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Week of January 21, 2019

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Week of January 21, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of January 21st include THE GIRLS IN THE PICTURE, Melanie Benjamin's fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends --- screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford; AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner, which takes place in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 and tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love; and Nancy Goldstone's DAUGHTERS OF THE WINTER QUEEN, the thrilling saga of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots.

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner - Historical Fiction

January 22, 2019

Freedom Road by William Lashner - Thriller

January 22, 2019

Oliver Cross is fresh out of jail. When he finds out that his granddaughter, a wild child who reminds him of his late wife, has vanished, Oliver jumps parole. With a sketchy teen and an abandoned dog, he hits the blacktop to find her. On the road and on the run from a vengeful Russian drug dealer, Oliver finds himself on a trip across America and into his own past, fueled by fumes from a Ford F-250 and a reason to live. But from an exclusive club in Chicago to a seedy commune in the Rockies, a series of disastrous choices sends Oliver spiraling further from his goal and deeper into danger. It’s a journey that could all end in redemption or a hail of bullets. And either is okay by him.

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin - Historical Fiction

January 22, 2019

Happiness by Aminatta Forna - Fiction

January 22, 2019

Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - Fiction/Short Stories

January 22, 2019

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: A Story by Sylvia Plath - Fiction

January 22, 2019

Never before published, this newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention and forceful taking control of her own life. Written while Plath was a student at Smith College in 1952, MARY VENTURA AND THE NINTH KINGDOM tells the story of a young woman’s fateful train journey. Lips the color of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like “guilt, and guilt, and guilt”: these are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom. “But what is the ninth kingdom?” she asks a kind-seeming lady in her carriage. “It is the kingdom of the frozen will,” comes the reply. “There is no going back.”

The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith - Historical Fiction

January 22, 2019

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen - Fiction

January 22, 2019

Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak - Fiction

January 22, 2019