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RASPUTIN'S DAUGHTER by Robert Alexander

AND SHE WAS by Cindy Dyson

In this enthralling new novel, Russia’s most famous poet, Aleksander Blok, summons Maria Rasputin to appear before a revolutionary tribunal to tell the story of her infamous father. Taking us back to the week before her father’s murder in December 1916, Maria recounts in intimate detail the sexual, political, and religious activities ...

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And She Was by Cindy Dyson Fusing past and present, a fierce new novelist pens a remarkable debut novel of courage across time and culture, set amid the stark beauty of the Aleutian Islands - an heir to the classics Clan of the Cave Bear and Shipping News, but with a female protagonist as engaging and modern as Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum...

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THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD by Debra Dean

THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT

A wonderfully spare and elegant novel in which the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II is echoed by the destructive siege against the mind and memory of an elderly Russian woman suffering from Alzheimer's. The novel shifts between two settings: 1941 Leningrad, when the city was surrounded by German troops, and the present-day, as Marina, who had been a docent at Leningrad's Hermitage Museum during WWII...

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The World Made Straight by Ron Rash In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past. Travis Shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders onto a neighbor’s property in the woods, discovers a crop of marijuana large enough to make him some serious money, and steps into the jaws...

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ONCE UPON A DAY by Lisa Tucker

NATURAL SELECTION by Dave Freedman

Nineteen years ago, a famous man disappeared from L.A., taking his two children to a rocky, desolate corner of New Mexico where he raised them in complete isolation in a utopian “Sanctuary,” away from the decadence of America. Now, Dorothea, the man’s twenty-three-year-old daughter, is leaving this place for the first time, in search of her missing brother, a brilliant painter who fled the Sanctuary himself...

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A shocking biological discovery. A previously unknown predatory species. Evolving just like the dinosaurs. Now. Today. Being forced out of its world and into man's for a violent first encounter. Weaving science and thriller in a way not seen since Jurassic Park, Natural Selection introduces a phenomenally dangerous new species that is rapidly adapting in a way never before seen...

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ALL THE NUMBERS by Judy Merrill Larsen

THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE by Masha Hamilton

All The Numbers by Judy Merrill Larsen In ALL THE NUMBERS, author Judy Merrill Larsen skillfully takes us through every parent’s worst nightmare as she brilliantly explores, through fiction, how love makes us vulnerable and how very isolating yet very human is the desire for revenge. A trial takes us to a highly charged ending in which, in an unexpected turn, Ellen reconciles the pain of an irreversible past with the duty ahead....

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The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE Masha Hamilton tells the story of an idealistic American woman, Fi Sweeney, who works for a bookmobile established by a relief organization to supply books to remote villages in Africa. The bookmobile visits of this novel divide the people of a nomadic tribe it intends to serve: Scar Boy, the village teacher Matani, and others...

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THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL by Elif Shafak

QUEEN OF BROKEN HEARTS by Cassandra King

In THE BASTARD OF ISTANBUL, Turkish author Elif Shafak confronts her country’s violent past in a vivid and colorful tale about the tangled history of two families – one Turkish and one Armenian American. Asya is a nineteen year old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French existentialists. She lives in an extended household in Istanbul, where she has been...

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It’s not easy being the Queen of Broken Hearts. Just ask Clare, who has willingly assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives. Now she’s preparing to open a permanent home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama coast owned by her mother-in-law. Make that former mother in law, a colorful eccentric...

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ANGELICA by Arthur Phillips

A MODEL SUMMER by Paulina Porizkova

From critically acclaimed best selling author Arthur Phillips comes a brilliant new novel that is part Victorian ghost story, part literary and psychological puzzle, part meditation on memory and fear.
The novel opens in London, the 1880’s, and the Barton household is on the brink of collapse. Mother, father, and daughter provoke each other, consciously and unconsciously, and a horrifying crisis...

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An incisive, beautifully-written first novel by a former supermodel exploring the glamorous, gritty, and sometimes ghastly world she inhabited. Only a handful of women in the world have experienced what Paulina Porizkova has—being whisked away to model in Paris while still a teenager, reaching the pinnacle of the profession before her...

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LAST ONE IN by Nicholas Kulish

WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Tony Romano

In LAST ONE IN by Nicholas Kulish, a young gossip columnist makes the worst mistake of his career when he wrongly accuses a big star of cheating on his wife. With lawsuits pending, the tabloid’s imperious new editor blackmails him into taking the place of the paper's injured front-line war correspondent. Shipped off to the desert and embedded with a group of...

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Chicago, 1957. Italian-American immigrants Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori still cling to their old ways even as they cope with raising a family in an unfamiliar land. Angela Rosa has devoted her entire adult life to her children, while Agostino runs the corner social club and tavern, and often indulges his weakness for the ladies. Their oldest son ...

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"Art is never the voice of a country, it is an even more precious thing, the voice of the individual, doing its best to speak, not comfort of any sort, but truth. And the art that speaks it most unmistakably, most directly, most variously, most fully, is fiction."
--Eudora Welty

 

Fiction coming out in 2015

January: THE ANATOMY LESSON by Nina Siegal, paperback

February: MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE by Jonathan Odell, hard cover & paperback, MURDER AT CAPE THREE POINTS by Kwei Quartey, paperback, HAUNTED (the Arnaud Legacy) by Lynn Carthage, paperback, THE NIGHT JESUS FELL TO EARTH, stories by Ron Rash, paperback

March: I ALWAYS LOVED YOU by Robin Oliveira, paperback, DINNER WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo

April: WHERE THEY FOUND HER by Kimberly McCreight

July: DOLLBABY by Laura McNeal, paperback

August: THE RACE FOR PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton, THE STORY HOUR by Thrity Umrigar, paperback

September: ABOVE THE WATERFALL by Ron Rash

 

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