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  • News of the World Jacket
    News of the World
    by Paulette Jiles

    William Morrow
    Published: 10/04/2016
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    224 pages

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    About this Book
    It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

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  • Little Nothing Jacket
    Little Nothing
    by Marisa Silver

    Blue Rider Press
    Publishes: 08/22/2017
    Genre: Novels
    352 pages

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    About this Book
    A stunning, provocative new novel from New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver, Little Nothing is the story of a girl, scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her.

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Books available to request and review for First Impressions

  • Love and Other Consolation Prizes Jacket
    Love and Other Consolation Prizes:
    A Novel
    by Jamie Ford

    Ballantine Books
    Publishes: 09/12/2017
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    320 pages

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    About this Book
    From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair.

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  • Wonder Valley Jacket
    Wonder Valley:
    A Novel
    by Ivy Pochoda

    Ecco
    Publishes: 11/07/2017
    Genre: Novels
    336 pages

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    About this Book
    Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street, who the Boston Globe said has "a profound understanding of human resilience," has written a sweeping portrait of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning-a breathtaking novel of remarkable wisdom and empathy.

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