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  • Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders

    Told without an ounce of self-pity but with plenty of charm and wit, Head Case (Henry Holt) is a spirited, wry, and utterly original memoir about one woman's struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discover a hole the size of a lemon in her brain. Cole Cohen's story is one of triumph,…

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  • Sarah Tomlinson

    Told with raw, rugged honesty, Good Girl (Gallery), the heartrending memoir from journalist Sarah Tomlinson, recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as colored by her complicated relationship with her father. Bittersweet, honest, and ultimately redemptive, Good Girl takes an insightful…

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  • Brandon Webb

    As a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb rose to the top of the world's most elite sniper corps, experiencing years of punishing training and combat missions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan. Webb's new book, Among Heroes (New American Library), gives a personal account of eight extraordinary SEALs who gave…

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  • War of the Encyclopaedists

    In a superb, rare literary collaboration, two new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads, and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises — from the liberal arena of Boston academia to the military occupation of Iraq — in an ambitious and electrifying…

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  • University of Hell Press Showcase

    Join us as three University of Hell Press authors present their newest works: Michael N. Thompson and his new poetry collection, A Murder of Crows; Stephen M. Park and his memoir, High & Dry; and Brian S. Ellis with his latest collection of poetry, Often Go Awry. Preorder a signed edition of A Murder…

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  • Michael Perry

    Humorist Michael Perry (Population: 485 and Coop) makes his fiction debut with The Jesus Cow (Harper), a hilarious, big-hearted tale and sincere exploration of faith and the foibles of modern life that blends the barbed charm of Garrison Keillor and the irreverent humor of Christopher Moore. Preorder…

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  • Peter Orullian

    The second book in Peter Orullian's Vault of Heaven series, Trial of Intentions (Tor) is a mesmerizing fantasy epic that turns the conventions of the genre on their head. The gods who created this world have abandoned it. In their mercy, however, they chained the rogue god — and the monstrous …

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  • The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

    There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine — keeping patients alive at any price. Two-thirds of Americans die in health care institutions tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. …

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  • Brian Doyle

    Dave is 14 years old, eager, headlong, and living with his family in a cabin on Mount Hood (or as Dave prefers to call it, like the Native Americans once did, Wy'east). He is entering high school, adulthood not far off on the horizon, and contemplating a future away from his mother, father, and …

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  • Devon Monk & Diana Pharaoh Francis

    In Devon Monk's heart-pounding House Immortal series, 11 powerful Houses control the world and all its resources. But now, in Infinity Bell (Roc), the treaty between them has been broken, and no one — not even the immortal galvanized — is safe. Caught in a cat-and-mouse game of lies, betrayal, …

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  • Jared Stone

    After realizing he knew more about TVs than about the meat on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone purchased an entire grass-fed steer and resolved to make the best use of it that he possibly could. Year of the Cow (Flatiron) follows the trials and tribulations of a home…

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  • James Anderson

    Ben Jones, the protagonist of James Anderson's haunting debut novel, The Never-Open Desert Diner (Caravel), is on the verge of losing his small trucking company. A single, 38-year-old truck driver, Ben's route takes him back and forth across one of the most desolate and beautiful regions of the Utah…

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  • Albert Goldbarth

    In his latest poetry collection, Selfish (Graywolf Press), the incomparable and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Albert Goldbarth explores all things "self-ish": the origins of identity, the search for ancestry, the neurology of self-awareness, and the line between "self" and "other." …

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  • Your Band Sucks

    Jon Fine spent nearly 30 years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in his memoir, Your Band Sucks (Viking), at no point were any of those bands "ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame." With …

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  • The Great Detective

    More than a century after Sherlock Holmes first capered into our world, what is it about Arthur Conan Doyle's peculiar creation that continues to fascinate us? Journalist and lifelong Sherlock fan Zach Dundas set out to find the answer. The result is The Great Detective (Houghton Mifflin), a wickedly…

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  • Charles Dubow

    Charles Dubow's Girl in the Moonlight (William Morrow) is a scorching tale of love, passion, and obsession, about one man's all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching, and beguiling woman. Since childhood, Wylie Rose has been drawn to the charming, close-knit Bonet siblings. But none affected…

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  • A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light

    A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, A Passion for Paris (St. Martin's) is David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city — and has been for over 150 years. Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafés, restaurants,…

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  • Paolo Bacigalupi

    National Book Award finalist Paolo Bacigalupi, author of The Windup Girl, delivers The Water Knife (Knopf), a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today — and what may be in store for us tomorrow. The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish…

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  • Chris Hedges

    Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. In Wages of Rebellion (Nation), Chris Hedges — who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of …

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  • Naked in the Woods: My Unexpected Years in a Hippie Commune

    In 1970, Margaret Grundstein abandoned her graduate degree at Yale and followed her husband, an Indonesian prince and community activist, to a commune in the backwoods of Oregon. Together with 10 friends and an ever-changing mix of strangers, they began to build their vision of utopia. Naked in the…

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  • Polly Dugan

    Polly Dugan's The Sweetheart Deal (Little, Brown) is the poignant story of what happens when a woman who thinks she's lost everything has the chance to love again. Leo has long joked that, in the event of his death, he wants his best friend Garrett to marry his wife, Audrey. One drunken night, he …

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  • H. W. Brands

    From master storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes Reagan: The Life (Doubleday), the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president. In his magisterial new work, Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the 20th century, …

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  • Jim Shepard

    Jim Shepard, National Book Award finalist, gives us The Book of Aron (Knopf), a novel that will join the short list of classics about children caught up in the Holocaust. Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish…

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  • Joanna Klink in Conversation with Michele Glazer

    Joanna Klink has won acclaim for poetry of bracing emotional intensity. The poems in her new collection, Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy (Penguin), offer a fine-grained meditation on being alone — on a self fighting its way out of isolation, toward connection with other people and a vanishing world.…

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  • Joseph Kim

    Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy's normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long, terrible ordeal that killed millions, including his father, and sent others, like his mother and only sister, on …

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  • Terry Brooks

    After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. The Darkling Child (…

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  • Lev Grossman

    Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with…

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  • April Henry

    When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's…

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  • Vendela Vida

    In The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Ecco), Vendela Vida's mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the woman is robbed of her wallet and passport. Though the police investigate, the woman senses an undercurrent of complicity…

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  • Bryan Denson

    In The Spy's Son (Atlantic Monthly), investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Bryan Denson tells the riveting story of the Nicholsons — father and son co-conspirators who deceived their country by selling national secrets to Russia. Jim Nicholson was one of the CIA's top veteran case …

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  • Colin Winnette

    Colin Winnette's Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio) is a new acid western in the tradition of Rudolph Wurlitzer and Meek's Cutoff, meaning it is brutal, surreal, and possesses an unsettling humor. Brooke and Sugar are killers. Bird is the boy who mysteriously woke beside them while between towns. For …

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