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February 10, 2015
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She Weeps Each Time You're Born
A Novel
Written by Quan Barry


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-91177-3 (0-307-91177-2)

Quan Barry’s luminous fiction debut brings us the tumultuous history of modern Vietnam as experienced by a young girl born under mysterious circumstances a few years before the country’s reunification, a child gifted with the otherworldly ability to hear the voices of the dead.
 
At the peak of the war in Vietnam... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9499-5 (0-8129-9499-X)

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.
 
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making... Read more >


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February 3, 2015
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How to Be a Heroine
Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much
Written by Samantha Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-101-87209-3 (1-101-87209-8)

While debating literature’s greatest heroines with her best friend, thirtysomething playwright Samantha Ellis has a revelation—her whole life, she's been trying to be Cathy Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights when she should have been trying to be Jane Eyre. With this discovery, she embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies—the characters and the... Read more >
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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
And Other Stories
Written by William H. Gass
Introduction by Joanna Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-764-8 (1-59017-764-9)

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February 10, 2015
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41379-7 (0-375-41379-0)

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its... Read more >
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J
A Novel
Written by Howard Jacobson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Hogarth
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-41955-9 (0-553-41955-2)

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

"Longlisted for 2014’s Man Booker Prize, J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling... Read more >
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Foreign Gods, Inc.

Written by Okey Ndibe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-458-1 (1-61695-458-2)

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after... Read more >
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February 10, 2015
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When the Doves Disappeared
A novel
Written by Sofi Oksanen
Translated by Lola Rogers


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35017-4 (0-385-35017-1)

From the acclaimed author of Purge (“a stirring and humane work of art” —The New Republic) comes a riveting, chillingly relevant new novel of occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Eastern Europe.

1941: In Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia, two men are fleeing from the Red Army—Roland, a fiercely principled freedom fighter, and his slippery cousin Edgar... Read more >
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February 3, 2015
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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
A Novel
Written by Irvine Welsh


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53938-8 (0-385-53938-X)

The famed—some would say notorious—author of Trainspotting and many other brilliant offenses against common literary decency comes at last to America, with a dark and twisted tale of personal training and abject codependency in the fading glitter of Miami's South Beach, with a novel that asks the provocative question: Why would you want to be... Read more >
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