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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Melanie Benjamin

Americanah
A powerful new novel—her first in seven years—by the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a story of love and race spanning three continents and numerous lives, and centered around a young man and a woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. United States and Nigeria
978-0-307-27108-2 | $26.95 | Knopf | HC | Fiction 978-0-307-39791-1 | $29.95C | Knopf Canada | HC 978-0-307-45592-5 | $15.95C | Anchor | TR | March 2014 E 978-0-307-96212-6 Themes: IDENTITY

The Aviator’s Wife: A Novel
In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “Will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ ” —People Chicago, IL
978-0-345-52867-4 | $26.00/$31.00C | Delacorte Press HC | Fiction 978-0-345-52868-1 | $15.00/$17.00C | Bantam | TR | November 2013 E 978-0-345-53469-9 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36035-7 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36036-4 Themes: COURAGE IDENTITY LOVE

James Agee; Photographed by Walker Evans; Edited by John Summers; Introduction by Adam Haslett

Shani Boianjiu

The People of Forever Are Not Afraid
The searing, riveting debut novel about young women coming of age in the military. Yael, Avishag, and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty Israeli village, attending high school and passing notes to each other to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. When they are conscripted into the army, their lives change in unpredictable ways. Shani Boianjiu creates a heightened reality that recalls our most celebrated chroniclers of war and the military, while capturing that unique time in a young woman’s life when a single moment can change everything. Israel
978-0-307-95597-5 | $14.00 | Hogarth | TR | Fiction 978-0-385-67691-5 | $17.95C | Anchor Canada | TR E 978-0-307-95596-8 Themes: COMING OF AGE IDENTITY COURAGE

Cotton Tenants: Three Families
Published here for the first time, Agee’s original report—accompanied by thirty of Walker Evans’ historic photos—is an unsparing record of place and of three families who worked the land at a desperate time. It remains relevant today as one the most honest explorations of poverty in America ever attempted, and as a foundational document of long-form reporting. It is, according to novelist Adam Haslett, “a poet’s brief for the prosecution of economic and social injustice.” Alabama
978-1-61219-212-3 | $24.95/$24.95 | Melville House | HC | Nonfiction E 978-1-61219-213-0 Themes: IDENTITY LOSS

New Recommendations
Jessica Brockmole Edwidge Danticat

Letters from Skye: A Novel
For readers of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress comes a sweeping story told in letters, spanning two continents and two world wars. Jessica Brockmole’s atmospheric debut novel captures the indelible ways that people fall in love, and celebrates the power of the written word to stir the heart. Northern Indiana
978-0-345-54260-1 | $25.00/$28.00C | Ballantine Books | HC Fiction 978-0-3455-4262-5 | $15.00/$17.00C | Ballantine Books | TR | June 2014 E 978-0-345-54261-8 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36764-6 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36765-3 Themes: COURAGE LOSS LOVE

Claire of the Sea Light
Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in a seaside town in Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, Nozias, wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper who lost a child of her own, so he can give her a better life. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets and startling truths are unearthed among a host of men and women whose stories connect to Claire, her parents, and the town itself. Miami, FL
978-0-307-27179-2 | $24.95/$28.95C | Knopf | HC | Fiction 978-0-307-47227-4 | $15.00/$17.00C | Vintage | TR | June 2014 E 978-0-385-34968-0 Themes: IDENTITY LOSS

Rhidian Brook

The Aftermath: A Novel
Hamburg, 1946. While thousands wander the rubble, lost and homeless, Colonel Lewis Morgan, charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city, is stationed in a grand house on the River Elbe. He is waiting for the arrival of his wife Rachael—still grieving for their eldest son—and their only surviving son, Edmund. But rather than force the owners of the house, a German widower and his rebellious daughter, out onto the streets, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged atmosphere, both parents and children will be forced to confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal, to their deepest desires, their fiercest loyalties, and the transforming power of forgiveness. London, UK
978-0-307-95826-6 | $25.95 | Knopf | HC | Fiction | September 2013 978-0-307-36104-2 | $22.95C | RH Canada | TR 978-0-307-94857-1 | $15.00 | Vintage | TR | June 2014 E 978-0-307-95827-3 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-4950-1 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-4951-8 Themes: LOSS LOVE COURAGE

Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page

Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home
Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and their work have inspired countless young men and women. Now Dr. Davis looks at the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up. Newark, NJ
978-1-4000-6994-1 | $25.00/$29.95C | Spiegel & Grau | HC | Nonfiction 978-0-8129-8234-3 | $15.00/$17.00C | Spiegel & Grau | TR | February 2014 E 978-0-679-60518-8 Themes: COURAGE INTEGRITY

