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Week of May 30, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of May 30th include CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain, which brings to life Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir OUT OF AFRICA; BLUEPRINTS, a riveting novel from Barbara Delinsky, who explores the limits of love and asks what happens when the right man comes along at the wrong time; Don Winslow's THE CARTEL, a gripping, true-to-life, ripped-from-the-headlines epic story of power, corruption, revenge and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars; and CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan, a wickedly funny novel of social climbing, secret emails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.

Week of May 23, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of May 23rd include James Patterson's CROSS JUSTICE, in which Alex Cross confronts the deadliest --- and most personal --- case of his career; SUMMER SECRETS by Jane Green, a compelling drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals and forgiveness, about accepting the things we cannot change, finding the courage to change the things we can, and being strong enough to weather the storms; and DANGEROUS WHEN WET, Jamie Brickhouse's astonishing memoir --- by turns both darkly comic and deeply poignant --- about the native Texan's long struggle with alcohol, his complicated relationship with Mama Jean, and his sexuality.

Week of May 16, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of May 16th include WILDFLOWER, a portrait of Drew Barrymore's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and incredible experiences she’s had throughout her life; THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR, in which historian Kenneth C. Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation's history --- from the Revolutionary War to Iraq; THE SCARLET GOSPELS, which takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Clive Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time; and DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY by Bill Clegg, a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.

Week of May 9, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of May 9th include A LUCKY LIFE INTERRUPTED, Tom Brokaw's powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change --- a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy and lucky life; Bernard Cornwell's first work of nonfiction, WATERLOO, the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought --- a riveting chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s last stand; and ALL THE SINGLE LADIES, in which Dorothea Benton Frank takes readers deep into the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three unsuspecting women are brought together by tragedy and mystery.

Chloe Durante

Editorial Intern

Chloe Durante studied at Montclair State University where she received a dual degree in English and Women & Gender Studies. She is currently interning at the Book Report Network and wishes to pursue a career in copywriting.

Week of May 2, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of May 2nd include the late Harper Lee's second novel, GO SET A WATCHMAN, which is set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, Judy Blume's first novel for adults since the 1998 release of SUMMER SISTERS; BEACH TOWN by Mary Kay Andrews, which revolves around the attraction between a movie location scout and the mayor of a sleepy Florida panhandle town, a born-again environmentalist who is determined to keep his town from being commercialized; THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough, the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly; and Laura Dave's EIGHT HUNDRED GRAPES, a story about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home.

Alexander the Great

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

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Alexander the Great

Morihei Ueshiba

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.

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Morihei Ueshiba

Rudyard Kipling

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

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Rudyard Kipling

Desmond Tutu

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

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Desmond Tutu