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May 2015

Charles Leerhsen, May 28, 2015

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty is a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb. Who is the real Ty Cobb? Setting the record straight, Charles Leerhsen pushed aside the myths, traveled to Georgia and Detroit, and re-traced Cobb’s journey, from the shy son of a professor and state senator who was progressive on race for his time, to America’s first true sports celebrity. In the process, he tells...

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Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, May 29, 2015

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, comes Off The Page, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships. Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the...

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June 2015

Eugenia Bone, June 2, 2015

Paradigm-shifting, The Kitchen Ecosystem will change how we think about food and cooking. Designed to create and use ingredients that maximize flavor, these 400 recipes are derived from 40 common ingredients--from asparagus to fish to zucchini--used at each stage of its ”life cycle”: fresh, preserved, and in a main dish. Delicious food is not only a matter exceptional recipes—although there are an abundance of those here. Rather, it is a matter of approaching the kitchen as...

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Jim Grimsley, June 15, 2015

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town. Until then, blacks and whites didn’t sit next to one another in a public space or eat in...

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Pate McMichael, June 18, 2015

At 6:01 pm on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by a single bullet fired from an elevated and concealed position. Unanswered questions surround the circumstances of his demise, and many still wonder whether justice was served. After all, only one man, an escaped convict from Missouri named James Earl Ray, was punished for the crime. Relying on novel primary source...

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Claire Bidwell Smith, June 22, 2015

How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now, even though they are gone? After This is an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive. Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organized religion...

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Patti Callahan Henry -- Launch Event, June 23, 2015

Join us as New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry launches her latest novel, The Idea of Love.

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