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The Unknown Kerouac, Todd Tietchen, Library of America – The Library of America’s release of Kerouac’s “rare, unpublished and newly translated writings,” edited by Todd Tietchen, conveys his mastery development as a writer and offers insight into the counterculture’s creative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

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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 »

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

The Trapped Girl, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer – Seattle Detective Tracy Crosswhite investigates when a young woman’s body is fished up in a crab pot out of Puget Sound. It seems the victim went to great lengths to conceal her identity, but who was she and from whom was she trying to hide Read more »

Sweet Lake By Christine Nolfi

Sweet Lake by Christine Nolfi

Pub Date: Dec 12, 2016

Sweet Lake, Christine Nolfi, Lake Union – Linnie Wayfair comes from a family with a long, illustrious history. The Wayfairs virtually built the town of Sweet Lake, Ohio. Their inn played a major part in the town’s economy Read more »