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Marc Perrusquia with A SPY IN CANAAN

The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers—and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light. Told by the journalist who broke the story.

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ISBN: 9781612193410
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Published: Melville House Publishing - March 27th, 2018

Zachary Lazar with VENGEANCE (in conversation with Kiese Laymon)

“More than any book I’ve read in the twenty-first century, Zachary Lazar’s Vengeance makes the reader reckon with the questions of what’s real, what’s imagined, and why those questions matter more in 2017 than at any other time in our nation. . . . Vengeance reminds me of what is possible through deft, imaginative, ‘real’ storytelling.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Long Division

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ISBN: 9781936787777
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Published: Catapult - February 13th, 2018


From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.

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ISBN: 9781400040414
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - April 24th, 2018

Alexander Chee with HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL (in conversation with Kiese Laymon)

From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art.

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ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Eddie Hernandez & Susan Puckett with TURNIP GREENS & TORTILLAS

Eddie Hernandez

Southern fare with a Mexican flair, by the chef/co-owner of the restaurant empire that Bon Appétit called a “Top American Restaurant.”

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ISBN: 9780544618824
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Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 10th, 2018