Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
The Bones of Paradise
The award-winning author of The River Wife (2007) returns with a multigenerational family saga set in the Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the Wounded Knee Massacre. Ten years after the massacre, rancher J.B. Bennett and Star, a young Native American woman, are murdered on J.B.'s land. The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family. Dulcinea, J.B.'s estranged wife, and Rose, her best friend and Star's sister, work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. An ambitious tale of history, vengeance, and betrayal.
The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
Houston has already written a book about the history of punctuation (Shady Characters, 2013), and now he returns with a readable, illustrated history about the language, art, and science of bookmaking that spans many cultures and civilizations. From barely-decipherable scratches on ancient surfaces to the latest bestseller, Houston’s history is also packed with stories of inventors who tried to make a better book, like King Eumenes II, who embraced parchment when war halted exports of Egyptian papyrus; Cai Lun, the scheming Chinese official who claimed to have invented paper; and James Paige, the snake-oil salesman whose typesetting machine almost bankrupted Mark Twain.
The Book That Matters Most
Ava, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island, is grappling with not only her 25-year-marriage falling apart, but also with her two grown children living out of the country. In desperation for companionship, Ava joins a local book group. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Can both Ava and Maggie turn their lives around? A lovely novel about the healing power of literature from the author of An Italian Wife (2014).
The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports
The fall sports season is right around the corner, and Daina Falk (author of the blog, TheHungryFan.com) has written her debut cookbook that serves up 165 crowd-pleasing recipes sure to jazz up your tailgating party or score points with any game-watching guest at home. Inside you’ll discover fresh takes on game day classics like chili, pulled pork sandwiches, Buffalo wings, sliders, layered dips, and much more. Falk (the daughter of sports agent David Falk) also enlists athletes like LeBron James and Boomer Esiason to contribute recipes for their own signature dishes.
When the Music's Over: An Inspector Banks Novel
A young woman has been murdered on a remote Yorkshire country lane. With Detective Inspector Annie Cabbot investigating her death, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks finds himself taking on the coldest of cases: a fifty-year-old assault allegedly perpetrated by beloved celebrity Danny Caxton. As more women step forward with accounts of Caxton's manipulation, Banks must piece together decades-old evidence--as the investigation leads him down the darkest of paths...A powerful mystery from the author of Children of the Revolution (2014).