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The Occupation Trilogy

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The Occupation Trilogy: La Place de L'Etoile - The Night Watch - Ring Roads Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632863720
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 22nd, 2015

Winner of the Nobel Prize in 2014 French author Patrick Modiano’s seductive novels are now being published in English. The Occupation Trilogy consists of three early novels looking backward to World War II.



In the Distance

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ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

Through the story of Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to the United States in the mid 1800s, Diaz meditates on the nature of impersonal landscape, explores a life of isolation, and tours through some of characters that carved the identity of the American West. This is a strange and brilliant version of historical fiction, twisting the genre into something unique. For fans of Cormac McCarthy and  Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning novel The Luminaries.


Apollo 8

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ISBN: 9781627798327
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - May 16th, 2017

Going to the moon is not a small undertaking. Imagine, it had never been done before, and the mission was planned & executed in sixteen weeks! Apollo 8 is the story of a “wild crapshoot” that will bring you back to that time or open the door to an accomplishment that included a TV broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.  



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ISBN: 9780374203108
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Published: MCD/Farrar Straus and Giroux - September 5th, 2017

From the author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore comes a book of technology, programming, robotic arms, life-changing artisanal bread, and what makes life worth living. Quirky, with mouth-watering descriptions, pick this up if you like Ready Player One, Jasper Fforde, or Sweetbitter.



That Inevitable Victorian Thing

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ISBN: 9781101994979
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Excited about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Get your royal romance fix in this story of a neo-Victorian world where the British Empire never ended, marriage is a blend of love and genetics, and true friendships are the most important part of being in society.


Nadiya's Bake Me A Story

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ISBN: 9781444933277
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Published: Hachette Children's - October 17th, 2017

The most famous and successful winner of the Great British Bake Off yet, Nadiya Hussain, rewrites some fairy tales with a culinary twist.  Great fun for sparking interest in the kitchen and the recipes are definitely going to be delicious!


Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

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ISBN: 9780375859557
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Published: Ember - October 11th, 2011

What could be better than a Christmas-time scavenger hunt in New York City? When Lily's parents leave her and her brother alone for Christmas, she is devastated, and in an effort to cheer her up, her brother encourages her to leave a journal in a book at the Strand, prompting a back and forth scavenger hunt around the city. When Dash, with a Scrooge-like attitude toward Christmas, picks up the journal, it sets off a series of adventures all over the city that makes me laugh and warms my heart every time. I read this one every year, and I promise it will make you Christmas season brighter.



Echo After Echo

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ISBN: 9780763691646
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 10th, 2017

This is a story of passion- passion for life, for one's work, and for other people. Zara is in NYC to star in a Greek tragedy as the tragic romantic lead opposite a heart-throb movie star. But as she sinks deeper into the theatre, Zara realizes she may drown in its madness. Add a murder, a forceful director, a girl who shines brighter than her lighting designs, and sentences so beautiful you'll be dog-earring pages, and the result is nothing short of extraordinary.


The Vietnam War

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ISBN: 9780307700254
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

Long after you’ve watched the repeats of Ken Burn’s and Lynn Novick’s PBS film again and again you’ll want to have Ward’s book on hand for that detail you’re trying to recall. If you haven’t watched the film then Ward’s book is among the best and most comprehensive, single-volume histories of the war for a general audience, important as the lessons of that war have clearly fully yet to be learned.


Ballerina Body

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Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455596300
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - March 21st, 2017

With a blend of exercise routines, recipe suggestions, stories from the dance studio, and gorgeous photographs, this book is perfect for ballet fans, and also for anyone looking to improve health and fitness in a manageable way.