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Author: Roddy Doyle
Release Date: December 18, 2018
From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the heartrending story of a brave and tenacious housewife 

Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem.
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Author: Helena Maria Viramontes
Release Date: December 18, 2018
A moving and powerful novel about the lives of the men, women, and children who endure a second-class existence and labor under dangerous conditions as migrant workers in California’s fields.

“Viramontes depicts this world with sensuous physicality.
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Author: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan
Release Date: December 18, 2018
Stories navigating the commplicated terrain of race in America, from acclaimed writers like Toni Morrison, E.L. Doctorow, Sandra Cisneros, Sherman Alexie, and Amy Tan

The editors who brought us Unsettling America and Identity Lessons have compiled a short-story anthology that focuses on themes of racial and ethnic assimilation.
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Author: Nuruddin Farah
Release Date: December 04, 2018
A bold absorbing novel about a couple whose tranquil life abroad is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their son's widow and children, from Somalia's most celebrated novelist.

For decades, Gacalo and Mugdi have lived in Oslo, where they've led a peaceful, largely assimilated life and raised two children.
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Author: Anne Lamott
Release Date: November 20, 2018
From the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Mercies; and Stitches, a wise and witty novel about motherhood. Look out for Anne's next book, Hallelujah Anyway, coming in 2017.

In Anne Lamott’s wise and witty novel, the growing pains of motherhood are portrayed with rare humor and honesty.
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Author: Donald Ray Pollock
Release Date: November 20, 2018
In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents.

Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise Knockemstiff feature a cast of recurring characters who are woebegone, baffled and depraved—but irresistibly, undeniably real.
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Author: Yu Hua
Release Date: November 13, 2018
From the celebrated author of To Live, one of China's most famous contemporary writers--a stunning collection of stories, selected from the best of his early work, that show his profound influence on a pivotal period in Chinese literature.
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Author: John Boyne
Release Date: November 13, 2018
The new novel from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Heart's Invisible Furies, a seductive Highsmithian psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of fame

If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere.
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Author: Margaret George
Release Date: November 06, 2018
Ascending to the throne was only the beginning... Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome's most infamous emperor cements his place in history.

With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor.
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Author: Idra Novey
Release Date: November 06, 2018
"Those Who Knew speaks with uncommon prescience to the swirl around us. Novey writes, with acuity and depth, about questions of silence, power, and complicity. The universe she has created is imagined, and all too real." --Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies

From the award-winning author of Ways to Disappear, an explosive novel offering an empowering and multi-faceted response to victimhood.
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Author: Edward Carey
Release Date: October 23, 2018
"An amazing achievement...A compulsively readable novel, so canny and weird and surfeited with the reality of human capacity and ingenuity that I am stymied for comparison. Dickens and David Lynch. Defoe meets Margaret Atwood. Judge for yourself.
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Author: Philip Gabriel and Hiro Arikawa
Release Date: October 23, 2018
A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy.

It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

Nana the cat is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going.
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