Bill Bryson

One Summer: America, 1927
One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country—a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and closemouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and came of age in a big, brawling manner. What a country. What a summer. Norfolk, England
978-0-7679-1940-1 | $28.95 | Doubleday | HC | Nonfiction | October 2013 978-0-385-66165-2 | $37.95C | Doubleday Canada | HC 978-0-7679-1941-8 | $15.95C | Anchor | TR | July 2014 E 978-0-385-53782-7 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-2735-6 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-2736-3 ] LP: 978-0-375-43432-7 Themes: IDENTITY

Sheri Fink

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Waters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina swept New Orleans into a spiral of chaos and fear. As shots rang out and backup generators failed, both patients and staff at Memorial Medical Center feared for their lives. Five days later, eighteen patients had died after being injected with powerful drugs. Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink unfolds the crisis, the investigation, and what it means when disaster collides with human nature.
978-0-307-71896-9 | $26.00/$30.00C | Crown | HC | Nonfiction | August 2013 E 978-0-307-71898-3 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-2811-7 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-2812-4 Themes: INTEGRITY

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Jamie Ford

Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel
From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a novel set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle. When William Eng, a Chinese American orphan, catches a glimpse of movie actress Willow Frost, he is convinced that the movie star is his mother. A powerful tale of two souls seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Great Falls, MT
978-0-345-52202-3 | $26.00/$28.00C | Ballantine Books | HC Fiction | September 2013 978-0-345-52203-0 | $15.00/$18.95C | Ballantine Books | TR | September 2014 E 978-0-345-52204-7 | ] CD: 978-0-307-87623-2 | ] AD: 978-0-307-87624-9 Themes: LOSS LOVE IDENTITY

Naoki Higashida; Translated by KA Yoshida and David Mitchell

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a ThirteenYear-Old Boy with Autism
A remarkable journey into the mind of Naoki Higashida, a 13-year-old boy with severe autism. Using an alphabet grid Naoki painstakingly spells out answers to the questions he imagines others most often wonder: why do you talk so loud? Is it true you hate being touched? The result is an inspiring, attitude-transforming book. Japan
978-0-8129-9486-5 | $22.00 | Random House | HC | Nonfiction | August 2013 978-0-345-80780-9 | $25.00C | Knopf Canada | HC E 978-0-8129-9487-2 Themes: IDENTITY

Matthew Goodman

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World
On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, a young reporter for World newspaper, left New York City on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day—heading in the opposite direction—was The Cosmopolitan journalist, Elizabeth Bisland. The dramatic race that ensued would captivate the nation. Brooklyn, NY
978-0-345-52726-4 | $28.00/$30.00C | Ballantine Books | HC | Nonfiction 978-0-345-52727-1 | $16.00/$18.00C | Ballantine Books | TR | December 2013 E 978-0-345-52728-8 | ] CD: 978-0-385-35972-6 | ] AD: 978-0-385-35973-3 Themes: COURAGE IDENTITY INTEGRITY

Nancy Horan

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel
The bestselling author of Loving Frank returns with the incredible story of the passionate, turbulent relationship between Scottish literary giant, Robert Louis Stevenson, and his wild-tempered American wife, Fanny. This masterful new novel recreates a love story that is unique, passionate, and overwhelmingly powerful. Whidbey Island, WA
978-0-345-51653-4 | $26.00/$30.00C | Ballantine Books | HC | Fiction | January 2014 978-0-345-51654-1 | $16.00/$19.95C | Ballantine Books | TR | November 2014 E 978-0-345-53882-6 | ] CD: 978-0-449-80812-2 | ] AD: 978-0-449-80813-9 ] LP: 978-0-307-99093-8 Themes: LOVE

Winston Groom

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight
Tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators— Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle—and how they redefined heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival at sea. With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet.
978-1-42621-156-0 | $30.00/$35.00C | National Geographic | HC | Nonfiction E 978-1-4262-1157-7 Themes: COURAGE INTEGRITY

Herman Koch

The Dinner: A Novel
An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal. On a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. At first, the conversation is a gentle hum of small talk—the banality of work, the latest movies they’ve seen. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Amsterdam
978-0-770-43785-5 | $24.00/$28.00C | Hogarth | HC | Fiction 978-0-385-34685-6 | $14.00/$16.00C | TR | Hogarth | November 2013 E 978-0-385-34684-9 Themes: CRIME AND JUSTICE

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New Recommendations
Paul Kurtz Mardi Jo Link

