April 2016

West of Eden: An American Place

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ISBN: 9780812998405
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Published: Random House - February 9th, 2016

This oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles, looks at five different  families/individuals who lived, struggled, worked, and played there - the actress Jennifer Jones, movie mogul Jack Warner, tycoon Edward Doheny, troubled Jane Garland and Stein's own fascinating family.  Their stories are woven into an intense, illuminating and sometimes tragic tapestry.




Get in Trouble : Stories

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ISBN: 9780812986495
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 9th, 2016

Link has mastered the art of the short story, giving you just enough information that you always end wanting just a little bit more. Each story has a thread of strangeness or magic that is so skillfully woven in,  you may not realize when it was introduced. Quite simply, these are astonishing stories that beg to be read aloud.



The Coyote's Bicycle

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ISBN: 9781941040201
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Published: Tin House Books - February 22nd, 2016

Taylor's narrative style parallels the movements of the book's central figure, El Indio: roaming the borderlands, looking for what's hidden in bushes, for openings in the fence, a method of trespass. Though there is a clear motivation to Taylor's search--to find out where all of the bicycles came from--he gives us scenes that skirt the center, letting us piece together the journey ourselves, which turns out to be a heartbreaking one.



The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins

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ISBN: 9780544639683
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 15th, 2016

A hilarious, fast-paced historical adventure novel set in the filthy squalor of 1720s London, in which fallen gentleman Thomas Hawkins is framed for murder, and must find the real culprit before he meets the hangman's knot himself. Vivid, atmospheric, and totally engrossing.




The Hungry Ear

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By Kevin Young (Editor)
ISBN: 9781608197682
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - October 28th, 2014

I spent weeks furtively flipping through pages each time I walked by the poetry section before I finally broke down and bought this anthology. Edited by acclaimed poet Kevin Young, The Hungry Ear is all about food, drink, and the ways in which our choices at the table color every aspect of our lives. Reminisce with old favorites and discover new loves in these pages, and most of all, get hungry.




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