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Book Cover: When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments

When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments

Author: Kelly Oxford

ISBN: 9780062322777

The author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford's head. Kelly Oxford likes to blow up the internet. Whether it is with the...

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Book Cover: The Book of Joan: A Novel

The Book of Joan: A Novel

Author: Lidia Yuknavitch

ISBN: 9780062383273

The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offer a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine - a reimagined Joan of Arc - poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world...

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Book Cover: Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Author: JONATHAN TAPLIN

ISBN: 9780316275774

Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms-Facebook, Amazon and Google-that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and...

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Book Cover: Spoils

Spoils

Author: BRIAN VAN REET

ISBN: 9780316316163

The Kite Runner meets The Things They Carried in this explosive debut which maps the blurred lines between good and bad, soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished. It is April 2003. American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds. But this vital tipping point...

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Book Cover: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Author: James Jr Forman

ISBN: 9780374189976

In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported...

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Book Cover: The Stars Are Fire: A novel

The Stars Are Fire: A novel

Author: Anita Shreve

ISBN: 9780385350907

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Weight of Water and The Pilot's Wife (an Oprah's Book Club selection) : an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath--based on the true story of the largest fire in...

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Book Cover: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

ISBN: 9780385534246

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the...

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Book Cover: Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To

Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To

Author: Annabelle Gurwitch

ISBN: 9780399574887

A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child...

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Book Cover: Gone Without a Trace

Gone Without a Trace

Author: Mary Torjussen

ISBN: 9780399585012

A jaw-dropping novel of psychological suspense that asks, If the love of your life disappeared without a trace, how far would you go to find out why? Hannah Monroe's boyfriend, Matt, is gone. His belongings have disappeared from their house. Every call she ever made to him, every text she...

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Book Cover: The Night She Won Miss America

The Night She Won Miss America

Author: Michael Callahan

ISBN: 9780544809970

Inspired by a true story, a young woman is swept up in the glamour and excitement of chasing the title of Miss America 1950 - only to vanish the night she wins​.Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest to make her mother happy, only to surprisingly find herself...

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Book Cover: Change Agent: A Novel

Change Agent: A Novel

Author: Daniel Suarez

ISBN: 9781101984666

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself.On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle - and his transformation begins... In 2045 Kenneth...

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Book Cover: Finding Gideon

Finding Gideon

Author: ERIC JEROME DICKEY

ISBN: 9781101985496

A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, it's...

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Book Cover: Manderley Forever

Manderley Forever

Author: Tatiana De Rosnay

ISBN: 9781250099136

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier."It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor. It is very well written and very moving...

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Book Cover: This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

Author: Elizabeth Warren

ISBN: 9781250120618

The fiery U. S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time...

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Book Cover: Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Author: MICHAEL R BLOOMBERG

ISBN: 9781250142078

From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new...

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Book Cover: Janesville: An American Story

Janesville: An American Story

Author: AMY GOLDSTEIN

ISBN: 9781501102233

A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin - Paul Ryan's hometown - and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.This is the story of what happens to an industrial town in the...

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Book Cover: The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

Author: DAVID MCCULLOUGH

ISBN: 9781501174216

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States - winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others - that reminds us of fundamental American principles.Over the course of his distinguished career, David...

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