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Simeon Marsalis with AS LIE IS TO GRIN (at the Lyric)

David, the narrator of Simeon Marsalis’s singular first novel, is a freshman at the University of Vermont who is struggling to define himself against the white backdrop of his school. He is also mourning the loss of his New York girlfriend, whose grandfather’s alma mater he has chosen to attend. When David met Melody, he lied to her about who he was and where he lived, creating a more intriguing story than his own.

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ISBN: 9781936787593
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Published: Catapult - October 10th, 2017

Catherine Lacey with THE ANSWERS

In Catherine Lacey’s ambitious second novel, Mary, a young woman living in New York City is struggling to cope with a body that has betrayed her. All but paralyzed with pain, Mary seeks relief from a New Agey treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia, PAKing for short. And, remarkably, it works. But PAKing is prohibitively expensive and Mary is dead broke.

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ISBN: 9780374100261
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 6th, 2017

Will Schwalbe with BOOKS FOR LIVING

From the author of the bestselling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club—a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives.

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ISBN: 9780804172752
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Published: Vintage - September 5th, 2017

Charlie Jane Anders with ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY & Adam Gussow with BEYOND THE CROSSROADS

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.

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ISBN: 9780765379955
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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781469633664
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 2nd, 2017

Robert Olmstead with SAVAGE COUNTRY & Bob Mehr with TROUBLE BOYS

"Robert Olmstead gets better with every book. If you know all of his previous books, you know how startling this fact is, and how startlingly good this writer is." --Tom Franklin, author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

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ISBN: 9781616204129
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 26th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780306825361
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 6th, 2017