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Inzanesville Inzanesville
by Jo Ann Beard

The acclaimed author of the essay collection Boys of My Youth has written a compelling coming-of-age story that takes place in the 1970s. With dry wit and piercing observation, Beard writes about the relationship between two teenage girls - misfits whose friendship is tested by their families' claims on them, by a clique of popular girls, and by the first startling, subversive intimations of womanhood.

“Beard is a faultless chronicler of the young and hopeful; readers couldn't ask for a better guide for a trip through the wilds of adolescence.” - Publishers Weekly

The Pale King The Pale King
by David Foster Wallace

Unfinished at the time of Wallace's death, The Pale King is a deeply intriguing and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with questions of life's meaning and of the ultimate value of work and family.

“To read The Pale King is in part to feel how much Wallace had changed as a writer, compressed and deepened himself...It's easy to make the book sound heavy, but it's often very funny, and not politely funny, either...Contains what's sure to be some of the finest fiction of the year.” — John Jeremiah Sullivan, GQ

Bossypants Bossypants
by Tina Fey

On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage, and joyful motherhood. Now she can reflect on what she's learned: you're no one until someone calls you bossy. Buyer's Choice - 20% off

“You'd be really pretty if you lost weight.” — College Boyfriend, 1990

The Fifth Witness The Fifth Witness
by Michael Connolly

Falling on tough times, Mickey Haller expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Buyer's Choice - 20% off

“Connelly may be our most versatile crime writer....His Mickey Haller novels are testaments to the sublime architecture of plot....Reading this book is like watching a master craftsman build something that holds together exquisitely, form and function in perfect alignment.” — Bill Ott, Booklist

True Compass True Compass
by Edward M. Kennedy

In this landmark bestselling autobiography, Senator Edward M. Kennedy tells his extraordinary personal story - of his legendary family, politics, and 50 years at the center of national events. Now available in paperback.

“Deeply affecting on the subjects of grief, his battle with brain cancer and his devotion to family, sailing and the Senate, this is an astonishingly intimate self-portrait of a man whose belief that 'if you have a real opportunity to achieve something' was born out by his extraordinary life.” — People

Me...Jane Me...Jane
by Patrick McDonnell

The New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Nothing presents an inspiring story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee. With anecdotes taken directly from Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young.

“This remarkable picture book is one of the few that speaks, in a meaningful way, to all ages.” — Booklist

Join the Club Join the Club
by Tina Rosenberg

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, Pulitzer prize-winner Rosenberg delivers a groundbreaking book that examines how peer pressure can transform the world. While it can encourage teens to take up smoking and entice inner-city youths to join gangs, peer pressure - harnessed in an entirely different manner - can turn the disaffected into the accomplished, the outliers into the overachievers. Buyer's Choice - 20% off

“Tina Rosenberg has cracked a code that reveals how people change for the better. She has found the common humanity in human communities across the earth. Join the Club will open your mind to the ways in which we can heal our world.” — Tim Weiner, author of Legacy of Ashes

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