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In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume “Judy Blume isn’t just revered, she’s revolutionary. . . . The novel moves with momentum, told in short chapter bursts, newspaper reports and even scripted dialogue. . . . Blume nails every 1950s detail, from the refinished basements with wet bars and knotty-pine walls to Elizabeth Taylor haircuts and mentions of Bogart and ... Read More »

Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson


Pirate Hunters : Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Kurson, Robert From the author of Shadow Divers (2004), an account of the search for the sunken pirate ship Golden Fleece, sunk off the coast of the Dominican Republic. Thrillingly details the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history. Read More »

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain “Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s.Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman -Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton ... Read More »

Ty Cobb by Charles Leerhsen


Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty by Charles Leerhsen The Georgia Peach was a great baseball player with a terrible reputation.  But was he really as sinister as they said?  Leerhsen, the former executive editor of Sports Illustrated, seeks the truth about the former Detroit Tiger. Read More »

The Turner House


The Turner House by Angela Flournoy A debut set in Detroit, with a family of 13 grown children and an aging East Side house.  From Flournoy’s website, a link to her recent New York Times op-ed on Detroit and her Dad. And here’s what Booklist had to say: *Starred Review* The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street on Detroit’s East Side ... Read More »

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova

Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova From the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice Lisa Genova comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their ... Read More »

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough


The Wright Brothers by David McCullough A charmingly pared-down life of the “boys” that grounds their dream of flight in decent character and work ethic. There is a quiet, stoical awe to the accomplishments of these two unprepossessing Ohio brothers in this fluently rendered, skillfully focused study by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning and two-time National Book Award-winning historian McCullough (The Greater ... Read More »

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson


A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson A companion piece to Atkinson’s Life After Life, telling the story of Ursula Todd’s brother Teddy. Teddy is an RAF bomber pilot and aspiring poet for whom warfare was nothing compared with the struggle to adjust to different expectations in peacetime. Read More »

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic,To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to ... Read More »