The Turbulent Universe
In a work that blends realism and optimism Kurtz lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach that he calls humanist eupraxsophy—the application of practical moral choices inspired by scientific wisdom. Emphasizing the dramatic character of the biosphere, human affairs, and the physical universe itself, Kurtz has structured the book in terms of an operatic scenario, with an overture, intermezzo, nine acts, and a grand finale. Citing the emergence of a new planetary civilization, he proposes the development of a planetary ethics based on universal human rights. Amherst, NY
978-1-6161-4735-8 | $20.00/$21.00C | Prometheus Books | TR | Nonfiction E 978-1-61614-736-5 Themes: IDENTITY

Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a woman who, after ending her nineteen-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure with the help of her three young sons, and reclaims her life. Traverse City, MI
978-0-307-59691-8 | $24.95/$28.95C | Knopf | HC | Nonfiction 978-0-307-74358-9 | $15.00/$18.00C | Anchor | TR | March 2014 E 978-0-385-34967-3 | ] CD: 978-0-8041-2073-9 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-2074-6 Themes: COURAGE IDENTITY

Anthony Marra

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena: A Novel
Two doctors risk everything to save the life of a hunted child in this majestic debut about love, loss, and the unexpected ties that bind us together. In the final days of December 2004, in a small rural village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa flees with her neighbor Akhmed, a failed physician-to the bombed-out hospital. Over the course of five dramatic days, Akhmed and Sonja reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal, and forgiveness that unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate. With The English Patient’s dramatic sweep and The Tiger’s Wife’s expert sense of place, Marra delivers a searing debut about the transcendent power of love in wartime, and how it can cause us to become greater than we ever thought possible. Oakland, CA
978-0-770-43640-7 | $26.00 | Hogarth | HC | Fiction 978-0-770-43642-1 | $15.00 | Hogarth | TR | February 2014 E 978-0-770-43641-4 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36357-0 Themes: COURAGE LOSS

Jhumpa Lahiri

The Lowland: A Novel
Two brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel—set in both India and America—that explores the price of idealism and a love that can last long past death. Brooklyn, NY
978-0-307-26574-6 | $27.95 | Knopf | HC | Fiction September 2013 978-0-676-97936-7 | $29.95C | Knopf Canada | HC 978-0-307-27826-5 | $15.00 | Vintage | TR | July 2014 978-0-676-97937-4 | $21.00C | Vintage Canada | TR E 978-0-385-35040-2 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36742-4 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36743-1 Themes: IDENTITY LOSS LOVE

Vincent Lam

The Headmaster’s Wager: A Novel
Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English academy in 1960s Saigon and is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of his school. But as the complexities of war encroach further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see. “A masterfully paced exploration of a world convulsed by war, wherein faith and reason no longer hold sway...Lam marshals his characters with humor, suspense, and tenderness as the fall of Saigon looms...[and] depicts a world caught in an implacable cycle of violence, leavened only by the grace of a father’s love.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Toronto, Canada
978-0-307-98648-1 | $15.00 | Hogarth | TR | Fiction 978-0-385-66146-1 | $21.00C | Anchor Canada E 978-0-307-98647-4 | ] CD: 978-0-449-80829-0 | ] AD: 978-0-449-80830-6 Themes: IDENTITY LOVE

Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie: A Novel
A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.
978-0-385-35028-0 | $24.95 | Knopf | HC | Fiction 978-0-307-94970-7 | $15.00 | Vintage | TR | October 2013 E 978-0-385-35030-3 | Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition: 978-0-385-35029-7 ] CD: 978-0-8041-2727-1 | ] AD: 978-0-8041-2728-8 Themes: COURAGE IDENTITY LOSS

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Dennis McFarland

Chris Pavone

Nostalgia: A Novel
From bestselling author Dennis McFarland, an extraordinary Civil War novel: the journey of a nineteen-year-old private abandoned by his comrades in the wilderness, struggling to regain his voice, his identity, and his place in a world utterly changed by what he has experienced on the battlefield. Westminster, VT
978-0-307-90834-6 | $25.95/$28.95C | Pantheon | HC | Fiction October 2013 978-0-345-80460-0 | $15.00/$17.00C | Vintage | TR | July 2014

The Expats: A Novel
An incredibly twisty and sophisticated thriller about a woman and her family living abroad. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore’s days are filled with playdates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. But Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret—one that’s become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her newly established expat life. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of the people around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage, and her life. New York City
978-0-7704-3572-1 | $15.00/$17.00C | Broadway | TR | Fiction E 978-0-307-95637-8 | ] CD: 978-0-307-99031-0 | ] AD: 978-0-307-99032-7 Themes: IDENTITY LOVE

