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THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Ashley Elston for First Lie Wins

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK | #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This fast-paced read has everything you could want in a thriller: secret identities, a mysterious boss and a cat & mouse game that kept me guessing the whole way through.”—Reese Witherspoon

Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.
First Lie Wins: Reese's Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Ashley Elston Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593492918
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - January 2nd, 2024

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK | #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This fast-paced read has everything you could want in a thriller: secret identities, a mysterious boss and a cat & mouse game that kept me guessing the whole way through.”—Reese Witherspoon


Oxford Conference for the Book x THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Kaveh Akbar for Martyr!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out her final days in the Brooklyn Museum. Electrifying, funny, and wholly original, Martyr! heralds the arrival of an essential new voice in contemporary fiction.

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Martyr!: A novel By Kaveh Akbar Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593537619
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Published: Knopf - January 23rd, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A newly sober, orphaned son of Iranian immigrants, guided by the voices of artists, poets, and kings, embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret that leads him to a terminally ill painter living out her final days in the Brooklyn Museum. Electrifying, funny, and wholly origin


Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn in conversation with Kristi Livingston for Exclusion and the Chinese American Story

Until now, you've only heard one side of the story, but Chinese American history extends far beyond the railroads. Here's the true story of America, from the Chinese American perspective.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Exclusion and the Chinese American Story (Race to the Truth) By Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593567630
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - March 26th, 2024

Until now, you've only heard one side of the story, but Chinese American history extends far beyond the railroads. Here's the true story of America, from the Chinese American perspective.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Andrew McCarthy for Walking with Sam

Thursday, March 21st – Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at The Ford Center!

Showtime: 5 pm - EARLY START TIME!

Learn more about the show's lineup here

Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538709207
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2023

An intimate, funny, and poignant New York Times bestseling travel memoir following award-winning author and actor Andrew McCarthy as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam. 
 

When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down.


Di Rushing presents The Delta in the Rearview Mirror

A firsthand account of the splendid rise and frightening fall of Mississippi's first winery.

Join us in welcoming Di Rushing for her new book The Delta in the Rearview Mirror: The Rise and Fall of Mississippi's First WineryTuesday, March 12th at 5:30PM at Off Square Books.

The Delta in the Rearview Mirror: The Life and Death of Mississippi's First Winery By Di Rushing Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496849298
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - January 25th, 2024

After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1976, Di Rushing and her husband, Sam, found themselves back on their family farm near Merigold, Mississippi, with 350 acres and no real clue what to do. The couple decided to open the first winery in Mississippi, and with it, a successful business was born. Six years later, a small restaurant joined the Delta winery.


THACKER MOUNTAIN RADIO: Stephen Hundley for Bomb Island

Thursday, April 18th – Thacker Mountain Radio Hour at The Graduate!

Showtime: 6 pm

Learn more about the show's lineup here

Can't make it? Reserve a signed copy of Bomb Island here. Personalization available.

Bomb Island By Stephen Hundley Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9798885740258
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Published: Hub City Press - May 7th, 2024

Part coming-of-age summer romance, part thriller, Bomb Island is a funny and fast-paced Southern novel exploring subculture communities, survival, and found family set on an island near an unexploded atomic bomb.


An Evening with Beto O'Rourke for We've Got to Try

“Uplifting. . . . O’Rourke gets an A-plus on both the moral frisson of the long fight and the rightness of the cause. . . . The happy warrior from Texas is inspiring.” --The Washington Post

Activist and political leader Beto O’Rourke blends history, sociology, and travelogue for a thrilling, inspiring case for how voting rights is essential to a productive and healthy democracy.

We've Got to Try: How the Fight for Voting Rights Makes Everything Else Possible By Beto O'Rourke Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250852465
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 26th, 2023

“Uplifting. . . . O’Rourke gets an A-plus on both the moral frisson of the long fight and the rightness of the cause. . . . The happy warrior from Texas is inspiring.” --The Washington Post


Oxford Conference for the Book Prologue: Sheila Sundar in conversation with Melissa Ginsburg for Habitations

(Melissa Ginsburg, photo credit: Tenola Plaxico)

A young academic moves from India to the United States, where she navigates first love, a green card marriage, single motherhood, and more in this “delightful novel, written with immediacy, warmth, and wry humor” (Ha Jin, National Book Award-winning author of Waiting).

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Habitations: A Novel By Sheila Sundar Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668016107
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 2nd, 2024

A young academic moves from India to the United States, where she navigates first love, a green card marriage, single motherhood, and more in this “delightful novel, written with immediacy, warmth, and wry humor” (Ha Jin, National Book Award–winning author of Waiting).

Vega Gopalan is adrift.


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