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October 2014

Charlie Lovett, October 22, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Charlie Lovett returns with First Impressions, a thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen. Book lover and Austen enthusiast Sophie Collingwood has recently taken a job at an antiquarian bookshop in London when two different customers request a copy of the same obscure book: the second edition of Little Book of Allegories by Richard Mansfield. Their queries draw Sophie into a mystery that will cast doubt on the true authorship of...

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November 2014

Azar Nafisi, November 3, 2014

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating follow-up, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society....

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Leslie M. Harris and Daina Ramey Berry, November 6, 2014

Slavery and Freedom in Savannah is a richly illustrated, accessibly written book modeled on the very successful Slavery in New York, a volume Leslie M. Harris co-edited with Ira Berlin. Here Harris and Daina Ramey Berry have collected a variety of perspectives on slavery, emancipation, and black life in Savannah from the city’s founding to the early twentieth century. Written by leading historians of Savannah, Georgia, and the South, the volume includes a mix of...

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Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark, November 17, 2014

Women were leading actors in twentieth-century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions. The essays in the second volume of Georgia Women, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Ann Clark, vividly portray a wide array of Georgia women who played an important role in the state’s history, from little-known Progressive Era activists to famous present-day figures such as Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

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Lindsey Grant, November 18, 2014

Sleeps With Dogs goes behind closed doors to reveal the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they’re serving their dogs filtered water or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company. As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant spent her nights with countless dogs, prepared custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-of-life care for beloved companions, and catered to the...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents..., November 19, 2014

Poetry Atlanta returns with an evening of poetry from Karen Paul Holmes, Lynn Alexander and Georgia Author the Year Award finalist Michelle Castleberry.

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Maureen Corrigan, November 20, 2014

Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it’s now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great, So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel’s hidden depths, a...

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Anne Lamott, November 21, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott returns with Small Victories, a new collection of essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It’s an approach that has become her trademark. Now in Small Victories, Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph of light over the darkness in our lives. Our victories over hardship and pain may seem...

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Bill Roorbach, November 24, 2014

A finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction, The Remedy for Love is an intensely moving, frequently funny, and harrowing story about the truths we reveal when there is no time or space for artifice. They’re calling for the “Storm of the Century,” and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up...

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