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Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo When Yejide and Akin fall in love, they decide not to have a polygamous relationship. This surprises their Nigerian families, especially when, four years into their marriage, Yejide still hasn’t become pregnant. Although everyone recognizes how hard Yejide is trying to conceive, the family secretly brings in a second wife. Yejide is furious, and ... Read More »

Endurance by Scott Kelly

Endurance: a Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly The narrative vividly captures Kelly’s growing excitement and trepidation as he prepares to spend a year living in an environment where the potential for catastrophe or death is a part of daily life, and once he’s aboard the space station, we feel as though we’re right there with him. ... Read More »

Brewed in Michigan by William Rapai

Brewed in Michigan:  the New Golden Age of Brewing in the Great Beer State by William Rapai Explore the leading craft breweries in Michigan with local author Bill Rapai. Through a series of interviews with brewmasters over an eighteenth-month sojourn to microbreweries around the state, the author argues that Michigan craft beer is brewed by individuals with a passion for excellence. The taprooms ... Read More »

Grant by Ron Chernow

Grant by Ron Chernow For most of the past century, the consensus among historians was that Grant was an effective but unimaginative general and a mediocre president whose administrations were soiled by financial corruption. In recent decades, there have been several more positive reappraisals of Grant as a soldier and politician. Chernow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, most notably, of Alexander ... Read More »

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides

Fresh Complaint by Jeffrey Eugenides Among our most highly regarded contemporary writers, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eugenides (Middlesex; The Marriage Plot) offers his first collection of short fiction. Not unexpectedly, the work is superb, but perhaps most noteworthy is the compassion and generosity of spirit that informs it. Notable also is Eugenides’s ongoing focus on the fluid nature of personal identity ... Read More »

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Pulitzer-winner Egan’s splendid novel begins in 1934 Brooklyn as Eddie Kerrigan struggles to support his wife and two daughters, one of whom is severely disabled. He finds work as a bagman, ferrying bribes for a corrupt union official. One day he brings his healthy daughter, Anna, to the Manhattan Beach home of Dexter Styles, a ... Read More »

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford A new novel from the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Ford captures the thrill of first kisses and the shock of revealing long-hidden affairs. A lively history of romance in the dens of iniquity, love despite vice. – Kirkus Jamie Ford will be speaking at the Authors ... Read More »

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward Ward (Salvage the Bones) tells the story of three generations of a struggling Mississippi family in this astonishing novel. . . Leonie wants to be a better mother, and when Jojo’s and Kayla’s father is released from prison, Leonie takes the kids with her, hoping for a loving reunion, but what she gets instead ... Read More »