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Jane Bowles Collected Writings

Jane Bowles Collected Writings

Pub Date: Feb 22, 2017

Jane Bowles Collected Writings, Library of America – Jane Bowles published a comparatively small body of work during her life, yet it had a major impact on American literature Read more »

The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

The Fisher King by Melissa Lenhardt

Pub Date: Feb 22, 2017

The Fisher King, Melissa Lenhardt, Skyhorse Publishing – Jack McBride has been chief of police in the small Texan town of Stillwater for only six weeks. His first case on the job sparked a drug war that engulfed the county and left several matters unresolved Read more »

The Unknown Kerouac

The Unknown Kerouac edited by Todd Tietchen

Pub Date: Feb 21, 2017

The Unknown Kerouac, Todd Tietchen, Library of America – The Library of America’s release of Kerouac’s “rare, unpublished and newly translated writings,” edited by Todd Tietchen, conveys his mastery development as a writer and offers insight into the counterculture’s creative endeavors Read more »

No One Knows by J. T. Ellison

No One Knows by J. T Ellison

Pub Date: Feb 11, 2017

No One Knows, J. T Ellison, Gallery Books – Aubrey Hamilton has seen tragedy in her life. Orphaned at a young age, she endured a troubled youth in various state-run homes, suffering sexual abuse and neglect Read more »

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Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán

Pub Date: Dec 29, 2016

Forever is the Worst Long Time, Camille Pagán, Lake Union Publishing – In 1998 James Hernandez flies from Michigan to New York City to meet his best buddy Rob’s fiancee – and falls head over heels in love with her Read more »

Punitive Damages by Jim Lively

Punitive Damages by Jim Lively

Pub Date: Dec 29, 2016

Punitive Damages. Jim Lively, Merrimack Media – PJ is a rescued Wiemaraner dog with a mind of her own. Intelligent, by turns devious, philosophical and occasionally cunning, Read more »

John O'Hara Stories

John O’Hara stories by Charles McGrath, Editor

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

John O’Hara stories, Charles McGrath, Editor, Random House – Twentieth-century American author John O’Hara’s stories of everyday, familiar people are featured in a new Library of America collection, edited by Charles McGrath Read more »

Eisley by Cronon

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos Edited by William Cronon

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Edited by William Cronon – Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) has been described as “a paleontologist with the spirit of a poet.” His works have drawn comparisons to the great naturalist-writer Henry David Thoreau and have inspired other great scientist-authors such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould and Neil deGrasse Tyson Read more »