E 978-0-307-90835-3 Themes: COURAGE
Jerry McGill

Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me
Jerry McGill was thirteen years old, walking home through the projects of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, when he was shot in the back by a stranger. Jerry survived, wheelchair-bound for life; his assailant was never caught. Thirty years later, Jerry wants to say something to the man who shot him. “Violence, hope, despair, forgiveness, anger, and living with a disability are explored both lightly and deeply, humorously and profoundly, and always honestly.” —Library Journal (starred review) Portland, OR
978-0-8129-8316-6 | $14.00/$17.00C | Spiegel & Grau | TR | Nonfiction E 978-0-679-64460-6 Themes: COURAGE IDENTITY LOSS

Tom Reiss

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this stunning feat of historical sleuthing brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Time magazine called The Black Count “one of those quintessentially human stories of strength and courage that sheds light on the historical moment that made it possible.” It is also a heartbreaking story of the enduring bonds of love between a father and son. New York, NY
978-0-307-38247-4 | $16.00/$18.00C | Broadway | TR | Nonfiction E 978-0-307-95295-0 | ] CD: 978-0-449-01269-7 | ] AD: 978-0-449-01270-3 Themes: COURAGE LOVE

Edward Kelsey Moore

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat: A Novel
When Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean meet as teenagers in the mid-sixties, the Civil Rights movement is moving along and so are their everyday lives. Their regular gathering place is Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat diner, the first black-owned business in downtown Plainview, Indiana. Dubbed the Supremes by their friends, the inseparable trio is watched over by big-hearted Earl during their complicated high school days, and then every Sunday after church as they marry, and have children and grandchildren. Chicago, IL
978-0-307-95992-8 | $25.95/$30.00C | Knopf | HC | Fiction 978-0-307-795043-7 | $15.00/$17.00C | Vintage | TR | January 2014 E 978-0-307-95993-5 | ] CD: 978-0-385-36289-4 | ] AD: 978-0-385-36290-0 Themes: COMING OF AGE COURAGE LOVE

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

The Watch: A Novel
Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar is faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother’s body. As she persists, single-minded in her mission, the camp’s tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil as the men argue about what to do next. Like the works of Tim O’Brien and Robert Stone, RoyBhattacharya’s novel is one that raises questions and exposes truth about a war experience that is unlike those of the past. It is also our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of this very contemporary conflict. Rhinebeck, NY
978-0-307-95591-3 | $15.00 | Hogarth | TR | Fiction E 978-0-307-95590-6 | ] AD: 978-0-449-01177-5 Themes: COURAGE LOSS

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Gretchen Rubin Jeanne Theoharis

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life
In Happier at Home, New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin builds on what she learned in The Happiness Project by concentrating on the factors that matter for home—possessions, marriage, time, parenthood, body, neighborhood. With her signature blend of memoir, research, and experimentation, Gretchen’s passion jumps off the page and will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives. Her message: you don’t have to get a new life in order to be happier. Happiness is right here, right now. New York, NY
978-0-307-88679-8 | $15.00 | TR | Three Rivers Press | Nonfiction E 978-0-307-88680-4 | ] CD: 978-0-449-01440-0 | ] AD: 978-0-449-01441-7 Themes: IDENTITY LOVE

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Examines six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her bus arrest and the Civil Rights movement. Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who with a single act birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’ politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice. Brooklyn, NY
978-08070-5047-7 l $27.95 /$33.00C | Beacon Press | HC | Nonfiction 978-0-807-03332-6 | $17.50/$20.50C | Beacon Press | TR | January 2014 E 978-0-8070-5048-4 Themes: COURAGE INTEGRITY

James Salter

Lt. Col. Mark Weber

All That Is: A Novel
A literary event—a major new novel, his first work of fiction in seven years, from the universally acclaimed master and PEN/Faulkner winner: a sweeping, seductive love story set in post-World War II America that tells of one man’s great passions and regrets over the course of his lifetime. New York and Colorado
978-1-4000-4313-2 | $26.95/$32.00C | Knopf | HC | Fiction 978-1-4000-7842-4 | $15.95/$17.95C | Vintage | TR January 2014

Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters
At the pinnacle of a soaring Army career, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber learned that he had stage IV intestinal cancer. When this 38-year-old father of three realized that he was not going to survive, he wrote a letter to his boys, so that they would know about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, pride and humility, seriousness and humor. This book is that letter. Rosemount, MN
978-0-345-54944-0 | $25.00/$28.00C | Ballantine Books | HC | Nonfiction 978-0-345-54946-4 | $16.00/$18.00C | Ballantine Books | TR | March 2013 E 978-1-592-98575-3 | ] CD: 978-0-804-16426-9 | ] AD: 978-0-804-16427-6 Themes: COURAGE LOSS LOVE

