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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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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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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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Station Eleven
A novel
Written by Emily St. John Mandel

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35330-4 (0-385-35330-8)

2014 National Book Award Finalist

A New York Times Bestseller

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything... Read more >

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Family Furnishings
Selected Stories, 1995-2014
Written by Alice Munro

Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-101-87410-3 (1-101-87410-4)

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994).

Family Furnishings brings us twenty-four of Alice Munro’s most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, many of... Read more >
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The Strange Library

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Ted Goossen

Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35430-1 (0-385-35430-4)

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. 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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How to be both
A novel
Written by Ali Smith

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42410-6 (0-375-42410-5)


Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else.

How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s... Read more >
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Collected Poems

Written by Mark Strand

Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35251-2 (0-385-35251-4)

Gathered here is a half century’s magnificent work by the former poet laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner whose haunting and exemplary style has influenced an entire generation of American poets.

Beginning with the limited-edition volume Sleeping with One Eye Open, published in 1964, Mark Strand was hailed as a... Read more >
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