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Week of October 15, 2018

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Week of October 15, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of October 15th include BOBBY KENNEDY, a gripping, in-depth, behind-the-scenes portrait of Robert F. Kennedy by Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s "Hardball"; HACKS, Donna Brazile's explosive and revealing account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory; THE RELIVE BOX, a collection of 12 stories from T.C. Boyle that speaks to the humor, the pathos and the struggle that is part of being human; and A SECRET SISTERHOOD by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney, which brings to light a wealth of surprising female collaborations --- including the friendship between Jane Austen and one of the family servants, amateur playwright Anne Sharp; and the daring feminist author Mary Taylor, who shaped the work of Charlotte Brontë.

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday - Fiction

October 16, 2018

Told in three distinct sections, ASYMMETRY explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda.

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore - Historical Thriller

October 16, 2018

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews - Biography

October 16, 2018

The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen - Historical Mystery

October 16, 2018

Lullaby Road by James Anderson - Mystery/Thriller

October 16, 2018

Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without an accident. But then he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads “Please Ben. Watch my son. His name is Juan.” And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words: “Bad Trouble. Tell no one.” Despite deep misgivings, and without any hint of who this child is or the grave danger he’s facing, Ben takes the child with him in his truck and sets out into an environment that is as dangerous as it is beautiful and silent. From that moment forward, nothing will ever be the same.

Mental State by M. Todd Henderson - Political Thriller/Mystery

October 15, 2018

The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes - Historical Mystery

October 16, 2018

One Day in December by Josie Silver - Fiction

October 16, 2018

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz - Fiction

October 16, 2018

The beautiful and successful Darcy Fitzwilliam dates hedge funders and basketball stars. She has never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her family. Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one-night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? Can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

The Relive Box and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle - Fiction/Short Stories

October 16, 2018

In THE RELIVE BOX, T.C. Boyle's sharp wit and rich imagination combine with a penetrating social consciousness to produce raucous, poignant and expansive short stories defined by an inimitable voice. From the collection's title story, featuring a Halcom X1520 Relive Box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to "The Five-Pound Burrito," the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the 12 stories in this collection speak to the humor, the pathos and the struggle that is part of being human while relishing the whimsy of wordplay and the power of a story well told.

Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak - Fiction

October 16, 2018

It’s Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew’s elder daughter will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, Olivia, a doctor, has been told she must stay in quarantine for a week…and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity and forced into each other’s orbits. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who’s about to arrive.

Smile by Roddy Doyle - Fiction

October 16, 2018

While at Donnelly’s for his usual pint, Victor Forde is approached by a man in shorts and a pink shirt. He seems to know Victor’s name and to remember him from secondary school. His name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, and also dislikes the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories --- of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor’s own small claim to fame, as the man who would say the unsayable on the radio. But it’s the memories of school, and of one particular brother, that Victor cannot control and that eventually threaten to destroy his sanity.

Townies: And Other Stories of Southern Mischief by Eryk Pruitt - Crime Fiction/Short Stories

October 16, 2018

TOWNIES collects, for the first time, Eryk Pruitt's short fiction in a single volume. The title story, "Townies," details what really happened one night, after hours, in a once-popular East Texas sports bar, and the sinister revenge that would soon follow. "Let's Be Awful" tells the story of a cocktail waitress who decides that, after a horrid round of revenge porn, her days of playing the victim have past. In "A Lot Prettier (When You Smile)," we are introduced to a woman who can wrap any man around her finger and decides to put that powerful skill to use one last time.

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart - Fiction

October 16, 2018

When Jessica Chamberlain’s phone rings one quiet morning, her world is shattered. As she tries to pick up the pieces and make sense of what went wrong, Jess begins to realize that a tragic death is just the beginning. Soon she is caught in a web of lies and half-truths --- and is horrified to learn that everything leads back to her seven-year-old adopted son, Gabriel. Years ago, Gabe’s birth mother requested a closed adoption and Jessica was more than happy to comply. But when her house is broken into and she discovers a clue that suggests her estranged husband was in close contact with Gabe’s biological mother, she vows to uncover the truth at any cost.