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A Doubter's Almanac

Ethan Canin

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950's, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo's brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence. Stunning prose and brilliant storytelling from the author of America America (2008).

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Cincinnati Theaters

Steven J. Rolfes, Douglas R. Weise, and Phil Lind

This Images of America publication chronicles the movie palaces, neighborhood entertainment spots, and summer drive-ins that were a part of Saturday matinees and fantasy escapes. Some of the old theaters still survive with new uses, but many exist only as the sentimental nostalgia of first dates, family outings, and teenage heartthrobs. Did you spend time at the Albee, the Clovernook, the Esquire, the Showboat Majestic? Grab a bowl of popcorn and get ready to spin a reel of memories as you rewind the years and celebrate part of Cincinnati's arts history.

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The Opposite of Everyone

Joshilyn Jackson

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai. Everything changed when Kai landed in prison and Paula in foster care, fracturing the intense bond they shared. These days, Paula is a divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. A mysterious note from her mother--who she hasn't seen in 15 years--sends Paula on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past. Now Paula, who has seen many families fall apart, has to figure out how to put one back together--her own. A poignant novel from the bestselling Jackson (Someone Else's Love Story, 2013).

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The Quality of Silence

Rosamund Lupton

The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby's father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night. Top-notch suspense from Lupton (Afterwards, 2012).

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Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child With No Strings Attached

Hillary Whittington

More than 7 million viewers have watched the Whittington's YouTube video chronicling their 5-year-old's transition from girl to boy. CNN Films is making a documentary to be released this year about Ryland and his family. Now in this highly personal and moving story, Ryland's mother describes the support and unconditional love given to their child which she hopes will help others with their acceptance and nurturing of transgender youth. A very topical subject, sensitively highlighting practical information.

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