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Nathaniel Rich on Thacker Mountain with KING ZENO

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge—and the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves.

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ISBN: 9780374181314
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - January 9th, 2018


Lennon. Dylan. Jagger. Belushi. Leibovitz. The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone’s founder, editor, and publisher, is an insider’s trip through the backstages of storied concert venues, rock-star hotel rooms, and the political ups and downs of the latter half of the Twentieth Century, right up through the digital age: connecting the counterculture of Haight Ashbury to the “straight world.”

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ISBN: 9781101874370
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 24th, 2017

Angela Ball with TALKING PILLOW

Talking Pillow celebrates love as amazement, sustenance, and the progenitor of scarce-believable loss. The book centers around the sudden death of the author’s long-time partner and travels outward to events in the world at large. Imagining themselves into multiple times, places, and lives, the poems comically explore the possibilities of attachment between people and the absurdity of death’s sudden intrusion.

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ISBN: 9780822965152
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - October 24th, 2017

Kristen Iskandrian with MOTHEREST

Marrying the sharp insights of Jenny Offill with the dark humor of Maria Semple, Motherest is an inventive and moving coming-of-age novel that captures the pain of fractured family life, the heat of new love, and the particular magic of the female friendship--all through the lens of a fraying daughter-mother bond.

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ISBN: 9781455594443
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Published: Twelve - August 1st, 2017

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