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While thoroughly documented and well detailed, Lawrence
in Arabia reads like a thriller. Scott Anderson’s book gives
critical attention to the man (and several other key players),
the era, and the region. A necessary (and fascinating) title
for anyone interested in the modern Middle East. -Ed, Atlanta
Peter Baker, senior White House correspondent for The New
York Times, crafts a gripping and intimate narrative that re-
counts the drama and controversy of the Bush and Cheney
administration. Confronted by one crisis after another, they
struggled to protect the country and remake the world, while
their partnership was constantly evolving. From the early days
when Bush leaned on Cheney, making him the most infuen-
tial vice president in history, to their fnal hours, when the two
had grown so far apart they were clashing in the West Wing;
theirs was the most captivating American political partner-
ship since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger.
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Days of Fire $17.95
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One Summer $16.95
Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson is back with his trademark wit and style. In One
Summer: America, 1927, he tackles one particular summer in
American history, and both informs and entertains his readers
in equal measure. -Anne, Atlanta
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Turn Around Bright Eyes is about fnding the courage to
move on, clearing your throat, and letting it rip. It’s about
navigating your way through adult romance. And it’s about
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling
portrait of the remarkable life and death of America’s most
important spy in the Middle East. On April 18, 1983, a bomb
exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63
people. The attack was a turning point in US relations with
the Muslim world. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as
a political force, but even more importantly, it eliminated
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in the Middle East-CIA agent Robert Ames.
Now a Netfix original series. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at
times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives
of women in prison-why it is we lock so many away and what
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Turn Around Bright Eyes $15.99
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All the Light We Cannot See $27.00
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour $26.00
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The Last Kind Words Saloon $24.95
Larry McMurtry
All the Light We Cannot See is a gorgeously written novel about
beauty, love, courage, and history. Two teenagers – a blind girl
in Paris, an orphan boy in Germany – are coming-of-age with the
coming of war. When Marie Laure and her father fee Paris, they
may be carrying one of France’s greatest treasures (and curses).
Werner’s fascination with radios, and his fear of the mines that
killed his father, make him a valuable soldier for the Reich. You
want to savor every sentence, every image, but the pages fy
anyway as the novel follows their paths to Saint-Malo, a walled
city on the coast of France under siege at the end of the war.
The smallest spark of humanity, a feeting connection across bor-
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they almost disappear, but they all matter. It’s not a new subject,
but it reads like one: life. - Sara, Atlanta
A big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel about the mysteries
of modern life by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris, one
of the most exciting voices of his generation. At once laugh-
out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and
indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning
of life, love and truth, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a deeply
moving and constantly surprising tour de force.
Larry McMurtry has done more than any other living writer
to shape our literary imagination of the American West.
With The Last Kind Words Saloon he returns again to the
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cowboy lifestyle made so memorable in his classic Lonesome
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Set in China, and ripped from today’s headlines, comes a
pulse-pounding debut that reinvents the spy thriller for the
21st century. A lone man, Peanut, escapes a labor camp in
the dead of night, feeing across the winter desert of north-
west China. Two decades earlier, he was a spy for the British;
now Peanut must disappear on Beijing’s surveillance-blanket-
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offering military secrets in return for extraction. But the secrets
prove more valuable than Peanut or Mangan could ever
have known... and not only to the British.
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With Cinnamon and Gunpowder, Eli Brown has given us
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Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt,
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That summer feeling: sun-flled days, warm nights, and
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When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview
young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man
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despite his enigmatic reserve, fnds she is desperate to get
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Child of Mine $15.99
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Ann Leary @annleary
A funny, juicy debut novel about the devious scheming that
occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in
Asia brings his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend home to
meet the family…without telling her that they’re loaded.
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-
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took her parents’ lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly
cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little
girl as her own. Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines’s
baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has
tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with
the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator
ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a
young girl who matches the profile. Can this be, at long last,
Kelly’s beloved daughter?
The Good House, by Ann Leary, is funny, poignant, and
terrifying. A classic New England tale that lays bare the
secrets of one little town, this spirited novel will stay with you
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National Book Award-winning novelist Colum McCann’s “rare
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four generations of heartbreaking, unforgettable women with
some of the most signifcant men in Irish-American history.
A highly inventive and corrosively funny story of our times,
Want Not exposes three different worlds in various states of
disrepair-a young freegan couple living off the grid in New
York City; a once-prominent linguist, sacked at midlife by
the dissolution of his marriage and his father’s losing battle
with Alzheimer’s; and a self-made debt-collecting magnate,
whose brute talent for squeezing money out of unlikely places
has yielded him a royal existence, trophy wife included.
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The diode goes between free ends of the two wires and meets the leads of the battery
to complete the circuit. Werner runs the beam of Volkheimer’s light over the entire
operation. Ground, antenna, battery. Finally he braces the fashlight between his teeth
and raises the twin leads of the earphone in front of his eyes and strips them against the
threads of a screw and touches the naked ends to the diode. Invisibly, electrons bumble
down the wires.
The hotel above them --- what is left of it---makes a series of unearthly groans. Timber
splinters, as though the rubble teeters on some fnal fulcrum. As though a single dragonfy
could alight on it and trigger an avalanche that will bury them for good.
