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AMERICA AGAIN: RE-BECOMING THE GREATNESS WE NEVER WEREN'T Colbert, Stephen

Colbert, a political satirist, writer, comedian, TV host, and actor, explains why America is perfect and how we can fix it. How can something that's already perfect be broken? He explains where we lost our way and how we can restore America to the greatness it never lost.


BOTH FLESH AND NOT: ESSAYS Wallace, David Foster

For the first time in book form, learn how 'Terminator 2' changed lives and the impact TV has on a new writing generation. In these 15 essays, David Foster Wallace shares insight on all this, and more.


FRIENDKEEPING: A FIELD GUIDE TO THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, HATE, AND CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT Klam, Julie

After her bestselling 'You Had Me at Woof' about relationships with dogs, Klam now turns her attention to human relationships. She examines everything—from the curious world of online friendship to the intersection of friendship and parenthood. She even explores how to hang on to our friendships in the toughest circumstances.


Fiction

Astray Donoghue, Emma

The characters in this collection of stories from Donoghue have each gone astray. They are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers, counterfeiters, gold miners, attorneys and slaves. They cross the borders of race, law, sex and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress taking readers from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to 1960's Toronto.


BACK TO BLOOD: A NOVEL Wolfe, Tom

Police officer Nestor Camacho braces himself on board the police boat racing across Miami's Biscayne Bay and for what? He'll find once it reaches its destination. Camacho protects and serves in the new America. He's just one of the many unforgettable characters introduced.


BLASPHEMY: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES Alexie, Sherman

A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection. He unites 15 beloved classics with 15 new stories in one sweeping anthology. Alexie’s new stories are fresh and quintessential—about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors.


DEAR LIFE: STORIES Munro, Alice

In every life, there is a moment that changes us. These stories, set in and around Lake Huron, highlight such events and display how people adapt to changes that turn their worlds upside down. This collection of stories includes characters experiencing dangers, accidents, homecomings, and more.


FLIGHT BEHAVIOR: A NOVEL Kingsolver, Barbara

In the rural community of Feathertown, Tenn., as Dellarobia heads to a secluded cabin to consummate her secret relationship with a handsome younger man, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand...a forested valley glowing with silent red fire that appears to her to be a miracle. Her discovery is both breathtaking and terrible, generating mixed reactions from the public. It will greatly impact her life.


LIFE AMONG GIANTS: A NOVEL Roorbach, Bill

It's pretty much impossible for seven-foot-tall star quarterback David 'Lizard' Hochmeyer to blend in. It's even harder for the 17-year-old when someone mysteriously murders his parents. He and his sister, Kate, soon befriend a popular ballerina who lives in a mansion across the pond. Lizard and Kate try to solve their parents' deaths over the years to come and understand its connection with the ballerina in this larger-than-life quest.


LOVE ANTHONY Genova, Lisa

Two women meet by accident on a Nantucket beach and are drawn into a friendship. Olivia is a young mother whose eight-year-old severely autistic son has recently died. She comes to the island in a trial separation to try and make sense of the tragedy of her Anthony’s short life. Beth, a stay-at-home mother of three, is also recently separated after discovering her husband’s long-term infidelity.


NOTORIOUS NINETEEN Evanovich, Janet

Now that she's dealt with a dream vacation-turned-nightmare-turned-murder-investigation, what will Stephanie Plum face next?


RACKETEER Grisham, John

Judge Raymond Fogeltree just became the fifth federal judge to be murdered in the history of this country. His young secretary was found dead with him. The narrator, a lawyer who is in prison, claims to know who killed the unfortunate judge and why.


TIME KEEPER Albom, Mitch

The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift, banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who came after him seeking more time, more minutes, more years. Eventually with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.


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