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NAIBA: Andy Ward, Random House Executive Editor: 9/29/12

NAIBA: Andy Ward, Random House Executive Editor: 9/29/12. Andy Ward, Executive Editor at Random House, is exuberant for Tenth of December by George Saunders which is scheduled for release in January, 2013.

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NAIBA: Laura Tisdel, Editor, Little Brown: 9/28/12

NAIBA: Laura Tisdel, Editor, Little Brown: 9/28/12. Laura Tisdel is promoting a book that she edited called “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo. (Little Brown) The video was made at the NAIBA Fall Conference (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association) the weekend of 9/28/12-9/30/12.

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The Silent Land by Graham Joyce

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce. This is a novel made to be read in the depths of a heat wave, just like Michael Chabon’s Mysteries of Pittsburgh should be read during a bitter cold spell. When Jake and Zoe are buried in an avalanche on a French Pyrenees ski vacation, they emerge into a snowy landscape […]

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Say Nice Things about Detroit by Scott Lasser

Say Nice Things about Detroit by Scott Lasser

Say Nice Things about Detroit by Scott Lasser Detroit is a tough place to describe well.  Sure it is gritty, reeling from massive job losses, and afflicted with racial strife.  But it is home to lots of people (myself among them) and we notice when one of our own writes a good story about Detroit […]

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Invisible Monsters Remix

Invisible Monsters Remix (Norton) Did you like Palahniuk’s book Invisible Monsters? How about giving it a second read in this new version – Invisible Monsters REMIX. It contains the original story with some added bonuses! The book was originally his first novel, even though it was his third to be published. Now there are new […]

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A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog’s Journey by W. Bruce Cameron   If you loved A Dog’s Purpose,  you will love this book! Bailey is back, much to his confusion, because he thought he had fulfilled his purpose by helping his boy in his most recent reincarnation. And yet here he is, once again a puppy, wondering what the heck […]

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Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy By E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Oh Ana and Christian, how I will miss you! I fell in love your truly believable and utterly unbelievable love story- I know, quite the contradiction there! Well, think about it, innocent, lonely, lovely Anastasia Steele meets ubber rich, ubber controlling, undeniably hot Christian and […]

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Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy By EL James

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy    So can I tell you how much I LOVED this trilogy. It is nothing I ever thought I would have enjoyed, let alone be raving about it and telling everyone to read it. It is so much more than a romance or an erotic […]

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The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles (Harper Collins) Madeline Miller brings back to us the story of Achilles as it has never been told before! This modern retelling focuses on Achilles and Patroclus, and the close intense friendship between them. Miller writes in a prose style rather than writing like the poems of Homer, but the words […]

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The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman

The Orphanmaster  This novel ignited my interest in Dutch and colonial New York history–Jean Zimmerman does a terrific job of evoking life in 17th century New Amsterdam. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all are brought to life in her engrossing historical mystery. Blandine van Couvering, a 22-year old she-merchant in the Dutch trading community, […]

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