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Novel:City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
The most anticipated debut novel of the year, a 900-pager set in '70s NYC that was acquired for nearly $2 million.
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Celebrity Tell-All: It's a Long Story by Willie Nelson
The grizzled folk icon spins a good yarn straight from the gut.
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Short Stories:Making Nice by Matt Sumell
Indelible writing devoted to a raging idiot-loser is a great American literary tradition. Meet Alby, an Everybro for the millennial set.
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Memoir:It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario
The author writes of her harrowing experiences as a war photojournalist in the Middle East. Kathryn Bigelow, are you listening?
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History: The Witches by Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra author Schiff returns with a book about the Salem witch trials.
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Novel:A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
This spin-off of Atkinson's superb Life After Life follows Ursula Todd's brother Teddy in the years post-WWII.
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Memoir: Hammer Head by Nina McLaughlin
An academic saws and whittles her way to becoming a carpenter.
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Short Stories:Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny
This whip-smart collection about women wrapped up in all kinds of love affairs will have you laughing out loud.
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Novel:Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
Don't let the appealing title fool you. This searing novel tackles death and big food corporations. Also, it's partly narrated by crack cocaine. Yep.
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Memoir:M Train by Patti Smith
The follow-up to Smith's award winner Just Kids.
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Novel:God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
The Nobel Prize winner's new novel centers on a woman who's haunted by a childhood decision.
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History: The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan
Not the wartime history you think it is, but rather a fascinating look at a transformative 1973 fashion spectacle in the Palace of Versailles.
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Novel:Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Franzen's novels never fail to elicit equal parts hype and hate. Purity promises to be a departure from his previous works The Corrections and Freedom.
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Celebrity Tell-All: A Fine Romance by Candice Bergen
In her sequel to Knock Wood, Bergen spills all about motherhood and Murphy Brown.
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Novel:My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
A crime against a beloved local girl roils a Baton Rouge, La., suburb. Sure to be a breakout debut.
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Memoir:American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus
A journalist roots out the truth about an ancestor who's believed to be haunting a Santa Fe, N.M., hotel.
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Novel:The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields
Magic realism abounds in this coming-of-age story about battling monsters, real and symbolic.
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History: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
The master of popular nonfiction is back with a gripping account of the sinking of the Lusitania. A sure bet for history buffs.
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Novel:The Sculptor by Scott McCloud
An artist trades his life for the ability to sculpt anything he can imagine in this inventive graphic novel.
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Memoir: H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
A spiritual account about taming birds of prey.