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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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Also available as an eBook.

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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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Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35234-5 (0-385-35234-4)

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us a vivid, intimate, and critically acute portrait of one of the finest and most understated novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer-many say the greatest in recent years-whose career didn't begin until she was nearly sixty... 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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Bark
Stories
Written by Lorrie Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74086-1 (0-307-74086-2)

These eight masterly stories reveal Lorrie Moore at her most mature and in a perfect configuration of craft, mind, and bewitched spirit, as she explores the passage of time and summons up its inevitable sorrows and hilarious pitfalls to reveal her own exquisite, singular wisdom.

In “Debarking,” a newly divorced man tries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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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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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The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries

Written by Otto Penzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74396-1 (0-307-74396-9)

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a... Read more >
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