Journal's Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books



From Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America


“An exhaustively researched, vividly realized and above all, unignorable book—after Evicted, it will no longer be possible to have a serious discussion about poverty without having a serious discussion about housing.”
—Jennifer Senior,  New York Times
 

In...

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MARRIAGE EQUALITY ON TRIAL
Written by KENJI YOSHINO

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 02/16/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34882-9

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality

Speak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex marriage in our most populous state. A trial that interrogated the nature of marriage, the political status of gays and lesbians, the ideal circumstances for raising children, and the ability of direct...

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GUIDING TEENAGE GIRLS THROUGH THE SEVEN TRANSITIONS INTO ADULTHOOD
Written by LISA DAMOUR

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39305-7

Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.

In this sane, highly engaging, and informed guide for parents of daughters, Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and...

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LIFE AND DEATH IN A STORM-RAVAGED HOSPITAL
Written by SHERI FINK

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-71897-6

Winner of the:
National Book Critics Circle Award
Ridenhour Book Prize
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award
American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award
NASW Science in Society Journalism Book Award
 
Finalist for the:
New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism
ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal in Nonfiction
 
Shortlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Science Writing Award
 
A Christian Science...

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HOW EMPTY POCKETS, A TIGHT BUDGET, AND A HUNGER FOR SUCCESS CAN BECOME YOUR GREATEST COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 01/19/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90359-9

Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon.  But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but a...

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Written by TERRY BROOKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Del Rey

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-96560-3

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. SOON TO BE AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM MTV.
 
Thousands of years after the destruction of the age of man and science, new races and magic now rule the world, but an imminent danger threatens. A horde of evil Demons is beginning to escape and bring death upon the land. Only Wil Ohmsford, the last of the Shannara bloodline, has the power to guard the Elven Princess Amberle on a perilous quest to the save the world, while the leader of the Demon...

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Written by TERRY BROOKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Del Rey

On Sale: 12/01/2015

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-96561-0

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. SOON TO BE AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM MTV.
 
An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
 
Praise for...

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