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October 19, 2016

Let your imagination soar with Crossing the Horizon, historical fiction about three daredevil aviatrixes, or travel across the globe from England to Australia with The Other Side of the World, where one young wife and mother finds it difficult to start life anew. Acquaint yourself with notable authors such as Adam Johnson and Claire Vaye Watkins with their new paperback releases, Fortune Smiles and Gold Fame Citrus respectively. We have enough fuel here for a great ride. Happy reading!

October 05, 2016

Relationships between adults and children can take on a variety of unpredictable paths as shown by some of the features in this issue. News of the World explores the heartwarming story of an old Civil War veteran and an abducted girl he tries to return to safety, while a mid-nineteenth century nurse in Ireland must forge a caregiver's bond with a vulnerable 11-year old in Emma Donoghue's The Wonder. Paperback releases include a wild legal drama in The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse. Cuddle up and read!

September 21, 2016

A great story offers fresh new insights and sometimes an unexpected perspective. Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow does just that, as does a new book about the Chinese American experience, The Fortunes. A more microscopic perspective occupies center stage in the non-fiction volume, I Contain Multitudes. Don't miss Under the Udala Trees, a hypnotic story set in Nigeria, now released in paperback. Come join us for a discussion of this novel and happy reading!

September 07, 2016

Looking for books that speak to humanity's strong resilience? Mischling, a story about twins who survived the depravity of the Holocaust, is one of our many features that qualify, as is Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad. Enjoy the last of summer with The Fly Trap, a spotlight of a curious obsession, now released in paperback or make time to ponder with John Banville's The Blue Guitar also in our paperback lineup.

August 24, 2016

The human ability to transcend limitations, both physical and mental, is ably showcased by many books in this issue, including The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko, where the aftereffects of Chernobyl takes a physical toll on its characters. In Hot Milk, a young study-abroad student must try to find independence despite being the primary caretaker for her physically challenged mother. New paperbacks from authors we love such as Margaret Atwood and Jonathan Franzen complete our lineup.

August 03, 2016

Life's experiences are often mirrored in literature as the many compelling books in this issue demonstrate. Popular author Arturo Perez-Reverte is back with What We Become, while a young woman returns to her childhood home and a tragic accident that shaped her life, in Arrowood. New in paperback are Anthony Marra's The Tsar of Love and Techno, set in Chechnya and Russia; as well as Jade Dragon Mountain, a sparkling whodunnit unraveling in 18th-century China. Jump in and happy reading!

July 13, 2016

Spice up your reading routine with the diverse treats in this issue. We offer narrative nonfiction with The Dragon Behind the Glass, historical fiction with A Certain Age, and an alternate history of America in Underground Airlines. Stock up on new paperback releases such as Bull Mountain, winner of the 2015 BookBrowse Best Debut Novel award and Circling the Sun, a fine example of historical fiction with a spunky heroine at its center. With so many choices, you'll find plenty to keep you in books for a while. So dive in!

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