Werner presses the bud of the earphone into his right ear. It does not work.
– From All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Norwegian by Night $14.95
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Sara Gran @misssaragran
A former Marine sniper and a newly orphaned boy race
across the Norwegian wilderness, feeing demons both real
and imagined.
Claire Dewitt is my favorite new sleuth. She does all kinds of
inadvisable things in outlandish situations in exotic locations
– exactly what you want in escapist fare. But she also
feels more grounded in reality than the heroines of many
mysteries. Ranging from the East Village in the 80’s to the
San Francisco rock scene today, from S&M bars to horse
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she puts the pieces together. Sara Gran is such a pleasure
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The diode goes between free ends of the two wires and meets the leads of the battery
to complete the circuit. Werner runs the beam of Volkheimer’s light over the entire
operation. Ground, antenna, battery. Finally he braces the fashlight between his teeth
and raises the twin leads of the earphone in front of his eyes and strips them against the
threads of a screw and touches the naked ends to the diode. Invisibly, electrons bumble
down the wires.
The hotel above them --- what is left of it---makes a series of unearthly groans. Timber
splinters, as though the rubble teeters on some fnal fulcrum. As though a single dragonfy
could alight on it and trigger an avalanche that will bury them for good.
Werner presses the bud of the earphone into his right ear. It does not work.
– From All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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A Chain of Thunder $17.00
Jeff Shaara
The Bone Season $17.00
Samantha Shannon @say_shannon
Stella Bain $16.00
Anita Shreve
Jeff Shaara returned to the Civil War in 2012 with A Blaze of
Glory, his riveting account of the Battle of Shiloh. In this New
York Times bestselling gripping sequel featuring Grant,
Pemberton, and more, he moves to the Siege of Vicksburg.
This new tetralogy is Shaara at his best, writing for his
broadest and most avid readership.
A dash of dystopian and a dash of steampunk make this
new novel a must read. This complex world is closer to Game
of Thrones than Harry Potter but fans of both will enjoy this
unique tale. - Justin, Atlanta
In this gripping historical drama that transports us from
Europe to America and back again, Anita Shreve weaves
an engrossing tale about love and memory, set against the
backdrop of a war that devastated an entire generation.
The Rosie Project $15.99
Graeme Simsion @GraemeSimsion
The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet
socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he
found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which
Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to fnd his
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out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
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Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of
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which art and madness are luminously intertwined.
Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin
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A breakout bestseller in France, Syndrome E is a taut thriller
with cinematic echoes—from The Manchurian Candidate to
the Bourne series—that uncovers a shocking chapter in the
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Nate Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn’s literary scene. After
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paralyzed her sister—and for falling in love with her sister’s
husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring
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Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling
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always accessible way. An amazing debut of a great voice
for the millennial generation. - Ed, Atlanta
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Out of the Easy $9.99
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Though he’s only thirteen, Theodore Boone has spent more
time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there’s
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Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of
human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga. See an
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When I learned that The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows
of Ava Lavender had been selected as one of Hudson
Booksellers’ 2014 Best Books for Summer, I couldn’t help
but wonder if the theme of fight had something to do with
it. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is,
after all, a book about a girl who was born with wings, yet
cannot fy. So it seems only ftting that Ava Lavender would
eventually fnd her way to the airport—a place where
people come to fy.
I have this belief that everyone—whether they’re willing
to admit it or not is a little bit infatuated with the possibility
of fying. As a child, I was both terrifed and enthralled by
the idea of it. I remember watching the animated version of Peter Pan with
suspended disbelief as the children soared around the edge of the nursery
ceiling. I imagined myself beside them, my outstretched hands skimming the
tops of the trees as I soared through the window and into the stars. At the time,
the feeling of fight, the wind curling around my limbs, the jittery excitement of
watching as the ground below me moved farther and farther away from my
feet, seemed not quite as impossible as it once had.
How many of us have climbed to the top of the jungle gym, swayed precari-
ously from a tree branch, taken a mighty leap from the swing set; how many
of us believed, even if it was only for a mere second, that we were capable of
fight? It seemed so effortless, a simple question of merely going up instead of
down. And perhaps, in a way, somewhere between that glorious second after
we jumped and before we landed, we did fy. Even if it was just for a second.
But then we grew up and lost that delightful ability to suspend disbelief. Instead,
we were gifted with things like logic and reason which state, in dull, monotone
voices, that people can only fy with the help of a machine.
And yet.
And yet.
Our infatuation with fight remains. It is an unstoppable force, an excited squeal
that rips through the monotony, reminding us of that one miraculous moment
where we defed all good sense and sound judgment and we few.
It’s cliché to admit, but perhaps our interest in fying also explains our interest in
reading. As the saying goes, reading takes you places. And fight, like reading,
allows us to see things from a new perspective, in ways that perhaps we never
were able to before. And perhaps this is why—regardless of our age—that
feeling of wanting to fy never leaves
us. It is more than the mere act itself,
soaring through the air with the great-
est of ease. It is the freedom to visit the
fantastic, a wish to encounter some-
thing new and unlikely. It is a craving,
one we cannot explain, for certain
experiences, certain sights and sounds
and tastes. It is the desire to do the
impossible.
It is the desire to fy.
by Leslye Walton
The Impossibility of Flight
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Author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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