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Lee Sandlin

The Distancers: An American Memoir
In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin’s own. From the nineteenth century German immigrants who settled on a small Midwestern farm, to the proud and upright aunts and uncles with whom Sandlin spent the summers of his youth. Touching on The Great Depression, WWII, the American immigrant experience, the uses of proper manners, how to ride the rails in the Dust Bowl years, and home brewing during prohibition, The Distancers is a beautiful and stark Midwestern drama. Chicago, IL
978-0-345-80676-5 | $14.95/$16.95C | Vintage | TR | Nonfiction E 978-0-345-80677-2 Themes: COMING OF AGE INTEGRITY

Hannah Weyer

On the Come Up: A Novel, Based on a True Story
Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, thirteenyear-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months before she’s due to give birth—she lands a lead role. For a time, AnnMarie soars, flying to the Sundance Film Festival, seeing her face on screen. But when the movie closes and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie’s grit and determination are the only tools left to keep her moving forward. Strong YA crossover title. Brooklyn, NY
978-0-385-53732-2 | $24.95/$28.95C | Nan A. Talese | HC | Fiction 978-0-385-80486-0 | $14.95/$16.95C | Anchor | TR | April 2014 E 978-0-385-53733-9 Themes: COMING OF AGE IDENTITY

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NO W IN PAPE RBACK
Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman Chris Bohjalian Peter Heller

King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
978-0-307-74281-0 $15.00 $18.00C | Anchor | TR | Nonfiction E 978-0-385-53433-8 | ] CD: 978-0-307-87907-3 ] AD: 978-0-307-87908-0 Themes: IDENTITY INTEGRITY Selected By: One Maryland, One Book

The Sandcastle Girls: A Novel
978-0-307-74391-6 $15.95/$18.95C | Vintage TR | Fiction E 978-0-385-53480-2 ] CD: 978-0-307-91739-3 ] AD: 978-0-307-91740-9 Themes: LOSS LOVE Selected By: Baltimore Sun Book Club

The Dog Stars: A Novel
978-0-307-95047-5 $15.00/$18.00C | Vintage TR | Fiction E 978-0-307-96093-1 ] CD: 978-0-449-01313-7 ] AD: 978-0-449-01314-4 Themes: COURAGE LOSS Selected By: Gulf Coast Reads

Joshua Henkin

Rachel Joyce

William Landay

The World Without You: A Novel
978-0-307-27718-3 $15.00/$18.00C | Vintage TR | Fiction E 978-0-307-90756-1 Themes: LOSS

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
978-0-8129-8345-6 $15.00 | RH Trade Paperbacks TR | Fiction 978-0-385-67771-4 $19.95C | Anchor Canada | TR E 978-0-679-64511-5 ] CD: 978-0-449-01277-2 ] AD: 978-0-449-01278-9 Themes: LOSS LOVE

Defending Jacob: A Novel
978-0-4402-4613-8 $7.99/$9.99C | Dell Books | MM | Fiction 978-0-3455-3366-1 $15.00/$17.00C | Bantam | TR Fiction | September 2013 E 978-0-3455-2759-2 Themes: IDENTITY CRIME & JUSTICE Selected By: Sharon Public Library, One Town, One Book

Will Schwalbe

Cheryl Strayed

The End of Your Life Book Club
978-0-307-73978-0 $15.00 | Vintage | TR Nonfiction 978-0-307-39967-0 $19.95C | Vintage Canada | TR E 978-0-307-39968-7 ] CD: 978-0-449-80665-4 ] AD: 978-0-449-80666-1 Themes: LOSS LOVE Selected By: Cincinnati Library “On the Same Page”

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
978-0-307-47607-4 $15.95/$18.95C | Vintage TR | Nonfiction E 978-0-307-95765-8 Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition: 978-0-307-96281-2 ] CD: 978-0-307-97031-2 ] AD: 978-0-307-97032-9 Themes: COURAGE LOSS

Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles: A Novel
978-0-8129-8294-7 $15.00 | RH Trade Paperbacks TR | Fiction 978-0-385-67665-6 $19.95C | Anchor Canada | TR E 978-0-679-64438-5 ] CD: 978-0-307-97071-8 ] AD: 978-0-307-97072-5 Themes: COMING OF AGE IDENTITY LOSS

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