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Week of July 8, 2019

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Week of July 8, 2019

Paperback releases for the week of July 8th include THE MASTERPIECE, in which Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, 50 years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them; THE LINE THAT HELD US by David Joy, a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again; Allie Rowbottom's JELL-O GIRLS, a memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade --- told by the inheritor of their stories; and A TERRIBLE COUNTRY by Keith Gessen, the first novel in over a decade from a founding editor of n+1 and the author of ALL THE SAD YOUNG LITERARY MEN, a literary triumph about Russia, family, love and loyalty.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman - Fiction

July 9, 2019

The only child of a single mother, Nina Hill has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

The Bookworm by Mitch Silver - Thriller

July 9, 2019

The Caregiver by Samuel Park - Fiction

July 9, 2019

With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses her little girl Mara’s entire world. They take turns caring for each other --- in ways big and small. However, their arrangement begins to unravel when Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the city's torturous Police Chief, who rules over 1980s Rio de Janeiro with terrifying brutality. Ana makes decisions that indelibly change their shared life. When Mara is forced to escape, she emigrates to California where she finds employment as a caregiver to a young woman dying of stomach cancer. It’s here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths --- about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone.

The Fifth to Die: A 4MK Thriller by J. D. Barker - Thriller

July 9, 2019

Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She’s found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. Obsessed with catching Bishop, Porter follows a single grainy photograph from Chicago to the streets of New Orleans and stumbles into a world darker than he could have possibly imagined, where he quickly realizes that the only place more frightening than the mind of a serial killer is the mind of the mother from which he came.

Freefall by Adam Hamdy - Thriller

July 9, 2019

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center - Fiction

July 9, 2019

If You See Me, Don't Say Hi: Stories by Neel Patel - Fiction/Short Stories

July 9, 2019

In 11 sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of whom are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he could never guess; three women who almost gleefully throw off the pleasant agreeability society asks of them; and, in the final pair of linked stories, a young couple struggling against the devastating force of community gossip.

Leave No Trace by Mindy Mejia - Mystery/Thriller

July 9, 2019

The Line That Held Us by David Joy - Fiction

July 9, 2019

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer: his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis - Historical Fiction

July 9, 2019

Only Ever You by Rebecca Drake - Psychological Thriller

July 9, 2019

Jill Lassiter’s three-year-old daughter disappears from a playground only to return after 40 frantic minutes of searching, but the mother’s relief is short-lived --- there’s a tiny puncture mark on Sophia’s arm. When doctors can find no trace of drugs in Sophia’s system, Jill accepts she’ll never know what happened, but at least her child is safe. Except Sophia isn’t. Someone is watching the Lassiter home in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb, infiltrating the family’s personal and professional lives. As Jill faces every parent’s worst nightmare a second time, she must find out who has taken her daughter and why. Someone doesn’t just want Sophia for her own --- she’s out to destroy Jill’s entire family.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson - Fiction

July 9, 2019

A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen - Fiction

July 9, 2019