New Releases – 1/28

HARDCOVER FICTION

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The Guts by Roddy Doyle

Jimmy Rabbitte of The Commitments returns in the triumphant new novel from the Booker Prize–winning author. The distinct wit and lively, authentic dialogue that are the hallmarks of Roddy Doyle’s fiction are on a full display as he reintroduces Jimmy Rabbitte in this follow-up to his beloved debut novel The Commitments.

Ripper by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende—the New York Times bestselling author whose books, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, and Zorro. Ripper, an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco.

Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball

From the celebrated author of The Curfew (“A spare masterwork of dystopian fiction” —The New York Times Book Review), Jesse Ball’s Silence Once Begun is an astonishing novel of unjust conviction, lost love, and a journalist’s obsession, set in Japan.

Still Life with Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

The Ghost of Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin

In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late-nineteenth-century literary society.

Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

From a breathtaking new voice, a novel about a splintered family in Kenya—a story of power and deceit, unrequited love, survival and sacrifice. Here is a spellbinding novel about a brother and sister who have lost their way; about how myths come to pass, history is written, and war stains us forever.

Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed.

 

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

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Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles

Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, Call Me Burroughs is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject.

PAPERBACK FICTION

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The Son by Philip Meyer

Joe’s New Release Pick of the Day! “The Son is one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. I’ve described it to people as “Cormac meets McMurtry” but even that is selling it short. A cross-generational tale that takes us from the mid 19th century up to the present day, it also has its hints of Giant and East of Eden. It’s an epic tale for an epic state full of epic people.”

 

Alpha by Greg Rucka

Graphic novel star Greg Rucka’s new series featuring ex-Delta Force operative Jad Bell defending the most alarming terrorist target since 9/11: a summer theme park.

 

 

 

All That Is by James Salter

Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.

PAPERBACK NONFICTION

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The Beatles Are Here! by Penelope Rowlands

Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here explores the emotional impact some might call it hysteria of the Fab Four s February 1964 dramatic landing on our shores. Contributors, including Lisa See, Gay Talese, Renee Fleming, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others.

HARDCOVER GRAPHIC

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colonyAnt Colony by Michael DeForge

In the few short years since he began his pamphlet-size comic book series Lose, Michael DeForge has announced himself as an important new voice. Ant Colony immerses the reader in a world that is darkly existential as it follows the denizens of a black ant colony under attack from the nearby red ants. Ant Colony plumbs the deepest human concerns—loneliness, faith, love, apathy, and more. All of this is done with humor and sensitivity.

HARDCOVER YOUTH

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This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl, Lori Earl & Wayne Earl

“Her words and her family’s words are very inspiring. I think it will reach a lot of young people, reading this story of another teenager who did so much and lived life to the fullest with the people around her in the face of her own mortality. I cried.” – Consuelo

 

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