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by Scott Blackwood
A riveting novel about the haunting aftermath of a brutal murder of three teenage girls in Texas, written in incantatory prose.
by Miranda July
From the acclaimed filmmaker, artist, and bestselling author of No One Belongs Here More Than You, a spectacular debut novel that is so heartbreaking, dirty, tender and funny.
by Patton Oswalt
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt shares his entertaining memoir about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late '90s while obsessively watching classic films at the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.
by Elena Gorokhova
A portrait of mothers and daughters, here is a poignant memoir of three generations of women with very different cultural values, all living under the same roof and battling for control.
by Paula Hawkins
Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
by Allen Kurzweil
Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning author Allen Kurzweil's search for his 12-year-old nemesis, a bully named Cesar Augustus.
by Christopher Scotton
After witnessing the death of his brother, 14-year-old Kevin moves for the summer to a small coal town. An adult Kevin narrates the events of that fateful summer that affected the entire town, and made him a man.
by Tim Johnston
The Courtlands are taking a last summer vacation in The Rocky Mountains before their daughter Caitlin begins college. But when Caitlin disappears, the family finds themselves living a nightmare.
by David Adam
An intimate look at obsessive compulsive disorder. This captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion.
by Jan Jarobe Russell
The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families were incarcerated.
Critically acclaimed author Haruki Murakami’s latest writing project is an advice column. Yes, you read that correctly. The author of 1Q84 has taken to the internet to provide his fans with honest advice on everything ranging from relationships to cats, as reported by LA Times.
Mark Zuckerberg launched a book club, and plans to read and discuss a new book every two weeks. Here are 5 books we're pretty sure Zuckerberg won't be reading.
Books and movies go together like peanut butter and jelly. The film versions of Still Life by Lisa Genova, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and are all up for big awards. The Grand Budapest Hotel, inspired by Austrian author Stefan Zweig, is also nominated.
The 14th edition of CBC's battle of the books is in search of one book to break barriers. The finalists are And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyn Saucier, Intolerable by Kamal Al-Solaylee, Ru by Kim Thuy, The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, and When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid.
James Patterson is giving a whole new meaning to book burning. The LA Times reports the author has released an explosive edition of his new book, Private Vegas. For the low, low price of $294,038 one lucky reader will receive an exploding book and a flight to an undisclosed location where they will enjoy chilled champagne and a 5 course dinner with Patterson.
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgar Award. The award covers several categories including fact crime and tv writing. Best novel finalists include Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King and Wolf by Mo Hader.
NPR's Jason Heller writes, "[Allen Kuzweil] wraps up Whipping Boy with a novelistic, satisfying flourish that elevates the book beyond simple autobiography or cause célèbre moralizing. In masterfully unraveling decades of crime, cruelty, deception, and repression, he probes the nature of what it means to have an enemy—and what it costs to give others so much power over us."
Interest in Martin Pistorius' 2012 memoir, Ghost Boy, has recently soared thanks to a new NPR program about human behavior, Invisibilia. Martin Pistorius spent over a decade trapped inside a body that wouldn't move. He was left alone with only his thoughts, while everyone around him assumed he was in a vegetative state. Ghost Boy tells the entire horrifying story.