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Shadowbahn Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735212015
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 14th, 2017

Once or twice a year I encounter an author who seems to be using the familiar elements of word and page in an entirely new way, enlarging my concept of what the medium can do. Steve Erickson’s novel Shadowbahn integrates music in just such a boundary-pushing manner. Erickson sketches dense ideas with an electric, wiry brush that makes for a fast-paced read. His zeitgeist prescience is reminiscent of DeLillo but ultimately warmer. I will not spoil the plot except to share the opening image: a man in a pickup truck crests a hill in South Dakota to suddenly stare down the unmistakable visage of the Twin Towers looming on the horizon. -John


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The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812996937
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Published: Random House - March 14th, 2017

Ariel Levy’s memoir is brutal, devastating, and absolutely compelling. From the enormous ego of youth to the saddened perspective of age, Levy chronicles her story of rising in the ranks as a magazine staff writer, of meeting and falling desperately in love with the woman of her dreams, and of her much hoped-for pregnancy. But the glaze of fulfillment begins to crack as her marriage molders from infidelity, addiction, and unthinkable pain when her pregnancy ends in the death of her son. Read it not to feel pity or sorrow; read it to know how much we can bear. -Holly


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You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250119889
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 7th, 2017

She’s done it again—Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. The Bloggess, delivers another imaginative work about her weird, wacky way of getting by in the world. Departing from the traditional memoir narrative of her previous bestsellers, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy, Lawson brings us the ultimate creative survival guide. Part coloring book, part therapy book, and part journal, You Are Here is peppered with unique wisdom born of surviving the otherness of physical and mental illness. This book is for all of us who have felt like outsiders. Grab your colored pencils… -Seth