August 2016

Heroes of the Frontier

Dave Eggers

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Have you ever dreamed of running away and starting over? That’s exactly what Josie, a divorced mother of two who has just lost her dental practice, does in Heroes of the Frontier. Sick and tired of life as she knows it, she sets off for Alaska with the kids in an RV. Along the way, the family encounters adventure and danger. Smart, funny, and touching, this latest novel from Eggers—the author of ten books and the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco—will please a wide range of readers.

American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Jeffrey Toobin

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We will simply never stop being fascinated by the Patty Hearst kidnapping and the bizarre trial of her captors. The events surrounding Hearst’s abduction in 1974 come alive in the hands of Toobin, the bestselling author of several books, including The Nine, for which he won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and The Run of His Life, which was made into the television series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Making enthralling use of more than a hundred interviews and recently released documents, Toobin sheds new light on one of the most famous cases of Stockholm Syndrome in history.

Bright, Precious Days

Jay McInerney

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You can read Bright, Precious Days on its own, or you can enjoy it as a follow-up to the two novels McInerney wrote about the same characters, Brightness Falls and The Good Life. In this novel set about a decade ago, the country is on the brink of economic collapse, and many of the luxuries of New York City life are becoming harder to afford for Corrine and Russell Calloway and their two children. Now turning 50, the Calloways are hanging in there in the city that drew them when they were younger— the city that has drawn McInerney’s attention ever since his first novel, Bright Lights, Big City—but the pressures of his job in publishing and her past affair test their marriage and stability.

Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson

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Ann Patchett says, “Another Brooklyn is a sort of fever dream, containing both the hard truths of life and the gentle beauty of memory. The story of a young girl trying to find herself in the midst of so many conflicting influences and desires swallowed me whole. Jacqueline Woodson has such an original vision, such a singular voice. I loved this book.” Woodson is the author of more than two dozen books, including the New York Times bestselling memoir for young readers Brown Girl Dreaming, which won the 2014 National Book Award. This is her first novel for adults in two decades, and she’ll read from and sign it in Nashville on September 7.

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