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Okay for Now
As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends, an abusive father, and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the s ...more
Dec 10, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
Patti LuPone: A Memoir
Patti LuPone, one of the theatre's leading ladies, writes an insightful retrospective of her career, with details about the life of a working actor, f ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
The Love of My Youth
This work is a novel about first lovers meeting again after more than thirty years, walking the streets of Rome and reimmersing themselves in their lo ...more
Jan 26, 2013
May 27, 2012
Life Is So Good
In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lesson ...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)
Tana French is one of my favorite mystery writers. She allows a slow build in her lengthy novels, ensuring the reader cares as much about the detectiv ...more
Dec 05, 2014
Dec 09, 2014
Belong to Me
A devoted city dweller, Cornelia Brown surprised no one more than herself when she was gripped by the sudden, inescapable desire to leave urban life b ...more
Sep 22, 2012
May 29, 2012
The Year We Left Home
Chronicles the happiness pursuits of the Eriksons from their 1970s coming-of-age to the near-present day, in a story told from revolving viewpoints.

Mar 30, 2014
May 21, 2012
A Girl Named Zippy
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bo ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
Dead End in Norvelt
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigne ...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drugdealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from p ...more
May 15, 2012
May 19, 2012
Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind
Kurt Cobain loved music, and it did not take long for him to realize all he wanted to do in life was play and write songs. When he and his band, Nirva ...more
May 12, 2012
May 19, 2012
Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing p ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Dear Life
A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside an ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening's end, a stunning, almost ...more
Oct 03, 2005
Feb 17, 2013
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilde ...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Bechdel's unusual biography would make for an interesting read however she presented it. But her drawings serve to highlight the details (sometimes th ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, s ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
The Book of Joe
Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a n ...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
Return to Sender
Mari Cruz and Tyler Paquette are both 12 years old, but the similarities end there. Mari was born in Mexico and lives with her father, two uncles and ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Story of friendship, a take on liberal arts colleges, and a portrait of the first generation of women who have all the opportunities in the world, but ...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
August: Osage County (TCG Edition)
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American fa ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 17, 2013
Venus in Fur
A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (after whom the term "masochism" was ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life S ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
The Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde's most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The play's subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" hints at its clever ...more
May 16, 2007
Feb 17, 2013
Fly Away Home
When Senator Richard Woodruff's affair makes headlines, his wife and two daughters are forced into the spotlight. Wife Sylvie has shed everything that ...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
In an alternate world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and h ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with ...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
A thoughtful and prescriptive work on happiness filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor.

There's a part of me that cringes readin
Jan 2011
Dec 28, 2011
One Day
Over twenty years, snapshots of an unlikely relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex Mayhew and Em Morley face squabble ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
The Smart One
After J. Courtney Sullivan, Jennifer Close is my favorite chick-lit author. She includes the predictable dramas that make this genre so readable, but ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 03, 2014
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