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DESIGN FLAWS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION by Paul Schmidtberger

CHEMISTRY AND OTHER STORIES by Ron Rash

Set in Manhattan–the conniption capital of the world–a riotously funny and fresh debut novel about anger, infidelity, and friendship.
Through a hilarious series of events, two strangers find themselves railroaded into an anger management class where they soon become fast friends. Iris is there because of an eminently justifiable...

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Ron Rash is the poet laureate of Appalachia, a writer whose insight and empathy have illuminated this terrain in three transcendent novels, stories and collections of poems. In his latest volume of stories, spanning the entire twentieth century in this region, Rash chronicles the onset of the modern era in rural communities, the deterioration of the old ways, and the violent arrival of a larger world...

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MY HOLOCAUST by Tova Reich

CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT by Laurie Viera Rigler

Maurice and Norman Messer, father-and-son business partners, know a good product when they see it. That product is the Holocaust, and Maurice, a Holocaust survivor with an inflated personal history, and Norman, enjoying vicarious victimhood as a participant in the second-generation movement, proceed to market it enthusiastically. Not even the disappearance of Nechama, Norman’s daughter and Maurice’s granddaughter, into the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz...

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After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could concoct such a fantasy?

Not only is Courtney stuck in another woman’s life, she is forced to pretend she actually is that woman; and despite knowing nothing about her, she manages to fool even the most astute...

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IF TODAY BE SWEET by Thrity Umrigar

KEEPING THE HOUSE by Ellen Baker

IF TODAY BE SWEET, a novel, deals with the personal story behind one of the hot political issues of our time--immigration. It is the story of Tehmina Sethna, a middle-aged widow who faces the agonizing decision of which place to call home -- India or America, the past or the future. Her past belongs in India, where she lived a happy life with her husband, Rustom. Her future lies with her son, Sorab, who lives with his American wife and son in suburban Ohio. And at present, Tehmina is straddling two worlds...

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A newly wed housewife in the conformist 1950s falls in love with a grand abandoned house in town, and begins to unravel a family’s dark secrets. When Dolly Magnuson moves to 1950s Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, she discovers all too soon that making marriage work is harder than it looks in the pages of the Ladies’ Home Journal. As Dolly adapts to her new life—keeping the house, supporting her husband’s career, fretting about dinner menus...

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THE WITCH'S TRINITY by Erika Mailman

BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo

Amidst terrible famine a woman who has strange visions is accused of witchcraft by her daughter-in-law. Is she guilty or is her mind simply failing her?

A widow, Güde lives with her son and his wife, Irmeltrud, and their children. Irmeltrud resents her presence: she is too old to work yet she eats from the family's table. When famine grips the small German town, Irmeltrud sends Güde out to beg for food. As the old woman wanders she imagines that the devil asks for her soul in exchange for a basket of meat. Later, she arrives home with...

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Otto Ringling is a straightlaced publishing executive with two kids, a lovely wife, a fine home in a fancy New York suburb, and a nagging suspicion that something’s missing. How, then, does he end up on traveling through Middle America with a berobed Mongolian monk? Ah. The real question to ask is, Why?

When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he’d planned. But in an effort to...

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MIDORI BY MOONLIGHT by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

THE JEWEL TRADER OF PEGU by Jeffrey Hantover

When a young Japanese woman’s American fiancé jilts her in San Francisco with no visa, no money and nowhere to go, she resolves to find the "American dream" on her own.

Midori Saito's dream seems about to come true. Too independent for Japanese society, she is a young woman who has always felt like a stranger in her native land. So when she falls in love with Kevin, an American English teacher, she readily agrees to leave home and start a new life...

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Adventure, treasure, and forbidden love are interwoven in this beautiful and original debut novel set in the lush land of 16th-century Southeast Asia

In the fall of 1598, Abraham, a young Jewish jewel trader, leaves behind the comforts and familiarity of Venice to live half a world away in the lush Burmese kingdom of Pegu. Far from the safety of kin and community, as well as the memory of his long-dead wife, Abraham must overcome his fear of these strangers with the odd...

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ELLINGTON BOULEVARD by Adam Langer

CONFESSIONS OF A FALLING WOMAN by Debra Dean

In ELLINGTON BOULEVARD Adam Langer has produced a witty and totally original novel about the ups and downs of life in the wilds of New York’s real estate jungle.

Returning home to Manhattan from his mother’s funeral in Chicago, unemployed jazz musician Ike Munson enters his apartment with his dog Herbie and finds three strangers in his living room - a slick real estate broker and a young couple ready to overspend to own Ike’s home. Furious at this invasion of...

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Debra Dean, author of the bestselling THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD, has been writing award-winning short stories for many years. Now, in this stunning collection, she presents 10 stories that display the depth and magnitude of her skill as a literary talent, half of which have never before been published. New York City neighbors let down their guard for a naive puppeteer. A southern matriarch faces her family at an intervention. A break-in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. Replete with the seamless storytelling...

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THE CURE FOR MODERN LIFE by Lisa Tucker

A CARRION DEATH: A DETECTIVE KUBU MYSTERY by Michael Stanley

Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, but a decade later, they have become professional enemies. To Amelia, who has dedicated her life to medical ethics, Matthew’s job as a high-powered pharmaceutical executive has turned him into a heartless person who doesn’t care about anything but money. Now they’re kept in balance only by Matthew’s best and oldest friend, Ben, a rising science superstar—and Amelia’s new boyfriend...

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In this mesmerizing thriller, Michael Stanley penetrates Africa’s exotic façade to share an authentic look at a modern land caught between tribal culture and globalism, colonial paternalism and independence; a beautiful and wild continent teeming with poachers, deadly diamond dealers, and the aftermath of apartheid.

They found the first body—what the hyena didn’t ravage, that is—near a waterhole considered magical by the local bush people. A string of clues suggests that the victim was murdered...

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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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